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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We had our wedding at the Hawaii Island Retreat this past March and it was absolutely amazing. We wanted our guests to say onsite for several days and wanted the privacy of our own resort. HIR offered that and much more. Things we loved: - private, cliff side location - beautiful, luxurious rooms that felt very authentic - amazing grounds...

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we all enjoyed hosting your wedding. Your family and friends were great guests and it was a pleasure to make this event special for all of you. We too have many fond memories of your wedding, it was truly beautiful! We still talk about it. We are so happy to have participated in making this dream...

Reviewed 28 May 2014

Last month we held our wedding at Hawaii Island Retreat and it was absolutely perfect! This is the ideal wedding venue on the Big Island. The property itself is breathtaking. Kapa'au is one of the most beautiful places on the Big Island and the Retreat's magnificence parallels so nicely with its natural surroundings. The sanctuary offers beautiful backgrounds and scenery,...

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Aimee, thank you so much from the entire staff for allowing us to make your wedding such an unforgettable event. Speaking on behalf of the staff, we all know how special this wedding was for both of you and your families. We are pleased that everything turned out so well, that everyone had a wonderful stay, and for the fun...

Folsom, California
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I stayed at the retreat for a spiritual workshop. It is the perfect venue for that. The grounds are beautiful and completely green. This is a special place and the grounds have lots of history and energy. The organic meals were fantastic, and even better that the fruits and veggies were mostly grown on the property. You can lose yourself...

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are extremely pleased that you were able to enjoy your time with us! We will pass on to our chefs your compliments.

Reviewed 26 May 2014

Our wedding and family visit was truly amazing. The rooms are so comfortable as is the entire retreat. We felt the true aloha experience. Whether walking the grounds, swimming in the pool or just sitting around talking with family, the peaceful environment made our trip truly memorable.

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do work very hard at trying to include as much organically grown produce as possible from our gardens into our meals. But most important, we are so very happy that you were able to enjoy the wedding among so many family members and friends.

Waimea, Hawaii
Reviewed 20 May 2014

My daughter was recently married at Hawaii Island Retreat. What a fantastic experience! We felt aloha and welcomed from the moment we arrived. The Retreat is breathtakingly beautiful, peaceful and serene, also unique in that it is off the grid-what an accomplishment! The wedding ceremony was on the cliff overlooking the ocean. The reception was held in the dining room...

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our "Retreat" for your daughter's wedding. We are extremely pleased that everyone had such a great experience; and delighted that all family members were able to enjoy such a beautiful wedding together.

St. Helena, California
Reviewed 17 May 2014

A return to the TRUE Aloha Spirit that 50 years ago. A haven of nourishing tranquility and an atmosphere of harmony. If you want to recharge and spent valuable time with loved ones there is NO better place

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. As you know first hand we strive very hard to recreate the aloha spirit. We want all of our guests to feel welcome and to enjoy this very special place that is Hawaii Island Retreat. We intentionally designed and built our retreat as a place for...

Arcachon, France
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Wonderful stay in the heart of nature, in this hotel overlooking a cliff. Peace and tranquility, this is the feeling that I remember from my time there. I recommend it highly, without the slightest hesitation.

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We work very hard to provide the tranquility and serenity many of our guests are looking for -- we are so very happy you were able to enjoy it to the fullest! Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 16 May 2014

Jeanie and her staff are all amazing in their attention to detail and personal service. This was my fourth visit and I'll keep coming back for the care, healing & exceptional service!! The location is a bit remote but that's the point. It makes for a "true" retreat.

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Mahalo! It is extremely gratifying to see returning guests! Thank you for being part of the Hawaii Island Retreat family and for allowing us to continue to make your stays pleasant and enjoyable. We hope to see you again in the future.

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I've just returned from two glorious weeks at Hawaii Island Retreat. I went for a wedding and stayed for the amazing experience of old Royal Hawaii. The wedding was at a beautiful spot on a cliff overlooking the ocean, so the sound of the sea punctuated the beauty of the couple's vows. The reception was glorious with tables scattered around...

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Aloha Janet, thank you for the amazing review! We are all so happy you were able to enjoy your stay to the fullest, not only the wedding but the time spent afterwards unwinding and absorbing all of the wonderful energy this land has to offer. There is not much more that I can add except, Mahalo nui loa.

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed 11 May 2014

This was my second visit to Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku, the first was for a family reunion, and this one was for a wedding. It could not have been better for either one. Incredibly lovely setting for a wedding, the dining room was perfect for the dinner, and the patio just right for dancing. A wonderful time was...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled among towering pines and cooling ocean breezes Hawaii Island Retreat and Spa is unique among Hawaii Destinations. Located on 50 acres of North Kohala's coastal land, this boutique hotel is the ultimate in sustainability merged with a luxury spa retreat. Our elite 17 room boutique lodge features farm-to-table dining, spacious yoga studios with polished hardwood floors, and luxurious guest rooms with roomy private bath and balcony. We offer elegant venues in a distinctly Hawaiian setting. Perfect for group retreats, weddings, reunions, and corporate retreats. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia

Address: 250 Lokahi Road, Box 185, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kapaau
Price Range: $298 - $808 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Avoid the bungalows”
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“Choose the Golden Penthouse if available (and if you're okay climbing stairs)”
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