Experience the Spirit of Aloha on a Hawaii Island Retreat

Last updated August 28, 2023

A Hawaii island retreat is both healing and magical. The natural beauty, tropical climate and friendly people make any of the islands an ideal mecca for a healing wellness getaway. 

For Hawaiians, a healthy and balanced life begins with the greeting of aloha. The word itself embraces everything from hello and goodbye to peace, love and compassion.

In short, the spirit of aloha is a way of life. And one that passes on through ancient healing traditions and hospitality to those who visit Hawaii.

Where can you experience the warm-hearted spirit of aloha? Take a look at this list of Hawaii island getaways and read our incredible reviews on each. Rest assured—we’ll help you choose the best Hawaii island retreat!

5 Hawaii Island Retreat Ideas for You

Could it be the Big Island of Hawaii, or maybe Maui or O’ahu? These three islands remain the most popular. The truth, though, is that there are so many more islands to choose from! The best part? The choice is all yours!

1. Maui | Maui Healing Retreat

Named Hawaii’s best retreat in 2021, Maui Healing Retreat offers over 100 services that are inspired by ancient wisdom and modern innovation. Using the healing energy of the ‘āina and the spirit of aloha, these enriched sessions are tailored specifically to you. 

Maui healing retreat is dedicated to providing a complete 1:1 customized package that meets your needs and leaves you feeling refreshed. You’ll even be assigned a team of practitioners and a care coordinator to guide you through the entire process from start to finish. 

Their seven-day group retreat is designed to help you find alignment with the best version of yourself. You’ll participate in guided meditations, yoga, somatic therapy, Qi gong, sound healing and daily group workshops over the course of the week. If you’re looking to go even deeper on your journey of rejuvenation and renewal, you can add on private sessions.

2. O’ahu | Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle Bay Resort on Oʻahu’s North Shore is the ideal place to connect with nature and enjoy well-deserved R&R. With a variety of accommodations to choose from, including bungalows and ocean view guest rooms, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to say aloha. 

The spa menu features treatments rooted in aloha ‘aina, a love of and nurturing care for the land. Signature specials include massages, body scrubs, hydrafacials and detox wraps. 

For the active traveler, amenities include tennis courts, hiking and biking trails, island excursions, water activities, group fitness classes—including Pilates reformer, Tahitian fitness, cardio HIIT, sunset yoga—and private wellness classes.

And the culinary experience at Turtle Bay is one for the books! Drawing from the rich culture and natural resources of the island, the chefs take you on a Mauka to Makai journey (from mountain to ocean) with each dish. 

3. The Big Island | Kalanimua Retreat Center

Kalani Hawaii is a beloved nonprofit educational retreat center located in the stunning Puna District of the Big Island. Their lush and vibrant campus is a hub for eco-tourism, offering permaculture gardening, wellness services, community living and educational programs. 

The Ecstatic Life Experience Program is for those who want to be active in the community and make new friends. Participate in group activities such as Laulima landcare projects and weekly excursions to scenic locations nearby.

Each day of the program, the residents and guest teachers offer yoga and dance classes, community workshops, special events, massage services, energy work, spiritual counseling, trauma therapy and so much more! 

Flexible lodging options include private dorm-style rooms with shared bathrooms, or luxurious private cottages. Also included is 24-hour access to the pool, hot tub, gym and yoga studio where you can melt your stress away.

4. Pāhoa | Hawaiian Sanctuary Retreat Center

Experience paradise at this eco-conscious resort where you can get a taste of authentic aloha island life. This remote sanctuary in East Hawaii is nestled in the jungle, away from all the hustle-bustle. You can finally disconnect from your everyday life and reconnect with nature.

Come enjoy a diverse selection of in-house classes and events. Hawaiian Sanctuary Retreat Center truly has something for everyone, with daily morning yoga, permaculture lectures, dance events and more. 

Renew yourself at their spa facilities, which include an ozonated hot tub and UV infrared sauna. Start your day with a delicious farm-to-table breakfast or lunch prepared by in-house chefs. You’ll also have access to their community kitchen and gardens. What’s more, the retreat center is sustainable and eco-friendly. Water is supplied via catchment, solar energy is incorporated when possible and the property is pesticide-free.

5. Honolulu | StarSeed Healing Journeys & Retreats

At StarSeed, integrative healing practices encourage personal growth and transformation. Treatments such as reiki, sound healing, sacred cacao, art and meditation are all designed to leave you feeling uplifted and centered. Whether you prefer to experience their offerings outdoors or indoors, StarSeed creates a memorable experience tailored just for you. Here you’ll find the support, encouragement and guidance to become the best version of yourself and let go of any physical, emotional or spiritual limitations affecting your life.

Looking for a more holistic approach to wellness? StarSeed incorporates coaching, energy healing and intuitive healing as part of their signature 1-day private retreats. These 1:1 transformational experiences are designed for peace of mind and reconnecting with yourself on a deeper level. 

The Inner Awakening Retreat is for those who want to feel more certain about their dreams and goals—letting go of self-doubt by practicing a mix of manifestation and Hawaiian healing. You’ll come out of this retreat feeling like you can finally achieve anything you set your mind to!

The Transform & Thrive Mentorship Retreat is ideal for those who want to achieve more balance and harmony in their lives. This retreat combines soul and business coaching, powerful energy healing practices and mindset re-programming.

Lastly, The Inner-Temple Healing Retreat helps you to achieve emotional equilibrium and cleanse energy by raising self-awareness. Retreat participants focus on the positive while also indulging in deep healing.

Find the Spirit of Aloha on a Hawaii Wellness Retreat

If you are looking for a vacation that embraces the spirit of aloha, a Hawaii island retreat is the wellness vacation for you. The beautiful scenery and tropical climate allows you to fully relax and unwind.

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