Guests paddle into the past during Travaasa Hana’s new outrigger activity. // © 2014 Travaasa Hana, Maui
Travaasa Hana’s newest guest activity harks back to one of Hawaii’s oldest pastimes: outrigger paddling. Visitors can connect to the nature and culture of rural eastern Maui during the 1.5-hour guided tour in a custom-made canoe. Designed for two guests per trip, the intimate experience includes a lesson in the basics of paddling and its significance in local history and lifestyle. The tour costs $75 per person.
Travaasa presents many other ways for guests to connect with the heritage of Hana, including throw net and bamboo pole fishing, coastal horseback rides and spa treatments recalling ancient healing practices.