Big Island Retreat is consistently rated as one of Hawaii’s top places to stay by our guests!

“Big Island Retreat is the perfect home away from home. It has a superbly clean and relaxed feel, tons of amenities, and Gigi, the property manager, is the best you will find anywhere! TRULY!” – Ronda & Troy; TripAdvisor, January 2017




“Loved staying at The Big Island Retreat”

We recently spent seven nights at The Big Island Retreat (BIR) and loved it. It is where we will stay when we visit Kailua-Kona. You can look at the pictures on the website to get a feel for the rooms and the grounds - they represent it well. The place has a serenity that few places have. A relaxed pace - definitely on "Hawaii time". The heart and soul of BIR is Gigi - the manager - and her staff. They are unobtrusive but there when you need them. The rooms and the grounds are immaculate. The rooms do not have A/C but do have a ceiling fan and an oscillating fan - we did not miss the A/C. Our room was very comfortable and nicely decorated - loved the traditional Hawaiian quilt on the bed. This was our 5th visit to the Big Island and our first time not staying at one of the big hotels north of the airport (Waikoloa area). The BIR was a delightful change from the big hotels. We'll be back...

Bob P.Trip Advisor

Stayed March 2017

“Looking forward to returning!”

My husband and I spent three nights at BIR and we concur with all of the positive comments already noted. This is a quaint, cozy location and GiGi is the ideal host. The grounds are immaculate, our room was beautiful and the location is perfect. We stayed in the Seaside room and had a view of the ocean from our lanai. The bed and pillows were the most comfortable I ever experienced (disclaimer, I am a bed/pillow snob, often complain about poor sleep when traveling). I have rarely felt so welcomed or relaxed when traveling, BIR is ideal!

Angela R.TripAdvisor

Stayed March 2017

This place was amazing!

We had such a pleasant stay here. The retreat was a sight for sore eyes after spending the previous 2 nights in a tent. We loved the tranquility of the space. We camped for a few nights while on the island to get away from people, but we found just as much seclusion and serenity at the retreat. We really enjoyed borrowing all the available beach gear, as we packed extremely light. When we come back to the Island, we will definitely stay here again.

Jenny LucasAirBnB

March 2017

"Convenient, comfortable and complete "

This Bed and Breakfast ( guests make both) has a convenient location near the beach and shopping center, the rooms are spacious and comfortable with the capability to make meals in addition to an outside communal kitchen to also cook meals, and offers complete amenities such as beach chairs and umbrellas, snorkeling gear, portable coolers, and washer and dryer. Gigi, our hostess, is a wealth of information and very accommodating to any need. We especially enjoyed the songbirds in the morning.


Stayed March 2017

Small and intimate

Great little oasis, family type atmosphere. Gigi is an amazing manager, she's a real gem. Found our room very warm with no air conditioning, but a lot of the rooms get the ocean breeze so that's great. Overall, it was awesome ?


Stayed February 2017

“Wonderful in many ways”

This was the perfect location for our visit to Kona. Centrally located, clean, well equipped. We'll definitely be back. They had coolers, snorkels, beach chairs (and more) available to borrow for our adventures.

SimdohTrip Advisor

Stayed February 2017

"Super spot to get away from it all!"

Very quiet, peaceful, great bed, super hostess, beautiful area, free snorkeling equipment, laundry facilities.
"Just the relaxing time we needed"

Our room was clean, comfortable, quiet and peaceful, just what we needed. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We will stay again.