A 3-acre aromatic botanical garden with three exquisite accommodations, a studio, a cottage and a villa.
Hosted by Doreena & Tom Barefoot.
I'm pretty sure this is the most relaxing place to stay on the planet. We really enjoyed our weekend here. Definitely recommending this place to friends and family.
An incredibly serene and beautiful space. Upon arrival, Tom very graciously greeted me and showed me around the place, even discussed the various properties of several different herbs. Upcountry with views of the entire island: north shore, West Maui mountains, south shore - watch the weather traverse the island by day, excellent star-gazing at night. Aromatic herbs waft through the open windows. Very private, peaceful, immaculately clean. Apartment is outfitted with everything you need, plus many extras. Perfect location serves either as an exquisite resting point, or an ideal home base from which to explore. Incorporate aromatherapy naturally into your life, and learn a great deal about it in a very user-friendly setting. Exceptional massage therapy also available via attached Maui Spa Retreat - they went out of their way to provide an amazing massage for me the very next morning with extremely limited notice. Mahalo!
Unbelievable bi-coastal views of Maui. Beautiful grounds, pool, and hot tub. Highly recommend.
The Octagon studio is located down a gravel stairway in the midst of the Aroma Maui property with a pretty view of their plants and gardens and a 90 degree view of the Maui central valley. It is very quiet, cool due to the higher elevation and relaxing. The bed is some type of Tempurpedic and makes for a really great nights sleep. There is a well stocked tiny kitchenette which is convenient for making breakfast. For those who worry about "critters" being at 3000 ft with a setting in the forest - don't be. Very clean and no bugs. The one word of caution I would offer is that for those travelers who like a great shower, the Octagon falls short. It works - but is a bit finicky, and water flow is not the highlight.
The Aroma Maui property is located off of a wiggly road 3.6 miles (10 minutes) up the hill from the quaint and quirky town of Makawao. One stop light, and one shopping street (Baldwin avenue). You can find a variety of restaurants, woman's clothing, jewelry, small general store, etc. Once in Makawao, you are only 15 minutes from Pai'a (and Mama's Fish House) on the north coast, which is a very interesting town as well. You are also very close to the Hailimalli General Store - another top restaurant on the island.
During our visit, we primarily used the Octagon house as a base of operations for going to Haleakala (which is very close compared to staying elsewhere), driving through the upcountry, going to Po-okipa Beach Park, etc. Late in our visit we participated in an essential oils distillation demonstration and class. We had not been introduced to essential oils before, and found the class interesting.
Enjoy your visit.
One night is not enough to enjoy all that this property has to offer, but we did our best! Tom and his staff are genuine and take great care to maintain the excellence of the Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui. A relaxing night at the perfectly appointed Octagon, diffuser vaporizing vetiver, wandering the garden paths, smell of fresh herbs and flowers, a sunset dip in the pool & hot tub, watching the clouds roll in over the mountains, dinner in Makawao town, peaceful rainy night, restful sleep, meditation with aromatherapy, incredible massage experience at onsite spa. A MUST EXPERIENCE!
We had a great honeymoon in Maui. The studio was perfect for what we needed and the setting really picturesque. 15 minutes from the beach and the fun town of Paia. Great hosts too!
My husband and I stayed here for 3 out of our 6 days in Maui for our honeymoon. It is a beautiful tranquil studio on the top of the hill with an incredible view facing their botanical garden and overlooking Maui. We called as we drove up the hill as they instructed, and Tom greeted us upon our arrival. He was very warm and friendly. He gave us a tour of the property and layed out the rules. He explained the Aroma Maui study which required us to meditate every day and complete a survey 2 days after our our last day. We enjoyed our morning 5 minute meditations and all the aromas. We also enjoyed a couples spa package l, which is probably the best massages we've ever had. Thank you Aroma Maui. We would definately consider staying there again.
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Wonderful relaxing cottage! Breathtaking views, a rare find. The hosts were very friendly and went out of their way to shows around the property. Would highly recommend
Definitely a magical place to stay in Maui. Everything about the house was perfect. Thank you.