Year-Round Sexy Hotels: Hotel Hana-Maui
Nothing says "I heart you boo" more than a romantic getaway, but sexytime isn't just for Valentine's Day. So if you don't have time to catch one of the V-Day packages we're profiling this week, we're also presenting you with some year-round sexy options. Whether you're into raunch, roses, or Rosé, every day this week, we’ll pick a different property that we think will knock your socks—and who knows what else—off.
The Hotel Hana-Maui is the prize after a long, sometimes hair-raising two-hour drive along the twisty, turny Hana Highway to the island’s east coast. Many visitors arrive shaken from the one-lane bridges and narrow roads, but nearly all agree it's worth the temporary trauma. HHM is the type of place two overworked Type A’s could learn to love with its radio, TV, and clock-free rooms (though it might take a minute to adjust to the super-laid back scene and turn off the BlackBerry).
The hotel, on a bluff fronting the Pacific, is considered a Hawaiian classic since its 1946 beginnings. It has survived near-ruin from previous neglect, and picked up again after a much-needed renovation. Now the apartment-sized plantation-style cottages and suites have bamboo flooring, patios (some with their own hot tub!), and a traditional island kit of spirit-warding plants,kapa cloth-draped teak furniture and fresh baked banana bread to make you feel at home.
Fans of HHM love the free yoga, and mind-easing treatments at the Honua Spa, where the lava-rock whirlpool could relax even the most high-strung of characters. But better than the wellness focus, the remoteness, and chance to reconnect is the nearby(and hidden) red sand beach. It's said to be a fave with nudists although au naturel sunbathing is technically forbidden in Hawaii. However, blind eyes are turned, making it just the right amount of sexy. And what could be more titillating than being alone in the buff discovering the real meaning of aloha?
Rooms start from $325.
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