Description of Glamping Units
This secluded romantic retreat is located in a clearing in the Puna Rainforest, near the Mauna Loa volcano, overlooking a 500-acre ranch, on the Big Island of Hawaii. The colorful cabin has a comfortable queen-size bed, bedside lockers, and a spacious lanai (deck), where guests can enjoy breathtaking pink sunrises. The cabin is open to the elements but has screens to keep mosquitoes away. Guests can enjoy their own private bathroom elevated 30 feet away in the trees, with a flushing toilet, a vanity sink, and a hot shower. The private bathroom is semi-enclosed but somewhat sheltered by the branches of the Lauhala trees. Linen and towels are provided. The communal kitchen is 100 feet away, and guests can easily walk along the level driveway to get there. The kitchen has a stove, a refrigerator, and plenty of cooking space. Guests can eat in the dining gazebo or outdoors on the picnic tables. Read More
The center uses state-of-the-art solar power and rainwater purification systems so that guests can enjoy all the comforts of home while on retreat. The center has free Wi-Fi, normal flush toilets, instant hot water, and each room has full electricity. There is daily yoga on offer in the 1000 square foot Yoga Hale overlooking the ocean, and daily meditation in the custom designed Balinese Meditation Pavilion. The Yoga Hale can accommodate 100 people sitting or standing (or 20 on yoga mats) and has its own kitchen, a full bathroom, and two ocean view rooms. The Balinese Meditation Pavilion is open 24 hours a day for prayer, small group meetings, yoga or solitude. It can accommodate up to 40 people sitting on cushions and features a TV, a DVD player, light, cushions, an ocean view, and its own solar power system. Guests can seasonally enjoy complimentary organic fruit from the orchard.
- Deck or balcony
- Dining room
- Laundry service
- Shared bathroom
- Shared kitchen
Pets are not permitted to stay here, and there is no smoking on the property.
The accommodation is open to the elements with beautiful views but is screened in to keep mosquitoes and bugs out. The screens do not keep geckos out, but they are harmless. To avoid gecko droppings, the host puts a painting drop cloth over all beds to maintain cleanliness of bedding and towels until the guest's arrival. This is typically placed under the bed while guests are staying, allowing guests to cover the bed while they are out during the day. Read More
Location + Surroundings
This unique glamping sanctuary is located on a 10-acre organic orchard in Pāhoa on the Island of Hawaii and is a half mile from the beach with access to swimming, fresh fruits, snorkeling and soaking in the famous thermal ponds. There are over 30 different types of trees, including Noni trees, planted in this piece of paradise. The cabins here were designed in harmony with the trees and built by hand. The area is a monument to meditation and the perfect place to detox with jungle sounds, views of the ocean, fragrant trade winds, and the freshest air on the planet. The center is a short drive from Hilo International Airport Read More
- If the guest cancels at any time, they forfeit all funds to the host and no refund will be made. It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date.
The center offers retreats and event facilities for groups of 10 to 30 people. The host can organize a retreat in the areas of yoga, surf and yoga, meditation and spirituality, holistic nutrition and detox, vegan cooking, couples, writing, and business.
The center's multi-purpose pavilion can be rented for groups, weddings or individual activities.
There is a full-service treatment for guests to receive massages, acupuncture, and energy work.
There is also a full-service laundry facility. Read More
- Bird watching
- Paddle boarding
- Water sports
- Wildlife viewing
This unique center is only part of the experience of the Big Island, and glampers will find incredible activities available here. Akaka Falls State Park has a beautiful short hike which takes glampers through a luscious rainforest, and Hawaii's most famous waterfall, Akaka Falls. Downstream from here is the Akaka Falls Skyline Tour offers a 7-line course with a birdseye view of the amazing forest and dramatic glimpses of the ocean. Glampers can enjoy spectacular views from the top of Mauna Kea Volcano, the tallest mountain in the world from sea level. There are amazing beaches too, like Punalu’u Beach (Turtle Beach) and Papakolea (Green Sand Beach). Turtle Beach is famous for its black sands, swimming, snorkeling, coastal hikes, picnics, and of course turtle spotting! Papakolea is one of only four green sand beaches in the world. Ahalanui Hot Pond allows guests to swim with beautiful tropical fish, and features a picnic area, showers, toilet facilities and a lifeguard on duty daily. Glampers will not want to miss the Green Mountain, which has beautiful hikes amongst exotic birds and plants to the spring-fed Green Lake. There are farmer's markets to try out traditional Hawaiian fare on Wednesdays and Sundays in Uncle Robert’s in lower Puna, and Maku’u Farmer's Market respectively.