Lilikoi cabinBathroom with a view
The Lovely Lilikoi Cabin
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
3.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
3.5 baths
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This is a cozy, cute, and private ground level walk-in cabin surrounded with flowers and plants to sweeten the view. It is close to the community kitchen and bathrooms and has a very comfortable double mattress, writing desk, and chair.

The space


This is a cozy, cute, and private ground level walk-in cabin surrounded with flowers and plants to sweeten the view. Once inside, this intimate sanctuary gives you all the tranquility you need to find peace within yourself. It is close to the community kitchen and bathrooms and has a very comfortable double mattress, writing desk, and chair.

The shared kitchen and two fully equipped, clean, and modern bathrooms, also with jungle view, are about 20 feet away.

Our spacious and open 11 acre property is surrounded by a buffer of jungle and features 150+ trees with 30 or so kinds of tropical fruit. You're welcome to enjoy 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 half mile further, as well as excellent snorkeling in the wave-protected Kapoho Tide Pools with dozens of corals, and thousands of brightly colored fish.

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 ocean boiling below. Truly awesome! A peak experience for most of our guests.

Shopping, a natural foods market, and delicious restaurants are 10 minutes away in Pahoa town. Several large Farmer Markets operate on the weekends too.

We have a 1000 square foot Yoga Hale for small groups and events with a phenomenal view of the Pacific. We have a resident yoga teacher that hosts yoga classes for guests daily at 8 am for $12.

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, is our main product. :-)

Check-in time is 3 pm or after, and we ask that you please arrive no later than 8 pm to ensure someone is awake and available to show you to your cabin. Late check-ins can be arranged, but you have to let us know ahead of time. Keep us informed in your route to us.

The cost contained herein is all inclusive covering the required Hawaii Hotel Room Tax and the Hawaii General Excise Tax (13.25%).

Check out our reviews on AirBNB! They speak for themselves. KMEC is the best value around for places under $100.

Mahalo Nui Loa,
Len & the gang

Guest access

Guests have full access to all of the community spaces including: community kitchen with fridge and cooking space, dining gazebo and picnic tables, 3 full bathrooms on property, 1 half bathroom by yoga hale, meditation pavilion open 24 hours, yoga hale, and always welcome to walk throughout the 11 acre organic fruit orchard.

Interaction with guests

We will be happy to direct you to all of our local wonders and our community happenings. Guests are welcome to come to daily yoga classes for a drop-in fee. We hold free meditation sittings twice a week and upon request, so we are happy to share guided meditation and discussion with any guests that are interested.

Also, we offer airport pickup and drop off for $70 one-way, or $140 round-trip only for Hilo International Airport. This must be arranged ahead of time to ensure availability.

Other things to note

All of our cabins (unlike a hotel) are open to the elements. They are screened in to protect from pesky mosquitoes and bugs, however the Hawaiian jungle is full of geckos and screens don’t keep them out. They are harmless and just enjoy being around humans, and especially love eating sweet treats if you leave any food out. Please be aware that you may see a few during your stay, but there won’t be a large number of geckos. In case of gecko droppings we do put a painting drop cloth over the bed to maintain cleanliness of bedding and towels until your arrival. These are removed to be washed on a regular basis. This is typically placed under the bed during your stay, in case you choose to cover the bed while you are out during the day.

Pets allowed
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $14
Weekly Discount: 12%
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

First and foremost, our staff serve with Aloha--the loving spirit of the Hawaiian islands. Let us know if you need anything or have any questions before and during your stay with us. We are knowledgeable of all the great sightseeing, tours, beaches, etc. that the Big Island has to offer and are happy to share our recommendations with you. Below are some basic guidelines that we follow here at KMEC to honor Mother Nature and the sacred space we have created. Mahalo!

Check-in time is 3 pm or after, and we ask that you please arrive no later than 8 pm to ensure someone is awake and available to show you to your cabin. Late check-ins can be arranged, but you have to let us know ahead of time.

Check-out time is 12 pm. You are welcome to stick around and use the communal space, but we ask that you are out of your cabin by 12 pm so that housekeeping can clean and prepare it for the next guest.

There is a plastic bin in each cabin for food storage of dry goods. Our cabins are integrated with nature and food left out in the open can draw ants or other eco friendly bugs into the cabin, especially for longer stays. We have a large fridge in the community kitchen for guests to use, as well as labels to write your cabin name if you would prefer to leave your dry goods in the kitchen cabinets.

We have an amazing selection of tropical fruits in our orchard. Our staff regularly harvest from the trees and properly clean the fruit. You are welcome to enjoy the fruit that is in the fruit basket in the community kitchen. If there is no fruit left in the basket, please find one of our volunteers to pick and clean the fruit for you.

We comfortably exist on a large solar electric system, some propane, and mostly catchment rainwater. You don't have to scrimp, but we do ask that you be mindful of your use to conserve these kinds of "off grid" systems. The entire property is off grid but you will still experience the luxuries of “on grid" living including full flush toilets, instant hot water, hot showers, delicious filtered drinking water, and electricity in every cabin. We even have 2 high-efficiency washing machines onsite, and offer laundry service to guests for a fee of $8.

Because we are a completely off grid community, all of our showers, sinks, and laundry has an effect on our local environment. Therefore, we encourage the use of eco-friendly products. All soaps, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, fabric softener, etc. on property are eco friendly and many are homemade by our volunteers with simple, healthy ingredients. As our guest it is certainly not mandatory to use eco friendly products, but if possible please use this as an opportunity to choose shampoo, shower gel, and soaps that are healthier for you and the environment. If interested, we are happy to provide feedback and guidance on good brands that have natural eco friendly ingredients.

