If you are lucky enough to go to Maui, please stay in Hana for the relaxation, beauty, nature at its' best, views, and stay at this property. We have used VRBO several times with fantastic results and this was by far the best. From the time we made our reservation we were given excellent service by Dan and Sandi. They sent us a package with detailed directions & many suggestions of things to do and see from places to eat to car rental ideas.
We stayed in the suite which was over 1000sq.' and a 40' porch overlooking Hamoa beach. It is excellently appointed with fully equipped kitchen stocked with coffee, teas, spices, oils, condiments, and ample cookware and dishes. There is a full size refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker etc. The sleigh bed if very comfortable and the cool ocean breezes and sound of the ocean lulls you to sleep. Dan and Sandi have created a paradise for themselves as well as their guests. The place is immaculate and the grounds rival any botanical gardens you will ever see. Their gracious hospitality makes you feel like you are home.
If you choose not to cook, you are limited on places to eat, but not to worry. There is a Thai outdoor restaurant that we ate at almost every day. How we miss that!!!! There is a hotel with a nice restaurant that is quite pricey, and the Hana Ranch restaurant which has good food. The truck style vendors; however, were our favorites.
We did all 10 things on Sandi and Dan's top 10 to do list, some things twice. One of our favorites were the Maui Stables where we were guided by local Hawaiians and learned about the history of the islands and their culture. They gave us a 3 day pass to the National parks. The hike to the base of the Waimoku 400' falls through the jungle and bamboo forest was an exhilarating 4 mile round trip, with many photo moments. Hamoa beach with the huge waves, surfers, and boogie boarders was fun, but watch those waves, we were knocked down quite a bit. The locals; however, seemed to know how to do it!! Some of the other things we experienced were the lava tubes, the black sand beach, the Kahanu Gardens, and probably our favorite was the red sand beach. This is not for the faint of heart, those with vertigo, or the squeamish. A challenging and dangerous hike, but thrilling to experience only l of 2 red sand beaches in the world. The other is in Santorina Greece.
We hope to return to Maui, Hana in particular, and this gorgeous property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "E Komo Mai" Welcome to Hana Oceanfront Cottages at Hana By the Sea! We offer two of the most beautiful and romantic couple's only oceanfront vacation retreat homes, located in secluded Hana, Maui, Hawaii. Imagine walking out your door and being just a few steps from one of the best beaches in all of Hawaii, Hamoa Beach. Breathtaking views of the ocean and Hamoa Coast are visible from almost every window in both of our accommodations. Both our Hamoa Beach Cottage and Hamoa Beach Suite are spacious with tropical interiors, one bedroom and one bath, featuring queen-size bamboo sleigh beds with new gel technology mattresses. Read the wonderful reviews on Tripadvisor and you will find that our guests love our beautiful accommodations, tropical setting and ideal location. You are invited to join us. K Komo Mai, you are welcome as our guest! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hana Oceanfront Cottages Hotel Hana
- Hana Oceanfront Cottages Maui