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Dragonfly Ranch Healing Arts Center    Healing Arts Retreat

Room prices range from $100 to $250 per night including breakfast
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  • Ideal sunny climate: 72 degrees day and night with light breezes and spectacular ocean sunset views.
  • All 3 suites and both rooms have private entrance and private outdoor showers
  • purified water, healthy organic breakfast, natural soap, Organic shampoo & Conditioner, 100% cotton 1200 thread count sheets
  • Down home feeling and helpful travel advice
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Hammock on sunset lanai with unobstructed view of meadow and ocean
  • Library with Hawaiiana collection
  • Friendly, respectful dogs and cats
  • Relaxing outdoor places to lounge
  • Colorful labyrinth walk and organic garden
  • Non-allergenic floor covering in all rooms

The Honeymoon Suite (aka Royally Sweet Suite)
$250 per night -
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The Honeymoon Suite at the Dragonfly Ranch

The Honeymoon Suite at the Dragonfly Ranch


Our most luxurious suite has inspired extraordinary romantic, dream-like experiences. Nestled in a lush jungle setting with ocean views, this suite features a king-size outdoor bed with memory foam and 1200 thread count sheets, goose down pillows and comforter of course - with a mirrored canopy.

The bed and food preparation areas are screened-in under a pavilion roof-like a bird cage for people. The other half of the suite is an adjoining indoor redwood room (separated by a shoji screen) with a queen-size futon, two-way access bathroom, dressers and entertainment center.

While the suite is a perfect secluded hideaway for a couple, some people enjoy sharing this exquisite experience with family or friends. Outside, hidden by tropical vegetation for your privacy, is a shower and a romantic double bathtub sunken in lava. A private round deck overlooks rock walls and gardens, a meadow and beyond to the white water of the bay at the ancient "Place of Refuge." You can step outside of time in this magical space.

Lomilomi Suite
$225 per night -
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Above the Writer's Studio and below the roof deck, this 20' x 22' room has a spacious, open feeling with a high ceiling, two walls of screen and one wall of mirrors reflecting the unobstructed view of Kealakekua Bay. Opposite the mirrored wall is a wall of screen that can be closed with sliding mirrored doors. This airy room has a private toilet, sink and a deep 2-person tub.

This meditative Zen room has simple furnishings including a removable double hammock, Victorian loveseat, and a comfortable memory foam king-size bed with luxurious 1200 thread count sheets. Lovely blue jade vines hang down in front. While this space is romantic, individuals have frequently enjoyed treating themselves to the luxury of this room. Families have added futons for children.

The Writer's Studio
$175 per night -
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This is a "homey" place to stay - a cozy, studio-like space, below the main house on the bottom level with a private entrance, bathroom and outdoor shower. One wall is screened, with curtains for privacy.
It has meadow and ocean views -- even from the comfortable king-size bed with (as always at the Dragonfly) luxurious sheets, goose down pillows and comforter. There is a galley kitchen, walk-in closet, and an additional queen-size bed. A table with four chairs sits in front of a large picture-view window. This room works well for families with children, as well as writers or honeymooners.

writers studio window


The Dragonfly Room
$125 per night - book online now



The Dragonfly Room is part of the main house, which is shaded by the canopy of a giant monkey-pod tree. The bedroom is located up 3 stairs to the right of the kitchen. It has a queen-sized bed and a full bath with tub inside--as well as a beautiful private outdoor shower. Room guests are welcome to use the main house kitchen. Having an ohana (family) feeling, the main house is a community space for all to enjoy. There are both indoor and outdoor dining areas for sharing food and fun with other delightful guests. In addition, there is a large private sun deck under a beautiful monkey pod tree canopy.

The Dolphin Room
$100 per night
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dolphin room bathroom
Outdoor bathroom...

On the same level as the Dragonfly Room, separated by a bathroom, the Dolphin Room is contiguous to the living room with a sound-proofed wall and king sized bed. Sounds from the road, which has very few cars at night, is less in this room than any other space. A note for late sleepers, however: breakfast sounds can be heard in the kitchen early in the morning. The dolphin decor is charming and many people like the private entrance and ‘outdoor’ toilet, sink and shower area, which is screened in with bamboo for privacy.


Accommodation/Cancellation Policy

In Hawaii, the taxes we apply to your accommodation are rated at 14.42%. While we wish we didn’t have to charge this extra fee - we are required to collect it by the state.

Payments on reservations canceled between two months and two weeks of the arrival date will be refunded minus the first night room charges. Payments on reservations canceled within two weeks of arrival will be forfeited unless the room can be rented again. In that event, the full amount minus the first night room charges will be refunded.

