Travaasa Hana, Maui
What We Love
- Hamoa Beach, one of the most beautiful on Maui
- Elegant dining on fresh local fish, fruit, vegetables and beef
- Chef Barry Villiarimo, who was born and raised in Hana, incorporates taro, breadfruit, sweet potato, coconut milk and fern shoots in his preparations
- Understated spa with skilled therapists
- Laundry facilities; if you love the outdoors, you also want the ability to wash your workout gear
- Inquire about activities; even if they don’t advertise one you like, they can probably help you anyway
- You’ll never say, “I stayed in a place just like this in…”
- For more info, read our interview with Chris Manning, co-founder of Travaasa
What To Know
- North Sea Ranch Cottages will be closed for renovations from February 9 into 2016, and South Sea Ranch Cottages are being individually renovated from February to August 2015
- Starting July 26, 2015 the hotel will be open to guests of all ages
- If you’re looking for beachfront, air-conditioned Four Seasons–type accommodations, this isn’t it
- The hotel sits on the edge of beach cliffs, making the ocean inaccessible
- Hamoa Beach is at least 2 miles away (there is a shuttle, and you can get picnic lunches sent there)
- Expect some light showers on many days, though they don't interfere with activities
- There’s no shopping nearby other than the down-home Hasegawa General Store
- The airport is a 2- to 3-hour drive away, and transfers are $200 per car, each way; or guests can take a 15-minute flight for $250 per person, each way
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
When you stay at Travaasa Hana, Maui in Hana, you’ll be in the historical district and close to Fagan Memorial and Wainapanapa State Park. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Red Sand Beach and Hamoa Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 70 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Rooms have private balconies. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court, and a steam room. This resort also features concierge services, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands. Getting to the surf and sand is a breeze with the complimentary beach shuttle.
All-inclusive rates are available at this resort. Meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments are included in all-inclusive rates. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Satisfy your appetite at the resort’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held on select days. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Outstanding service and incredible views. If you are into boutique-hotel experiences, you want to check that place out. Tranquility and bliss. Great outdoor hot-tub and pool with a view overlooking the ocean. Another perk is that we slept like babies during our stay there! Perfect for a two-three day romantic getaway.
It is a bit of a hustle to get there, but the Road to Hana is an experience on its own with it's lush nature and waterfalls on the way or cute little shops to have freshly baked banana bread... Enjoy the ride!
When one gets to stay in remarkable places in amazing locations all over the world you get somewhat spoiled and you gain references. Travaasa Hana in Maui is one of those places where the reputation (and price tag) tells you one thing and reality proves to be quite different. Dull rooms with uncomfortable beds with horrific plastic layers underneath the bed-linen just like you might find in hospitals... Uncomfortable pillows as well. Dirty glasses next to the so called mini-bar. Tons of dust behind and underneath the bed. The huge well kept lawns outside the garden rooms makes the entire area feel pretty dull, abandonded and without use. Quite remarkable to fail like this, landscaping wise, on gorgeous Maui! What made us inclined to give Travaasa Hana as many as three dots on tripadvisor (we would have given it 2) is the very sweet and friendly staff! They are service minded and helpful. Overall, all things considered, it’s absolutely not the worst hotel we’ve been but given the price range we do not recommend this hotel.
The staff at Travaasa deserve a special thanks John bellman and tourist transportation expert,JoLinn equestrian, Jordan on Hamoa Beach, and Rory front desk. We stayed in the ocean bungalows and were golf carted to and fro as needed. The trade winds were not doing there job - so it was a bit uncomfortable from the heat. It offers a quite restorative atmosphere governed by nature’s trade winds and beautiful vistas. The beach is a short distance away via shuttle and should not be missed. You have entered a portion of the old kingdom and there is much to be learned and respected. The stay was filled with memorable moments. The spa is terrific (and air conditioned unlike most of the resort). The resort is ideally located to visit Kahana Gardens, and the Sacred Pools of the Kipahulu NPS. Thanks to all the wonderful people who made us feel truly welcome guests.
The visit to Travasa Hana was like visiting family. The staff, every one of them were wonderful. The grounds are beautiful and activities fun. The Hawaiian spear and bamboo pole fishing are not just for kids. Again, we left feeling like we had visited our O'Hana.
Enjoyed three nights stay at resort. Hotel provides airfare from Kahului airport, Maui, on Mokulele airlines, a commuter prop plane. Flight was fine w views of Hana highway and sights along the fifteen minute flight. Ask to sit on right side headed to Hana to see views of waterfalls etc. The resort is just a few minutes from the airport and their shuttle and friendly staff picks you up. Checkin was a breeze. I had an ocean view room, 207, which is a good distance from reception. The property is around 70 acres I was told. Bellman transported me and luggage to the room. The ocean side of the resort is separated by a road and security gate which requires room key to enter. The bungalow room was very spacious with a large lanai. The furniture is dated but reminds you of old Hawaii. There is no TVs in the rooms which for some will be an adjustment. I resorted to music on my cell phone while in the room. There are two ceiling fans and a standing fan kept in the closet... there’s NO air conditioning at all. You have the breezes and fans for comfort. The first night was pretty hot and not easy to sleep. The other two nights not as hot. I kept the sliding glass doors wide open as well as all windows. There’s curtains you can draw over the double length sliding glass doors to the lanai, but I didn’t use them so as to have the best flow of air. The first day I focused on enjoying the resort... used their limited gym, ocean view pool and their spa. The Spa was pleasant but not as luxurious as many others I have enjoyed in Hawaii. I arrived early for my scheduled massage and foot and hand treatments that were scheduled in advance. As suggested I followed their sauna and freezing water routine... three times through... the ice cold water made my skin feel like it would explode w a burning, could only manage about 20 seconds of the 60 as directed. The massage was unique w use of hot stones and bamboo sticks. The foot and hand treatment was not anything special and don’t recommend. The on-site restaurant was only adequate w a limited menu. I did enjoy their Hana Bay Moco Loco for breakfast. Service was adequate but not very attentive which surprises for the resort status. The resort has a non tipping policy for the bellman, shuttle drivers, etc. Tip for Spa is 18 percent automatic but can be adjusted or increased. Servers at restaurant also are tipped. The next day was spent using a 24 hour rental car booked at the hotel enjoying the famous sites along Hana road... a great time. Overall, I enjoyed the stay and solitude away from the hustle and bustle.