We spent 3 weeks at Your Hawaiian Retreat outside of Pahoa in Feb 2009.
It was our first trip to the Big Island and we wanted to experience more of Hawaii than the kind of gross tourist scene in Kona. After a week on the Kona side, we were thrilled to leave the commercial side of the island and we felt fortunate to have picked such a great place to spend the remainder of the month. I was a bit nervous about having booked the trip over the internet but upon driving up to Your Hawaiian Retreat and seeing our eco-tree house, I instantly knew we'd found a really gem. We got up at dawn everyday to see the sunlight streaming in through our absolutely private, giant windows and breakfast was always waiting for us in the farm kitchen adjacent to the tree house. We had so many adventures everyday it would take too long to recount here, but we never got bored and we plan on going back and doing exactly the same trip again, something we always said we'd never do. It was that good. Hugh and Elvira were the greatest hosts you could ever have. The accommodations range from a beautiful Bali inspired magazine quality retreat house to funky, artful and creative cottages like the magical Avocado house. All were super-well maintained, fastidiously clean (they use only all organic non-toxic cleaning products) and great value for the money. The Wi-fi and the personal stereo in the room were nice added touches. We'll be back!
- Also Known As:
- Your Hawaiian Retreat Pahoa, Hawaii