Dragonfly Ranch

84-5146 Keala O Keawe Road , Captain Cook/Kona, HI 96704 USA (Show map)
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On the Kona Coast of Hawaii's Big Island the Dragonfly Ranch: HEALING ARTS RETREAT is a legendary eco-spa that hosts romantic honeymoons, B&B guests and workshops featuring Healthy Pleasures and good FUN: world class diving; respectful snorkeling with friendly dolphins; labyrinth meditation walk; organic garden/food preparation; flower essences for soul development. An authentic Hawaiian double-hulled canoe trip can be arranged. This legendary luxuriously rustic "tree-house" offers unique indoor/outdoor lodging near the ancient "Place of Sanctuary" called the Pu'uhonua O Honaunau Historical National Park. Here, where Aloha abounds. time is slow and easy. At the Dragonfly, those looking for a taste of the "real" Hawaii feel at home and welcome.




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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Unique and friendly

5 on February 19, 2018

Staying at the Dragonfly Ranch will lead to one of the most memorable experiences of a persons life. The combination of the location, Barbra, Will, Phoneix, and the rest of the staff, coupled with other interesting guests and travelers you may meet, make the Dragonfly Ranch a unique place to visit. The Dragonfly family are all very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. We have stayed here in 2015 and 2018 with both visits being extraordinary. This review would be too long to give details on all the experiences we've encountered at the Dragonfly, so if you are questioning a stay at the Dragonfly Ranch we recommend you do not pass this place up. Jeff & Gerri

Dragonfly Ranch was the perfect hideaway

4.8 on November 29, 2017

We loved every moment at the Dragonfly Ranch. The building and grounds are simply wonderful. Peaceful vistas of the ocean and breakfasts of fresh fruit grown on-site were highlights. We felt at home from the moment we arrived.

Very peacefull

4.8 on May 25, 2015

I recently stayed there for 3 nights. Delicious breakfasts, all organic food. This would be great if you want peace and quiet. It is very suitable if you/ your group want to go on a retreat. About 45 minutes to kailua kona

Fantastic HEALTHY Holiday!

5 on February 02, 2015

We had the best time at Dragonfly Ranch! Instead of the usual cookie cutter hotel loaded with chemicals this wonderful B&B was a true respite. Barbara and her staff were welcoming, and attentive to every need. Delicious organic food everyday. We stayed in the very comfortable Dolphin Room with it's wonderful outdoor shower. The buildings and grounds are full of art with flowers, plants, and trees everywhere. Bonus - just a 5 minute drive away is a super snorkeling site. It's very convenient to Kailua-Kona, Capt. Cook and getting over to the volcano. We definitely plan to return here!

A tranquil getaway!

5 on January 08, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at this unique bed and breakfast. Everyone was so welcoming and hospitable. The view from our room and the outdoor dining area were fantastic and the organic breakfast was fresh and delicious!

not for older folks

2.6 on April 23, 2014

many steps that are not lit up at night.

Just what we needed.

4.8 on April 07, 2014

Nestled on a hillside beneath massive oak-like trees surrounded by lush floral vegetation above a sweeping view of the ocean, our stay at the ranch was delightful. Its the people who make this place so good, a personal touch after 40 years….from the organic bread baked each night and served with fresh island fruit the following morning, incredible massage, superb healthy dinners, among so much more served-up by an attentive staff. They are determined to promote their guests' better health with visiting healers, a closet full of flower essences and a library of references featuring a love of nature and health. Marina and I will be back.

Relax your mind and experience nature at its best!

