Our Most Romantic Get Away! Our newly built screen-cabin is tucked into a pleasant opening in the jungle, overlooking a 500 acre ranch, giving a panoramic view of the coastline.
Awesome! Enjoy amazing pink and red sunrises over a wide swath of ocean to the East, while basking in the gentle trade-wind breezes coming through the trees.
This cabin is as open and airy as you can get; has a comfortable queen size bed; spacious lanai (deck) and it's own, almost like a tree-house, bathroom lanai about 30 feet (10M) away -- complete with flush toilet, a hot shower, and vanity sink -- all semi-enclosed, but still private, up in the branches of primitive looking Lauhala trees.
The Share Kitchen / Social Area is an easy 100 feet stroll along our level driveway. Hi-Speed Wifi is available.
Our spacious and open ten acre property is surrounded by a buffer of tall jungle and features 150+ trees with 30 or so kinds of tropical fruit. You're welcome to help yourself to the freshest fruit possible whenever they're ripe!
Swimming is half a mile away at Isaac Kepo'okalani Hale Park, one of the few safe places for swimming on this rugged, extremely scenic, coast.
A body-temperature warm-pond park is just a mile further, as well as excellent snorkeling in the large, wave-protected, Kapoho Tide Pools, with dozens of corals and thousands of brightly colored tropical fish to keep you fascinated for hours.
The nearly constant lava-flow area is just half an hour to the West of us, and perfect for a sunset, or sunrise, hike where you'll often see a cascade of red-hot lava plunging 50 or 60 feet into the boiling ocean below. Truly awesome! A peak experience for most of our guests.
Shopping, a natural foods market, and delicious restaurants are 15 minutes away in Pahoa Town. Several large Farmer Markets operate on the weekends too.
Our Teak Meditation Pavilion was made in Bali and is, to us, a very holy and special place for prayer and reflection. We don't preach, or otherwise "reach out"...., it's simply there if you would like some peace and tranquility - which is, as most people tell us, our main product. :-)
Please try to arrive before dark or shortly thereafter.
Children under 12 stay for free.
The cost contained herein is all inclusive covering the required Hawaii Hotel Room Tax Hawaii General Excise Tax.
Check out our reviews on AirBNB! www.airbnb.com. They speak for themselves. KMEC is the best value around.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Len & the gang.
We comfortably exist on a large solar electric system, some propane, and mostly catchment rain water. You don't have to scrimp, but we do ask that you be mindful of the limits of these kinds of "off grid" systems.
A VEGETARIAN FACILITY
KMEC is a vegetarian oriented facility. The owners and some of our staff are strict vegetarians avoiding meat, fish fowl and eggs (both fertile and infertile). They do eat cheese and dairy. Meat eating and non-vegetarian guests are most welcome at KMEC. You should advise our General Manager of your dietary preferences when booking your reservation. We will make every effort to accommodate you and provide you with the most enjoyable stay possible.
DRUGS, TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND INTOXICANTS
KMEC is a drug, alcohol, tobacco and intoxicants free center. Our focus is on meditation, spirituality, healing our body, giving peace to our soul and healthy living. The owners and some of our staff totally abstain from the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and intoxicants. We recognize that not all of our guests are similarly oriented and you will be welcome in any event. You should advise our General Manager of your particular preferences, if any, with regard to these issues and we will make every effort to accommodate you.
KMEC is a place that promotes nonviolence, truthfulness, humility, purity, selfless service, meditation and healthy living. KMEC does not discriminate based on age, race, religion or sexual preferences.
We are never disappointed when we stay here. Always friendly and inviting. The setting is as peaceful and serene as you could want. Always our first choice when we are in the area!
Super friendly and gracious hosts and a heavenly location. It was just gorgeous and the Ocean Vista room was a delight. Thank you for a great stay!
This place is an ABSOLUTE MUST. I stayed at some other places in the area that were major disappointments and I wish I had just stayed at Kirpal the entire time.
Beautiful, relaxing, eco cabin with incredible fruit trees lining the property. It's so dark and quiet -- it's just you, the rain and the coqui out there! A wonderful place to rest and reflect.
Outdoor bathroom and shower is an awesome addition to this ocean view cabin. It is very tropical out there!
Also, it's close enough to be a home base for many day trips and is just minutes away from many black sand beaches, geothermal tidal pools and hikes. Hosts are kind and welcoming -- sharing their story and some insider Hawaiian spots. Can't wait to return!
We feel lucky to have found this place. It was a wonderful introduction to the big island ethic and aesthetic.Definitely laid back, creative and generous, which also describes the hosts, Bob and Amanda. We knew right away that we'd be well cared for.
We stayed in a screened sleeping pavilion with its own private bathroom and a glorious view across the jungle to the ocean. Great sun and moonrises. Stars galore. When it rained at night the sound mixed with the coqui frog chorus, and the residual clouds made the sunrise colors grand.
All in all, a sweet place from which to explore the Puna region. We'll go back there, for sure.
A great place to stay especially if you want an experience that is more remote that a typical resort.
It was such a beautiful jungle bungalow and great location for a couple's getaway. The most memorable thing was the sound of the jungle at night -- loud frog calls, crickets, and night birds -- so beautiful and exotic. We also really enjoyed the nearby warm ponds with tiny fish who nibble off your dead skin~ Great experience.
My husband and I loved staying at the Ocean Vista. The cabin feels secluded as it is surrounded by tropical foliage, but it is also conveniently located only footsteps from the well graded access road. The ocean views are outstanding, and the back deck is a great place to relax and stargaze. At night, the love calls of innumerable frogs create the feeling of tranquility that comes from being surrounded by nature. Guests are offered use of the a beautiful and secluded meditation building as well as a communal kitchen. The cabin itself is well built and dry despite strong overnight rains during our visit. The bed is firm and comfortable. There is a private bathroom and shower about 50 ft away along a lighted path. Both were clean and the water was hot. The location is ideal for visiting the nearby thermal pools at Isaac Hale and Ahalanui parks, both of which are within about 20 minutes drive. In summary, the cabin was outstanding. Those who are interested in eco tourism, meditation, or just searching for a unique experience will be rewarded by their visit.
This host has 111 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
The lava flow currently is not effecting KMEC. The flow is away from us and has subsided. Major roads are open. Enjoy the natural beauty of this island. Mahalo.
Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center is a half mile from the ocean on the eastern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii, approximately seven miles from the small village of Pahoa. The 10-acre ocean-view property is blessed with average daytime temperatures of 85° F year-round, and 65° F at night, with cool, fragrant trade winds, surrounding tropical flora, including old growth mangoes, nearby swimming, surfing and snorkeling.
This property was once a papaya farm and is now newly planted with bamboo, papaya, palms, banana and many other fruit trees. The octagonal Balinese meditation pavilion is set among shade-trees with an expansive view of the ocean. The island wildlife is all around us – a variety of birds by day and at night there's the pleasant chirping of Coqui frogs – and there are no snakes. Natural wonders include Volcanoes National Park, for lava and crater viewing, volcanically heated warm ponds and steam vents (as outdoor saunas) and other wonders of the lush tropics.
Kmec opened in the summer of 2008 for pre-arranged seasonal meditation retreats and private meditation-vacations on request. Additionally, we would like to extend our welcome to Big Island travelers offering cozy cottages and open air kitchen and bath.