I went to Kalani in November of 2011 to heal from a bad break up, and it was a truly wonderful experience.
My only complaint is that there really were no swimable beaches nearby. I did visit a black sand beach but the surf is rough, more so than I would be brave enough to go in. That isnt Kalani's fault though and they do have a fantatic pool. It is just the location if you want a beach experience is not ideal.
The lodging I stayed in was basic ( lodge room ) but met all my needs and I was very comfortable going to sleep at night hearing all the frogs. The food was really very good, and healthy and the yoga was also great.
I cant say enough good things about it, the people were awesome and happy, my time gave me a reprieve from the grief and loss I was going through and I cant wait to go back again in happier times!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kalani is the largest retreat center in the state of Hawaii, nestled on the yoga coast in one of Hawaii's largest conservation areas for over 35 years. We feature more than 40 classes a week, including our renowned yoga and meditation programming, Hawaiian culture classes, and dance (hula, modern, and aerial.)Our location on the Big Island of Hawaii is 5 minutes from Kehena Beach, a clothing-optional black sand beach where wild-spinner dolphins frequently swim; 15 miles from spectacular lava-viewing; and nestled in luscious rainforest, which helps feed our organic kitchens with abundant fruit and vegetables. Kalani is known as a power spot - Shiva Rea calls Kalani "one of the most potent and nurturing retreat centers in the world." Kalani is a 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here will support the preservation of Hawaiian culture, transformation, and within the poorest district in Hawaii. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kalani Oceanside Retreat Pahoa
- Kalani Oceanside Retreat Hotel Pahoa
- Kalani Hawaii/Pahoa