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; and may even encounter baby pigs frolicking on the lawn.

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. Your time is your own: get away, come early, leave late, or never set foot off this amazing property.

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.


  • Accommodations: Double occupancy, 400 sq. ft. modern or bamboo cottages. Some with screens, some glass windows; artistic touches; outdoor lanai space. Private bath and mini fridge in each cottage.
  • Food: All inclusive: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kalani offers meat, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Weekly sample menus posted on kalani.com.
  • Facilities: Jacuzzi, sauna, 25 m pool (clothing optional), gift shop, small market, and more, all located on a sea-side 120 acre rain forest property.
  • Health and Wellness: Kalani maintains a full schedule of yoga, movement and meditation classes that you can opt into if you choose, and offers a wide range of massage, reiki, and other health and wellness services, all for an additional fee.
  • Kalani's website, for more information: http://www.kalani.com