The Hawaiian islands beckon travelers with its stunning landscapes, tropical weather and beautiful culture. For these reasons, and many others, the Hawaiian islands are a popular place for meditation retreats. These retreats are on the longer side, anywhere from five to seven days, to allow participants to soak in all the islands have to offer.
While most meditation retreats include yoga classes, catered meals and sound healing ceremonies, meditation retreats in Hawaii also include unique opportunities to swim with dolphins or hike to volcano summits. Below, we’ve highlighted 5 of the best meditation retreats in Hawaii to help narrow down your search.
Diane Cline of Yoga Inspirations leads this 6-day, 5-night yoga and meditation retreat on Hawaii’s Big Island, Kona. Retreat participants will enjoy daily kundalini yoga classes, four meditation classes and three evenings of sacred sounds with crystal bowls. Several ocean excursions are also included in the retreat, like stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling and swimming with dolphins after a 2-mile ocean kayak trip. Daily breakfast and dinner are included, and are crafted by a local chef using local ingredients from the farmers market, with an emphasis on “healing the person.” Airport transfer is provided.
The 5-day Awake the Goddess retreat on the Big Island is designed to help goddesses rediscover the sacred feminine within. The retreat’s daily schedule includes an early morning and evening meditation and different types of yoga classes, as well as personal time. Extra activities include cooking, hiking and gardening. The retreat is held at Gingerhill Farm Retreat, an organic sustainable farm. Three daily farm-to-table meals are included; vegetarian and gluten-free diets can be accommodated. Transfer from Kona International Airport is available for an additional fee.
Embark on a spiritual journey with the 6-Day Radiance, Bliss & Inner Peace retreat. Participants will enjoy daily meditation, yoga and sacred sound sessions on the beautiful island of Maui. Additional excursions are included, such as hiking, mermaiding and snorkeling. Daily breakfast and dinner are provided and can cater to all dietary needs and restrictions. Alternatively, participants can choose to do a 3-day juice detox while at the retreat, for an additional fee. Guests can secure a private room or shared lodging for the duration of the retreat. Airport transfer from Kahului Airport is included.
Held on the island of Kauai, the 7-day Health, Meditation, Crystal Sound Bowls and Adventure Retreat empowers participants to shift their life. The 7-day program includes 5 meditation classes, 5 Kundalini yoga classes and 4 evenings of sacred sound events. Guests can snorkel with turtles or swim with dolphins during free time. Additionally, there are opportunities to learn about Hawaiian spirituality in sacred ceremony locations. Guests are accommodated at a resort in Princeville that has 2 pools, a jacuzzi and is walking distance to the beach. Daily meals and airport transfer is included in the cost.
Enjoy five days of sound healing, rejuvenation and yoga on the island of Maui. This Maui Mystical Alchemy Retreat is a pared back experience, allowing guests plenty of free time to explore the island on their own schedule. Mornings start with a catered breakfast, followed by a mixed yoga class and a 30-minute sound meditation. Afternoons are open to travel the Road to Hana, experience a Haleakala Summit sunset ceremony or just relax on the beach. The retreat is held at the Black Swan Temple, a living eco-sanctuary, and is best for those willing to forgo standard hotel amenities to be surrounded by nature. Airport transfer is not included.