We stayed for 2 nights in December and were overall very pleased. We still dream about how relaxing and peaceful the property was and how it brought that out in us. The whispering pines with hammocks were a wonderful surprise, and overall the grounds were incredible. The building itself is also beautifully restored and a joy to explore and find spots to relax in. Lumeria certainly lives up to its promise of a relaxing retreat.
We had a room at the end of the the U-shaped building near the pool, which was great -- no one was walking in front of our room, and we spent a lot of time on the patio outside our room. Because there is no air conditioning, you basically have to leave the windows open at night to cool down, which was fine. Our first night was quiet and wonderful. However, on our second night, a group of maybe 6 friends checked in for a birthday celebration, and we heard them in the rooms around us talking and laughing and moving furniture (?) until well after midnight, then they moved to the pool/hot tub until probably 3am. It was impossible to sleep with their racket going on and we just got more and more frustrated.
So, with the wrong set of guests, this property is certainly not relaxing nor peaceful nor worth any price. I wish they would do more to encourage responsible, considerate behavior in guests, though of course everyone else staying there was great. You're taking a bit of unpredictable risk on whether you'll actually sleep or not at Lumeria, which is a really significant, unfortunate aspect of this otherwise incredible place.
- 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