Halfway between Paia and Makawao on the slopes of Halealakala, a historic women’s college (the oldest wooden building on Maui, built in 1910) 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. Views of the West Maui Mountains and distant shores are stunning. 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 fourposter beds—but luxuriously appointed with organic Italian linens, Japanese tansu cabinets, and showers with river-rock floors; ceiling fans and the higher elevation keep them cool. 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.
Our Rating Neighborhood Makawao Phone 808/579-8877 Prices Double $369–$539. Rates include organic breakfast. Resort fee $25. Amenities Restaurant; spa; concierge; 2 whirlpools (1 saltwater); pool; watersports equipment rental; yoga and aromatherapy class; free Wi-Fi. Units 25 units Web site Lumeria
Map1813 Baldwin Ave. Maui
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