Garden Retreat with Farm-to-Table Dining and Daily Yoga
Each day at Lumeria Maui, guests are encouraged to stroll barefoot through the gardens, watch the sun rise over the Pacific Ocean, or sit and listen to birdsongs—anything that relaxes you. This quiet contemplation takes place in an idyllic setting, as the Lumeria Maui retreat sits on a secluded tropical garden in northern Maui, overlooking North Shore beaches and the Haleakala Volcano.
Fodor’s says “Lumeria Maui’s original courtyard layout, lush grounds, and flowering gardens (many with fruit ripe for the picking) naturally complement the 24 luxury accommodations.” But the grounds serve another purpose beyond beautifying guest rooms. Chef Ben Diamond harvests the edible landscape for his farm-to-table dinners, which offer a different menu daily. Each night, sample new dishes prepared from mahi-mahi, Pacific steelhead trout, and other local fish and seasonal produce. In the morning, you’ll wake up to a complimentary breakfast of organic fruits, yogurt, and granola.
Each day during your stay, you can pull up a mat at any one of the retreat’s yoga classes for free. Choose from Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and a few other styles. During an evening acoustic yoga class, a licensed Anusara-inspired teacher leads groups through rhythmic movement series set to the tune of Hawaiian music. Sessions take place either inside a private studio or on an 8,000-square-foot outdoor terrace.
In addition to yoga classes, Lumeria Maui offers a variety of other wellness and relaxation opportunities. Traditional Hawaiian healing practices are available, including massage, and the retreat's staff is willing to help guests schedule a number of other activities, including scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching, upcountry horseback rides, and stand up paddling.
Paia, Hawaii: Colorful Coastal Town with World-Class Windsurfing
About 2.5 miles from Lumeria Maui is Paia, a small surfing town on Maui’s north coast. The town’s colorful boulevards are just minutes from Ho’okipa Beach Park, nicknamed the “windsurfing capital of the world” because its large waves draw professional windsurfers and kitesurfers into the winter. For a quieter spot, head about 3 miles down the coast to Baldwin Beach Park, a popular year-round swimming, sunbathing, and bodysurfing spot.
Haleakala National Park is about 30 miles away on the eastern part of the island. The park is home to hundreds of plant and animal species found only in Hawaii, including a colorful family of birds called honeycreepers. You can also keep an eye out for the bizarre Haleakala silversword plant, a rare succulent covered in tiny silver hairs. Wander around the park’s subtropical rainforests to see freshwater pools and waterfalls, or hike to the summit of the 10,000-foot Haleakala Mountain, a dormant shield volcano.
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