About this listing
KIRPAL MEDITATION AND ECOLOGICAL CENTER (KMEC)
Our recently remodeled studio cabin is tucked away in the back of an 6 acre orchard. It is fully self-contained with its own kitchenette, full outdoor bathroom, and a wrap around lanai (deck).
Enjoy waling our spacious and open ten acre property surrounded by a buffer of Jungle. We have 150+ orchard trees with 30 or so kinds of tropical fruit. You're welcome to help yourself to the freshest fruit possible whenever they're ripe!
Ocean swimming is half a mile downhill 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 tropical fish.
The nearly constant lava-flow has recently stopped flowing into the ocean, however that area is just half an hour to the West of us and perfect for a sunset or sunrise hike where you would have seen a cascade of red-hot lava plunging 50 feet into the ocean boiling below. For lava flowing viewing one needs to hike a bit longer nowadays on higher elevation. Truly awesome! A peak experience for most of our guests. Nearby steam vents are a blast too!
Standard shopping, a natural foods market, and excellent restaurants are 15 minutes away in Pahoa Town. Several large Farmer's 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 free.
The cost contained herein is all inclusive covering the required Hawaii Hotel Room Tax and the Hawaii General Excise Tax (13.25%)
Be sure and check out our reviews on AirBNB!! https://www.airbnb.com. They speak for themselves. KMEC is the best value around for places under $100.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Len & the gang.
Our guests have access to all of the amenities, including the meditation pavilion and the shared organic fruit.
Interaction with Guests
We make a special effort to interact with our guests without disturbing their privacy, just to see if we can be of any help.
Our location is pristine. Mango Road is a sacred authentic, well preserved landmark to the ancient Hawaiians and so beautiful.
There is a local bus which stops about 1/2 mile down the road at Isaac Hale Park. Renting your own car makes perfect sense.
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.
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. Please inform management in advance when inviting friends or relatives on property. Please inform management in advance when inviting friends or relatives on property.
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.