Here, above the seacliffs in North Kohala's Hawi, sustainability meets luxury without sacrificing comfort. Hawaii Island Retreat generates its own solar and wind-turbine power, harnesses its own water, and grows much of its own food. Beautiful floors are sustainably harvested woods, and rooms take advantage of natural light and ventilation to keep energy usage low. Surrounded by 51 acres, 20 of which are a dedicated conservation area, the retreat feels both luxurious and
completely hidden from the world. Handsome rooms have high ceilings, elegant doors, crown molding, European-size king and queen beds, and private balconies. More affordable options are available at the retreat's Yurt Village, which includes access to the resort's saltwater infinity pool and fitness center. Breakfast is sourced from the resort's garden supply, augmented by island-fresh ingredients from local farms. Book a massage in one of two pavilions that overlook the ancient council stones of Hawaiian royalty.
Mar 6, 2014
My husband and I spent five glorious nights at HIR mid February. We indulged in the yoga retreat package and came away feeling incredibly sound, joyous, and relaxed. The amenities were excellent. The staff was friendly, helpful, accommodating and happy! The home-grown fruits and vegetables and local seafood and poultry prepared by the chefs were exquisite. We enjoyed private or semiprivate yoga and other classes in a studio above the ocean, with the
best yoga instructors we’ve had to date, the sound of birds and a cool ocean breeze coming in the large open doors. We had wonderful spa treatments in an outdoor cabana, overlooking sacred stones. We will definitely be back.