Hala`i Healing Place offers two distinctive and intimate locations to serve you. Whether you are planning a treatment, a consultation, a class or a workshop, there are several factors to consider. Also known as the Healing Island, the Big Island offers unique opportunities and experiences for everyone. If you are new to the area or visiting, here are some details to help you choose a prime setting for your healing experience.
Hala`i Healing Place is located centrally and conveniently in the village of downtown Kailua Kona on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii. A lovely seaside village, Kailua-Kona is the largest metropolis on the west side of Hawaii island. It is positioned only 30 minutes south of Kona International Airport. Kona is the hub of activity on the island for visitors and residents alike. It boasts a number of super markets, box stores and one major health food store located not far from downtown. Sitting alongside the beautiful Kailua Bay, Kona has a number of boat tours from Kailua Pier and/or out of Honokohau Harbor. Kona is rich with restaurants and gift shops and has an inviting feel with sunny weather year round. More arid than other areas on the island, it is rare to have rainy days although Mother Nature does keep her own agenda.
Hala`i Healing Place is located only two blocks from the ocean and is found in a professional office building in the middle of Kailua Kona. It is a sweet sanctuary in the midst of a lively town. Located on the second floor, Hala`i Healing Place is set in a cozy space with vaulted ceilings and one wall of shaded windows to allow natural soft sunlight to permeate the space. The office has its own internal air conditioning thermostat to regulate the temperature for the comfort of every client regardless of the weather outdoors. The energy is sacred and the space itself is very secure and private. The restrooms are located on the first floor of the building. The stairwells are wide with comfortable safe handrails. Parking permits are issued upon arrival so that every patron has a parking space in the facility’s parking lot in close proximity to the office. Directly across the street are several local restaurants and a farmers market sits within walking distance open most days.
If you intend to stay in Kona for more than just a day, there are a number of accommodations located nearby, many within walking distance as well. Kailua Kona is a bustling town with many resorts and modern conveniences. While night life on the island is predominantly Nature’s wild life, Kailua Kona provides more options than likely anywhere else on the island from fine dining restaurants, bars, clubs, coffee shops and cafes to kava bars. Other nearby attractions include coffee farm tours, golfing, stand up paddling, jet ski and moped or motorcycle rentals, snorkeling, sunset sails, scuba diving, sport fishing and whale watching charters, among others. While Hala`i Healing Place provides a nice reprieve from the energy of town, if you enjoy an upbeat environment and a centralized location closer to the airport, then Kailua Kona is likely a worthy choice. Please see below for the exact address of the Kona office and good driving directions.
Hala`i Healing Place is located on the north end of the Big Island and is exactly one hour north of Kona International Airport. While not far away from the hustle bustle, North Kohala feels as if it is a world apart from the high energy of Kona. In a country setting, much like old Hawaii, North Kohala is very laid back. Residents and visitors meander casually through the walking community investigating the local eateries, galleries and gift shops. The trade winds are generally always blowing making the weather a bit more temperate than Kona where the weather is often hot. Previously predominated by sugar cane fields, the area is surrounded by green hills and tropical vegetation and as a result gets more rain than the West side of the island. The result is a spectacular lush environment hosting many varieties of exotic trees and plants.
North Kohala is perhaps most known as the birth place of the famed King Kamehameha. An impressive larger than life statue stands in his memory and a park named for the great King sits in the respite of Kapa’au. North Kohala has also been made popular for the gorgeous Pololu Valley which the Hawaiians revered as a holy place, the entry point to the seven sacred valleys. You might even combine your visit with a lovely drive to the Pololu lookout or choose to take the short switchback trail to the bottom of the valley where a beautiful black sand rocky beach awaits you. Other local attractions include a kayak tour of the Kohala Ditch Irrigation system set in a picturesque landscape, or joining a group hike to one of the local flowing waterfalls, taking sky diving with magnificent aerial views of the rugged Kohala coastline, zip-lining through the mountains, and/or frequenting the many local artisans. The Kohala Coast offers many beautiful shoreline parks worth a visit. There is a rich assortment of local restaurants to suit every pallet with a wide variety of ethnic choices. Many are within walking distance of the office. While the quaint historic town of Hawi tends to be a focal point for visitors, Kapa’au offers its own eclectic flavor and is just a few short miles north of Hawi. With its low key vibe, Kapa’au is the perfect place for a healing practice.
