Kahuna Suite: Pool/Sauna/Jacuzzi/Private Bath – Hawaii
If you are looking for an incredibly peaceful and healing experience where you can experience a sustainable community vibe and go home feeling completely revitalized, then Banyan Tree Sanctuary is your destination. Overlooking the Kailua Kona coast, you are on sacred grounds and will feel that as soon as you arrive.
This is an exceptionally beautiful part of the Kona side of the island, it is actually called Kona Heavens! We are in a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood and we are the very last house on a dead end road. There are wonderful places to stroll right out of your door, and it is a very safe neighborhood.
We are a vacation rental guest house, located fifteen minutes northeast of the town of Kailua Kona.
The Kahuna Room is a very reasonably priced accommodation, easily accessible on the first floor. There is a queen bed and a twin bed made up like a couch, but easily converted into a second bed for two people traveling together who each want their own bed. There is a sliding glass door entrance off the driveway as well as a door off the hallway. There is a private bathroom a few steps down the hall. There is a shared community VEGAN kitchen.
We are a vegan community, and we ask that while you stay here, your diet consists of all plant-based foods; fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and sprouts.
We provide various healing modalities; massage therapy, meditation, dietary guidelines, etc. We are long-time residents of the Big Island and know many special places that we can direct you to. We strongly encourage renting a car, as these beaches are not within walking distance.
There is a salt charged pool, (no chlorine) an ozonated Jacuzzi, and an infrared sauna available for all guests, and property-wide wifi. There is also a 30' diameter dodecahedron we call the Mothership, which you can use for yoga, meditation, or just hanging out. It also has a 70" flat screen TV and a great DVD collection (and subscriptions to Netflix streaming and Amazon Prime).
We have 3.2 acres of land, with probably 500 to 600 fruit trees, and over 30 varieties of fruit. We share this with all of our guests at no additional cost. We also have extensive vegetable gardens growing many different kinds of vegetables, and the vegetables are available and a nominal donation fee.
We are also a NO SMOKING facility; however, we do have a designated smoking area some distance from the main buildings.
Things to know
The closest beaches are a 15 minute drive from our door, and are in the boat harbor area. One is a very nice snorkel beach, especially in the morning. The other is a turtle sanctuary with a broad expanse of white sand. One of the top ten beaches on the Big Island is only a 25 minute drive from our door, and that is Kua Bay, about 4 miles north of the airport. We have a supply of snorkels, masks, and boogie boards that you are free to use on a first come, first serve basis.
There is no public transportation, renting a car is essential for the area that we live, and Costco is the very best source for renting a car. It is worth joining as a member for this single reason.