Banyan Tree Sanctuary

Photo gallery for Banyan Tree Sanctuary

Primary image
Outdoor pool, open 5:00 AM to midnight, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 5:00 AM to midnight, sun loungers

Overview of Banyan Tree Sanctuary

Banyan Tree Sanctuary

3.0 star property
Mountain Kailua-Kona guesthouse with outdoor pool

8.6/10 Fabulous

39 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms available
The price is CA $266
Price available on 08/01/2022
73-4464 Kohanaiki Road, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Sauna
  • Beach towels
  • Spa tub
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Premium bedding
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • Free self parking
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Social distancing

Choose dates to view prices

About this area

What's nearby

  • Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park - 10 min drive
  • Hawaii Gateway Energy Center - 12 min drive
  • Kailua-Kona Wharf - 11 min drive
  • Hualālai - 21 min drive
  • Kona Le'a Plantation - 17 min drive
  • Magic Sands Beach - 28 min drive
  • Kua Bay - 19 min drive
  • Kahalu'u Beach Park - 30 min drive
  • Manini'owali Beach - 21 min drive
  • Makalawena Beach - 39 min drive
  • Keauhou Shopping Center - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Kona Intl. Airport (KOA) - 15 min drive
  • Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala) - 48 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Banyan Tree Sanctuary

Banyan Tree Sanctuary offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 30 per vehicle one-way. Guests can indulge in hot stone massages, facials, or body treatments, then take a dip in the outdoor pool. Other highlights include a spa tub, a sauna, and a terrace. Fellow travelers say good things about the location and comfortable guestrooms.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and key retrieval information; access will be through a private entrance
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Please note that this property is vegetarian.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (9 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–noon

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Water sports equipment


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1987
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Recycling
  • LED light bulbs

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Cleaning fee: USD 125 per accommodation, per stay (varies per unit)

Optional extras

  • Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 for adults and USD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 30 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 2)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 5:00 AM to midnight
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property uses solar energy.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

State tax ID - W26748356-01

Guests should be aware that cats reside at this property.
Property Registration Number ta-023-725-0560-01

Also known as

Banyan Tree Sanctuary House Kailua-Kona
Banyan Tree Sanctuary Kailua-Kona
Banyan Tree Sanctuary Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
Banyan Tree Sanctuary Guesthouse Kailua-Kona
Banyan Tree Sanctuary Guesthouse
Banyan Tree Sanctuary house
Banyan Tree Sanctuary Guesthouse
Banyan Tree Sanctuary Kailua-Kona
Banyan Tree Sanctuary Guesthouse Kailua-Kona

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

This was a perfect quiet getaway for a few nights! The property is beautiful, the owners were quick to respond and helpful! We will be staying again
Laura, 2-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Enjoyed it.
2-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had a wonderful stay at the Banyan Tree Sanctuary. If you read the other reviews and the Sanctuary's own description, you will get a very good idea of the place and whether it is appropriate for you. The Sanctuary is located at the end of a one mile, one lane road built in to a hillside overlooking the shore; at the beginning the street appears suburban; by the end it appears to be in a tropical forest. There are a small number of rooms and none of what you would expect in a resort; so if you're coming for that kind of stay you won't find what you're looking for. Actually, that's not quite true--there is a lovely pool, a jacuzzi, and a sauna--but no room service, bar, or gift shop. Most of the time we had common areas to ourselves since the number of guests is small. The Sanctuary it is set up for yoga, meditation, and a small number of visitors; it is a small working farm for the partners who run/manage it. For guests, there is a full kitchen where you can make your own coffee/breakfast/meals. Coffee, tea, and some fresh fruits are provided, but anything else you bring in (vegan-friendly food only). Words like "tranquil" and "serene" recur in the reviews for a reason--it is quiet (well, there are almost always birds chirping), out of the way, and very relaxed. Sunrises and sunsets were particularly lovely. If that sort of stay sounds good to you, I would very highly recommend Banyan Tree Sanctuary. We were very sad to leave.
3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Banyan Tree Sanctuary is a very unique place to stay. If you want to get away from all the resorts and get a taste of nature & hawaiian culture then this is a place for you. As soon as I arrived I was amazed at how serene and peaceful the grounds were. The pool was kept nice, along with the kitchen and their sacred temple. A couple things I noticed were if you arrive at night or early morning before the sun rises, Banyan can get a little eerie. The place doesn’t have much light besides in the kitchen and where you park your car so I had to use my flash to see where I was going. Also, after my first day, the jacuzzi was covered so it made me not wanting to bother with getting inside it unfortunately. Regardless, Banyan is as spiritual as you make it. You can meditate or do your own yoga in the sacred temple as there’s no guided sessions. Same with the massages, I had no idea where that would be taking place. Although, they do provide you with everything you need in terms of towels, ocean gear, and other amenities. All in all, I believe you don’t find Banyan but Banyan finds you. So if you’re not into a real peaceful quiet getaway then I’d suggest going to a regular hotel. You will discover yourself and get peace of mind here, guaranteed.
Antonio, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

yes to quiet and hospitable. didn't like: no extra day available.
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It’s a beautiful quiet serene place. No one bothers u at all.
Christina, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Peaceful and unique
Owners and staff were great and so friendly and kind. If you are looking for a peaceful, quiet, quaint and unique place that isn’t your usual large chain hotel experience, I definitely recommend Banyan.
Brooke, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

The property was beautiful and well kept. Communication with the owners was not the best as they do not answer the phone number that is listed and only communicated through the Expedia chat.
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

If you like pretentious spirituality and no clean towels this the place for you
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A true sanctuary!
It’s called a “sanctuary” for a reason! Very quiet, peaceful location, and yet only 15 min drive to downtown. Appears the property is up for sale, so if you want to experience this oasis, I would do it sooner than later! The property is vegan only, so being an omnivore, was a little bit of an adjustment. The room is quite comfortable, but definitely not fancy. Very relaxing to stroll through the grounds.
Mark, 5-night romance trip
Verified guest review