"We loved this place!
Only a few miles east of Paia, we expected it to be far from everything. But we found it very easy to get started onto the Road to Hana early, ahead of the crowds. Grocery stores are easily accessible in the town of Haiku, Makawoa and Pa'ia (Mana Foods!!).
The north-facing, sweeping lawn slopes downward, allowing a lovely view of fruit trees and other lush green foliage, and the brilliantly blue ocean. We never tired of the views.
Maui Ocean Breezes became a retreat for us. At dawn, I used the yoga hut for sunrise meditation. We ventured out early each morning, and usually came back here in the afternoon to swim in the saltwater pool, rinse under the outdoor shower, relax, nap and plan/prep, or change to go out to, dinner in nearby Pa'ia (Dazoo, Rock and Brews, Paia Fish Market).
The retreat is the most modern of all the units and could comfortably sleep 3-4 people. Large windows on all sides provide views of the mountains and the sea.The open kitchen was well equipped, however some of the appliances could have been more thoroughly cleaned. We used the grill, with charcoal and kiawe wood chips and enjoyed the fresh bananas and papayas provided by our caretaker, Alex, a young man transplanted from Pennsylvania. The bed was comfortable and the closets sufficient. We loved the natural furniture and ample seating. In addition to two couches, large square meditation cushions were stacked in the front room, and with the cross breezes, proved to be an excellent mound on which to nap in the sun and breeze, like a cat.
When we departed for Kihea for the second half of our trip, we seriously considered if we could return to this expansive and serene setting, if we didn't like the busy-ness of the more touristy West Maui area. We can't wait to go back!"
Guest: Diane P.
Date of Stay: August 2014
Review Submitted: September 20, 2014