Special Services / Workshops

Cacao and fruit orchard tours and chocolate making workshops

OLA Kai Hawai’i Big Island is situated on 18 acres of rainforest land. The entrance is framed with a cacao plantation for your pleasure and beauty. Would you wish to know more about how chocolate is made? We can arrange a tour on our two plantations, one by your vacation rental the other a few miles towards Hilo with more mature trees. Our cacao farmer and chocolate producer, Colin Hart from University of Hawai’i Hilo, will take you around, give you a taste and demonstrate how this beloved sweet is made from bean to bar.


Prebook catering services with us. We will arrange for one of our catering companies to come and cook delicious, healthful meals on site for your family gathering or small events. They will do all the shopping, cooking, serving and cleaning up. You just relax and enjoy your event!

Hot Hula fitness sessions

Add that little extra energy and fitness to your trip with a dance-workout inspired by the dances of the Polynesian islands. Hula, Tahitian, Maori, Samoan … all in a fun, core and cardio training. Kazemaru, one of the OLA Kai owners, is a licensed instructor and can go to the Recreational Studio to give you a session.

Hula Workshops

Have you ever tried the real hula? If you want to know the original culture of Hawai’i this is one of the best ways. Packed with story-telling, history and beauty, hula is a dynamic, graceful and deeply cultural experience. Noe Noe is our own in-house Hawaiian practitioner who can come and offer you the authentic experience. Either 1-3 hours workshop or a full-day immersion. She is often fully booked 6 months in advance but once you get her it is a rare and beautiful experience.

Zenergy Management Retreats & Workshops

Kazemaru Yukawa Bacon, owner of OLA Kai, is a practitioner in holistic practises since 1987 and Certified in Neuroscience for Leadership and executive training. This combination is a highly valuable experience and input for any executive who delivers under pressure and wants to manage their energy better to stay on top. Get tips and practical techniques to support and manage your mental, physical and team energy. Choose between:

• 1-hour energising and calming exercise session

• 2-3 hours 4elements TetraMap for improved team dynamics

• 5-hours Zenergy management process to start reflecting on deficiencies and add a few tools to optimise the vitality needed for better focus, creativity and decision making as well as improved team dynamics.