About the Hotel
Feel cool ocean breeze caress your skin, breathe in the gentle scent of tropical flowers, and listen for the sweet song of the natural world unhindered by time. Sweeping cliff vistas announce North Kohala's coast, the birthplace of the legendary King Kamehameha I, as Hawaii Island Retreat envelopes you in an emerald embrace. Famous for the serene and harmonious ambiance of the island, healing your mind, body, and spirit, leave the modern world behind as you discover tropical bliss.
Around a verdant central courtyard, nine individually styled rooms welcome you with a charming brilliance found nowhere else in the world. With gorgeous wood floors, vibrant palettes, and an open, breezy design, each incorporates the best of modern elegance and the relaxed plantation-style of classic Hawaii. The real magic, however, is in the land, sea, and peaceful sky. Listen for a moment, close your eyes, and you will hear waves roll ashore, the beautiful calls of birds echoing through the valleys, and the breeze rushing through leaves of gardens and groves. While plush comforts and the wonderfully friendly care of the staff will make you feel like royalty, the pure natural wonder of the islands will make you feel like heaven.
On 50 lush acres of gardens, valleys and coastline, the romance in the air is undeniable, and an enchanting Hawaiian wedding beckons to many. Such festivities aside, however, the full-service Hawaiian Spa is a beautiful experience on its own, with private massage bungalows and an enticing salt-water infinity pool worthy of a day spent lounging on plush sun-beds after a refreshing dip. Immerse yourself in the pristine environment of the coast, and hike through lush trails, through towering valleys, and to shimmering waterfalls that appear as though from a dream. Kayak along the coast and feel a sense of complete freedom, or dive into the rich blue sea and snorkel along the sandy shores to your heart's content.
In nearby Hawi and Kapa'au, experience the local aloha as you listen to the beautiful vibrations of slack key and Pacific jazz guitar, and stroll amidst open-air markets, art galleries, and boutiques, all influenced by the splendor of nature and the relaxed island lifestyle. Back at the hotel, dine on organic and farm-fresh meals, with amazing seafood and Pacific-rim cuisine, and watch the sun set behind the ocean. This is a land so beautiful it nurtured a king; let it fill your heart with aloha and sweep you off your feet.