The Special Joys of Our Big Island Vacation Rental

Flowers welcome you to our Hawaii Retreat.

It’s Sweet, Safe and Slow in “Old Hawaii”

We love seeing our wonderful Pacific Naturopathic Hawaii Vacation Retreat House through children’s eyes.

Children are awed by the Jaboticaba fruit that cover its tree trunks in season.

They’re amazed to learn how bananas grow, and thrilled by the flowering pumpkin patch with its tiny emerging globes.

They love gathering avocados, lemons, and limes and other edibles that they may be meeting for the first time – like starfruit and Surinam cherries. (Starfruit slices are indeed star-shaped.)

They search the grounds under the Rudraksha tree for the brilliant blue marble-like fruits that house seeds used to make meditation malas (necklaces).

Drs. Marcel & Connie Hernandez, ND
Drs. Marcel & Connie Hernandez, ND

Children accustomed to supermarket bananas are stunned by the beauty of the banana flowers and the varied flavors of the wild bananas.

Eating a miracle fruit before sucking on a lemon will cause the lemon to seem like a sweet delicacy.

Spoonfuls of mame sapote fruit are like custard.

Season after season, the land surprises our visitors with fruits and flavors, rainbows that suggest magical beings, moist sparkles in the air, and starry, starry nights.

Come and enjoy!

When you vacation at our Retreat Center, you’ll love to slow down and view the world as a child might.


Looking for a respite from the noise of civilization? Check our Hawaii Peace Garden Retreat calendar to see if there’s an opening for you.

Please note: The requirements for a visit have shifted, and most probably will shift again. Beginning July 8, 2021, individuals fully vaccinated in the United States or its Territories may enter Hawaii on domestic flights without pre-travel testing/quarantine starting the 15th day after the completion of their vaccination. All other travelers must have their negative test results from a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner prior to departing as an alternative to Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine. As of June 15, all passengers who are not in quarantine are free to travel between islands without restriction. 

Contact us directly at Pacific Naturopathic (650-961-1660) if you’re interested. Please email Dr. Marcel directly at with questions.

If you want to see more photos click HERE, but booking directly through us, instead of the linked site, will save you a chunk of money in broker fees.