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Travaasa Hana, Maui

Travaasa Hana

This peaceful, unspoilt retreat is ideal for those wanting to relax and unwind in a calming atmosphere surrounded by nature and ocean. The open-air restaurant offers a true island feel, with live Hawaiian music and hula performances held every week. The spacious suites and cottages each have a private lanai where you can sit back and relax as you watch the sunset. Further relaxation can be found in the award-winning spa, or you can clear your mind with a yoga or Pilates class. For those wanting more activity, there are tennis courts on site and various hiking routes in the surrounding area. Alternatively, learn more about the local culture by taking part in lei making and ukulele lessons.

Our rating: First Class

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Rooms

Accommodation ranges from Waikoloa Family Suites to Garden View Suites and the luxurious Sea Ranch Cottages, which boast large lanais complete with hot tubs and sweeping views of the ocean. Waikoloa Family Suites can accommodate up to six guests and come with a full kitchen and large dining area, as well as a living room with cable TV. Garden View Suites boast indoor and outdoor seating areas and a wet bar; while guests staying in the Sea Ranch Cottages can enjoy inclusive packages offering spa treatments, meals and other exclusive Travaasa experiences.

Location

The resort is located at the end of the Hana Highway in Hana, on the east coast of Maui. The meandering journey there along the scenic Hana Highway can take anywhere between two and five hours depending on your driving pace and the number of stops you make to take in the coastal views and explore the waterfalls and fruit stalls you pass.

Food and drink

The Preserve Kitchen and Bar is an open-air restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and featuring live Hawaiian music and hula dancing throughout the week. The restaurant, which overlooks Hana Bay and Kauiki Hill, uses in-season, local ingredients and has a relaxed atmosphere to reflect Hana’s low-key lifestyle. The bar serves refreshing cocktails and a variety of other beverages, which are best enjoyed at sunset.

Families

Families of up to six can stay in the spacious Waikoloa Family Suites, which have their own kitchen and dining area should you prefer to self-cater.

Facilities and activities

The Travaasa Hana offers a variety of activities covering five areas of interest: Adventure, Culinary, Culture, Fitness, and Spa & Wellness. On site you can make use of the tennis courts, Pilates and Yoga studios, guided meditation sessions, lei making and ukulele lessons, smoothie and cocktail making, cooking lessons and the relaxing spa. Those who wish to explore further afield can go cycling, horse riding, gliding, stand up paddle boarding, snorkelling or canoeing.

Our opinion

We think this property has it all: stunning views, a fantastic road to get there and an excellent range of activities and amenities. The service is exceptional and unrivalled in Hawaii.

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