KIRPAL MEDITATION AND ECOLOGICAL CENTER (KMEC)
A lovely octagon cabin with one queen size bed and one twin bed. The space does have the space for another twin bed comfortably (just let us know your needs).
The shared fully equipted kitchen and two fully equipped, clean, and modern bathrooms, with a great jungle view, are about 60 feet away.
Our spacious and open ten 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 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 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.
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. :-)
Please try to arrive before dark or shortly thereafter.
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 for places under $100.
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.
KMEC was a beautiful place to stay. We arrived just after the hurricane and much had been cleaned up, and the site was not greatly impacted. The views from the Yoga Hale are wonderful , the hospitality was great.
I highly recommend KMEC.
We had really nice experience staying in the Kirpal Meditation Mango Cabin... Cabin was spacious and was next to Kitchen, Shower & Restroom. We had totally diofferent experience staying in the farm and we really enjoyed the birds sound. Host was so much helpful and gave us directions and even joined us for the early morning sunrise bath in the near by natural warm water lake. He shared all the details of the near by attractions. This place has lot of Orange and Papaya trees and host informed us we can have any ripe fruit on the property.. we can pick it our self and enjoy its great taste.
It is totally different experience you would feel like you are camping in the Jungle
My husband and I recently stayed at the Mango cabin for 4 nights. Even though I was assured by the host that the place was very peaceful, it gets very loud at night due to the musical accompaniment performed by the frogs. Luckily, I brought the earplugs. Furthermore, since the cabin is located right next to the communal kitchen, you can hear people talking and music being streamed from an electronic device. Also, if you have the light on after the sun sets, you will not get much privacy as the entrance door to the cabin is see-through.
El entorno es espectacular, el sitio es muy bonito y acogedor y el anfitrión es amable y simpático.
La habitación es fantástica PERO no es nada recomendable pedir una cama supletoria porque es una tortura para la espalda y se pasa frío.
If you are looking for a simple and remote getaway, this is your place. Our overall experience was a great one. The people were very friendly and accommodating. The grounds were immaculate. The Mango Cabin, in which we stayed, was the perfect size for our family of three (with small child). Loved the location and its proximity to the beach, farmers market and thermal pools. You definitely need a car to get out there. Would have liked to have stayed longer for sure!
Amazing experience, especially the bathroom open to the jungle and the sound of the frogs during the night.
Very cosy and quiet place, we really enjoyed it!
the mango cabin is a very lovely place to stay - so peaceful and with the sounds of frogs to fall asleep to!
the cabin is comfortable and the bathroom has a charming view of trees to look at while you shower.
one of the highlights is the incredibly beautiful road you travel along to get to the property (although i would advise arriving in the daytime!) - huge rainforest trees covered in vines. stunning!
the hosts were helpful and communication was always prompt.
make sure you go and have a soak in the hot spring nearby to the property!
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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.