WHERE WE STAY WHILE ON THE BIG ISLAND: KALANI RETREAT!!!
Life is exuberant on Kalani, a 120 acre organic retreat which preserves the natural heritage of fiery lava, invigorating ocean, tropical foliage and the sweet, clean air of the Northeast Trades coming across thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean, considered to be the cleanest air on earth.Yogini Superstar Shiva Rea calls Kalani “one of the most potent and nurturing retreat centers in the world.”
We will enjoy twice daily yoga and lounging at the pool, hot tub relaxations and more! We’ll dine together on Kalani’s open air lanai with fresh fish, organic vegetables and sultry desserts. Join us for a week of bliss and rejuvenation as we let go into the healing beauty of yoga in paradise. http://www.kalani.com/
WHAT DO WE EAT AT KALANI? HERE ARE SAMPLE MENUS
As guests at Kalani we will be summoned by the call of the conch to dine on our open-air lanai (veranda). At this central gathering place, we will experience the daily rhythms of assembly and departure reminiscent of ancient village life.
Kalani cuisine encompasses a variety of styles including Thai, Indian, and Italian. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. The Chefs celebrate the abundance of Hawaii by serving local tropical fruits and vegetables and fresh caught fish. Seafood is often served at dinner (chicken and beef are served occasionally), and vegetarians are well cared for.
Most importantly, our chefs firmly believe that the care and love invested in the cuisine is transmitted to the diner, and everything is prepared with aloha.
Oatmeal or other whole-grain hot cereal
Fresh fruit bar featuring papaya, pineapples, berries, and mangoes (as available)
Yogurt, nut and seed selection
Cereal selection featuring house-made granola
Breads, various nut butters, and organic fruit jams
Roasted eggplant sandwiches with fresh tapenade, on olive bread
Turkey, avocado and swiss sandwiches with lettuce, tomato and spicy aioli on focaccia
White bean chili
Self-serve salad bar with local organic greens
Grilled balsamic-marinated ahi with smoked tomato & dill viniagrette
Mushroom-stuffed tofu with pineapple teriyaki sauce
Smashed potato & parsnips
Green beans with roasted red peppers
Jicama & sweet potato salad
Fresh fruit salad
Fresh salad bar with house-made dressings
Fresh Hawaiian mango & macadamia nut crisp