What's Included:

​7 nights of accommodations. 

Breakfast and dinner daily plus some lunches and lots of snacks.  

If you have uncomplicated special dietary considerations, we are happy to work with you. Otherwise, we have an open kitchen policy and you are welcome to prepare your own dishes.

All program fees, materials including entrance fees on planned excursions

Transportation (with some limitations)

Daily “ writing Fun-shops” 

Inspiration and exercises with faculty 

One on one editing and group critiques

Specialty supplies and surprises

Time to relax, reflect, write and enjoy beautiful Hawaii.

All this and much more for just: $1,968.00(USD)

Buddy Rate: Coming with a friend or willing to share? You' ll each get a $200.00 discount!


What's NOT Included:

All Airfares

Transportation to accommodation from Kona airport after 9pm

Lunches off premises (you are welcome to prepare yourself a sandwich or salad in the kitchen).

Wine is not included - but there will be a kitty for contributions for those of us who like to partake in the grape!

​​For more information contact Dawne at deknobbe@earthlink.net or call 714-308-9610

In Australia you can contact Svetlana at svettmoondog@gmail.com 


The Aloha Writer's Retreat is limited to a small group and designed to help you tap into the source of your naturally creative soul. All the workshops, or "fun-shops" as we like to call them, encourage creative exploration through visual arts, journaling and play. So come prepared to laugh and learn. Click here for detailed itinerary.

Accommodations are provided in two beautiful homes in the privacy of the gated community of Kamillo at Mauna Lani. Single or double occupancy accommodations are available. We are a 10 minute walk from the Fairmont Orchid hotel and the Ocean. We have access to a private beach club with a great restaurant, lounge chairs and cabanas. Rooms vary in size and amenties. 1st come first served if not based on double occupancy.

Rediscover the power of artistic play and gain insight through journaling.




Aloha Writers Retreat 

Tap into Your Naturally Creative Soul

The 'ha' in Aloha represents the life force; the inner spark.

The Aloha Writer's Retreat will nuture and rekindle the embers of your creative energy, allowing your inspiration to flow and erupt into an explosion of characters, plots and stories. This is an opportunity for those eager to advance their ideas and also for those feeling stuck or uninspired. Register now and Infuse your Muse!

Unleashing your creative core will come naturally as we explore the writer within you.

Whatever your level of writing, accomplished or beginner, Dawne and Svett will infuse your muse with dynamic writing exercises and experiences designed to empower your words and stories. With beautiful Hawaii as your backdrop, be immersed in the Aloha spirit and empower yourself with the energy of Pele, the Hawaiin fire Goddess. The moment you step out of the plane you will feel inspired and ready to create.


Buddy rate Just  $1,768.00

Breakfast and dinner will be included each day along with exploratory adventures to tickle your muse, and plenty of free time to relax, reflect and write. You will come away with a new aloha support group of writer friends and mentors that will influence your writing life for many years to come.



Big Island of Hawaii (Arrival airport kona KOA)

Kamillo at Mauna Lani on the Gold Coast (10 minute walk from Fairmont Orchid resort and Beach) 35 minutes from Kona airport. If you can schedule your flight to arrive before 9pm we will be there to greet you and pick you up. We also have access to the Mauna Lani private beach club close by where the snorkeling is fabulous, lounge chairs and Cabanas are provided, and the restaurant makes a dynamite drink called “A permanent Holiday.” The shops at Mauna Lani are a 10 minute walk, but transportation to them and the Kings and Queens Markets at Waikaloa will be available.

The Aloha Writers Retreat. We hope you can join us next year!