When we visit Maui, we (like most) default to ocean view properties. This year, we shook things up and stayed for five days at Maliko Estate Coffee in this beautiful cottage. The ocean was still in view but this is all about the greenery. It was fantastic being among the trees as the cottage is set on the property so as to feel very "treehouse" like -- with all of the amenities of luxury! Every need is foreseen and the owner was so responsive both before & during our stay. It was wonderful to stay upcountry and be near mountain bike trails for my husband and shopping in Makawao or Pai'a. And, each evening we were serenaded to sleep by the chatty birds. When it rained on our last day, we rejoiced! We were deep in the jungle for the first "good solid rain" since March 2021! Oh the smells! So clean & crisp.
As the cottage is near Hana Highway, this would be the ideal location for folks wanting to experience the famous drive but not get up at 5am while on vacation so as to miss the Highway tourism traffic. Having done the drive several times before, this trip we started at 10am and drove for about an hour & a half before turning around to go catch our tour of Hawaiian Sea Spirits.
Do not skip the owner's offer of a tour of the property! Her passion for the history & heritage she is protecting is apparent and it was fun to see a 200 year old mango tree, old roads, and petroglyphs. She has a fantastic map of trails on her 24 acres.
We are already thinking about our dates to return here in 2022. That is how much we loved this stay!