KMEC is a strictly vegetarian facility. Meat eating and non-vegetarian guests are most welcome at KMEC. However, no meat, fish, fowl or eggs (both fertile and infertile) can be prepared in the kitchens on the property. If you are new to vegetarian cooking and you'd like to experience some beautiful vegetarian meals made with fresh local ingredients, we do have an onsite chef offering breakfast for $10 as well as dinner for $20. We will make every effort to accommodate you and provide you with the most enjoyable stay possible.

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 our staff totally abstain from the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and intoxicants on the property (and for many this practice carries over to everyday life off the property too). We recognize that not all of our guests are similarly oriented and you will be welcome in any event. Feel free to advise our Director 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 non-violence, truthfulness, humility, purity, selfless service, meditation and healthy living. KMEC does not discriminate based on age, race, religion or sexual preferences.

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Christina User Profile
June 2017
Not as peaceful as I had hoped for my birthday stay. What sounded like a large fruit would fall and bang the roof of the Lilikoi room every two hours waking us up, there was a wasp in the room all night that luckily didn't sting us, two or three girls were laughing and talking loud all morning from 7:30am on (even though there are quiet hours?), just wasn't very pleasant. We walked down to the meditation room as recommended and were stared at by a girl at the door as if we shouldn't have been there? On top of that after a long day hiking and sweating, I just wanted a hot shower and the water was ice cold. Very saddening. The yoga guy was nice and welcoming though.
Kirpal Meditation And Ecological Ce User Profile
Response from Kirpal Meditation And Ecological Ce:
Were sorry you had this experience here Christina! And for your birthday even! Honestly not sure what was falling on your roof, we had a look at the surrounding tees and think maybe a bird or another little jungle critter playing around. Maybe even one of the kittens! Sorry! We've definitely addressed the issues you mentioned with our Staff, usually they are very pleasant and welcoming as most of our past guests do agree. Of course not every one is always having a great day. And were sorry, again we could not provide you with a better experience! Glad you enjoyed the Yoga tho :)
June 2017

Christina User Profile
March 2017
Scenic, relaxing retreat. Everything is open-air and embraces the environment around you. My husband and I stayed in a small cabin with screen windows all around and a 4 foot wainscot. It was lovely to lie in bed and look up at the surrounding sky & vegetation. We slept through the night soundly with ear plugs as we camp often, but light sleepers and folks expecting a soundproof room beware -- the forest is full of animal life! We loved the shared spaces. Lots of land to browse, shaded seating to escape the sun. The 2 communal bathrooms are stunningly clean and quite beautiful - slate tiled floor, modern fixtures, fresh flowers, excellent water pressure! Surprisingly, the bathrooms were always open. We never had to wait. Finally I'd recommend the morning yoga and communal meals if they fit in your schedule to enjoy the full experience. If vegan isn't your thing, you can always top up at the adorable town of Pahoa nearby. We wish we had the opportunity to stay longer!

Matt User Profile
February 2017
Kirpal Meditation's location was just what my wife and I were looking for. We were only on the Big Island for one night and had to be up early to catch our Lava tour boat at 4:30am. When everyone's lights went out by 8:30ish, it was very relieving to here just night frogs and crickets throughout the night. Once we came back from our tour to enjoy a totally, all natural, healthy breakfast, we chatted for just a little before we had to move on. Upon our next return to the island, we will consider spending a few more nights so we do some yoga, meditation classes and get to know these wonderful volunteers who make Kirpal a beautiful place to stay. Mahalo!
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Response from Kirpal Meditation And Ecological Ce:
Aloha Matt and Marcy! Mahalo for staying with us, even if for a night! We're glad you got to enjoy the lava boat tour in the morning, right down the road from us! This is the perfect place to get some much needed relaxation and enjoy all the intoxicating energy of nature! We look forward to seeing you at Yoga next time you're in Hawaii!! With Love James
February 2017

Sofi User Profile
December 2016
We had a quick but great stay here! We had a lava boat tour and this airbnb was only a 5 minute drive away from the boat dock for our lava tour. The room was simple but very cool- it was screened in so the frogs were a little loud but we had a great stay! The property is beautiful and we had a yummy breakfast on site in the morning.

Guann User Profile
December 2016
Great great place!!! I must give 5 stars to everything. It's a great experience to sleep with forest. Would definitely recommend to everyone who visit big island.
Kirpal Meditation And Ecological Ce User Profile
Response from Kirpal Meditation And Ecological Ce:
Aloha Guann! Mahalo for choosing to stay with us! Were grateful for your kind words and recommendation! We love the sounds of the forest singing us to sleep at night, were glad you got to experience our Off the grid sanctuary. Hope to see you again! Mahalo James
December 2016

Allie User Profile
December 2016
KMEC is absolutely beautiful and so connected to the nature that surrounds it. We loved the night noises and how lush the grounds were.
Kirpal Meditation And Ecological Ce User Profile
Response from Kirpal Meditation And Ecological Ce:
Aloha Allie! Mahalo for staying with us, it was a pleasure to host you. We are excited to hear you enjoyed the surrounding nature, and our lush property. You are always welcomed to come back and stay with us. With love, Davida
December 2016

Kristin User Profile
November 2016
Great tranquil place to stay!
Kirpal Meditation And Ecological Ce User Profile
Response from Kirpal Meditation And Ecological Ce:
Aloha Kristin! Mahalo for staying with us, it was a pleasure hosting you. We are excited to hear you enjoyed your stay. You are always welcomed to come back and stay with us. With love, Davida
November 2016

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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. We offer daily free meditation instructions and practices at our beautiful Balinese meditation pavillion. Additionally, we offer Yoga and nature tours upon guest's request (donations accepted).

Languages: English
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