We have a great tent that you can easily stand up in that we call the Owl's Nest, on 3.2 acres in a very upscale neighborhood (Kona Heaven) on the Big island of Hawaii. There is a double bed, a small dresser, chairs, night stands and rugs on the floor. There is no electricity in the tent; we provide you with a battery-powered lantern and headlamp if necessary. This tent can only accommodate two people maximum. You share a community kitchen and a bathhouse with a few other guests. There are over 200 fruit trees on the property, as well as an organic vegetable garden, and you are allowed to eat this fruit, within reason, while you are our visitor. There is a $10 charge for a large basket of veggies, based on what is available at the time.
Our fee is $52 per night for 2 guests, plus 13.42% Hawaii accommodation tax (due upon arrival).
We are primarily a vegetarian community, and we ask that while you stay here, you refrain from cooking any beef, lamb, chicken, turkey or pork products, including any type of bacon. We are also a NO SMOKING facility, so we ask that you please do not smoke in any part of Banyan Tree or on the grounds.
There is a pool that is salt charged (no chlorine) and an ozonated hot tub that you can use, and property-wide wifi. There is also a 30' diameter dodecahedron we call the Mother Ship that has a 70" big screen TV and a great DVD collection, (and subscriptions to Netflix streaming and Amazon Prime) and you can use it for yoga, meditation, or just hanging out.
We encourage you to look at the photos and inquire about any questions that you may have. Guests staying with us for two weeks get one free night's stay.
The closest beaches are a 15 minute drive from our door, and are in the yacht 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 3 miles north of the airport. We have a limited supply of snorkels, masks, and boogie boards that you are free to use on a first come, first serve basis. We ask that you rinse off the equipment with fresh water when you return from the beach, and if there are several guests staying here at the same time, to give everyone a chance to use the equipment.
We provide various healing modalities; many styles of massage therapy, yoga, meditation, dietary guidelines, etc. and we can set up your dolphin tour experience/manta ray night dive as well. We are long-time residents of the Big Island and know many special places that we can direct you to. We are only a 20 minute drive to the airport. We strongly encourage renting a car, as we are quite remote from any stores or beaches, and you would need to drive to get to those locations.
Because we are a healing sanctuary and retreat space, and many people come to us for the peace, quiet, healing and tranquility that we are able to offer our guests, we have chosen to limit the ages of children that visit us to 9 years or older. We are simply not set up to accommodate families with younger children, and we apologize for that.
Come to Banyan Tree Sanctuary to experience a different level of peacefulness on your next Hawaiian vacation!
At 1100', we are a little cooler than downtown, and get more rain, so bring an extra sweater and a poncho/umbrella. There is always sun to be found somewhere on the island, but it may not be right here. A headlamp/flashlight is also a good idea, although we have extras if you forget yours. Also a sturdy pair of shoes to walk on the paths is a great idea.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$364 /week|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
Great little spot on this amazing property. Really warm conscious folks.
The Banyan Tree Sanctuary was a fantastic place to be based while exploring the Kona side of Big Island.
We stayed in the Owl's Nest Tent, located in a quiet corner of the property with its own outdoor table and chairs, comfortable bed and plenty of space for our bags.
The bathroom and shared spaces were also great. We loved spending time in the lounge and using the well-equipped kitchen.
Raybo, Margaret and Benjamin were fantastic hosts, warm and friendly and I would certainly recommend Banyan to others.
Superschöne Anlage...es ist immer wieder ein Erlebnis diese Traumhafte Insel besuchen zu dürfen. Ein Ort des Friedens die Inspiration schafft und einem jede Menge Energie schenkt.
Ich freue mich auf ein Wiedersehen. Mahalo
Our stay at the Owls Nest was very pleasant. The accommodations were very clean and the environment was relaxing and quiet. Raybo was able to arrange a pickup at the airport for me for a reasonable fee. Ben, who is the owner, was always willing to help us out whenever possible and I enjoyed my interactions with him. I would definitely suggest renting a vehicle however, as the banyon tree can be a difficult place to hitchhike from.
The stay at Owl's nest was incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating. It was a perfect place to unwind after a long day of activities. If you are looking for a calm place to be woken up by the sounds of nature and song-birds, this is the place for you.
We enjoyed the rustic feel to the whole place, and the interesting combination of modernity (the Jacuzzi and the pool) with a touch of class.
Thank you Raybo and Benjamin for making us feel welcome, and we will definitely be back some day again! Mahalo!
Very pleasant place. We had a great time. We loved the huge garden, all the fruits. The swimming pool is great. I will definitely go back !
If you want to surround yourselves with nature, peace, people who watch our planet the best and stars: this is the place. Be prepared for some insects and don't stress about getting a warm shower, it's not important.
If you came on the Big Island for peace and Mother nature, the Banyan Tree will be your heaven. This place is so relaxing, it's a sanctuary and you'd better honor it. Raybo has been very nice to us and Benjamin even came once to sing us song as a serenade during our diner next to the pool. We had a wonderful time and we do invite you to do the same.