About Us

Nestled in historic North Kohala, Hawaii Island Retreat is an eco-friendly retreat that offers luxury boutique style rooms in an elegant and tranquil setting. Set among 50 acres of evergreens, untamed forests, and ocean breezes it is the perfect gathering place for Hawaiian weddings, a relaxing retreat, or special group events. The retreat has a full service spa to rejuvenate your senses, restore balance, and provide lifelong learning paths. Come and experience the beauty of Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia and awaken your senses to the cultural magic these native lands supply us.

History:
Hawaii Island Retreat is located near the small country village of Hawi, in the historic district of North Kohala on Hawai'i's Big Island. Peaceful and secluded, North Kohala is home to many of Hawaii's finest artists, musicians, and healers. It is also a land of breath-taking beauty, with its windswept ocean cliffs, deep ravines, green meadows, and ancient coastal valleys. Kohala is the birthplace of King Kamehameha the great and a distinctive part of "old Hawai'i". In addition to preserving ancient landmarks, the rural towns of Kapa'au and neighboring Hawi have restored historic buildings from the Big Island's sugar plantation era of the last century. Wander through these charming artists' villages, and visit their quaint shops, sidewalk cafés, restaurants and art galleries.

Wedding Events:
Hawaii Island Retreat provides an intimate and picturesque setting perfect for Hawaiian Weddings and Vow Renewals. These sacred and historic Hawaiian grounds are filled with beauty and "mana" (energy) to bless your day. Our boutique style lodge was designed with weddings in mind as each room has a large bathroom, soaking tubs big enough for two, a separate shower, and other couples amenities. We offer a variety of ceremony sites each of which has its own unique style and purpose. Our full service catering and dining facility offers a variety of food and beverage options for your reception needs. And, our full service spa facility will ensure that everyone is ready for the big event!

Group Events:
Our spacious rooms and suites, large media room, indoor and outdoor function space, and spa pavilion will appeal to companies and individuals wanting to host a small conference, business meetings, or an executive retreat. Hiking and jogging trails just a few steps away from our lodge provides a great opportunity for team building activities, casual nature walks, or meditation. Our spa facility will provide another avenue of self rejuvenation and relationship bonding.

Spa Services:
All spa services are offered in the retreat's spacious massage and treatment room, or in our garden Spa complex. Our spa pavilion provides an additional indoor yoga and fitness room with wall ropes and yoga equipment. The complex features an infinity pool, hot tub, fitness room, and infrared sauna. Spa treatments are also available in guest rooms or in individual outdoor spa hale (bungalows), nestled within the pine forest.

Yurt Village Accommodations:
Our Yurt Hales offer a unique accommodation experience for individuals and groups seeking greater simplicity and economy. Situated among the ironwood forest, each yurt supplies its guest with spectacular views of the forest, hiking trails, and the valley of Hana'ula. Yurt Village is conveniently located next to the spa where guests have full access to its services and facility. And, just a short stroll from the main lodge where meals are served and amenities like the media room, library, and fragrant gardens can also be enjoyed.

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