To avoid any monetary loss if your plans have to change, we suggest purchasing travel insurance.

Background Information

Barbara Moore, soul proprietor of the Dragonfly Ranch, has been crafting this “expansion mansion” since 1974. From a Virginia family who hosted guests in the early 1900s, Barbara humbly welcomes adventurous travelers to feel at home in her home. The Dragonfly Ranch is in the most "ideal" location on the Big Island's Kona Coast. This area is known as "The Playground of the Royalty." Forty five minutes south of Keahole-Kona Airport (26 miles), this romantic getaway is a half-hour drive (19 miles) from the town of Kailua-Kona. Near the ocean on a lightly-traveled road, the Dragonfly is just 2 miles above the ocean at Honaunau Bay with its historic healing temple in the center of an ancient "Place of Sanctuary." The Dragonfly Ranch is a modern day sanctuary, blessed to be in the middle of the "Sacred Healing Triangle" where Samoans and Tahitians of ancient times sailed for healing purposes.

This beautiful country estate offers many scenic views of the ocean. Without a house in sight as one looks down at the sea, grazing land provides an idyllic buffer of privacy. On the dry, sunny side of the Big Island, at an ideal elevation of 600 feet, the temperature is usually about 72 degrees year round with little wind and only moderate rainfall—enough to keep everything green. It's a 3-minute drive to the Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park, 10 minutes to Kealakekua Underwater Sea Life Preserve, and 15 minutes to Ho'okena Beach Park, a lovely sandy cove. These areas are famous for an abundance of playful dolphins and the finest snorkeling in all of Hawaii. For your convenience, The Dragonfly provides towels and rents snorkel gear, wet suits and life vests. We offer guided tours for Dragonflyers who often experience the indescribable joy of having friendly, wild turtles and dolphins swim with them in these beautiful bays.

Helpful Hints

Food: If you have special dietary needs, we can lend you an electric wok, rice cooker, etc. Breakfast, of course, is supplied. We grow tasty greens in our organic garden. In the spirit of "Aloha Aina" we welcome you to give to the land (weeding, watering, planting) and receive from the land. Restaurants and supplies are within 15-20 minutes, along with a farmers market, organic fruit stands and grocery stores.

Bugs: For people who stay at the Dragonfly, living with nature is desirable. Just remember: "It's a jungle out there." We minimize the possibility of seeing these harmless insects by using natural methods. Unless someone in your party has a terrific phobia - for example, fear of spiders - there shouldn't be a problem. Our jungle spiders, while harmless, can be quite large...

Reservations: To truly discover the ambience of this unique estate, we recommend a stay of at least 3 days. Visitors with a week or more on the Big Island find that establishing a base at he Dragonfly and taking excursions - possibly with a mid-week overnight on the wet side of the island (Waipio, Hilo or Volcano) is a fun way to see the Big Island with pretty certain sunny Kona weather for enjoying ocean sports. (Kona gets 40 inches of rain to Hilo’s annual 200 inches). Ask about the exciting way to see the bright volcano glow, hiking in early in the morning, allowing time seeing the red lava at night before watching the sunrise. This memorable experience leaves the whole day to explore the rest of the island without having to move luggage or re-acclimate to an unfamiliar setting.  Most guests have found that staying in one place is much more relaxing than packing, moving luggage, relocating and unpacking.

ALOHA: Aloha abounds at The Dragonfly Ranch. Our competent Dragonfly team, 5 well-mannered Chihuahua dogs and 3 friendly outdoor cats, enhance the Aloha we gladly extend to our guests and friends. We look forward to talking with you on the phone, meeting you in person, hosting you, and helping to make your Hawaii vacation a memorable experience, rich with color and depth.

Ask about our WORKSHOPS AND PLAYSHOPS — educational and fun-filled weeks that include food, lodging, transportation, educational talks and entertainment. We are continually developing a variety of retreats - see our upcoming schedule on our Retreats/Workshops page.

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We look forward to answering your questions. Feel free to call us on the other side of the planet (checking Hawaiian time first) +1 808-328-2159 Send us an email: info @,  We love providing hospitality, sharing information about our beautiful island and having our guests feel enriched by their experience with us.

World-class snorkeling and diving are just three minutes away by car at the bay of Honaunau where guests have experienced the incredible joy of having friendly turtles and playful dolphins frolic beside them!

Dragonfly Ranch Healing Arts Center

Address: 84-5146 Keala O Keawe Rd.
Captain Cook, HI 96704

Information or Reservations: 1-808-328-2159
Email: info (at)

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