Halfway between Paia and Makawao on Maui’s scenic North Shore, a historic women’s college has been lovingly restored as a boutique resort. Nestled into six landscaped acres are two-dozen guest rooms, a resplendent lobby, yoga studio, spa, meditation garden, and farm-to-table restaurant. A small but dazzling pool overlooks a valley full of waving sugarcane as hammocks sway in the ironwood trees. The crystals, sacred artwork, and objets d’art tucked into every corner contribute to the charmed ambience of this serene retreat. Rooms are small—nearly filled by their plush four-poster beds—but luxuriously appointed with organic Italian linens, Japanese tansu cabinets, and showers with river-rock floors. A stay includes access to daily yoga, meditation, horticulture, and aromatherapy classes, as well as breakfast for two at the chic, semi-private restaurant, Wooden Crate. Baldwin Beach is only 2 1/2 miles away; the staff will set you up with stand-up paddleboard equipment or pack a picnic for an excursion to Hana.
1813 Baldwin Ave., Makawao
Our Rating Neighborhood Makawao, Olinda & Hallimaile Phone 855/579-8877 Prices Double from $279; Suite from $325. Resort fee $25 per person Amenities Restaurant; spa; concierge; 2 whirlpools (1 saltwater); outdoor pool; watersports equipment rental; yoga and aromatherapy class; free Wi-Fi Units 25 Web site Lumeria Other includes organic breakfast