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HAWAII’s 10 BEST OF 2019-2020

RETREAT CENTERS

WHERE TO HOST YOUR NEXT RETREAT•EVENT•WORKSHOP
BIG ISLAND, HAWAII
#2 Discover

WhaleSpirit Sanctuary

A sacred place in Hawaii, where love, wisdom, and transformation are manifested just by being here.

ROOMS / COTTAGES

MAXIMUM GUESTS

OVERVIEW

This facility has a bit of everything we look for when renting a place to host a retreat. They are one of the larger Hawaiian retreat rental facilities on the Big Island. Their main building has six rooms, large kitchen, large dining lanai and open-air yoga/meditation room. They have six additional private cottages on property when you need more space which. The rooms are nice and the cottages are Hawaii-style rustic in a good way. When it comes to the Hawaii-vibe this is the place we loved most. The facility has a ‘secluded’ feel but only 20 minutes from Kona. They overlook Kealakekua Bay where you will often see dolphins swimming during the day. What makes this place uniquely special is it is in direct alignment to a very powerful vortex which will offer your retreat participants a powerful healing and rejuvenation experience! 

  • Incredible ocean views
  • Close to best snorkeling on the island
  • WiFi throughout property
Price Per Night

$1200+ 

Facility Style/Vibe

Spiritual/Sacred. Open air Balinese/Hawaiian Rustic. Secluded 5 private acres. Uniquely charming.

  • Immersed in Mother Nature
  • eco-friendly/conscious

    Meals

    You will have exclusive access to a fully stocked kitchen.  They can recommend a caterer.

    • Seating up to 36
    • Perfect for Buffet and/or sunset dining.

    Gathering Space

    This large room is designed specifically for yoga, meditation and group gatherings.

    • 40 yoga mats • 80 yoga blocks
    • 40 floor/meditation chairs

    Rooms

    The room/cottages are calmly decorated with a zen/relaxed style. Great ocean sounds and breezes.

      Bathrooms

      Suites and Cottages have private bathrooms. The Garden rooms share bathrooms.

      View

      A breathtaking view of Kealakekua Bay.

      #7 Discover

      Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center

      The perfect place to escape, learn and reconnect.

      ROOMS / COTTAGES

      MAXIMUM GUESTS

      OVERVIEW

      If you are needing your retreat to have a getting back to basics / get away from it all experience, then this is the place. The property is quite isolated and surrounded by a recent lava flow. They have full time staff and a chef available for catering vegan meals. The 11 separate cabins have all been built by hand and more of a primitive/rustic design to be in harmony with nature. Their gathering space has more than 1000 square feet of floor space to hold about 20 people on yoga mats. When you come arrive, you will see how interwoven and intune they are with Mother Nature and how much they respect the Aloha Spirit.

      • Camping on the land is available
      • 1/2 mile from the ocean
      • Quiet and peaceful property
      • Free WiFi
      • Transportation available
      Price Per Night

      $1000+ 

      Facility Style/Vibe

      Accommodations are simple and comfortable. A very ‘relaxed-rustic’ Hawaiian vibe.

      • Off-the-grid 
      • Full service staff

        Meals

        They can provide 3 catered vegan meals per day at a  per guest fee.

        • Vegan / Gluten Free
        • Fully equipped kitchen

        Gathering Space

        This large room is designed specifically for yoga, meditation and group gatherings.

        • 1000 sq ft.
        • A/V equipment avialable

        Rooms

        The cottages are basic in design. Perfect for those who prefer a glamping experience.

          Bathrooms

          All bathrooms are shared and located in the main building and a gentle stroll from the cabins.

          View

          The ocean view is far off in the distance with more of a  tall tree/jungle/recent lava flow environment. 

          #8 Discover

          DragonFly Ranch

          Quirky, charming, and representative of the real Hawaii.

