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Welcome to Kalani!
Dengue Fever on the Big Island:At Kalani we are connected to the State Department of Health and the Hawaii Tourism Association. Both these entities are giving us regular updates regarding the recent outbreak of dengue fever on Hawaii Island.
We are fortunate here as we are addressing all standing water environments and our jungle is innundated with coqui frogs who eat mosquitos.
The population of Hawaii Island is approx 185,000. There have been under 100 cases reported thus far. Fortunately, there has just been one case reported in Pahoa, our nearby town 15 miles away.
In an effort to be extra careful, we are encouraging everyone to wear repellent. Mosquitos tend to be out at dawn and dusk so long pants and long-sleeve tops are recommended.For more information - please check out Hawaii Department of Health and Hawaii Tourism Authority.
E Komo Mai!
Kalani is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational retreat center and eco-community in Hawai‘i Island’s colorful Puna District, and a premiere destination for over 40 years. Kalani hosts individual retreats, group workshops, sabbatical, and community life experiences in on-site accommodations that range from off-grid campsites to eco-cottages constructed from sustainably harvested wood and bamboo.
Explore Our Campus
One of Kalani’s guiding principles is to preserve and enhance our pristine, 120-acre campus and surrounding Puna District through sustainable education programs and hands-on community participation. To that end, Kalani has become a living model for discovering and implementing best practices in permaculture, sustainability, and community development in a breathtaking tropical oasis. For all the latest happenings on our lively campus, check out our Blog or follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
Visitors to Kalani often marvel at the multitude and breadth of experiences available right here on our campus. From enjoying three freshly-prepared, farm-to-fork meals every day, to attending enlightening classes, workshops, and events led by Hawaii's brightest minds, to mingling with the ‘Ohana, there is always something new to try. Leaving campus? Adventures to local snorkeling spots, waterfalls, and Volcanoes National Park are within an hour's drive from our spectacular coastal location.
The Guest Experience at Kalani
A stay at Kalani - of any length - engages all five senses for a fun, memorable and transformative effect. Visit us and feel the true spirit of Aloha.
"Your excellence is fostering the best in all of us. Thank you, I will treasure my time here for the rest of my life."
"A gorgeous place for the whole family. Even our teenagers became yoga addicts. We'll be back!"
"I felt so at home here. Everyone is not only welcoming but accepting. I've never been so at ease, so removed from my past difficulties, as I felt here. It's truly remarkable that in seven days - seven days - I feel new, whole, rejuvenated, and absolutely alive."
Your Contributions Make a Difference!
Kalani is established as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity with a 40-year track record of service. We are the largest NGO provider of recreational and cultural services serving Puna, the fastest growing district in Hawai‘i. In addition to serving our community, we also provide substantial services to thousands of retreat center visitors annually.
Whether you stay with us as a guest, or make a tax-deductible donation to one of our funds, your contributions support our educational mission, the preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and creating a model sustainable community.
We value your contributions, and put your dollars to good work transforming lives and preserving cultural heritage. To make a secure, tax-deductible contribution please call (800) 800-6886, or click the "Donate" button below.