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Big Island Retreat

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

Overview of Big Island Retreat

Big Island Retreat

3.0 star property
9.0 out of 10 Wonderful
9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry
78-226 Kahaluu Road, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKahalu'u Beach Park3 min walk
  • Popular LocationKeauhou Shopping Center18 min walk
  • Popular LocationMagic Sands Beach20 min walk
  • AirportKailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.)26 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located near the beach, Big Island Retreat is in Kahaluu Bay, a walkable area in Kailua-Kona with good shopping. Lekeleke Burial Grounds and Captain Cook Monument are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Kahalu'u Beach Park and Magic Sands Beach. Keauhou Shopping Center and Haleo Luau are two other places to visit that come recommended.

What's nearby

  • Kahalu'u Beach Park - 3 min walk
  • Keauhou Shopping Center - 18 min walk
  • Magic Sands Beach - 20 min walk
  • Kona Country Club - 3 min drive
  • Keauhou Bay Beach - 3 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Magics Beach Grill - 2 min drive
  • Tropics Tap House - 17 min walk
  • Da Poke Shack - 4 min drive
  • L&L Hawaiian Barbecue - 17 min walk
  • Sam Choy's Kai Lanai - 3 min drive

About this property

Big Island Retreat

3-star guest house located in Kahaluu Bay
Located close to Kahalu'u Beach Park and Keauhou Shopping Center, Big Island Retreat provides a terrace, a garden and laundry facilities. This guest house is a great place to bask in the sun with sunloungers, beach umbrellas and beach towels. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Luggage storage and barbecues
  • Guest reviews say good things about the proximity to shopping
Room features
All 11 individually furnished rooms boast comforts such as premium bedding, in addition to amenities such as free WiFi. Guests reviews give good marks for the spacious rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Fridges, microwaves and toasters
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils, electric kettles and ceiling fans



Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

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

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking (max. 1 space per unit)

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • This property does not have any lifts


  • Beach towels

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Portable fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Shower/bath combination

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Paper towels
  • Fridge
  • Toaster


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

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

Access methods

Key retrieval


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Tax ID - TA-154-377-8304-01
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Alcohol is not served at this property

Property is 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

Is Big Island Retreat pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Big Island Retreat?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Big Island Retreat?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Big Island Retreat?

Checkout is at 11 AM.

Where is Big Island Retreat located?

Located in Kahaluu Bay, this beach guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kahalu'u Beach Park, Keauhou Shopping Center and Magic Sands Beach. Haleo Luau and Lekeleke Burial Grounds are also within 3 mi (5 km).




Rating 10 - Excellent. 151 out of 228 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 48 out of 228 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 16 out of 228 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 8 out of 228 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 4%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 5 out of 228 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good

Martha, Las Cruces

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great location- far enough from town to avoid the hubbub but close enough to easily go to town. Easy walk to great beach, close to restaurants, convenience store. Quirky but well maintained property. Very clean room and comfortable bedding. Nice to have a small kitchen.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice atmosphere, short walk to beach via one crosswalk, room comfortably cooled by the ocean breeze, short drive to groceries and restaurants, parking on property, helpful staff
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Big Island Retreat is a cost effective yet rustic facility. Our room had a bathroom outside the room and we had to regularly navigate the difficult parking situation. it is quiet and has a great beach about 4 tenths of a mile away when you walk or drive.
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A little unique and a little off the beaten path but cozy and nice. I would definitely recommend and stay there again. Can we ask for no Rain next time?
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 6 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very cozy and comfortable suite. Very comfortable temperature inside despite lack of ac!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, close to the beach, good snorkeling, the amenities are good, the outside kitchen was very convenient with a ocean view, we stayed in the surfer room, our bathroom was outside across from room but was big, and clean, The down side no AC only fans, The host was nice. The property it is well maintained.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I stayed in seaside room. Beautiful and airy. Super clean. Wonderful private patio. I will say that it was like a verandah that had been converted into a room so I could hear everything going on outside. Bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper. They have beach equipment you can borrow which was nice. Didn't like the automatic $100 cleaning for a 2 night stay on top of room fee. Seemed excessive.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
I loved we were able to buy groceries and kepp them in our room. Near the beach.
Stayed 6 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property was nice and quite. And waking up to the sound of birds every morning was great.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2023