Hawaii Couples Adventure
Lokahi Garden Sanctuary
April 2 – 11, 2023
“Here am I, your special island! Come to me, Come to me!”*
Come and join us, Richard and Natalie, on the Big Island of Hawaii with your partner.
There is something magical about the Hawaiian Islands. It has been known and experienced as a “tropical paradise” for centuries. Couples are captivated to journey here from all parts of the world for celebration and vacation. The warmth and beauty of these islands is dazzling and the spirit of Aloha in the people that live here is genuine and heartfelt.
When the deep Spirit and spectacular beauty of the Hawaiian islands called your hosts, Richard and Natalie, to come live in the magic and power of these islands almost 40 years ago, they explored, connected with and embraced the most inspiring places, people and experiences that thrilled them, opened their hearts and supported the passion in their relationship. These experiences are now offered to a small group of couples to experience the love of true Hawaii.
Imagine yourself and your partner embraced by this Hawaiian Couples Adventure program that takes care of all your needs and offers an authentic experience of Hawaii.
Imagine you and your partner living at Lokahi Garden Sanctuary, the 10 acre organic farm and garden sanctuary, created by Richard and Natalie as a place of beauty and peacefulness, shared with a small group of other couples.
Guests have said… “I can’t imagine a more peaceful, restorative accommodation on the Big Island, or any island. The house/property has everything you need. Thank you Richard & Natalie for sharing your beautiful home, property, produce, knowledge & time. The only bad thing about this place is leaving”.
“Thank you for giving us unique experience of Hawaii in your beautiful house at Lokhai Garden Sanctuary and on Big Island! It was a really memorable event in our life. Your kindness and genuine hospitality made our staying very enjoyable. Thanks for taking us on numerous magnificent trips and your sincere desire to share beauty of the Big Island. We had wonderful and genuine experience, which helped our better understanding of Hawaiian history and culture. Kawa ceremony, story telling, farm tour, volcano trip and lava hike, swimming and snorkeling in the ocean, lomi-lomi massage – this is only a short list of activities, which we enjoyed so much! We really missed apple bananas, star and dragon fruits, avocados and fresh papayas along with macadamia nuts cracker. Thinking of you guys with love and gratitude.” – Olga and Slava
“This wonderful trip exceeded all expectation. With all arrangements made, we didn’t have to think about a thing. The experiences we had led us to places we never could have gone on our own. The thoughtfulness and graciousness of those who prepared and led us in this group gave our time such a precious and unique quality missing in other tour groups.” – Angela Riley, Oregon
“Lovely, spacious and peaceful retreat. Magnificent views of the ocean, rainbows and Maui, a luxurious outdoor shower, flowers and produce from their working organic farm — it was all wonderful!”
“The glow of our trip still warms my heart. Thank you so much to you Richard and Natalie for all of your dedication and work to make this happen. It will be hard not to go again the next time you offer this adventure. Every stop along the way was as spectacular as the one before. I so appreciated getting to receive the bounty of all your experiences in this beautiful corner of the whirled.” – Karen
Accommodations and Nourishment
Lokahi lodge is a spectacular custom-built quartzite-stone sided home. Perched on the most northern tip of the Big Island, this 10 acre private estate has expansive views of the deep blue Pacific ocean and the island of Maui from every room. The grounds are well manicured, the gardens lush and verdant and the orchards abound with a wide variety of tropical fruits and nuts. You will be sharing the Lodge with 1 other couple and your hosts. In the guest wing where you will be staying there is one full bathroom inside the house and one outdoor bathroom with shower. You will be sharing both bathrooms with the other couple. Delicious farm-sourced meals will be prepared for you in the gourmet kitchen. Feel the deep connection of feasting on farm fresh produce harvested and expertly prepared by our staff.
Lokahi Garden Sanctuary is a magical place. Experience the sunrises and sunsets that are often awe inspiring. Gaze up to the night sky ablaze with innumberable stars and galaxies with the Milky Way racing across the sky. The tranquility, beauty and privacy of the space is profound.
Experience peace and relaxation at Lokahi as you swing in a hammock, lie on a chase lounge chair or walk the paths through the gardens, forest and pastures with oceans views abounding. Indulge your senses and reconnect with yourself.
Guided Outdoor Adventures
Intimate and Exhilirating Contact with the Earth and Sea
The Big island has 22 ecosystems of the 26 ecosystems on our planet, two 14,000 foot mountains, an active volcano with flowing lava, jungles, rain forests, deserts, and beaches of white, black, green sand, coral and lava rock.
The humpback whales migrate to Hawaiian in winter to birth their babies and enliven our ocean with their magestic presence and playfulness.
Sail and kayak with the whales and spinner dophins, snorkel in crystal clear coves with fish, turtles, coral and underwater sea arches, ride some waves and relax on the beach.
You will hike into lush Pololu valley with its black sand beach.
You will experience swimming in waterfalls and pools created by fresh water rivers running down to the ocean.
You will hike across lava fields with views of smoldering craters, steam vents and the new plant life of baby ohia trees, ferns, opelu berries growing in the cracks and nourished by the chant of the winds and the misty rains.
Special Gatherings with Hawaiian Cultural Practitioners
During our time together we will participate in authentic ceremonies to honor nature and Spirit in Hawaii and within ourselves… sacred hula and hawaiian music, awa ceremony, ceremony at the volcano, lei making, “talk story”.
Increase Mind and Body Awareness, Peacefulness, Fitness and Well Being
Morning meditation and fitness class will be offered.
You will experience Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi Couples Massage.
You will participate in body rejuvination treatments using plants and herbs from the land.
Compassionate Communication and Listening Partnerships
We will offer support for the health of your relationship by learning and practicing compassionate communication and listening partnerships.
Richard and Natalie bring you a unique experience that fulfill dreams of encountering the authentic Hawaii, an experience that can only be created by people who have lived here and loved this island deeply and for a long time…and have been crafting small group adventures in an elegant way for over 20 years.
During this 10 day Hawaiian Couples Adventure you will experience beautiful lodging, delicious meals, exhilarating outdoor adventures such as whale watching (in season), sailing, snorkling, ceremony, hiking, kayaking, beach time, meditation, Pilates/yoga, massage and spa treatments, Hawaiian cultural experiences (hula, awa ceremony, ceremony at the volcano, lei making, talk story) and some practice in couples compassionate communication.
BALANCE DUE / Cancellation and Refund Policy
Registration for Hawaii Couples Adventure is $5,900 (plus 4.43% state tax) per couple and includes 9 nights lodging, on island transportation including Kona airport pickup and drop off, entrance and activity fees, instruction, most meals (a few meals will be ‘on your own’), and double occupancy lodging. An initial payment of $900 confirms your place. The second payment of $2,500 is due by 5 months prior to the start of the adventure and the final payment of $2,775 is due 2 months prior All payments are neither refundable nor transferable. We strongly recommend purchasing trip insurance in case you need to cancel for any reason. Questions: (808) 987-7501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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