The Lumeria bills itself as a "luxurious, educational adventure and wellness retreat". And although the wish for you here is to experience the beauty and tranquility of this special place on the planet and your unique place in the grand scheme of things, there is nothing granola-y here. The historic Baldwin family sugar plantation workers' rest home building continues to offer serenity and is now re- purposed and re-designed by owner Xorin Bales to make it quite upscale.
Since Maui holds an abiding attraction for most water sport and wellness experts, naturally Lumeria's programs feature top professionals sharing their knowledge of yoga, meditation, and wave water sports with guests. Yoga classes are provided with your stay, and you can opt to surf, windsurf, kite surf and stand up paddle board (SUP) at the beach five minutes away with an expert if you wish for an extra fee.
A stay at Lumeria is customizable and may include a combination of wellness, education and Hawaiian culture activities and even cleansing, edible gardening, and aromatherapy classes. Rates are $349 and include yoga classes.
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