There is Maui, and then there is Heavenly Hana. Isolated from the rest of the island, the Hana Coast is the last undeveloped tropical paradise on Maui. Hana has been saved from progress by the serpentine Road to Hana. The view of the coastline is spectacular with waterfalls splashing beside the road, and plunge pools lipped in ferns.
The charm of Hana Town is that little has changed in the past 25 years, perpetuating the small town atmosphere, Hawaiian culture, and scenic beauty. Hana Palms Retreat at Hana Gardenland is conveniently located on the Hana Road, just three and one-half miles before Hana Town, seven minutes by car, and one mile from Waianapanapa State Park.
Hana Gardenland encompasses 5 acres of awesome tropical botanical gardens. Thousands of rare and unusual plants and flowers from around the world flourish here. Gardenland has one of the most diverse palm tree collections on Maui with 100 varieties. Botanical signs name the tree and country of origin.
Immerse your senses in a tropical paradise. Walk on grassy paths wandering through lush gardens. See towering palms, rainbow eucalyptus, hanging banyans, exotic fruit trees. Feel a moist breeze on your skin. Listen to bird song. Smell ginger, jasmine, tropical flowers. Taste ripe avocados, lilikoi, bananas, papayas, coconuts, figs.
Within the estate are two residences, the Garden House (which has two complete residential units) and the Palms House. These homes are perfect vacation rentals, surrounded by the beauty and serenity of lush, tropical, botanical gardens.
* Garden House - The Garden House has an upper and a lower residence, with tropical garden views from every window. Each is complete with a separate kitchen and bathroom, and separate entrances. They can be adjoined as one residence as needed. Both are fully furnished with phones, cable TV, DVD, high speed internet, wi-fi. There is extensive bamboo floors, redwood and cedar-wood finish walls. A covered lanai next to the lower residence has a third full bathroom.
Garden House Upper Residence sleeps 6. Two bedrooms with a third bedroom on enclosed sun porch. Full bathroom. Roomy island kitchen. Spacious, open, living room with many windows and views. Dining area on an enclosed sun porch to enjoy the surrounding beauty.
Garden House Lower Residence sleeps 4. Two bedrooms, full bathroom, full kitchen, and living room. Sliding, glass doors open to the botanical gardens and fruit orchard.
* Palms House - The Palms House is a two-story, plantation-style home, reminiscent of old Hana. A spacious, upstairs bedroom and private, downstairs bedroom and loft. Hawaiian-style furnishings with phones, cable TV, DVD, high speed internet, wi-fi. Screen-enclosed lanai with outdoor shower and bath, set amidst a private, tropical paradise.
Palms House sleeps 4. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms with two showers living room and full kitchen.
Keywords: 2 Houses with 3 Residences
Over the past eight years I have been the steward of these remarkable botanical gardens in Hana Maui. For over 30 years I have been a serial green business entrepreneur, developing innovative companies growing algae for green food supplements in 30 countries and building beautiful bamboo homes in the Hawaiian Islands. I also own with my brothers a 150 acre farm and forest near Olympia Washington, the first family forest in the Pacific Northwest to sell forest carbon offsets in the US voluntary market. I am a documentary filmmaker, and have produced a series of dvds.
I fell in love with this beautifully planted botanical garden in Hana. Over 40 years ago the original owner planted 100 kinds of palm trees from seeds collected from all over the world, calling it a love garden. Over the years, many exotic ornamental trees and tropical fruit trees were planted all over the property. Now lawns and pathways weave through these magical gardens.
Staying here is great for a couple or small family. It has generous space for multiple families for gatherings and reunions. Retreat groups come and stay for a week. Hana Gardenland is a perfect model for eco-tourism, where guests and visitors can roam the botanical gardens and learn about plants thriving in the Hana Maui ecosystem, enjoying tropical fruit in season along the way.