I have to say my experience at Lumeria Maui was just heavenly. I met the owner Zoran in Los Angeles, and he invited me to come stay for a few days. I found four days in my hectic schedule to pop over to Maui with my mom. The drive from Kahului airport to the hotel is only about 15 minutes, and the little town where it's located, Paia, is very quaint.
The grounds are stunningly beautiful, immaculately groomed, with colorful flora and fauna at every turn. It's customary to walk around the entire place without shoes. It's exactly what I needed after running around Los Angeles like a chicken with my head cut off for 5 months. The vibes are super easy going, there's fresh cucumber/basil water available - a delicious combo! My mom and I took a great yoga class on our first day. It was challenging enough but not to the point where it exhausted either of us. There is no television or air conditioning in the rooms, but we had our windows open at all times and the temperature was perfect. My mom battles with hot flashes and she was fine. The rooms are each unique in their own way, featuring gorgeous furniture, art, and comfy linens.
I would recommend this place to couples or adults looking to totally detox from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. I saw one couple there with three children, but I personally think it's better for people over 17. There are no swimming pools, but there is a hot tub, and they offer really unique services like Tibetan Singing Bowls and Cranial Sacral. Both of which my mom and I had and they were great!
The only regular meal they serve is breakfast, which is continental. My mom and I are both gluten intolerant and they were accommodating to our requests.They also have a garden where they grow fresh vegetables and they have a chef that prepares an amazing "Glow Detox". Look it up on their website, it's life changing! There's no room service available, which I was scared about at first because I'm a total room service glutton, but we just went down the street to the local market, (Whole Foods-esque), to buy some stuff. Plus the restaurants in Paia are all awesome. Try Flatbreads, (they have gluten-free pizza!), and Mama's Fish House.
Overall, my experience at Lumeria was great. Zoran is now a good friend of ours and it's amazing what he's done with that old property. If you need a pool, or television, or climate control, this is not your place. But if you want to totally relax, zen out, attend yoga classes, read, write, play your ukelele, and feel like a local, then I highly recommend staying there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Lumeria Maui, an educational retreat experience that will feed your body, mind and soul while connecting you with the authentic rhythm of Maui island. We offer a nourishing living campus of relaxing beauty for individuals and groups with daily classes and programs in yoga, meditation, healing arts, water sports and much more. Accommodations are included with all classes and programs. Relax, rejuvenate and connect with your unique self as you open your mind and feed your body and spirit. Immerse yourself in one of our signature programs - yoga and or detox/cleanse - inspiring a life in balance. Located on Maui's north shore, our restored historic buildings-with island and ocean vistas-have been designed to envelop you in an intimate, authentic environment. We encourage you to wander through our beautiful organic gardens, which supply our farm-to-table dining and our signature Lumeria Detox-Cleanse. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lumeria Maui Retreat Makawao