Hala`i Healing Place is set back from the main road adjacent to old growth trees that provide a shady outdoor deck area attached to the office. Located on the second floor with good stairwell access and wide handrails, Hala`i Healing Place has a convenient restroom also located upstairs just down the hall. The comfortable safe space boasts vaulted ceilings and provides the option of a combined indoor and outdoor experience for workshops and classes. Ample parking is available and for those interested in more than just a one day get-a-way, many local overnight accommodations might be found. Some are within walking distance and some are just minutes away by car. Beach goers will enjoy Hapuna Beach dubbed one of the world’s best beaches located only 30 minutes away. Also nearby Hapuna is Kawaihae Harbor for scuba diving, sailing, sport fishing, sea kayaking, and seasonal whale watching. Golf isn’t too far at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and horseback riding is close by on the scenic Kohala Mountain Road. North Kohala has one primary supermarket with some smaller mom and pop markets as well and a farmers market on Saturday mornings. A local cafe and coffee shop greets early morning risers with breakfast and in the evening you might enjoy a meal at one of the many fine restaurants with a nightcap at the local kava bar. If you aspire to retreat to a mellow environment then the Kapa’au location will likely be most appealing for you. Please see below for the exact address of the Kapa’au office and good driving directions.
Should you require an overnight stay at either location, please contact LaRen directly at 808-987-6010 once you select the location for your experience. She will email you some potential options. Choices range from economical to luxurious depending upon your budget and preference.
West Hawaii – Kailua Kona:
The address is 75-5737 Kuakini Highway, suite 203 in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
From the main junction in the village of Kailua Kona, at the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Palani Street, turn down Palani Street and continue west (makai) towards the ocean. Pass the Lanihau and Kona Coast Shopping Centers on either side. Before you reach Alli’i Drive, turn left (south) at the Kuakini Highway stoplight. Pass Henry Street intersection. Turn left at Kalani Street (mauka – towards mountains) at McDonalds. Make your first right at Kalawa Street. Make a right turn in to the second parking lot at the tan building. We are located on the second floor in Suite 203B, directly across from the Kohala Kona Chamber of Commerce. Please park in the rear lot and parking passes will be available for pickup at the office.
During commuter hours, please anticipate potential delays traveling between the village of Kailua Kona and the Kona International Airport as well as traveling between South Kona and Kailua Kona.
As a courtesy to all clients, please by appointment only: 808.987.6010.
North Hawaii – Kapa’au:
The address is 54-3876 Akoni Pule Highway, suite 205 just three miles north of Hawi on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Take the main road, Akoni Pule Highway aka Highway 270 towards Hawi at the north end of the island. Once you reach the small historic town of Hawi, please notice the reduced speed limit signs ranging from 25-35 mph. Continue north another three miles to the town of Kapa’au. As you pass the King Kamehameha Park on the makai (ocean) side of the road and Gill’s Lanai on the mauka (mountain) side, you will see a large red and white sign for the Kapa’au Veterinary Center on the right with the sign for Hala`i Healing Place just below it. You might turn right at the gravel road immediately past Noname Place. If you pass it up, continue past the first Ackerman Gallery on the mauka (mountain) side and turn right immediately in to the next driveway which is the Kohala Town Center. The building is very bright yellow, green and blue painted to mimic the Madagascar gecko. As you turn in to the parking lot, you will see a large two story bright red, orange and green building in the back right side painted after the Royal Parrot. Hala`i Healing Place is located upstairs on the north end to the left as you face the building. Please park anywhere. No parking pass is required.
Please be mindful of speed limits as you approach the town of Hawi and travel north to Kapaa’u to avoid being ticketed.
As a courtesy to all clients, please by appointment only: 808.987.6010.
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As a courtesy to all clients, please by appointment only.
Locations on the west side and north end of the Big Island of Hawaii, other areas served are all Hawaii Counties:
Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai, and Maui Counties and all districts of the Big Island of Hawaii: South Kohala, North Kohala, Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo, Puna, Volcano, Kau, South Kona, and North Kona.