          ROOMS / SUITES

          MAXIMUM GUESTS

          OVERVIEW

          If you are looking for a ‘eclectic and (to use their words) unique Swiss Family Robinson-style’ place for your next retreat, then look no further. If your participants and retreat is super chill, very low maintenance and “earthy” then you will be happy here. This place prefers to cater to a gentler retreat group who seek heart vibes, unicorns, fairies and good health. This creative treehouse style bed and breakfast offers so much creative inspiration for the smaller/intimate retreats. There are always animals roaming the property to further at the the relaxed vibe.

          • Small and intimate
          • Large yoga/meditation area
          • Creative and quirky
          Price Per Night

          $800+ 

          Facility Style/Vibe

          A pleasure for the creative heart. Truly a free of mind and full of inspiration.

          • all natural and open hearted

            Meals

            You will have access to a fun and heartfelt kitchen.

            • Bed and Breakfast available

            Gathering Space

            This large room is designed specifically for yoga, meditation and group gatherings.

            Rooms

            All rooms have private entrances with 100% cotton 1200 thread count sheets.

              Bathrooms

              This is getting back to nature experience as showers and tubs are outdoors.

              View

              A breathtaking view of Kealakeua Bay while immersed in sacred Hawaiian land.

              #9 Discover

              Ahu Lani Sanctuary

              “Ahu Lani”, which translates into “Heavenly Temple” .

              ROOMS

              MAXIMUM GUESTS

              OVERVIEW

              Now this facility is very, very secluded. If you need a place that you give the group a true “get away from it all” and you do not have to worry about neighbors, then take the journey to this place. Resting at a higher elevation your participants will have cooler weather being nestled within a private 24 acre native Hawaiian Ohia and Koa forest. The facilities are fine and clean but older in design and amenities. They are off-grid which can be a bonus for some. The 9,000 square-foot facility has 10 bedrooms and 5 baths. A wrap-around Lani for meals. They have a 30 foot round room for yoga or meditation or enjoy taking your retreat out on the land with the surrounding trees.

              • Eco-off grid facility
              • Quiet, secluded and peaceful
              • 3,000 feet of elevation
              • Perfect for full immersion retreats
              • AT&T cell phone booster and wireless internet
              Price Per Night

              $500+ 

              Information

              Amenities

              Facility Style/Vibe

              Relaxed ranch rustic with miniature petting zoo. Escape the busy modern world.

              • 24 acre native forest
              • 100% off grid -solar and water catchment

                Meals

                You will have exclusive access to a large commercial style chef’s kitchen

                • Commercial Kitchen
                • Perfect for Buffet and sunset dining.

                Gathering Space

                The 30 foot cedar round room room is ideal for yoga, meditation and dance.

                • holds 16 people doing yoga
                • heated and surround sound

                Rooms

                The all beds are memory foam with a mix between single day beds and queen beds and one king bed.

                  Bathrooms

                  Most rooms will share our bathrooms. The master has a private bathroom.

                  View

                  Ahu Lani sits at the base of Mauna Kea amidst a healthy native Hawaiian forest.

                  #10 Discover

                  Banyan Tree Sanctuary

                  A place of peace amd 100% vegan community for like-minded seekers.

                  ROOMS / SUITES

                  MAXIMUM GUESTS

                  OVERVIEW

                  This is facility is ideal for groups smaller than 10. They are located on the western slope of Hualalai volcano. They grow a large amount of the food in their organic gardens on the property and will share with their guests. They have created a holistic and sustainable model of living harmoniously with the earth, with a very light carbon footprint, and giving back as much as possible to the aina. They’ve incorporated composting, catchment, use of recycled materials, solar power, and of course recycling and reusing as many items as they can. The owners are all 100% vegan and require all their guests to adopt a vegan/vegetarian diet while they stay there. To show respect to their property the owners are kind yet very particular and have a 3 page rule book of requests when staying at this facility.

                  • Saltwater chlorine-free pool and Jacuzzi
                  • Infrared sauna
                  Price Per Night

                  $500+ 

                  Facility Style/Vibe

                  A pleasure for the creative heart. Truly a free of mind and full of inspiration.

