Tranquil Yoga Retreat in Hawaiian Jungle Overlooking Pacific
Those who believe in the Hawaiian concept of "ohana," meaning "extended family," foster a respect for diversity and aspire toward unity. Ohana is found everywhere at Kalani, a nonprofit retreat center located on 120 acres of tropical rainforest on Hawaii’s Big Island. Guests can relax at several facilities, including a heated saltwater Watsu pool and a 25-meter lap pool, or take part in activities along the coast or inside Kalani's ocean and jungle view studios, both ideal settings for yoga, dance classes, lauhala weaving, and more.
After taking in the starry sky, visitors can retreat to their comfortable guest rooms. Known as "hales" in Hawaiian, the eco-friendly two-level dwellings have no TVs or phones. They don't require air conditioning, as the screens filter in crisp sea breezes while letting visitors enjoy magnificent jungle views. Between free nature walks and hula classes, you can enjoy meals served alfresco on the dining patio. Resident chefs use local produce and fish to craft delicious Thai, Hawaiian, and Indian food.
With Options 4 or 5 of this deal, you can select one of Kalani's featured retreats. Call ahead to confirm the retreat of your choice is available. Valid retreats include (but are not limited to) the Taste of Yoga: A Culinary Festival Experience (Sept. 23–28), Hawaii New Moon Yoga and Stargazing (Oct. 20–25), and the Thanksgiving Yoga Experience (Nov. 24–29).
Hawaii's Yoga Coast: A Peaceful Spot on Hawaii's Big Island
Populated by yoga teachers, wellness practitioners, and sustainable living enthusiasts, the Yoga Coast is generally considered to be the stretch of coastline from Kalapana to Pohoiki on Hawaii's Big Island. Free from beach resorts and lined with palm trees set in volcanic soil from the Kilauea volcano, this region attracts guests looking to snorkel at the Kapoho Tide Pools and visit geothermal pool at nearby Ahalanui Park, which is heated to 90 degrees from underground lava flow.
Located about 40 miles west of Pahoa in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Volcano is among the world's most active. Explore Kilauea by car on the 11-mile Crater Rim Drive or by foot on hiking trails.