We came here for our honeymoon vacation. We wanted somewhere cheap and nice and after extensive internet searches, decided on this place. So glad we did our homework. This is an undiscovered gem.
The place feels like a quirky treehouse with many beautiful details. E.g., our room has a suspended hammock chair with wind chimes -- when you sit in it, your gentle rocking creates a delightful chime. There are dragonfly motifs everywhere: a door latch on one of the rooms, screen door handles, metallic sculpture, etc., and the place is filled with art: paintings, Quan Yin statues, stained glass... You can tell the owner had built it piece by piece with love and her unique taste.
The staff are all very friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast spread is wonderful: freshly cut dragon fruit, papaya, pineapple, lychee, passion fruit, freshly baked bread with all kinds of exotic tropical fruit jams, and nut butters, muesli or quinoa with all kinds of nuts and seeds: walnuts, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pecan, almonds, chia, etc., great coffee, and hemp milk or rice dream. I totally pigged out.
From here, it is a short drive to Honaunau Bay and Kealakekua Bay. These are the two Bays where dolphins are frequently sighted. They come to the calm waters of these bays in the early morning to rest. You should not disturb them during this time. But if they are around in the afternoon, they become playful.
The owner told us they do weddings there. What a lovely idea. The large yoga hall can easily sit 100 guests. The whole place could probably host 10-20 overnight guests depending on the sleeping arrangement (our room has 2 king beds and 1 queen bed, so could just as easily fit 6 couples).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kona, Hawaii eco-tourism. Upscale tree house spa hosts romantic honeymoons, B&B families, workshops. Dolphins, snorkeling/diving, labyrinth, birding, yoga studio, lomilomi massage. New 2 bedroom private mini-spa with wheelchair access. Pets. Children. ... more less
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- Dragonfly Ranch - Healing Arts Center Hawaii/Honaunau