4.6 on April 21, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Dragonfly for 10 days 9 nights. In a world where technology overshadows the beauty of nature and the satisfaction of genuine human connections, this ranch is a respite, a chance to commune with nature and island culture. While we were there we met traveling artists, musicians, archeologists, boat captains, lava walkers, a magician and fellow adventurers from all over. The relaxed, "hang loose" atmosphere fostered a chance to share life stories, and interact with guests in a way that would never have happened in another setting. You get a healthy breakfast every morning with a bold cup of Kona Coffee. If you're fortunate to stay long enough to enjoy dinner with the hosts, you will not be disappointed. The staff at the Dragonfly make this a special event. On our dinner we had fresh salad from their organic garden, delightful pan seared chicken or fish prepared with local ginger and citrus, and a hearty grain pilaf. Dessert was the most astonishing, vegan, chocolate-lovers delight. This mousse was prepared with raw cocoa and avocados, and island staple. If you go, expect your accommodations to be indoors & outdoors. What does that mean? The flowers and plants on the Kona side of Hawaii are breathtaking. The island breeze blows through the screens to your room, and you smell the ocean. You are in the jungle. There are bugs. And singing frogs! Which my wife loved to hear as she fell asleep each night. If you're a planet conscious person you have reached a retreat with likeminded individuals. The food is sourced locally and is always fresh. Many of the staff are vegetarian or vegan, so if this appeals to you, you can expect to never go hungry. However, the retreat accommodates omnivores comfortably as well. We were within minutes to a great New York style pizza joint in Captain Cook. We were also within minutes of some of the best snorkeling, dolphin viewing, and black sand beaches that grace the big island.

Wonderful stay--the manager is very attentive

4.6 on January 28, 2013

The new manager KC certainly is earning his keep! we had run low on lemon juice and cayenne pepper and he was eager to help put. He did get us a lemon, so it was 50% success! Definitely would look in to staying here again. The only downside was that we were required to pay in fiat money---owner refused to accept our bill with A4V stamped on it. Guess you can't have everything!

An Experience We'll Never Forget!

5 on January 24, 2013

Dragonfly was recommended by friends, and as promised, the manager Casey paid special attention to my needs. He's a 'hands on' kind of manager! Cuisine enhanced by native Hawaiian herbs, and experimentation with large green vegetables is encouraged! The open-air semi-private rooms are unique. Helping push-start their van was easy. Emergency medical services are excellent too.

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Rooms & Rates

Dolphin Room

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 toilet, sink and shower area, which is screened in with bamboo for privacy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $100 - $100

Dragonfly Room

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 c

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Writer's Studio

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. Meadow and ocean views -- even from the comfortable king-size bed with luxurious sheets, goose down pillows and comforter. With a galley kitchen, walk-in closet, and an additional queen-size bed, a table with four chairs that sits in front of a large picture-view window- this room works well for families with children.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

LomiLomi Suite

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. This airy room has a private toilet, sink and a deep 2-person tub. Includes a removable double hammock, Victorian loveseat, and a comfortable memory foam king-size bed with luxurious 1200 thread count sheets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

Honeymoon Suite

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 bed with memory foam and 1200 thread count sheets and goose down pillows. The other half of the suite is an adjoining indoor redwood room with a queen-size futon, two-way access bathroom, dressers and entertainment center. Outside, hidden by tropical vegetation for your privacy, is a shower and a romantic double bathtub sunken in lava.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $250 - $250

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Location Type

Countryside, Tropical


Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (KOA-Keahole) 28 miles

Directions to property:

Just after the 104 mile marker form the North on highway 11 or mile marker 103 from the south, turn onto route 160--toward the ocean. We are located exactly one and one half miles down Route 160, on the right side. As you pass Wakefield Botanical Gardens and Restaurant (on the left), 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." Open the gate and drive on in!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Birding, Snorkling with dolphins, Scuba diving, Hiking, Kayaking, Sailing, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Ruins

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Far-Infared Sauna, Massage, Body scrubs/wraps, Labyrinth walk, Onsite exercise & yoga lessons, Nutritional counseling

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, whale watching, boogie boarding, veiwing volcano, star gazing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2pm-9pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only bench by dolphin fountain
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes only well-behaved children, please
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
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Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Photography, healing arts, writing, interior decorating, dreaming, teaching about health, loving animals, swimming with dolphins.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7 to 10 am
  • Serving Location: On open lanai overlooking ocean, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian organic, gluten-free

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Hot Deal

Honeymoon Suite 30% OFF!

Regular Rate: $250 now $175 (30% Savings:)

30% OFF our Honeymoon Suite (through May 30th) -- regular price $250/night, now only $175, you save $75 per night! Minimum 2 night stay. Please contact the inn directly at 1 8083282159 to redeem this deal.

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