This place was beyond excellent. It is a quaint little room out in the middle of the jungle, which was perfect for us. The outdoor shower, bathtub, and kitchenette were fabulous. You can shower outside watching the sunrise, have a bath with your lover at sunset, and cook to the light of the moon. They run on solar power, which is respectable, as Maui has enough sun to get through most days, but don't expect to waste energy. There is no need to blow dry your hair...you are in the jungle.
If you are looking for a five star hotel with pampering, don't go and then write a bad review. These people are sweethearts who are trying to live consciously, please respect them for that. This place is best suited for the eco-friendly. The owner (Sam) and her daughter (Mercury) are fabulous people. Be sure to stop in to say hi, and look at Mercury's jewelry. I took the most amazing pair of earrings home with me.
They provide bread, eggs, and fruit for breakfast, which is more than sufficient. You should bring your own groceries for other meals, but it is a European size fridge so shop smartly.
As for wildlife, we loved the geckos, they provided hours of entertainment, and the frogs made such a nice lullaby I never slept better.
For the location, Sam left us a list of things to do in the area, some of which were not in our guide book, and we had an amazing time. Everything she suggested should not be missed. We drove the road in and out quite a bit, and it is not for the faint of heart, but it is worth every minute.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ala Aina Ocean Vista is proud to be 100% GREEN and an ECO-FRIENDLY accommodation. We offer you a VERY private and unique B&B suite, located on a former banana plantation, nestled in an exotic lush tropical setting. It boasts the peace and quiet and offers guests sweeping ocean vistas. Enjoy lying in bed watching the ocean in your king-sized bed surrounded by windows overlooking tropical trees, flowers and rolling green lawns. Our B&B suite offers a custom -king-size bed. The fully-equipped efficiency kitchen, on the large private deck, is charming and you can cook "under the stars"! There is an inside private bathroom with marble floors and tiled shower (roomy enough for two), as well as an outside bath and shower with lotus pond in your own little garden. We offer a cool selection of retro board games and Direct TV access for those that want television. We also have free WIFI too. The best part is we offer each and every guest a romantic and quiet accommodation experience and SWEEPING OCEAN VISTAS from your room and deck! There are also spectacular sunsets and incredible rainbows that our guests rave about! This is a true Hawaiian getaway and a real slice of paradise! We are just 2 miles from, 7 Sacred Pools, aka The Pools at Ohe'o. Additionally we are 10 miles to the town of Hana, where the famous Hasegawa's General Store and the Hotel Hana Maui are located. We are only 30-40 minutes to Maui's black and red sand beaches. Waioka pond, known as "Venus pools", are a short 20 minutes away and Alele Waterfall is just 5 minutes away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ala`Aina Ocean Vista Hotel Hana