Meditative, educational luxury on Maui's windswept North Shore.
Located fifteen minutes from the Kahului Airport on the road between funky Paia town and Maui's quiet upcountry area, this 25-room country retreat offers something different than the typical mai tai and beach scene. An educational, organic sanctuary that's heavily infused with Eastern decor, it features such guest niceties as a complimentary yoga class, sunrise and sunset meditation and a class in growing and using Hawaiian medicinal plants for healing and eating. The spacious rooms are tastefully done in dark wood furnishings and are centered around a large grassy courtyard. The on-site restaurant is for guests only, and aside from serving healthy island fare also provides guests with the opportunity to witness the food that is grown on-site (literally) travel from farm to fork. More of a retreat than a resort, Lumeria offers converted plantation-style accommodations catering to those who want to immerse themselves in the local cultures of yoga, native horticulture and island water sports.