Hotel Highlights

  • World-class yoga
  • Serene setting away from crowded beaches
  • Close to Maui airport

Overview

As pure as a Hawaiian sunrise, Lumeria Maui hotel can calm even its wildest visitors. Days begin with morning meditation facing the ocean (three miles away) before organic breakfasts, schedules of workshops and classes and as many dips in the serene salt-water pool as you want. The rooms, set in a historic former plantation quarters, hold four-poster beds and open out to serene lanais.

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Facilities

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Need To Know

Rooms

24, including two suites.

Check–out

11am, but flexible, subject to availability (and a half-day charge). Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $299.00, excluding tax at 13.42 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $25.00 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates and the resort fees include accommodations, all on-campus classes, WiFi and parking.

Also

This is not a kick-back-and-do-nothing resort. Lumeria has detailed schedules of daily yoga classes, as well as meditation workshops, wellness programmes and a series of watersports lessons for those who want to pick up a paddleboard or learn to scuba.

At the hotel

Spa with four treatment rooms; gardens; WiFi; parking. In rooms: radio, iPod dock, minifridge.

Our favourite rooms

There are only 24 rooms, and all are connected in a horseshoe shape, with access to the shared lanai out back. Honeymooners should choose Suite 1, at the end of the property, which has the most privacy, along with an especially comfortable four-poster bed. Otherwise, opt for rooms along the north side of the horseshoe; 1 and 2 have forest views, with glimpses of the ocean in the distance.

Poolside

The outdoor swimming pool is a nature-inspired saltwater pool with clear views out to the ocean. This is not an oceanfront resort, but the beach is only three miles away.

Packing tips

Leave the yoga mat at home. Lumeria has plenty available for anyone who wants to stretch out in a daily Anusara class. Though the ocean is three miles away, the shore of surrounding Pai’a is known for great surf, so wave-catchers should bring necessary gear.

Also

Lumeria works with cleanse experts to offer signature diet cleanses tailored to individual needs, with optional hydrotherapy treatments and coaching.

Children

Leave them at home: this serene, meditative space would be uncomfortable for little ones.

Eco‐friendly

Very much so. The kitchen staff grow most of their own produce, or source from a 10-mile radius, and all food waste is composted. The property is nearing energy independence, with a reliance on solar and wind power.

Food & Drink

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Hotel Restaurant

Harvest specialises in healthy, organic dishes, with tropical (often raw) ingredients plucked from the kitchen gardens. The meal usually starts with a salad, such as avocado-mango, followed by dishes such as grilled line-caught fish or roasted grass-fed meat, though there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. The restaurant is very happy to adapt to allergies and special dietary requests. Be sure to book tables 24 hours in advance.

Hotel Bar

Nope: Lumeria Maui is currently alcohol-free.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 7am until 9.30am. Dinner is a single seating at 6.30pm.

Room service

Not available.

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Dress code

No need to dress up: yoga pants, sandy feet and sarongs are fine.

Top table

Take a table on the terrace to catch breezes on warm evenings. The tables inside are communal, which is ideal for groups or meeting new people.

Local Guide

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Eat, drink, see, do: local favourites and more…

Local restaurants

It is not unusual to crave mai tais and macadamia-crusted mahi mahi even years after a visit to Mama’s Fish House. The 1960s-style restaurant is set on the beach, and serves some of the best food on the islands. Some visitors drive the length of the island to visit the legendary Hawaiian seafood restaurant,; luckily, it’s just a 10-minute drive from Lumeria on Poho Place (+1 808 579 8488; www.mamasfishouse.com). It can be difficult to nab tables at sunset, so book in advance or prepare to dine later. A short drive inland, in the middle of sugarcane fields of Upcountry, Hali'imaile General Store serves American classics with Hawaiian twists (+1 808 572 2666; bevgannonrestaurants.com/haliimaile). Renowned local chef Bev Gannon fires up crab pizzas, seafood curry and Korean-style steaks. The pineapple upside-down cake is an instant taste of island pride. If you drive across the island to Wailea, splurge on a dinner at Spago, which serves spicy tuna tacos on a terrace with sunset views that not even Monet could replicate (+1 808 879 2999; www.wolfgangpuck.com).

Local cafés

Italy has its gelato, but Hawaii has its shave ice, and nowhere does it better than Ululani’s. Right near the airport (with a flagship in Lahaina), the icy stand makes its own additive-free syrups using local ingredients like guava, lilikoi and coconut (+1 460 609 5678 or ululanisshaveice.com). Though T Komodo Store & Bakery may look abandoned, the century-old bakery produces some of the best doughnuts in the Pacific Rim (+1 808 572 7261) on Baldwin Avenue, a five-minute drive from the hotel. Go early to secure the best one: the stick doughnut. For the freshest fish on the island, head for Pai’a Fish Market on Baldwin Avenue (+1 808 579 8030; www.paiafishmarket.com), and request the ono burger, fish tacos or an order of fish and chips. The portions are generous, so don’t over-order.

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Lumeria Maui

1813 Baldwin Avenue, Makawao, Hawaii 96768, United States

Lumeria Maui is located in Pai’a, a short drive off the Hana Highway on the north-east side of the island.

Planes

Kahului International Airport is 10 miles from the hotel. The airport operates flights from throughout the West Cost, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, as well as inter-island flights to Kona, Honolulu and Hoolehua. Transfers can be arranged for no additional charge.

Automobiles

A car is essential if you plan to leave the retreat. There are plenty of rental kiosks at the airport, and the hotel offers free parking. Since there’s no beach access at the hotel, the only way to reach the water is by car.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

By Mr & Mrs Smith.

Every hotel is visited personally by members of our team and given the Smith seal of approval prior to review. As soon as our anonymous reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Hawaii, fully stretched and relaxed from their yoga sessions, a full account of their island break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Lumeria Maui&hellip...

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Lumeria Maui

By Mr & Mrs Smith.

Every hotel is visited personally by members of our team and given the Smith seal of approval prior to review. As soon as our anonymous reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Hawaii, fully stretched and relaxed from their yoga sessions, a full account of their island break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Lumeria Maui…

Some island hotels are frothy, sweet piña coladas. Lumeria Maui, on the other hand, is more like freshly thwacked coconut water: pure, healthy and utterly Hawaiian. Set in a historic building that once housed aging plantation workers, the hotel is dedicated to wellness. Each day begins with morning meditation, all with a view of the ocean, three miles out. Throughout the day, the retreat offers free yoga and holistic classes, and encourages guests to try watersports, learn Taoist breathing techniques or sign up for traditional Lomi Lomi hot-stone massages. Inside, each room is treated as a sanctuary. That means showers paved with river stones, beds so comfy you risk never leaving them, and nary a TV in sight.

The organic approach extends to Harvest restaurant, where ingredients are organic, and sourced primarily from Lumeria's gardens or farms within a 10-mile radius. So although most people head home from Hawaii with a sun-kissed glow, guests will also have the rosy glow of relaxation and self-improvement, too.

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