                  • all natural and open hearted

                    Meals

                    You will have access to a fun and heartfelt kitchen.

                    • Bed and Breakfast available

                    Gathering Space

                    This large room is designed specifically for yoga, meditation and group gatherings.

                    Rooms

                    Modest in design with a bit more of an old Hawaii hotel/motel vibe.

                      Bathrooms

                      Clean and matches the feel and old Hawaii hotel/motel vibe of the rooms.

                      View

                      A nice mix of Hawaii nature with the ocean in the background.

                      MAUI, HAWAII
                      #1 Discover

                      Villas By The Cove

                      Hawaiian style charm with a modern twist.

                      VILLA SUITES

                      MAXIMUM GUESTS

                      OVERVIEW

                      This is the place to host a retreat that exudes luxury and offers beach bungalows with Hawaiian style modern design. This facility offers several communal spaces, a swimming pool, an events pavilion and unobstructed ocean views just steps from the beach. Located in the laid back beach town of Kihei, the gated estate’s prime location is steps from three white sand beaches. You and your participants can choose from nine Villa Suites, the Plantation Beach House and the Ocean View Hideaways.

                      • Short walk to restaurants, shops, farmer’s market and nightlife.
                      • Air conditioning
                      • Free WiFi
                      • Two communal gas barbecue grills
                      • Complimentary washer and dryer
                      • Handicap Accessible
                      Price Per Night

                      $4500 – 6500+ 

                      Information

                      Amenities

                      Facility Style/Vibe

                      Resort-like feel. Upscale luxury by the beach.

                      • Newly renovated estate
                      • Heated pool

                        Meals

                        Each of the villa suites includes a fully equipped kitchen and dining area.

                        • Catered events require an additional event site fee

                        Gathering Space

                        Retreat groups have access to the 700 square foot fully equipped indoor yoga studio.

                        • Fits up to 30 yoga mats
                        • Outside ocean view pavilion also available

                        Rooms

                        Each villa suite includes comfortable king bed with a full size pullout couch and A/C.

                          Bathrooms

                          Each villa suite has a private full bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower.

                          View

                          Less than 30 steps from the property’s front gate, directly across the street are full ocean views.

                          #3 Discover

                          Hale Akua Garden Farm

                          Where your stay encompasses healthy eating, nature’s pristine beauty, self-transformation and Aloha!

                          ROOMS & HOMES/VILLAS

                          MAXIMUM GUESTS

                          OVERVIEW

                          Another great facility that offers a variety of accommodation choices from single/shared rooms to 5 star homes/villas. The grounds are lush and magical. The facility is secluded enough to offer privacy yet you are also close to any island adventures you want to include in your retreat. They have a great support staff and offers you a resort like experience without being at a resort. A great place to offer more high end yoga and wellness retreats, training and workshops. Their yoga/meeting room can hold up to 20 people.

                          • Eco Friendly
                          • Free WiFi
                          • Pools, infra red sauna
                          • Organic Farm/Garden
                          Price Per Night

                          $3500+ 

                          Information

                          Amenities

                          Facility Style/Vibe

                          Styles range from simple to luxury. The grounds are beautiful lush tropical rainforest feel. 

                          • Grow organic vegetables and fruits
                          • Heated pools

                            Meals

                            Large Kitchen and the outdoor area can hold 30 people.

                            • Two indoor dining areas

                            Gathering Space

                            The main meeting room is 1,050 square feet.

                            • High-quality A/V equipment
                            • Many folding chairs and back jacks are available

                            Rooms

                            Large variety of options from single bed to king are available. Mini fridges are available.

                              Bathrooms

                              The bathrooms range from simple to luxury. Some rooms share and some rooms have private baths.

                              View

                               Cliff side full ocean views.

                              #6 Discover

                              Maui Eco Retreats

                              Maui’s paradise destination for a conscious, sustainable & transformational experience.

