I stayed there right at the start, before they even had dorms, or any of the other awesome accomodations i see popping up on their facebook page weekly or monthly. i could enjoy my stay with just the weather alone, but the owners/operators made it even more enjoyable by giving me the best stay possible. They showed me tons of spots in a small amount of time that seemed like only the locals would have known about it; shared awesome stories and conversations; by far, one of the best trips i've had in a long time...can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eco Retreat Hawaii provides accommodation to travelers on a budget. Our facility is staged on 11.2 acres of Ohia Lehua rainforest, just outside of the Puna forest reserve. Only 12 miles from the Hilo International Airport, Eco Retreat Hawaii is centrally located in relation to all tourist destinations on The Big Island's East side.Accommodations feature a 4,000 square foot Commons-Greenhouse, where you will meet travelers from all over the world who are also exploring Hawaii!!Power is no issue on this farm, our solar system produces over 20 kilowatt hours of electricity each day! Enjoy all of our low impact sustainable systems: 10,000 gallons of filtered and stored rain harvest, great for long hot showers and FREE Laundry! Traditional flush toilets, dozens of tropical trees, vegetable gardens, permaculture projects, vermicomposting, chickens, and more! Help us grow and maintain paradise with our Eco Retreat Volunteer Program and get a 50% discount!!We offer a range of accommodation options based on your needs! ... more less