Picture Shangri La with rolling mists and sunshine over the canopy of Ohia Lehua with the tip of Mauna Kea poking through the valleys off in the near distance...
Ahu Lani Retreat Center is an educational and retreat facility located at 3,000 feet elevation on the Hamakua Coast. We host Universities, Yoga Teacher Trainings, Father Daughter Retreats, and a variety of unique groups looking to escape the sounds and vibrations of the modern world and retreat to the mystical forests of fairies and dragons.
We are the last property on the road only 3.5 miles from the belt road. We are on the slopes of Mauna Kea (10 miles mauka) and situated in an old growth Ohia and newly planted Koa forest. The journey to our sanctuary is a pilgrimage to an ancient part of the Hawaiian landscape that many people haven't had a chance to experience until now.
We have not been active on VRBO and so our listing has recently been updated.
16 people are included in this booking rate, but we host up to 20 people. We specialize in connecting visitors and guests to the Hawaiian community of healers. We can arrange yoga, ayurvedic, lomi lomi, gong, etc.
Our ranch is a miniature petting zoo and we have baby goats and gigantic horses for you to meet. Farm fresh eggs are included for our guests as long as they last.
The Ahu Lani Sanctuary which surrounds the retreat center is a 24 acre native forest. We have over 130 different species of native trees, ferns, flowers, and herbs. We have hiking trails on the land, or explore barefoot in the forest on your own trails. The land is fully fenced so no worry about wild boars or random bulls.
A wrap-around Lani makes for great gathering spaces to enjoy meals, relax and read, nap, and hang out with the friends/family. A large commercial style chef's kitchen with chopping block island is perfect for creating home cooked meals, or let us cater for you.
This property has a very unique 30 foot cedar round room. Enjoy morning yoga, meditation, dancing, and group gatherings in this warm and special room.
We are 100% off grid -solar and water catchment. AT&T cell phone booster and wireless internet available, but honestly the best part is turning it all off and listing to the birds and the wind.
Close to Waimea (25 minutes to town) and Waipio Valley (20 minutes) yet far enough from the highway to feel like you are in your own Hawaiian sanctuary. Mauna Kea is visible on a clear day. 50 minutes to Hilo, 1.5 hour to Kona, and 45 minutes to the most amazing beaches on Hawaii. Plenty of parking for multiple vehicles, we do recommend 4X4 because it is a dirt road to access the ranch.
Let us share with you a part of Hawaii you have never seen before!