Kalani Community

Kalani is more than a place to vacation or take a workshop. We are a thriving community of individuals who have made Kalani our home. Kalani community is actively engaged in sustainable agriculture, as well as operating an educational retreat, is an important contributor to the Big Island’s eco-tourism economy and is closely connected to the surrounding Pahoa and Puna area as well as the entire Hawai’i Island.

An agrarian, sustainable community


Kalani puts a lot of effort into respecting the `aina (land). We are constantly finding ways to live more lightly, more responsibly. Below is more information on Kalani's efforts in agriculture.

Kalani Eco-Agriculture

Kalani Eco-Sustainability



Reside at KalaniReside at Kalani

You may enjoy the Kalani life so much that you will want to live here, at least part of the year! Consider investing in a personal retreat in Kalani Kai.

Kalani Retreat Village



The Surrounding Community

Kalani's LocationKalani is located in the Puna district of the "Big Island", surrounded by lush jungle vegetation yet only a lava rock's throw away from the oceanside. Nearby is Kehena Beach, a unique black sand beach where dolphins occasionally swim. Also within a short driving distance are warm ponds, tide pools, several parks, and Volcanoes National Park, making Kalani an ideal place to stay while exploring everything the Big Island has to offer.

Our Big Island Location 


Ways to be at Kalani:

Ways to be at KalaniKalani is an open, ongoing community that welcomes  short-term, individual guests, people looking for an extended break for creativity or relaxation and longer-term volunteers. See the links below on the ways YOU can be at Kalani.



Ways to help Kalani:

Kalani is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that can always use a helping hand! Our many contributors have earned not only our gratitude, but the satisfaction of knowing that they have helped a thriving alternative community whose mission is to give people from all over the world a chance to find themselves. See out contributors below, and feel free to join them in a contribution! (Mahalo!)

Our Extended Family and Contributors