Get Out on the Water
Run a Marathon
Relax with a Massage
Located on a secluded, woodland property in rural Piiholo, Ho‘omana Spa offers a variety of massage modalities and other treatments grounded in traditional Native Hawaiian healing practices. Founded by Jeana Naluai, an expert practitioner and teacher of lomilomi, the spa makes the products used in its treatments on site, often from products grown in its herbal garden.
To relax and recharge, try the Aloha Spa Ritual, a two-and-half hour experience that starts with a house-made passionfruit and hibiscus tea, followed by a bath of coconut milk, honey, and awa root, a traditional plant known to induce relaxation in the nervous system and muscles. You’ll then get an exfoliating body scrub and a 50-minute full-body lomilomi treatment, which includes a rosemary-coconut scalp massage and hot-stone foot massage.
When it’s time to replenish your body with a healthy meal, head to Mana Foods in the north shore town of Paia. Founded in 1983, this beloved local grocer and health food store stocks an abundance of natural and organic products, and supports island businesses, with around 50% of its produce grown by local farmers.
Check out Mana’s deli department for well-stocked salad and hot-food bars, as well as made-to-order sandwiches, and baked goods — all packaged in biodegradable take-out containers. Specialty items like fresh pasta, sauces, and salad dressings are made in-house, and you can pick up smoothies, breakfast bowls, espresso, and locally brewed kombucha at the Maka juice bar near the front of the store.
To find natural beauty products, reef-safe sunscreen, herbal supplements, and a variety of holistic personal-care products from incense to ear candles, browse through the store’s eclectic Vitamin Room.
Take a Retreat
If you’re ready to unplug and take your wellness vacation to the next level, consider a retreat at Lumeria Maui. Located on the peaceful slopes of Haleakala in Maui’s Upcountry region, this retreat center offers a variety of classes and programs, from yoga, qi gong, and salsa dance, to Hawaiian language, sound healing, and crystal bowl meditation. Healing spa treatments include traditional lomilomi and deep tissue massage, as well as a CBD-oil massage, and a crystal massage that uses gemstones and flower aromatherapy.
Dining on site at The Wooden Crate features healthy dishes like kale salad, grilled fish with vegetables in coconut curry sauce, and a papaya-lime dessert topped with coconut cream — all made with ingredients grown in Lumeria’s lush garden.
Go for a Hike
Lace up your hiking shoes and hit one of Maui’s scenic trails to take in the island’s spectacular natural beauty while working up a sweat. Escape the heat by heading to the Makawao Forest Reserve, a cool, leafy escape about 10 minutes from quaint Makawao town. The reserve boasts more than 20 miles of multi-use trails that attract hikers, mountain bikers, and even local equestrians. Or for an intense workout with stunning views, check out the Waihee Ridge Trail. Climbing 1500 feet over 2.5 miles, the trail zig-zags through leafy forests and knife-edge ridges to reach a 2,563-foot peak that looks out over lush valleys and the spectacular north shore coastline.