I recently attended a 3 day workshop at the most magical location I have ever visited in Hawaii. It is a few miles outside of Paia on the Hana Highway. Hale Akua Garden Farm sits on the cliffs overlooking the ocean and has spectacular views with waterfalls cascading down at several of the overlooks. I shared a cottage with a friend that was elegantly appointed and comfortable. Among the other amenities: a hot tub and sauna, a clear water swimming pool and a yoga studio. The grounds are lush yet groomed. The whole property has exquisite pools with thoughtfully placed statuary further augmenting a quiet and reverential ambience. The staff is the aloha spirit in action—honestly, more than responsive and respectful; they are genuinely both intelligent and kind. The workshop had so many speakers, the break-out sessions spilled over into the various houses and rooms available for guests and groups of all sizes scattered over the retreat center property. Each new one I visited I couldn’t help but think---this looks like the perfect location to settle in for a couple of weeks and imbibe the unsullied healing and intoxicating energies of the islands which are alive and well in this out of the way location. They also have a state of the art organic garden that provides fresh vegetables to local restaurants which are available for sale. This place is a hidden treasure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hale Akua Garden Farm offers lovely rooms for people to both stay in and learn. A introductory class in organic gardening and edible landscaping is included in the price of any room stay. We ask guests to check in 3 pm or later for arrivals, and check out by 12 pm noon. An information sheet is given to all guests upon arrival. Every guest is offered a private tour shortly after they arrive. There is limited public transportation on Maui, so it is best to plan on renting a car when you arrive at the airport. Hawaii Taxes: GET is 4.167%, and TAT is 9.25%. Conditional Permit Pending, Permit #CP 2011/0004. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hale Akua Garden Farm Maui/Haiku