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.
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We had stayed her many years ago and were thrilled. Unfortunately, the place was just worn out. Rooms and furnishings didn’t seem updated. Service was generally substandard.
My wife and were disappointed with the entire stay. The grounds are absolutely beautiful, but the hotel hasn’t kept up with the expectations of travelers who can pay for this type of hotel. We were in the Ocean View Bungalows and while the view was great, the upkeep was subpar. We stayed at Hotel Wailea prior to the Travassa and had a completely different (wonderful) experience.
We stayed for three nights in late November 2018 in an Ocean View Sea Ranch Cottage. this is our second visit, the last one was a few years ago. First class resort in all areas - accommodations, dining and spa. The staff are wonderful and the infinity pool is quite remarkable. Nothing bad to say. A very peaceful place to spend a few days.
Absolutely not worth the $600 a night I paid. The room was dated, not clean and had a serious ant issue. Zero amenities in the room. No A/C, TV, lucky to have had electricity. No joking, with all the shutters in the room I felt like I was in a horror movie. The main restaurant literally had 4 couple's eating at dinner. Eat at the cafe down the street, owned by the same people but the food is fresh. I still cannot believe I spend $1200 for 2 nights at this place. Do yourself a favor, stay at one of the nice resorts on Maui and take a day trip. Very Dissatisfied and Disappointed
I cannot see how this resort stays open. Oh I know.... people like me who want a special couple experience only to be left with a bad taste in my mouth.
The drive to Hana is enchanting, which is the best part. Be sure and take stops along the way. It’s truly special.
While Travaasa is one of the nicest accommodations in Hana, I was expecting more based on the reviews. On the Travaasa website, it is touted as a luxury hotel; it is far from it.
Cons: First of all, there is no AC and the winds while we here provided no crosswinds; only hot, restless nights were had by us. Your only hope is to leave windows and shades open, and then you have no privacy. The bedding was fine, but the room seemed a bit sparse, which was fine, but not what I would consider to be luxurious. Mini bar only had water, would have been nice to have it stocked.
The food in all restaurants at Travaasa was sub par to average. Service was sub par, with a couple of pretty bad wait staff moments. However, the young lady on the first night, whom served our Thanksgiving meal was top notch, but she seemed the outlier with the wait staff. The cocktails at Hana Ranch were terrible; basically like water.
The fish tacos at a nearby food truck was by far our best meal in Hana. We are departing tomorrow and luckily found a recommended breakfast spot overlooking Hana Bay, Barefoot Cafe.
The Pros: The pool and hot tub area was nice with amazing views, as was the yoga studio and the majority of the staff were friendly. There is an adjacent horse farm that seemed quite special on a gorgeous piece of property with beautiful horses. Travaasa is well located with nearby hikes, beautiful beaches and some commerce. The front desk staff and maintenance crew could not have been nicer and more accommodating. The WiFi was the excellent throughout the property. Valet and van drivers were super helpful and chipper. The bathroom and water pressure were great. The bar at the pool was great, with an attentive bar tender.
If you are going to make the drive to Hana this is a great place to stop, relax and stay the night. The staff are warm and welcoming locals and the hotel restaurant was perfect. The prices are steep and the rooms rather simple but this is Hana and the serenity is unbeatable.