                              ROOMS & COTTAGES

                              MAXIMUM GUESTS

                              OVERVIEW

                              Another great place for a small intimate retreat. This secluded property offers a variety of meditative grounds a private waterfall, swimming lagoons and hiking trails. There is a very strong Bali style influence to this property with as their structures are all ecologically built with many hand-crafted art. When on property you will feel is meditative type vibe. This facility is also very eco-conscious as is secluded to give you your retreat a full immersion experience. They are “off the grid” and prefer to host to eco-conscious people. 

                              • Eco Friendly
                              • Organic Gardens
                              • Yoga Classes
                              • Sound Healing
                              Price Per Night

                              $1200+ 

                              Information

                              Amenities

                              Facility Style/Vibe

                              Asian/Hawaiian zen. This place gives off a deep spiritual vibe. 

                                Meals

                                Large Kitchen clean kitchen and spacious for small retreats.

                                Gathering Space

                                Great space to offer small yoga classes or meditations.

                                  Rooms

                                  Each room is unique and it is very obvious they have been designed with intension.

                                    Bathrooms

                                    Some of the rooms will have their own private bathroom and some will share.

                                    View

                                     A nice mix of tropical and cliff side ocean views.

                                    O'AHU, HAWAII
                                    #4 Discover

                                    Pu’u Kahea Conference Center

                                    Shown/featured is the Private accommodations of the Plantation Hale.

                                    ROOMS

                                    MAXIMUM GUESTS

                                    OVERVIEW

                                    Owned and operated by the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention (HPBC) since 1949. A non-smoking, no alcohol, no drugs and no cursing facility that expect guests to act according to Christian principles. Sitting on 14 beautiful acres, PKCC has 8 buildings that provide overnight accommodations for up to over 400 people. Shown/featured is the Private accommodations of the Plantation Hale. Other buildings have meeting areas that can comfortably accommodate up to 170 people with multiple large places to gather from outside tents that can hold over 200 people to inside facilities.

                                    • Entrance gate is closed and locked each evening.
                                    • Large facility to accommodate large group
                                    • A/C in all rooms

                                     

                                    Price Per Night

                                    $1800+

                                    Information

                                    Amenities

                                    Facility Style/Vibe

                                    Large grounds with a relaxing plantation type feel.

                                        Meals

                                        Large dining facilies for large groups.

                                          Gathering Space

                                          Multiple locations to accommodate just about any size group.

                                          Rooms

                                          Each room is air-conditioned and small refrigerator, coffee pot and microwave.

                                            Bathrooms

                                            5 private rooms share men’s and women’s bathrooms

                                            View

                                            You are surrounded by the beautiful mountains and trees.

                                            #5 Discover

                                            Windward Retreat Center

                                            Come together to grow, in an environment of awe-inspiring beauty and tranquility..

                                            ROOMS

                                            MAXIMUM GUESTS

                                            OVERVIEW

                                            We only have nice things to say about this facility. It is designed for smaller groups looking for a special space to hold retreats, workshops, and meetings. The facility is near a small beach community right below between spectacular mountains and short distance to beautiful white sand beaches. Your retreat will be surrounded by dense rain forests, majestic cliffs gentle breezes and white sand beaches.

                                            • Free WiFi
                                            • True Aloha Spirit
                                            • Short walk to the beach
                                            • Hiking trails nearby
                                            • eco-friendly

                                            Price Per Night

                                            charitable donation

                                            suggested: $375 for the center and grounds
                                            Information

                                            Amenities

                                            Facility Style/Vibe

                                            All the elements of private, peaceful and relaxing.

                                                Meals

                                                Fully equipped kitchen or healthy organic meals, with fresh local ingredients, can be arranged through an outside caterer.

                                                  Gathering Space

                                                  Ideal for yoga or other open spaced events. The room can be configured for classroom, or lounging.

                                                  Rooms

                                                  All beds are the finest quality hotel beds that are triple sheeted. Towels and tropical scented soaps provided.

                                                  Bathrooms

                                                  Shared full bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower.

                                                  View

                                                  Breathtaking mountains, tropical landscape and ocean.