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Big Island Retreat

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Ali'i Suite | Balcony
Ali'i Suite | Balcony
Ali'i Suite | In-room dining
Ali'i Suite | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of Big Island Retreat

Big Island Retreat

3-star property
3-star guesthouse within walking distance of Kahalu'u Beach Park

9.0/10 Superb

211 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • Laundry facilities
78-226 Kahaluu Road, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Kahaluu Bay
  • Mauna Kea Summit - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.) - 26 min drive


  • Peaberry & Galette - 18 min walk
  • Da Poke Shack - 4 min drive
  • TJ'S BBQ By The Beach - 5 min drive
  • La Bourgogne French Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Green Flash Coffee - 7 min drive

About this property

Big Island Retreat

Situated by the ocean, Big Island Retreat is a great choice for a stay in Kailua-Kona. You'll have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers say good things about the shopping and walkability.



Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited (max. 1 space per unit)

Other information

  • No alcohol served on site
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1992
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower/bath combination

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Paper towels


  • Limited housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

State tax ID – TA-154-377-8304-01

Also known as

Big Island Retreat House Kailua-Kona
Big Island Retreat House
Big Island Retreat Kailua-Kona
Big Island Retreat
Big Island Retreat Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
Big Island Retreat Guesthouse Kailua-Kona
Big Island Retreat Guesthouse
Big Island Retreat Guesthouse
Big Island Retreat Kailua-Kona
Big Island Retreat Guesthouse Kailua-Kona

Frequently asked questions

Does Big Island Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Big Island Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Big Island Retreat?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Big Island Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Big Island Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Big Island Retreat?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Big Island Retreat and nearby?
Big Island Retreat has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Big Island Retreat?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Da Poke Shack (2.1 mi), La Bourgogne French Restaurant (2.4 mi) and TJ'S BBQ By The Beach (2.6 mi).
What's the area around Big Island Retreat like?
Big Island Retreat is located near Kahalu'u Beach Park in Kahaluu Bay, a short 18-minute walk from Keauhou Shopping Center and 20 minutes' walk from Magic Sands Beach. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Jennifer, 5-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful wonderful super sweet staff they went above and beyond super clean super cute
Laura, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Bruno, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Joseph, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Lovely property with excellent location in relation to the beachfront. Good-sized room (Maile) and comfortable bedroom and pullout bed mattresses. Very tropical vibe and quiet. Wasn't impressed with the fact that there wasn't even compimentary teas or coffee. Nor with the fact that the parking is very inconvenient and difficult for a larger vehicle. To have rented a vehicle to explore the island and to have to park it for the duration of our stay because it was impossible to get in and out by day (never mind what it would've been like at night). Motion-sensor activated lights along the driveway for evening drive up to the house or for a stroll up the long path to the house is an absolute necessity; not quite sure why that hasn't been priotized.
Mirna Cheryl, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The room was clean. What I didnt like is my bathroom wasnt in my room. The bathroom was the least clean part I litteraly found someones contact lense in the shower and someones pubic hair on the shelf to the right of the sink and I paid a $100 cleaning fee at the time of booking. If you're charging for cleaning make sure its actually clean.
Toklat, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A very cozy place to stay. Everything was nice and neat.
Thuy, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

There is a broken screen on the terrace that should be fixed. Very nice stay and beautiful location and room.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

This is a funky place. The driveway in makes you feel like you made a wrong turn, but the actual buildings are nice, well groomed, and well maintained. As for not driving past the driveway, look for the tiny, tiny old church across the street. There's a little beach literally _right there_, with a small sand area, a very protected swim area for the kids, restrooms, foot shower, picnic tables, etc. Surfer somehow get through the rocks on one side and make it out to waves. Owners/operators are extremely good and detailed with instructions. CVS and misc. restaurants are about a mile in one direction. Touristy stuff is about four miles in the other direction. One odd thing, for me. The bed is like three feet off the ground. If you're under five feet tall, you will honestly have trouble getting into the bed. A step stool would be nice. This is a great sunset beach.
Karl, 3-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very comfortable and quiet. Loved the location far from the hectic Ali’s drive and close to Kahalu’u beach.
Claire, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review