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Have you ever considered hosting a retreat, whether for business, wellness or specific training? Retreats are magically transformative experiences that bring people together to share information, relax and create change. For a leader in any field who wishes to teach and share knowledge in a manner that leads to positive change and outcomes, a retreat may be the perfect answer.

Most retreats take place in beautiful, relaxing environments, making Hawaiʻi the ideal location for hosting a retreat of any kind. For those searching for a venue to share their teachings with others, the land of aloha is the perfect getaway for people to immerse themselves in an intensive learning atmosphere, while forming lasting friendships and networking connections. If you’re thinking about planning the perfect retreat, Hawaiʻi Life Vacations has several magnificent retreat properties to choose from.

Pili Pono

4 Bedroom, 5.5 Bathroom on the Big Island's Kohala Coast

Located on the western shores of Hawaiʻi Island in the secluded area of Puako, Pili Pono is a 5,384 square feet oceanfront home offering luxurious privacy. It is only a few minutes away from high-end shopping and restaurants. Known for its endless sunny days and crystal-clear waters, the Kohala Coast of Hawaiʻi Island is also home to Hapuna Beach, voted the best beach in Hawaii by Conde Nast.

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The gourmet kitchen has everything needed to create delicious meals for your one-of-a-kind retreat. For hosts wanting to have a private chef prepare a custom meal for retreat guests, arrangements can be made to bring in one of the island’s culinary artisans.

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Three of the four bedrooms are suites with king beds and private bathrooms featuring indoor/outdoor marble lined showers. The fourth bedroom, a perfect nest for the keiki (children), hosts two mahogany bunk beds and comfortable seating around a big screen HDTV. All rooms are equipped A/C and feature gorgeous ocean views with opportunities to witness beautiful evening sunsets. 

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For retreat guests who love the outdoors, great snorkeling is just 150 feet from this glorious home and boasts clear, pristine waters with ideal underwater visibility. There’s also a shallow wading pool to cool off in during the afternoon and a large hot tub to relax in during the evening.

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For guests wishing to stay out of the heat, there are several recreational areas for relaxing. The upstairs living area has a pool table, wet bar and large HDTV. Magnificent doors open up to the lanais for panoramic ocean views. There’s also an air-conditioned media room with a digital home theatre system.

Ikena Lani

5 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom Overlooking Kalihiwai Bay on Kauai

Ikena Lani is Hawaiian for "Heavenly View.” This luxury home is the perfect luxury retreat offering a relaxing and peaceful environment with delicious views of the Pacific Ocean and the Napali Coast mountain range.

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Asian-inspired, this 3,000 square feet home with five bedrooms, a media room and five bathrooms is surrounded with décor and furnishings imported from the far east.

Some of these features include custom hardwood floors of Burmese pyinkado wood, and stone tile from Belgium and Saudi Arabia.  A custom waterfall flows into an interior pond just inside the front door. Gorgeous custom shoji doors beautifully partition the media room and one of the bedrooms from the rest of the house.

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The fully equipped gourmet kitchen is perfect for feeding large groups. Retreat guests may choose to eat inside or enjoy their meal out on the lanai overlooking the ocean and mountains. A black bottom swimming pool, koi ponds, spa and outdoor shower separate the house from the gym and sauna area.

Mauna Pua

7 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom in Princeville on Kauai's North Shore

Located on the majestic north shore of Kauai and just minutes away from some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world, Mauna Pua offers the luxury of a five-star resort with the comforts and privacy of home. Style and elegance take center stage with panoramic views overlooking the lush green valley and azure blue Pacific. 

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This stunning, three-level home has seven bedrooms and is designed to accommodate large groups. The spacious living room has a media center and large glass doors that open up to a welcoming lanai for guests to gather for festive barbecues, or relaxing with a tropical cocktail. The kitchen is a culinary artists’ delight with everything needed to serve up delicious island-inspired meals.

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Retreat guests can venture out on the Princeville bike bath with one of the accompanying four bikes and stroll down to the nearby St. Regis or Happy Talk Bar and Lounge for sunset pupus and refreshing beverage. Beach lovers will enjoy visiting one of the many popular nearby beaches, including Hideaways Beach, Anini, Kalihiwai and Hanalei Bay.

King Hale

4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Near Kauai's Napali Coast

This spacious and elegant beachfront home is located in the lush tropical jungle of Haena, four miles north of Hanalei. If beautiful white sandy beaches and breathtaking sunsets are on the retreat agenda, King Hale is the perfect location for your event.

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This 4BD/4BA home is built around an elevated open floor plan that is ideal for large gatherings.

The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen is perfect for large dinner parties. The oversized sliding doors to the lanai allow for guests to meander in and out of the airy living quarters and catch the gentle trade winds blowing throughout.

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The living room has two large separate seating areas, a wall-mounted flatscreen television, a fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows that illuminate the tropical garden and beach beyond. There is high-speed internet and gym equipment, including a spin bike, bench, free weights and yoga gear.

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For group activities, Haena beaches offer surfing, shelling, sunning, and world-class snorkeling. The home is a short distance to the entrance of the famous Kalalau Trail, which runs along the great Napali Coast. A quick drive to Hanalei town will bring you to a variety of restaurants and charming boutiques. Here you will also find Hanalei Bay, a two-mile white sand crescent beach, which is ideal for surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, and good old-fashioned swimming. Princeville is just up the road and provides activities such as golf, zip-lining, and horseback riding.

Questions on planning the perfect Hawaiian retreat? Contact Hawai'i Life Vacations. We are a passionate group of local travel experts, and we look forward to speaking with you!