Travaasa Hana, Maui
Voted the No. 1 Boutique Hotel and the No. 1 Experiential Retreat in HAWAI'I Magazine’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, Travaasa Hana, Maui blends nature, comfort, luxury, and style. Set on the beautiful Hana Bay on the remote eastern side of Maui, the 66-acre former sugar plantation has 70 suites and bungalows amid exceptional scenery and serenity. This AAA Four Diamond resort offers unique experiences against a beautiful ocean backdrop, including rain forest hikes, three-hole pitch- and putt golf, Hawaiian net-fishing lessons, and cocktail classes.
- Voted No. 8 Resort in Hawaii in Condé Nast Traveler's 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards
- Unplug in one of the spacious 70 suites and bungalows, most without TVs or radios
- Enjoy a refreshing dip in the ocean-view saltwater pool
- Rejuvenate with a treatment at The Spa at Travaasa Hana or with a yoga session at the outdoor wellness center
- Dine alfresco on wholesome, fresh food at The Preserve Kitchen + Bar
- Soak in the outdoor lava-rock whirlpool amid a tropical garden with Hana Bay views
- Explore Hana with coastal horseback riding and rainforest hikes
The local staff at Travaasa Hana, Maui can trace their heritage back through four or five generations. You are in the hands of friendly people who truly know and love the area, and who offer a warm, personal welcome to Hana, from knowing your name to greeting you with leis, tropical drinks, and hand-written welcome cards. Experience the “real” Hawaii here.
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With ocean, garden, or mountain views, the 70 spacious bungalows and suites feature hardwood floors and a focus on unplugging from technology and connecting to nature — most rooms have no TV or radio. Instead you are invited to gaze out over the waves from a private lanai, or get lost in a book on a garden-view terrace. Pale wood and seaside tones furnish the guestrooms, which have ceiling fans and sliding doors to let in the ocean breeze. The Waikoloa Family Suites can sleep up to six and are next door to the three-hole pitch-and-putt golf course, while the ocean-view bungalows are perfect for couples.
Travaasa Hana, Maui's front desk is open 24 hours a day, and the concierge team can assist with anything from day trips to informal lessons in local history and culture. There is also a valet parking service and a complimentary shuttle to transport you around the property.
The Preserve Kitchen + Bar serves meals throughout the day, as well as offering room service. Alternatively, sample some local favorites from the food trucks that sit a stone’s throw from the resort, from Thai cuisine at Pranee to the fish tacos at Surfing Burro.
The Preserve Kitchen + Bar – Overlooking Hana Bay, this open-air restaurant is comfortably furnished with wicker chairs and couches. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the restaurant also features live Hawaiian music and hula dancing. Dishes feature in-season ingredients, including seafood stews, kale and feta salads, and charred wild salmon with Asian-style vegetables.
Travaasa Hana, Maui divides its activities into five "pathways:" Adventure, Culinary, Culture, Fitness, or Spa and Wellness. The hotel will suggest a whole host of things to do based on your preference, from hula classes and ukulele lessons to yoga sessions and tennis matches. Learn how to make tropical smoothies or cocktails at the bar. Spend your downtime at one of the two saltwater pools, relaxing in the hot tub, or decompressing with a traditional Lomilomi massage at The Spa at Travaasa Hana.
Get closer to the natural environment around the resort with a Hawaiian pole fishing or "throw net" class, and a bicycle ride through Hana town center. Head out on the water in a canoe, or take a stand-up paddle boarding class — many consider Hawaii to be the home of this increasingly popular sport, so where better to try it? Then explore the area on horseback or on foot; hike through the bamboo forests of the Pipiwai Trail to the Waimoku Falls, or travel to the underground lava tube at Ka‘elekū Caverns in Wai‘ānapanapa State Park.
Travaasa Hana, Maui
Unspoiled Hana Bay is on the east coast of Maui, Hawaii, reached via the winding, rainforest-shrouded Hana Highway, or a short internal flight. The resort is flanked by Haleakalā National Park and Wai‘ānapanapa State Park, and nearby beaches include Hamoa Beach, Black Sand Beach, and Red Sand Beach (also known as Kaihalulu).
Kahului Airport is 49 mi / 79 km away.
Hana Airport is 4 mi / 6 km away