Travaasa Hana - Maui, Hawaii - 4 Star Luxury Resort

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Rooms & Suites: 67

At the end of the Hana Highway, on the lush eastern coast of Maui, is the Travaasa Hana (formerly the legendary Hotel Hana-Maui and Honua Spa).

The former Hotel Hana-Maui on the island's windward side has reopened as the Travaasa Hana under Denver-based Travaasa Destinations. This is Travaasa's second property, after Travaasa Austin, which opened in Texas' Hill Country in mid-April. The Hana property features 70 cottages and suites, a wellness spa, locally sourced food, and programming that highlights Hawaii's cultural heritage. Guests can choose from two offerings -- an all-inclusive program which includes meals, a daily spa credit and as many activities as they wish, or an á la carte stay. Travaasa Hana incorporates local and regional elements while encompassing the brand’s five pillars -- adventure, culinary, culture, fitness and spa/wellness. Accommodations at Travaasa Hana consist of 47 plantation-style Sea Ranch Cottages and 23 low-rise bungalow Garden View Suites. The guestrooms feature organic linens and are free of radios, clocks and televisions. The Sea Ranch Cottages have high, wood-beamed ceilings, as well as interior ceiling fans and private lanais. Many also feature private hot tubs. The minimum age requirement for Sea Ranch Cottage guests is 16 years old. Programming includes net fishing demonstrations, hula and ukulele lessons, lei making, coconut husking, guided coastal and garden walks, bicycle tours, stand-up paddle boarding, outrigger canoe paddling, costal workouts and digital photography classes. The Spa at Travaasa Hana infuses native Hawaiian treatments with exercise as part of its holistic approach to relaxation and wellness and utilizes locally made and organic products. The Ka'uiki dining room features ocean-to-table cuisine and fresh organic fare by Executive Chef Barry Villiarimo, who was born and raised in Hana. Utilizing ingredients like taro, breadfruit, sweet potatoes, coconut milk and fern shoots in his menus, Villiarimo honors the traditions of native Hawaiians who depended on the mountains and ocean for food.

Affiliations

Preferred Boutique

Awards

AAA 4 Diamond Award

Trip Type

Business Meeting, Family Vacation, Romantic Getaway, Spa & Wellness, Wedding

Leisure

Resort Activities - Two swimming pools, two whirlpools, Hana Coast Art Gallery, gift and apparel shops, library, Club Room with complimentary high-speed internet access, Hawaiian entertainment, private facilities at Hamoa Beach. Activities information Honua Spa - Intimate and bungalow-style in design, Honua Spa offers a full spa menu with 5 massage suites, 2 body treatment rooms, 2 facial rooms, men's and women's locker rooms with steam and cold plunge, aquatic renewal pool, lava rock whirlpool, spa store and relaxation loungue. The use of all spa facilities is complimentary to Hotel guests. Spa information Complimentary Wellness Amenities - Daily yoga class, tennis, bicycles, snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, 3-hole practice golf, hiking and walking trails, croquet and fitness center.

Explore

Hana- Famous for its Stunning Natural Beauty... The Concierge will provide information, directions and reservatiions assistance with adventures to Hana's beautiful places. Visit the spectacular Black Sand Beach at Wai'anapanapa State Park, or hike to the breathtaking Waimoku waterfall through a magical bamboo forest act the Haleakala National Forest- also home of the legendary 'Ohe'o Gulch and the "seven sacred pools." Let our expert guides take you on a "Holoholo" excursion to these spectacular natural treasures and many other famous and beautiful places in Hana. Hana- Home of the World Renowned Hamoa Beach... Michener described Hamoa Beach as "the most perfect crescent beach in the Pacific." At Hamoa Beach, enjoy our Hotel facility and special guest services including umbrellas and beach chairs. Relax in the sun or play in the surf with our complimentary boogie boards and snorkel equipment. Enjoy a beachside lunch and refreshments at our Hamoa Grill (Seasonal). Complimentary shuttle service provided. Enjoy snorkeling in Hana's beloved Hana Bay- originally named "Ka Pueokahi"- located just a five minute walk from the Hotel. Complimentary snorkel equipment issued at our Concierge. Hana- One of the "Last Hawaiian Places"... For those interested in learning and experiencing authentic Hawaiian culture and history, our Concierge offers complimentary lei making classes, hula lessons and 'ukulele lessons. Traditional Hawaiian music can be enjoyed in our Paniolo bar Thursday thru Monday evenings featuring talented local artists, and a special Hawaiian hula and music show is performed every Friday evening at Ka'uiki, our restaurant. Learn the history of Hana at the Hana Cultural Center or enjoy a walking tour of our beautiful gardens to learn about Hawaiian medicinal plants. Hana- A Place for Adventure... If adventure is what you crave, horseback rides, lava cave tours, kayak & snorkel excursions, ocean rafting, and whale watching tours are coordinated through our Concierge. Hana- A Place for Fitness and Recreational Wellness... Our Concierge offers many complimentary sport activities including bicycles, tennis, croquet, and a fun three-hole pitch and putt. Enjoy daily complimentary yoga, and aqua aerobics. Take in extraordinary ocean views as you walk or jog down our picturesque three mile trail to Hamoa beach, swim in one of our two pools or workout in our complimentary wellness center.

Airport

Maui-Kahului Airport (OGG)

Airport Distance

57 miles / 147 km / 80 minutes

High Season

Year-round destination

Getting There

In addition to driving the famous "Road to Hana," guests can fly directly into Hana (HNM) from Kahului, Honolulu Int'l Airport (HNL) or other inter-island airports. The Hana Airport is open to private planes. The Hotel Hana-Maui provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the Hana Airport, located approximately 3 miles away. Advance notice is required. TRANSPORTATION: All major car rental companies are available at Kahului Airport (OGG). Hana Highway - The Road to Hana - This drive is considered one of the "top 10 most beautiful drives in North America". The road generally follows the old King's trail. Even if you are not staying in Hana this drive is highly recommended to all Maui tourists as the area is considered to be the essence of Maui. It is like leaving the island. The Hana road is 52 miles, and can take from two hours to two-and-a-half hours depending on how often you stop. The famed highway begins when you leave the town of Pa'ia on hwy. 36. During your drive you cross over 66 one-lane bridges. The road has recently been resurfaced and is in excellent condition. Spectacular lush scenery is all along the road. There are many scenic places to stop and view waterfalls, mini cascades, eucalyptus groves, and bamboo jungles. There are a few roadside fruit stands to stop and stretch your legs. This side of Haleakala is the moist side. When you arrive in Hana you will feel like you are in "heaven," which is why it is called "Heavenly Hana" so frequently. If you don't have overnight reservations, be sure to stop and have lunch in the Hotel Hana-Maui's Ka'uiki overlooking the Hana Bay. It is well worth the stop.