My husband and I have been to Travaasa Hana three times in the last three years. We fell in love with the property and the people of Hana. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking. It is not your typical tourist experience and while the hotel is priced like a Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton, it is a more rustic experience which may or may not appeal to you. It is optimal for a romantic getaway and less ideal for families with children. We recommend staying in the sea cottages for 3-4 nights. Any shorter and you don't get the full experience and any longer and you run out of food options. Children are not allowed on the sea cottage side of the property. We were disappointed with our trip this year due to an unexpected closure of the resort restaurant which we found unacceptable given the limited dining options in Hana.
- The property and the setting are exceptional. Natural and peaceful with breathtaking views of the Pacific. A true old-Hawaii experience. We highly recommend the sea cottages. We stayed on the garden side for one night several years ago and were not as pleased. This is truly one of our favorite spots on earth.
- Adults-only on the sea cottage side. This makes for a very quiet and relaxing experience.
- Variety of fun activities. Our favorites are coastal horseback-riding, hiking Oheo gulch and yoga. We would recommend adding a photography class, painting class and/or stargazing class to the list of options.
- Breakfast in the dining room is delightful. Highly recommend the Hawaiian pancakes and Longhi-style french toast.
- Live entertainment in the dining room. CJ and Leokane play at least once a week and usually more with Auntie Carol doing the hula. Such a treat!
- Dining options. There are two restaurants in Hana that serve dinner (the resort restaurant and the Hana Ranch restaurant). The resort restaurant is extremely expensive given the quality of the food which is mediocre. Entrees were priced at $45-50 on our most recent trip. Hana Ranch Restaurant is a more casual option with average food and entrees priced $25-35. The resort used to have less expensive options in the Paniolo Lounge which we liked, but now they only serve appetizers.
- Service. I would have said this was a plus in the past, but we were really disappointed with our most recent trip. The hotel unexpectedly closed the resort restaurant for several days in order to re-stain the wood floors (a non-urgent repair). We were not given advance notice or compensation and had to eat every meal at the Hana Ranch Restaurant. Our favorite part of this trip is eating breakfast in the resort restaurant and we weren't able to do this. We would have preferred to have had a heads up about the closure and possibly discounted room service or additional menu options at the Hana Ranch restaurant.
- Room service exists but there is no menu and it takes 45min-1hr to get your food.
- The pool bar is rarely open when it says it should be and it only has 2 drink options.
- Activities. I know this is also on the plus list, but the activities list has not been updated in years. We wanted to try the Maui Stables horseback ride this year which was listed as a recommended activity, but we learned that the stables have been closed for 2 years. We also checked out snorkels to find that the current in Hana Bay was not conducive to snorkeling and the cinder path to the better snorkeling was too dangerous to traverse. There really was no instruction about where we were supposed to go, so we gave up.
- The beds are hard. Hopefully they will replace the mattresses soon so we can get more sleep next time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the end of the famous Road to Hāna, Travaasa Hāna sits on 69 acres along Maui's eastern coast, surrounded by lush, rolling grass fields, palm tree groves and the shores of Kaihalulu Bay. The AAA Four-Diamond experiential destination site, voted "#1 Best Boutique Hotel and #1 Best Hotel/Resort for a Romantic Getaway" in Hawaii Magazine's 2013 and 2014 Reader's Choice Awards, takes guests on a joyful journey with distinct offerings - Adventure, Culinary, Culture, Fitness and Spa & Wellness - that define the Travaasa experience, yet engage guests in the spirit of Hawaii. With activities like ukelele and lei making lessons, horseback trail rides, coconut husking, stand-up paddleboarding, outrigger canoe rides, outdoor yoga and traditional throw-net fishing, mo'elolo, or stories, are created as guests harmonize with the healing energy of the island. Our Maui spa treatments go far beyond pampering and indulgence. They reflect Hāna, our passion for, and knowledge of, the human body. We honor the ability of plants and essential oils to naturally treat, heal and revitalize the soul. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Hana Maui And Honua
- Travaasa Hana, Maui