My new husband and I spent our week-long honeymoon in Maui, 4 days upcountry and three days at a beach resort. Without question, the time spent in the upcountry at the studio on the grounds of The Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui were by far superior. It was absolute magic waking up in such a beautiful space, the surrounding windows open to the lush valley and ocean front beyond. The lovely sounds of birds, and the indescribable smell of the property were sensory experiences we will not soon forget! The space is small, but perfect and very functional. We ate breakfast and dinner every day on the property, making meals in the kitchen and enjoying them on the deck. It was a perfect place to be alone, and away from the bustle of the rest of the world. We took day trips to the surrounding beaches, drove the 'Road to Hana' and used Tom's Barefoot to book an amazing zipline adventure at the Piholo Ranch which is just a couple of miles away from the property. I think it is a wonderful "jumping off point" for exploring the eastern side of Maui. The nearby towns of Makaweo and Paia were by far my favorite on the island, filled with lovely people and cute unique boutiques a world away from the typical trinket shops more common near the resorts. In short, we would love to go back to this place, and as much as we enjoyed the studio, we might have to upgrade to the villa since we plan to bring back other family to share this lovely place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 'Discover Aroma' at the Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui's aromatic botanical educational estate and farm. Our registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization provides more than just a beautiful place to stay but equally important provides you with an educational opportunity to experience the world of aromatherapy on an aromatic botanical teaching farm. The prestigious upcountry Villa, Cottage and Studio with magnificent views of Maui and the surrounding oceans are located on an aromatic botanical plantation, just twenty-five minutes from the airport and the North Shore beaches. The majestic views and fresh mountain air at 3000 feet distinguish this private sanctuary from the usual tourist facilities on the 'Valley Isle'. 'Discover Aroma' Program includes: * Overnight accommodation at the Grand Villa, Romantic Cottage or Octagon Studio.* Access to explore and learn from our Beauty & Wellness Teaching Gardens.* Use of the in-house diffuser and essential oil set to explore fragrant and healthy essential oils as a tool for emotional and physical well-being.* Free attendance to a scheduled on-property Aromatic Distillation Demonstration. * An exciting opportunity to participate in our 5-minutes per day Scientific Survey, recording your specific impressions of Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) essential oil while sitting quietly. * Use of the Introductory Aromatics Course providing a well-rounded introduction to the benefits and pleasures of aromatherapy.* Use of the books in the Aromatherapy Lending Library.* Special pricing for Aromatherapy Massage and Body Care application sessions.Nestled on the west facing slopes of Haleakala this Upcountry Estate evokes a unique sense of peace, serenity and privacy. Just down the hill, provisions, great restaurants and shopping are available in the village town of Makawao. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Aromatherapy Foundation Of Maui Hotel Makawao
- Aromatherapy Foundation Of Maui Makawao