Travaasa Hana is a boutique resort nestled in a gorgeous remote setting on the eastern tip of Maui, Hawaii. If you want someplace to escape and relax, this is where you want to stay.

Not only will you enjoy luxurious accommodations, but you can also embrace the relaxing atmosphere with plenty of activities to feed your body and soul.

The resort is located in the town of Hana, an excluded area on the Island of Maui. It is only accessible by small plane or by driving on the infamous and breathtaking Road to Hana.

Travaasa Hana's goal is to make you feel like part of the family while you relax and unwind at the spacious facility. The experienced staff greets you with a lemon-scented cool towel, a traditional glass of Pog, and a beautiful lei upon arrival.

And that's just the beginning of your unforgettable experience at this magnificent resort

Facts About Travaasa Hana

The resort features two outdoor pools, one of which is near a fire-pit where guests can purchase s'mores-making kits. There are also ping-pong and foosball tables located onsite. In addition, numerous activities are available to make your stay a pleasurable one.

It was named the number one boutique hotel and experiential retreat by Hawai'i Magazine's readers in 2018.

Getting to the resort

One of the best ways to get to Travaasa Hana is by car via the Road to Hana.

The 68-mile drive takes 2 to 4 hours and features the most beautiful scenery you'll ever see in your life. Gorgeous waterfalls, streams, and rainforests will take your breath away as you travel down the twisting and turning highway.

Much of the road is one-lane with the Pacific Ocean on one side and cliffs on the other. However, there are places where you can stop for a quick breather and take in the stunning landscape.

As an alternative, the hotel offers an exclusive flight from Kahului to Hana Airport on Mokulele Airlines. And the hotel has a free shuttle to take you directly to the resort.

The roundtrip airfare is free if you book the all-inclusive package for three or more consecutive nights.

However, other flights from Kahului to Hana not associated with the resort are available.

Accommodations at Travaasa Hana

There are 139 spacious units on the property. Each room is beautifully appointed with wood floors and tranquil decor. And each unit includes a furnished patio or terrace.

Each unit is non-smoking and includes standards like mini-fridges, coffee makers, and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are luxurious featuring bathtubs and separate showers, hairdryers, and bathrobes.

While each unit varies in size and features, there is no air conditioning in any room. Interior ceiling fans and screened doors provide cooling from the fresh ocean breeze.

Also, other than the condos, none of the rooms have TVs. And you won't find clocks or radios in any room, either.

Room options

The Junior Garden Suite offers scenic garden views and your choice of one king-size bed or two queens. Free rollaway beds and crib or infant beds are available upon request. Complimentary turndown service and daily housekeeping will enhance your stay.

Enjoy a fantastic ocean view from the comfort of your lanai by staying in the Ocean Bungalow. The room features either one king-size bed or two queens as well as all the other luxurious amenities that come standard with each unit.

Take your stay up a notch by booking the Oceanfront Bungalow. This oceanside unit features either one king-size bed or two queens. And you'll be so close to the wine storage you'll almost feel the warm water on your feet.

The Oceanfront Suite offers the same oceanside experience as the Oceanfront Bungalow except in a more spacious unit. However, it comes with one king-size bed.

The resort also has one-bedroom/one-bath and two-bedroom/two-bath condos for visitors traveling in a group. The condos are near the three-hole pitch and putt golf course, which makes these units perfect for families.

Each condo also features cable TV, a large dining area, and a gourmet kitchen with appliances and granite countertops. Plus, there is a full refrigerator with wine storage capabilities.

Dining at the resort

The only dining option available is The Preserve Kitchen and Bar, but you won't be disappointed. Located on the resort grounds, the open-air restaurant features breathtaking views of Hana Bay and historic Kauiki Hill.

The restaurant offers a variety of flavorful foods featuring in-season and local ingredients and is open seven days a week. Live Hawaiian music and hula dancing add to the ambiance. Room service is available.

The resort also owns and operates the Hana Ranch Restaurant in Hana. The restaurant has a variety of menu items, including fish tacos, burgers, and vegetarian options.

Experiences to Embrace at Travaasa Hana

There are many experiences available at the hotel to make your visit unforgettable. Programs and activities vary daily, and guests can choose from any or all of the experiences during their stay.

The adventure experience

For those who want to explore the natural beauty of Maui, the resort offers trail rides on horseback. A trained tour guide will take you through the area's many trails and share fascinating stories about Hawaii's history.

