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Dragonfly Ranch Healing Arts Center    Healing Arts Retreat

The Dragonfly Ranch is in a beautiful location on the Big Island's Kona Coast, known as "The Playground of the Royalty."

Forty minutes (26 miles) south of Keahole-Kona Airport, this soulful retreat center is a half hour drive (19 miles) from the town of Kailua-Kona. Near the ocean on a lightly-travelled road, we are just 2 miles above Honaunau Bay with it's historic healing temple in the center of the 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 country estate has a view of the ocean, without a house in sight, overlooking grazing land that provides an idyllic buffer of privacy. On the dry, sunny side of the Big Island, at the perfect elevation of 600 feet, the temperature is usually about 72° year round with soft breezes and only moderate rainfall. 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. Dragonflyers often experience the indescribable joy of having friendly, wild turtles and dolphins swim with them in these beautiful bays.

Getting To The Dragonfly Ranch

From Kona Keahole International Airport:
Phone to let us know your ETA (808) 328-2159. If it is after 4:00PM, the traffic has become very bad and it is better to enjoy dinner in town and miss the traffic by 7:00PM.
Turn right out of the airport onto the main highway. Go past Kailua up a 10 minute hill. You will reach a plateau and pass through the little towns of Honalo, Kainaliu, Kealakekua and Captain Cook. Next you'll see a highway sign for Honaunau; watch for highway mile marker signs (small, rectangular and green)!

After you pass the 104 mile marker, look to turn right onto Route 160, which is clearly marked by a large sign: "Pu'uhonua o Honaunau". We are located exactly one and one half miles down Route 160, on the right side. Look straight down the road and you will see two arrows marking a sharp bend in the road and a large sign saying DRAGONFLY. Just beyond the second arrow on the right you'll see a large mail box on an ohia post saying "Welcome". Turn right, into our driveway (above which hangs a dragonfly goddess). A sign says: "Dragonfly Ranch."

After you enter the gate, drive at a slow, steady pace (fluffy pomeranians will stay out of the way) straight up the steep driveway to the unloading area. After unloading please go back down the drive and park in the lower lot under the arching monkey pod trees. Someone should come out to greet you and show you to your room, welcoming you to enjoy the common areas.

From Hilo or Volcano:
Coming from the South on Hwy 11, turn left onto Route 160 after the 103 mile marker. From that point, follow the above directions. You can stop in Na'alehu, at the Na'alehu Fruit Stand (on the right) for juices and snacks.

If you wish to call about where to eat or possibly sharing a meal with us from the garden (with fresh "blessed" fish if our family fisherman is lucky), we will be happy to help you discover the most delightful food available (missing the bad traffic between 4pm to 7pm).

Wishing you a safe journey!


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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