Lumeria Maui an Educational Experience
What We Love
- The retreat is enclosed by six acres of lush gardens with ocean views; the town of Paia is a five-minute drive away
- Large, comfortable lobby with a fireplace encourages guests to linger
- Smooth river stones massage your feet as you shower
- Private rooms open onto expansive shared lanais
What To Know
- It’s a five-minute drive to quaint Paia or Makawao, 20 minutes to busy Kahului
- No television in rooms
- Registration desk has limited hours; check with them for early and late arrivals
- The Wellbeing Center offers a full menu of massage and wellness treatments to complement the retreat's daily classes and programs
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
For serenity amid tropical splendor, it’s difficult to beat Maui’s north shore. And set above the Pacific in a lovingly restored 1909 estate on six manicured acres, the 24-room Lumeria Maui, an educational adventure retreat, is focused on bringing that tranquility to its guests at every turn with classes, programs and elegant accommodations. In sync with Mother Nature, you’ll find natural wood, stone and metals with decor from around the world under soaring 12-foot ceilings. Get your blood pumping on a surf outing, and then recover with a meditation session, a dip in the saltwater pool or a massage in your suite. These luxe digs are surrounded by beautiful—and edible—gardens (used in the onsite gourmet farm-to-table MuBu Restaurant), yet they’re just minutes from the historic town of Paia and Maui’s legendary north shore surfing spots.
In the Area
Tour nearby Ali‘i Kula Lavender Farm, where the calming purple flowers are grown and turned into a variety of culinary items and toiletries. Head to Ulupalakua, where Tedeschi Vineyards produces wine from both grapes and Maui-grown pineapples. Hike an evergreen forest more reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest than a tropical island, at Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area. The artsy town of Paia is home to art galleries and plenty of dining options. Start your day with pastries from Anthony’s Coffee Company, head to the Flatbread Company for some awesome pizza (with excellent gluten-free options), or grab dessert at the Ono Gelato Company. Stop at the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center to check out the latest exhibit and see inside the historic estate of Kaluanui.
How to Get There
For a pricey hotel, where full payment is demanded in advance, I expected a lot more in terms of accommodations and service. This is not to say the rooms are terrible, but overall the experience was "meh," enough that I would not recommend Lumeria to anyone travelling to Maui. On an island teeming with hotels and rental options, one would think a hotel which requires full payment before you've even set foot on Maui would go above-and-beyond to please their customers. This just wasn't the case. The bedside lamps in our room didn't work, dust could be found on multiple surfaces, and roosters will wake you right outside your door in the very early morning. The grounds are beautiful and the restaurant has delicious food. However the service of the staff ranges widely from polite to indifference. As I already stated, there are just too many other wonderful options for travelers on Maui. Skip Lumeria.
Great staff, awesome outdoor set up, beautiful view of trees and plants. The location is great for retreating, enjoying what is around you, practicing yoga and meditation and enjoying DELICIOUS meals. It is far from the sunny side of the island, but the rain looks beautiful on Lumeria. ;)
I wanted to love this place, as online it looked like a luxury hotel. Yes, there beautiful grounds, but there is zero WiFi, unfriendly and unhelpful staff with bags as a 7-month pregnant woman. The classes I wanted to take listed online were cancelled for a retreat so did not get to attend any while on this propert. Will not be coming back here as I found it over priced.
Too many hidden charges. Get rid of the ROSTER, wake up call at 4am is no holiday, I could have disposed of it if I worked there. Nice covered deck but nothing on it, put a small table and 2 chairs so a person could have his morning coffee or evening wine at.
Small, in-expensive changes could bring my ratings up on Lumeria.
A hidden gem. It was peaceful, beautiful and just what we were looking for in our first Hawaiian vacation. We wanted to experience the yoga classes and meditation opportunities in a quiet setting. We had views of the ocean while reading and relaxing in the hammocks. The rooms are spacious, beds comfortable and staff professional and courteous. Although it truly deserves an excellent rating , I disagree with the second person amenity fees.