Welcome to the beautiful Big Island of Hawai'i and



Hosted by Paula and Josh Buck, founders of Big Island Farm Sanctuary, our vacation packages are vegan friendly and, unique from other vacations, our profits go directly to the love and care of rescued, abandoned, and orphaned animals. By vacationing with us, YOU help us continue to "save lives, touch hearts, and change minds"'; and with three different vacation packages available, there's something for everyone!

Whether you choose our retreat package, adventure package, or voluntour package, this is going to be an unforgettable week of rescued animals, island fun, relaxing, and recharging; so book your spot and pack your bags- You’ve earned it!


How It  All Began

The idea of a retreat began in 2021 when Allie from Allie for the Soul was doing an Instagram Live with Paula from Big Island Farm Sanctuary to choose the winner of a beautiful painting Allie had made of one of BIFS's residents, Anela. One of our mutual followers (Hi Mitch!) said, "We should plan a trip to Hawaii with everyone!" With the help of Dana, aka EcoFriendlyPDX, Big Island Big Soul was born!

We learned a lot this first retreat (and had a blast doing it). So much so that Paula has decided to continue these retreats as a way to help fund the sanctuary, all while giving people the opportunity to meet the animals, explore the beautiful Big Island, eat delicious vegan food, and meet like-minded people from all over the world.