Travaasa Hana Resort Hotel Review, Maui, Hawaii
Located at the end of the Road to Hāna, on Maui’s secluded eastern shore, Travaaasa Hāna was formerly the Hotel Hāna-Maui, originally opened in 1946 and a favorite of multiple generations. Blending nature with modern amenities, the four diamond, luxury property is divided into two sections, Garden Suites and Sea Ranch Cottages. Only the Sea Ranch side of the resort, including the infinity pool, is adults-only, requiring a key card entrance. The Garden side of the property is family friendly, with the activities center, pool, spa, and dining at this main part of the sprawling 66 acre Hawaiian resort.
Kōkua Travaasa Hāna
The Hawaiian word kōkua means giving to others for their benefit. During my visit to Travaasa Hāna I was surrounded by Hawaiian culture, from the local art displayed at the resort, to the hula dancers, ukulele players, paniola cowgirl and throw net fishermen. Even the Hana residents driving me around in the golf cart introduced me to Hawaiian words and talked story during my stay. All of my employee encounters exemplified my understanding of kōkua – of giving to others.
While the town of Hāna is small and relaxed, there is plenty of adventure to be experienced at Travaasa Hāna. From culinary, culture, fitness and spa/wellness options, all inclusive guests are offered yoga, Pilates, bicycles, lei making, hula lessons and horseback riding along Hāna’s coastal bluffs, as well as shuttle service to nearby Hāmoa Beach for ocean kayaking and snorkeling.
Honua Travaasa Hāna
If you are looking to re-connect with nature during your stay in Maui, Travaasa Hāna is the ideal place between heaven and earth – don’t except to find radios, clocks or televisions in resort rooms. However, there is a big screen tv in the library, along with a computer, printer and strong wifi for those hoping to stay plugged in on vacation.
Sea Ranch Cottages feature high wood-beamed ceilings, but spotty internet access. At Travaasa Hāna, it’s all about the ocean views. All cottages include private lanais, many with private hot tubs. Fyi, the minimum age requirement for Sea Ranch Cottage guests is 16-years-old.
My Sea Ranch Cottage, 409, had a fantastic ocean view and view of Alau Island. While the Sea Ranch Cottages are adult-only, two weeks out of the year in winter, spring and summer, Travaasa Hāna Sea Ranch Cottages turn family-friendly. While I was solo this trip, I would certainly return here with my family!
Travaasa Hāna dining
Spa at Travaasa Hāna
Check in: 4:00 p.m. (Greeting includes a hot towel, fresh fruit juice and Kukui Nut lei) The Hawaiian Kukui tree has a spiritual meaning of hope, light and renewal; all qualities that I experienced during my Travaasa Hāna stay.
Check out: 12:00 p.m.
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If You Go:
Travaasa Hana (855)868-7282
5031 Hāna Highway
Hāna, Maui, HI 96713
Article written by, video and photos courtesy of Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip, Travels from Northern California. I was a guest of Travaasa Hāna and Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau.