Welcome to Pele’s Fire at Kalani.
Kalani, our host space, is beautiful. It is also wild, unique and remote. Our retreat is clustered in the Ocean Vista section of the property, where we will have our own private gathering spaces, and outdoor deck. Our accommodations are the newest, and most luxurious, at Kalani, but we are in nature, along with the creatures that live there. (Don’t worry, there are no snakes or poisonous spiders in Hawaii, but you’ll see geckos, hear the birds and coqui frogs; the last time Reiko was there, a group of baby pigs were playing in one of the far pastures.)
Kalani is located on 120 acres, so be prepared to walk: the dining lanai may be a ten or fifteen minute stroll from where you are. Wifi is available, but cellphone service is limited. We are closer to places of natural beauty (the beach – bring some sneakers to hike down there; warm volcanic spring-fed pools; the Lava Tree Forest; and more!) than we are to a town. You’ll need a car to get to the little town of Pahoa – 15 miles but nearly 25 minutes away by car – but that’s only if you want to get away and explore.
Greetings from our host space, Kalani Honua:
Kalani Honua means harmony of heaven and earth, and this is what we aspire to. We welcome all in the spirit of aloha and are guided by the Hawai’ian tradition of `ohana (extended family), respecting our diversity yet sharing in unity. We invite you to open your heart to the Big Island of Hawaii at Kalani Oceanside Retreat.
Before you apply, we strongly encourage you to explore Kalani’s website, which will give you an excellent idea of the retreat, classes and services, nearby attractions, surrounding area, advice on how to get there, and what to bring. You can start here, with Kalani’s guest orientation video.