We loved our 3 day stay at the Ho'oilio House and were not ready to leave! Grounds were beautiful, room was uniquely decorated and bed was super comfy. Staff was very friendly and helpful with any little thing we needed. A peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the tourists. Would definitely ...
The property and grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. The views are spectacular. This was most definitely a great choice for ur first visit to Maui. The only downside with this property is that if you have young kids (12 and under), they may get easily bored because there are no beach/pool ...
Wonderful setting outside of the hustle and busstle of the tourist areas
The staff was amazing the moment we checked in. The property had many things to do and the grounds were beautiful. We would definitely stay there again!
Very attractive gardens and well kept grounds, foyer, etc. Nice Hawaiian feel. Great location. Shuttle service within local areas. Bicycles for borrowing.
The guests are almost all repeat customers. They are very friendly. We've never talked to so many fellow guests at a hotel before.
The room was spacious and a good ocean view. The breakfast is free and was very good. The location was great.
It was one of our best staying experience ever! Breathtaking property. Such a beautiful room as well. We will definitely come back!
There are many things to fall in love with in Maui, such as its sheer natural beauty, laid back atmosphere, impressive history, a never-ending supply of beautiful beaches, waterfalls, landmarks, snorkeling opportunities, and lush gardens, to name just a few. If you want to explore all that Hawaii is known for, this is where to go. It is said that ‘Maui no ka oi‘, which means ‘Maui is the best.’ From picture-perfect beaches, volcanic landscapes, and tropical forests and gardens, Maui just might be the closest thing to paradise there is. Make yourself comfortable in one of the many boutique hotels the island has to offer and explore Hawaii with ease.
In small towns such as Paia and Hana, you can see remnants of the past mixed with the present. Look out for the ancient heiau, which are platforms once used as places of worship and mostly made from stone. These line the surrounding busy roadways. Next up should be the old missionary homes made from coral and brick, which, however, nowadays house broadcasting networks. Then, you can also see antique smokestacks of sugar mills towering above the town’s communities.
While you are strolling down the streets, why not visit one of the eclectic but cozy local shops? A popular one is Upcountry Makawao's Komoda Store and Bakery. This place can feel like stepping into another country entirely or even back in time. It is interesting to know that the local children are blending English, Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Filipino, and other languages into one colorful tongue. Hawaii is a melting pot like no other.
It is best to get a rental car to discover Maui in comfort and at your own leisure. You can easily drive around the island and will soon find that the island's roads skirt the edge of the coastline in a large sideways figure "8" shape, which makes seeing everything Maui has to offer a walk in the park.