Our MangoView Room is our newest listing, replacing the Owl's Nest tent, which we have grown out of. The room is in the main house on the first floor, a few steps away from the shared full bathroom, and easy access to the community kitchen.
Banyan Tree Sanctuary is located on 3.2 acres in a very upscale neighborhood (Kona Heaven) on the Big island of Hawaii. The Mango View room looks out onto our giant banyan tree and two very large, old mango trees, thus the name. The room faces east, so you get lots of morning sunshine. There are two entrances to the room, a sliding glass door with a small private lanai, and also a door that opens onto the hallway. There is a double bed, a small dresser, a chair, a night stand and a rug on the tiled floor. There is also a closet with hangers to hang your clothes. All linens are provided, as well as robes to wear while you are here, to enjoy the Jacuzzi and pool.
This room can only accommodate two people maximum. You share a community kitchen and a full bath 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 $67 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, fish, 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 4.5 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. Taxi fees are prohibitive; if you are unable to rent a car, it's probably best that you choose another location.
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 12 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!
Everything on the property is available, most at no extra cost. The only things that are extra are the sauna and the organic vegetables from the garden.
As little or as much as they require and are interested in.
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, so we truly are a sanctuary. There are wonderful places to stroll right out of your door, and it is a very safe neighborhood.
No public transportation available in our area. It is essential that you rent a car.
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.
it's a peacefull and quiet hosting experience! we really appreciated! Banyaan tree Sanctuary shows how we can enjoy and live with respecting environment! Nice and clean place , we recommend
I had a great time staying in this little secluded tent. The bed was really comfortable and I had great sleep.
It is located by itself at the end of the property so you can really relax. The property is great with a big common area where you can easily meet up with the other guests (all extremely nice) and make new friends.
There is always fresh fruit from the land to eat. The passion fruits were amazing!
Raybo was always available to answer my questions and make me feel comfortable.
I strongly recommend staying here especially if you are looking for something off the beaten track.
Everyone at Banyan Tree Sanctuary was great, both staff as well as fellow neighbors. I needed a getaway to do some reading and writing, and the Owl's Nest was perfect for this!
Signage and policies were clear and straightforward given you'll be sharing the facilities with other guests. I highly recommend booking this spot if you'll be in Kona.
We really enjoyed the experience in Raybo's place.
Completely different style of living and very kind people in the place.
Moreover the fruits were so good and Raybo gave us a great advice to go to the beach.
In one word, the Banyan Tree Sanctuary is radical. We stayed in the Owl's Nest test which was lovely and comfortable. Benjamin, Raybo and Amiracle made us feel very much at home. We hosted a couple small dinners and invited some friends over and Benjamin joined us for a few. We had a great time jamming, AcroSaging and caving with the folks of Banyan Tree. If I ever come back to the Big Island, I will definitely be staying here.
The Owls Nest was just what we wanted. The tent was quite comfortable, well appointed, and clean. All the necessary items were provided like towels, flashlights, rain guard etc..It was so delightful to sleep with the birds and natural sounds of the night. Using the fabulous community kitchen was easy and always a joy. The kitchen is very well appointed and made our stay even more desirable. The overall bounty of the Banyan Tree Sanctuary needs to be applauded. There is acreage of organic foods, visual beauty to rest in, a gorgeous saline pool and hot tub for your daily pleasure. The sacredness of the Mothership for meditation, yoga, music and Acrosage is such an added dimension not to be missed. The staff of Raybo and others made our stay one we will never forget. We will be back as soon as we land on the BI!!!
Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay with Raybo and the crew at the Banyan Tree. The Owls Nest was perfect for our stay. Nice and quiet, everyone there was super friendly, convenient to town, and an incredible and peaceful environment. We can't wait to return!
My friend, Brit, and I stayed 5 nights at the Banyan Tree Sanctuary in Kona, Hawai'i. The owners, manager and residents on site are fantastic! The entire property is gorgeous (fruit trees, vegetable gardens, view of the coast, etc), but it is the beautiful people that truly make this a special space. Brit and I enjoyed fresh papayas, lilikoi (mmmm!), and bananas each and every morning. Everyone was incredibly helpful and welcoming. I loved how everything was outdoor or open-air (why would you want to be indoors in Hawai'i?) but still had all the luxuries of home living... fully stocked kitchen, comfy couches and seating in common areas, hot water showers, being able to fully stand up in our bedroom/tent. Brit and I were also lucky enough to be able to fit in some pampering; myself with massage therapy with Raybo and Brit with acrosage with Benjamin. Amazing. I am definitely coming back to Hawai'i and when I do I hope these guys aren't booked up years in advance :) Mahalo!
Well, the slogan of our vacation was: "Save on accommodation to spend it on entertainment" so we did. For a fraction of a hotel room price we got our own tent house with a fine full size bed. As we drop in it just for 8-9 hours of sleep we hardly need more. The other advantage is fully operational kitchen available for everyone, combine that with Costco just 10-15 mins away. After all the place is full of bonuses: wonderful pool, hot tub, big relaxation room with a huge TV panel, complementary fresh vegetables and fruits, even aloe plant if you get sun-burned (saved us in the first days). A very nice beach is just in 20-25 mins drive, same 20-25 mins to the airport. In addition you'll meet a very nice people who are always ready to help you, give a wise advice and make a warm company during a dinner.
Pros: location, price, full kitchen, very friendly people and relaxing atmosphere
Cons: shared shower and 2 restrooms, never found it a problem, but you need to consider for yourself.
Raybo and the sanctuary were both great! I really enjoyed my stay. There is massage on-site which was a pleasant surprise. Also, Raybo and all the other residents were great to talk with and occasionally run into around the property. There are geologic and historical sites accessible from the property as well, which made the place even more special. Highly recommended.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.