Dragonfly Ranch Healing Arts CenterHealing Arts Retreat

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Contact: Barbara Moore
Tel: (808) 328-2159



Honaunau, HI--The Dragonfly Ranch: Healing Arts Center, a holistic retreat, has recently been named West Hawaii’s #1 Bed & Breakfast, by local daily newspaper West Hawaii Today.

“It is an honor to be given a vote of confidence by the community,” says Barbara Ann Moore, founder and hostess of the Dragonfly Ranch. “It is surprising to be selected over so many wonderful B&B’s on this side of the island--especially when the Dragonfly is such a distinct alternative, with a health orientation." For the last 30 years, “soul" proprietor Moore, a student of renowned kahunas, has been practicing the ancient healing art of Lomilomi— a Hawaiian rejuvenation treatment -- and crafting her home into a health retreat.

Located near Hawaii’s Pu’uhonua ‘O Honaunau National Historical Park, 35 minutes south of Kailua-Kona, guests at the Dragonfly get the definitive Bed and Breakfast experience, free to enjoy privacy or join staff and other guests in Ohana (family)-style conversation, gourmet meals made from local, organically-grown food, music and laughter. Also available are a variety of therapies for nurturing mind, body and spirit. “It’s been my dream to have the Dragonfly be a place where people worldwide can come for relaxation and rejuvenation,” Moore adds.

The five guest rooms and suites, built around a 100-year old monkeypod tree, offer a feeling of tree house camping -- yet with all the creature comforts, such as 800-thread count sheets, goose down bedding and high-speed wireless internet access. An "Illuminarium"-- a greenhouse for orchids which doubles as an open air Polynesian-style Chartres Cathedral perched in the trees -- has an 11-circuit labyrinth suited for meditative walks and viewing unobstructed Kona sunsets over the famed "Gold Coast". This tropical hideaway is located just a short drive from three bays considered the Big Island's best for snorkeling, diving and encounters with friendly, wild dolphins.

Brian Wilson, songwriter/singer of the Beach Boys, says of his experience at the Dragonfly: “A haven. I love it.” Gayot’s"Best of Hawaii" has called the Dragonfly a “fabulous place to stay.”

This Swiss Family Robinson-style eco-spa is suited for honeymoons, weddings, special events, workshops, or a reclusive getaway for those wishing to have “soft adventure” with health-spa pampering. Dragonfly Ranch: Healing Arts Retreat offers the authentic feel of old Hawaii, “where Aloha abounds” and time is slow and easy. For inquiries, reservations, or to plan a workshop or event, contact Barbara Moore at (808) 328-2159, or by email at or visit http://www.dragonflyranch.com.

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Dragonfly Ranch Healing Arts Center

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