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
It had been about 20 years since the last time I visited Hana. Truth be told, not too much has changed OVERALL. Visited in March, 2018. The weather was typical Maui... some showers, clouds and winds. Otherwise, perfectly tropical. It had rained quite a bit the day before so along the way, on the road to Hana, all the waterfalls were CRAZY big. The "light at the end of the tunnel" was the Travassa. The grounds are lovely. The pool and hot tub, and the views from them, are worth the long drive.We stayed in a Garden Junior Suite. LOTS of space. The room, however, NEEDS a MAJOR RENOVATION. There were cracks along the bathroom's tub and sink. The suite itself was tired and dated. The walls and furniture need to be freshened up. The lanai, which overlooked the garden area of the resort, was large and cool but nothing special. REALLY consider your choices when booking in Hana... BUT it is because of the service that I'm giving this hotel 4stars. Maka and Chester were SO helpful, kind and genuine. Made our arrival and departure happy and easy. Saved our idea of the hotel's shortcomings.
Aloha! My husband and I stayed at Traavasa Hana for 9 nights for our honeymoon. We got to know the little town of Hana pretty well and absolutely fell in love with it. Our room was the Garden Suite(42). Incredibly spacious, we had a large bedroom, a separate kitchen area/dining/sitting room that opened into our lenai. Yes, there is no air-conditioning but they provide an oscillating fan and we kept the windows open so it really didn't bother us. A few ants and one large cockroach sighting was pretty good for an island room. The grounds were kept impeccably well and it felt like we were in a movie. The Red Sand Beach is secret(shhhh!) and if you don't like heights, I don't suggest it. However, it was BEAUTIFUL. There are so many hiking and beach activities right at your fingertips if you stay in Hana. Be sure to take advantage of the activities the hotel offers. Our time with Mapu'Ana, Doug, and Chrissy were so special and they really went above and beyond to show us the way of "Aloha".
No, there are no hopping bars or exciting nightlife but there are incredible views, lovely locals, exciting adventures, delicious food trucks(Ethiopian, Thai, Mexican, DA FISH SHACK, BRUDDAH HUTS, etc...) If you are a person that wants to relax, mingle with locals, and be bathed in all things Hawaii, Traavasa Hana is for you. Oh, WEAR SUNSCREEN! My husband and I learned that lesson the hard way.
Mahalo Traavasa Hana! We will be back!
We stayed at the Travaasa Hana for four nights. It was expensive but we felt it was worth it. We stayed in a Garden Junior Suite. It is much closer to the valet parking, desk, lounge and dining room than the ocean bungalows, but the garden units are a long way from an ocean view. The units are about the size of a large hotel room, but they had a large covered patio which was great for sitting outside, day or evening, for a drink or just to relax. It was clean and well supplied, but there is no tv or air conditioning. It gave us the feeling of a foreign villa, and not a North American resort.
In addition to valet parking, there are electric carts which will take you to and from your unit, nice if it is raining. There is a NO TIPPING policy except for the lounge and dining room, and even without tips all the employees were great. The dining room had an adequate menu, service was good, but it was expensive. We'd stay again.
My husband and I stayed here for one night during our honeymoon. Wish we had been able to spend more time here, but we were trying to see as many places as we could. The grounds at the resort were beautiful, the staff was as friendly as anywhere I’ve ever stayed, very clean and well kept, and just a very relaxing vibe. The restaurant was excellent and the art gallery was really neat. Stayed in one of the garden junior suites, which was very roomy. I will throw out there that there was no AC which apparently is fairly typical in Hawaii if you’re not staying in a hotel.
Instead of doing the road to Hana in a day we decided to spend the night. After staying here we wish we would have stayed later McGee and shaved a couple more days off our stay elsewhere in Maui.
Check in was smooth, cold towels and banana bread. Resort was pretty. Two pools - our favorite was the infinity pool overlooking the grounds and ocean.
Restaurant was great for dinner. They had golf carts if you needed rides anywhere or get luggage to/from car. Fancy soaps, face scrubs, bottles of water, and really good coffee in the room.
Would definitely recommend staying here.