If you've never experienced the thrill of stand up paddling, it's something you don't want to miss. Not only is it a lot of fun, but it also provides a great workout. Plus, you'll enjoy spectacular views as you paddle along Hana Bay.

The culinary experience

Become an expert mixologist when you take The Art of the Cocktail class during your stay. You'll learn how to create mouthwatering classic drinks and modern ones from an expert bartender. You can even experiment and make your own delicious drink.

Plus, you'll find out why the Mai Tai is synonymous with Hawaii, the difference is between a shaken and stirred martinis, and learn other juicy bartender secrets.

If alcohol isn't your thing, you can take a Smoothie Class and learn how to make a variety of delicious smoothies. You'll become an expert smoothie maker in no time. And you'll wow your friends and family back home when you whip up one of your amazing fruit or veggie treats.

The cultural experience

Who knew there were so many different techniques for making those beautiful leis you get when you visit Hawaii?

The lei making class will teach you how to make leis using a variety of methods. While making your leis, you'll learn about the lei's history and why they are a symbol of Hawaii.

For music lovers, a ukulele class will teach you how to bring those hypnotic Hawaiian sounds home. You'll learn how to play a well-known tune quicker than it takes you to say, "Aloha." Plus, the resort gives you sheet music so you can play those sweet sounds in the privacy of your own home.

If you're looking for a bit of action, you can experience the joys of bamboo pole fishing while learning about this fascinating practice.

Another exciting activity is throw-net fishing. It may look complicated, but is an easy skill to learn. Guests can have fun fishing while learning about the history of the Hawaiian throw net, and how it is an integral part of Hawaiian culture.

Guests can also take in the sights surrounding the resort with Bike Holololo. Hop on a beach cruiser bicycle and cruise around Hana on your own sightseeing adventure.

The fitness experience

Travaasa Hana offers many activities for the fitness-minded. Guests can discover the wonder of the island's famed canoe plants during a morning walk along the coastline. Or, you can play a round of tennis on one of the resort's two tennis courts.

The resort also offers a yoga course to help unify your mind and body. And you can connect with nature in an outdoor practice area or the open-air Wellness Center. Classes are available for all ages and skill levels.

In addition, the resort has a private bootcamp for guests who want to take their fitness experience up a notch or two. The intense, guided workouts will take you around the resort property and even a nearby beach. There is an additional fee for the bootcamp.

The spa and wellness experience

A vacation wouldn't be complete without a trip to the spa. The spa at the resort has several packages and individual services to pamper yourself. These include massages, body and facial treatments, and more.

Also, guests can relax in an outdoor, lava-rock whirlpool. The spa also has steam rooms and a cold plunge pool. And if you want to take your spa experience to the next level, the resort offers guided meditation to help you free and focus your mind.

Off-property excursions

There are several off-property excursions available. These include exploring the town of Hana, which is within walking distance of the resort.

The Kahanu Garden, Waianapanapa State Park, Oheo Gulch at Haleakala National Park, and Ono Organic Farms are other sights to enjoy.

What to Pack

Temperatures in Maui are warm all year so you'll want to bring summer-type clothing and sandals. However, you should also pack a light sweater if it gets chilly at night. Walking shoes are also a good idea if you plan on taking a hike on one of the trails.

Swimwear and exercise outfits are a must. And be sure to bring a camera to capture all your special moments during your stay.


There are two different ways to enjoy your experience at the resort. You can choose between the all-inclusive option or the ala carte option.

Both options include unlimited access to a variety of programs and activities plus complete access to all resort facilities. All-inclusive packages include meals.

Guests choosing the all-inclusive package also get a $175 resort credit each night of their stay. This credit can be used towards spa treatments and private classes. Both packages include gratuities in their pricing. There is no minimum length of stay to book the all-inclusive package.

Prices vary depending on the type of room and package you choose as well as when you book your stay. Premium activities cost extra.

Relax and Unwind at the Travaasa Hana

Travaasa Hana is the place to be if you're looking for someplace to escape from the real world. You'll be able to relax and unwind in a beautiful and remote area of Maui. And the spacious facility offers many programs and activities to fulfill your every desire.

You won't want to leave, but you'll never forget your new home away from home.

Have you stayed at Travaasa Hana? What was your favorite part? Share your experiences below!

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