“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

"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.

Canby, OregonBooking.com
"Super spot to get away from it all!"

Very quiet, peaceful, great bed, super hostess, beautiful area, free snorkeling equipment, laundry facilities.

“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