Lumeria Maui Hotel
Lumeria Maui is far different from any other Maui hotel, and considers itself an education center rather than a hotel. The first difference is that it is far from the resort areas, is not on or near a beach, and is instead by the entrance to Upcountry. It is at 1813 Baldwin Avenue, between the towns of Paia and Makawao, near Maui’s north shore. Phone 808-579-8877.
The second big difference is that Lumeria Maui is designed for relaxation and learning, not for constant activity like most of the large beachside resorts. Some of the classes on the property are meditation, yoga, pilates, Hawaiian heritage, movement, horticulture, Feldenkrais, dance, hula, Chinese Qi Gong, couples communication, ecology & new thought. The classes are included in your stay at no extra charge. Lumeria has organic produce and products at their Wooden Crate restaurant. Continental breakfast is included in the room rate, but lunch and dinner are extra. Most of the food they serve is grown on property or elsewhere on Maui. Wandering around the large and beautiful grounds, you will find Hawaiian herbs, fruit-bearing trees, and other native plants and flowers. They use the gardens as outdoor classrooms for their horticultural programs.
One of the wonderful features of Lumeria Maui is the gathering places. My favorite is the labyrinth. Others are House of Peace (sanctuary lobby), outdoor yoga platform, Sunken Garden, outdoor fire pits, meeting studio, and large meeting room. There’s a salt-water swimming pool and a soaking tub. The hammock forest has views of the ocean in the distance. There’s a spa and outdoor massage hales, both at extra cost. None of these gathering areas are ever crowded, because this hotel has only 24 rooms. The rooms are not air conditioned. The whole experience here is designed for quiet and relaxation, so this is not a good hotel for children.
Of course you can leave the property to experience Maui activities such as horseback riding, zip-lining, hiking, cycling, national park, bamboo forests, waterfalls, wind surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, whale watching, golf, winery tour, farm visits and more. You’ll want to have a rental car to drive to numerous Maui attractions and sightseeing areas. Taxis are too expensive, and they charge extra to pick you up from this remote location.
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