Fig Heaven is a private bungalow overlooking the fig orchard, the gardens, and the ocean beyond. There is a queen sized bed, a dresser, a large chair w/ottoman and a desk with a chair. There is also a clothes rack, a place to hang your clothes. The structure is designed so that two walls are solid and two walls are screened to give it an indoor/outdoor feel. It is protected from the wind and rain, and has roll down shades for privacy.
We have a healing sanctuary called Banyan Tree Sanctuary, and this is one of several structures on the property. You share a bath house with shower, sink and two flushing toilets, and a full kitchen in the community area. You are allowed to eat any fruit that grows on the property, within reason, and can purchase veggies from the organic gardens, if available, as well.
Our fee is $77 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, fish or pork products, including any type of bacon. We are also a NO SMOKING facility, so we ask that you please do not smoke any substance, tobacco or otherwise, 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 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!
The entire property and the pool Jacuzzi, sauna, Mother Ship; and with some guidance, areas beyond our property, such as the lava cave and enchanted forest.
As little or as much as our guests would like.
There is no public transportation to us. Please plan on renting 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.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$539 /week|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
It was realy nice to start our Hawaii trip from Banyan tree sanctuary. All our family enjoyed the place and ofcourse people who are very supportive in any way. I wish that you have lot of visitors so they can allso feel same good as we did. MAHALO
Staying with Raybo Ji at the Banyan Tree Sanctuary is one of the highlights of my trip to the Big Island. Do you like fresh fruit (figs, papaya, bananas, etc)?? Then you gotta stay here! I received two transformational massages from Raybo Ji himself at a steal of a deal, and got to relax and unwind in the sauna afterwards. Also, I Love to play disc golf, and they happen to have a 9 hole on the property as well. If I could live here full time I probably would. If you are coming to the big island, you must stay here. But I warn you, you'll probably never leave! This is a great place to heal, unwind and live the island life.
Jason I am so happy to have met you and really gotten to know you, brother. I often find that I have a bit of a harder time connecting with men, but lately I have been meeting some extraordinary men, and I count you in that small but growing circle. Mahalo for your energy, wisdom, receptivity and ability to go deep into the mystery!
Von ersten bis zum letzten Augenblick war alles himmlisch.
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Das Panorama umwerfend.
The Banyan Tree Sanctuary is a beautiful and magical place. It was peaceful, refreshing and comfortable-the perfect resting place for my adventures on the Big Island. It was so wonderful to have access to a kitchen so that I could prepare my own meals. And of course the delicious organic produce from the farm is an incredible bonus. Raybo is very accommodating, personable and genuine. The whole experience at the Banyan Tree (created by the hosts, of course) is thoughtful, careful, and heartfelt. I highly recommend staying here. It is aesthetically magnificent and refreshingly simple. If pacification, attunement with nature, cleansing, etc are your desires, come to the Banyan Tree! You may stumble upon some extraordinary human beings as well :)
I had a nice stay at Banyan Tree. Everybody was very welcoming and nice and the property is just gorgeous. I stayed in one of the tents (my first tent experience) which was actually pretty nice. It had a real bed in it and was clean and bug free :) It was in a very secluded spot on the property, which I enjoyed. There are pretty strict rules about where you can use your cell phone. Considering it is a retreat sanctuary of course that makes sense, however, it was a bit rough for me as I needed the WiFI on my cell for work and due to the wind couldn't get it outside of the "non cell phone" area. But that's just a very particular problem I had. Other than that I had a great experience with lovely people and even got to feed a gecko from my finger! Definitely do the lava cave tour when you get a chance, that was one of the most powerful experiences ever!
The Banyan Tree Sanctuary is a very special place and I'm so glad I stayed there. I enjoyed the experience of sleeping in the tent. The people there are very respectful and friendly. Wonderful facilities. I highly recommend it.
I liked the tent. It was cozy, quiet and not too far from the bathroom and community room. The pool refreshing after a day in the vog.
I felt like I was in a little bit of heaven when I first saw my tent at Raybo's place. It was deluxe camping, complete with a twin bed, cozy sheets and blankets, a bedside table and rugs inside and out. All I needed was my flashlight. The tent is in the far corner of the property, so it is very private and quiet. Loved the flocks of wild parrots flying overhead. The shared shower/bathroom is immaculate and nicely done. Even with the property at full occupancy, I rarely bumped into other people. I highly recommend staying here if you are traveling alone and enjoy camping.
I loved this place! It had everything I needed, a comfy bed in a tent in a beautiful setting, a space to do yoga in ( even a great yoga class), the community kitchen was also great and I appreciated the fruit that was available! Staff/owners were friendly and helpful. I really loved the little perks like boogie board and flippers to borrow and community condiments! I would definitely stay here again!