Hawaii Island Retreat Center

About This Center

Hawaii Island Retreat Center (HIRC) offers luxury accommodations in elegant Hawaiian style in harmony with nature. Visualize a very special location of intentional peacefulness, set among towering evergreens and ocean breezes along Hawaii Island's North Kohala coast.

Venue Highlights

When you visit you quickly realize the wonder of this sacred land. Here, you can relax and unwind in gardens, wild groves, and along ancient valley trails. The 50 acres of private coastal lands provides many opportunities for light hiking, jogging, meditative walks, and quiet time in nature​.


The Hawaii Island Retreat Center campus includes a solar heated, salt water hot tub and infinity swimming pool, open-air patios and balconies, a private library and theatre room and wireless internet in public areas.

​Hawaii Island Retreat is a leader in sustainable travel and green living.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Hawaii Island Retreat’s garden-side dining room opens onto fragrant plantings. Here you will enjoy organic farm-to-table cuisine. Their organic gardens and orchards are a living tribute to the Big Island's bounty of exotic vegetables and fruits. They grow the foods used in their hotel kitchen, from salad greens to lychee and sunrise papaya. You will find the Hawaiian spa cuisine menu rich with local accents, whole-grain breads, Pacific Rim dishes, and international menus. Their chefs are brilliant in the kitchen. When they are not out gathering herbs for an appetizer dish, they are about the region sampling local dishes for new menu ideas.


From Kona International Airport, turn left onto Hwy. 19 and drive north toward Waimea.
After about 30 minutes, turn left at the "T" on Kawaihae Road toward Kawaihae Harbor.
Drive one mile, then turn right at the sign for Hawi on Hwy. 270.
Continue north on Hwy. 270 for 22 miles until you reach Hawi.
Drive through Hawi town and continue for 1.6 miles toward Kapa'au.
Pass the Aloha Gas Station on the left.
Look for a white vinyl fence on the left side.
At the end of the fence, Look for a guard rail
Take your first left after the uard rail at Maluhia Road – it is a gravel road and there will be “Shoreline Public Access” and "Hawaii Island Retreat" signs at the turn. Follow these signs.
Turn left at the “T’ through the tunnel of trees, turn right.
Bear right when the road splits and enter the Porte Cochere. You have arrived!

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To feed my soul so that I may return to my students with more inspiration and love to share! Jennifer

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.