The wildly pretty, four-pearl Lumeria calls itself an “educational retreat” and a “sanctuary for authentic transformational travel.” The lofty language may sound cheesy, but the property does indeed offer tranquil grounds off the beaten path in Maui, lovely design, and natural beauty. Its 24 high-ceilinged rooms are airy, with scenic views and luxurious furnishings. The lineup of programs is impressive, from yoga classes to detox cleanses to writing retreats. There's an organic restaurant, a saltwater pool, and healing spa along with plenty of places to enjoy the manicured and majestic outdoors. With caveats like limited staff, no air conditioning, and windows that are wide open for others to see through, the property does, however, seem to stress its retreat services more than guest hospitality. If a retreat isn't really your thing, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa on Maui's northwest shore and Grand Wailea on the west shore offer more traditional beachfront resort-style accommodations.