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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were looking forward to an afternoon at the pool area via a Day Pass. The pictures on-line seem to portray a much larger area. We also booked in advance the dinner for my daughter and I at $58 for the 2 of us for a buffet. We arrived around 2pm and were looking forward to a relaxing afternoon by...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very kind people who serve food. Half the taste is from the ambience I guess. Very healthy Breakfast and Lunch options. Everything is a buffet. Breakfast was from 7:30 - 8:30 and Lunch from 12 - 1. You have to be there on time or else you will miss it. Breakfast: Oatmeal, brown rice, fresh cut fruits, juice and coffee....

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read the reviews and heard good things we thought we'd try out Kalani for dinner. At nearly $30 each for dinner we had expected more than canteen food on paper plates.. The plastic furniture and free roaming pigs and cats just added to the unhygienic weirdness. Organic, local and fresh is not code for unhygienic, over priced and under...

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1Thank myrativos8
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Kalani four times and love it, but it works best for those who go there to meditate, do yoga or go within. Regular tourists might not fit in, especially not the prudes who believe that people should wear a bathing suit when they go to the pool. Kalani is very Bohemian in the best sense of the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked for a week but left after a day - (no refund). The place is run down and unhygienic, seems to be full of escapees from the mainland having a party and expecting paying guests to subsidise their lifestyle... The spa is none existent (just an old unheated outdoor pool & some old scummy hot tubs). It's clothing optional...

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2Thank Frejacayman
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I got back a week ago and my experience was vastly different than my initial one 2 years ago. In 2014 I signed up for a yoga retreat and went to Kalani for some serious R&R. I was burned out on my job and relationship and felt like Kalani would be a great place to recharge. However, I didn't realize...

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2Thank Kellismom
Ali S, Director of Storytelling at Kalani, responded to this review

Aloha Kellismom and mahalo for your review. We are in the process of updating our website with language and imagery to make it more clear how remote and rustic some of our accommodations are -- and, we're happy you were able to optimize your second visit! With regard to rain, winter is our rainy season, so visits in summertime tend...

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night at this Yoga and Wellness Center. Found the place on Expedia and didn't pay attention to the fact it was a yoga retreat. You should of seen our faces as we pulled into the compound - classic. That said it is not a bad place. People apply to come there and stay 1 to 3 months working...

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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

It's always relaxing at Kalani. It's a special place. If you are looking for a place to relax, get away from typical tourist spots and enjoy yoga, mindfulness and giving back to the local community and culture you will enjoy Kalani.

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We chose the Kalani because of the description and the photos on booking.com. It looked like a nice retreat with big, airy rooms. When we arrived, we were quite shocked as our treehouse room for 220$ a night turned out to be a shoddy, small and run down shack with broken floor and old and trashy furniture. The bathroom came...

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4Thank Eli_und_Chris
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had booked a treehouse for two nights and I was really looking forward to the concept of staying in a room without windows that is kept cool simply by the natural environment. Unfortunately, our experience was ruined by mother nature as there was a HUGE storm immediately overhead on our first night. Looking back, it was a truly magical...

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  • Spa
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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 

Additional Information about Kalani

Address: 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Rd, Box 4500, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778-8019
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Pahoa
Price Range: $191 - $433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kalani 3.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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Also Known As:
Kalani Oceanside Retreat Pahoa
Kalani Oceanside Retreat Hotel Pahoa
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