Our place is off the beaten path and we highly recommend to rent a car. Uber service will bring you to our place, but not picking you up. There are taxi services but adding up their cost you will be better off with a car rental booking. If you would prefer to stay at the retreat and not rent a car, see further down for catering services and private shopping options, however we prefer you have a car.


Car Rental Information:


  • Book your car in advance!


Rental cars prices are recently fluctuating from very high to decent.

Take your time and research for a good deal. The daily price you see always has taxes that are not included in the advertisement. Also, check out the end price with a basic damage and liability coverage.

Renting a car at the airport on arrival date is not recommended. The price will be much higher and reserve the car ahead of time is more economical.

Specially during the Holiday and Winter season, the car rental prices are higher. Simply, the car rental companies have not increased their inventory. They make more money with higher prices. It’s best to compare prices.


Please feel free to ask if we have our fully insured Subaru Crosstrek available while you are staying at our place. Just email us and we will provide you with more information and pictures. We prefer a one week rental for the best price.


Here some tips you want to know:


Reminder: stop on your way to our place to do your grocery shopping!


Food stores:


  • No need to buy drinking water, we have delicious drinking water from our

   well for our guest’s delight. We suggest you bring a refillable drinking container.


  • Fresh farm eggs from our chickens (available for purchase) depending on

  availability. You can request eggs before you arrive and we will have them ready for

   you or you can get them in town in our fabulous health food store or at the farmer’s market.


  • Coconuts and some tropical fruits (also available for purchase when in season and

   with pre-order only). Our trees are high and we need insured coconut climbers to

   get them down.

  • Green basket and herbs: Check in with our garden keepers what kind of greens we have available. Your donation is greatly accepted to keep our garden thriving.



  • Health food stores and food options close to the airport:

   Down To Earth Marketplace (Kahului)

   Whole Foods Market (Kahului)

   Alive and Well offers a wide variety of natural health food choices, including organic produce, raw food selections, dietary supplements and so much more!! Check out the owners Mona and Dennis Jones’ Radio Show for great expert nutrition advice!


  • Some excellent health food stores and delis in the area:

   Mana Foods (Paia town)

   Haiku Marketplace (Haiku town)

   Kuau Store (Delicatessen)



Cafes and Dining:

AG Cuisine

We collaborate with a local Farm to Table private chef duo called AG Cuisine. Enjoy fine dining right here at Maui Eco Retreat. Check out their sample menu for more information.


There are many options available for all culinary tastes, but here are some suggestions for you.


  • Delicious lunch/dining options nearby

   Jaws (On the way to Haiku)

   Toohey’s Butchery & Bistro, (Haiku Town)

   Nuka Sushi (Haiku Town)

   Colleens (Haiku town)

   Flatbread Pizza Company (Pa’ia town)

   Pa’ia Fish Market (Pa’ia town)

   Mamas Fish House near Ho’okipa Beach, especially recommended for anniversary,

weddings etc. (on the pricey side, but memorable) You need to make a reservation at least 3     months ahead or call in for a cancellation opening.


   And some very good food trucks in Haiku town of Indian, Greek, Mexican etc. only 15 min from our place!




Healing and Rejuvenating:


  • We are happy to provide many offerings at our retreat for your convenience, such

   as daily yoga (M-F), qigong, meditation, shamanic night teachings once a week,

   and many private healing and self-development sessions. More information in the Guestbook in your accommodation.


If you would like to pre-arrange a massage, please contact the massage practitioner directly for information on pricing and scheduling.


Our on-site Massage Therapist, Jake Ryan Lilly, approaches massage from a medical standpoint. Using his “Find and Fix” method, he implements both Swedish and Deep Tissue Therapy to invite you to relax after a long airline ride.


Phone: 252-671-4731



Specializing in Rolfing Integration Therapy, and with over 30 years of experience, Dean Altier is Dharma Practitioner and also teaches Tibetan Yoga.


Phone: (808) 868-8309



Singing Bodywork and Lomi Massage Therapy

Amy studied with many healers including Kumu aunty Margaret.  18 years of massage with private practice, MT, CHT


808 283 7554 please text



  • There is the wonderful Temple of Peace, located just 15-20 minutes away, where

   they offer day spas, cleansing programs and colonics treatments. On Sunday, from

   10:30 to noon there is a non-denominational service, focused on music, art, and

   universal spiritual sharing. Here you can find the local community of Maui from all

   walks of life, healer musicians, dancers, farmers and you may enjoy this gathering.

   We do have one more church on the road, more traditional, that you are also

   welcome to check out.


  • For Injury, illness or Wellness, MobileDoctor makes house calls – Dr. Rez, 888-MODO-MD1 or


Other Things To Do In Maui:


  • Many water sports adventures await you, and you can take lessons if interested.

   Here are some ideas water fun and adventures


  • For the very early risers, you can enjoy beautiful sunrises at the Haleakala Crater

   & National Park (sunsets are magical too). Be sure to reserve a ticket Here as early as you



  • We are on the way to the famous Road to Hana a breathtaking scenic drive,

   featuring magnificent waterfalls (such as Kipahulu and the famous Seven Sacred

   Pools). Please note that beginning March 2021, Waianapanapa State Park now takes 

   reservations for all non-residents and an entry fee of $10. Click Here to book a reservation.


  • Our retreat is also a few minutes-drive away from the world renowned monster wave

   surfer break called Jaws and for the adventurers, we are located just 2 miles from

   Zipline Adventures


  • Book an unforgettable hiking adventure with our local Jungle John. He knows the

   hidden paths to secret places and can entertain you with many “talk stories” of the

   magical islands. Write to: There are half day or full day hikes.


  • Want to get married on Maui or renew your vows? Call Kutira at 808 280 3960

   and we can arrange that for you. We are specialized in micro weddings.


  • We hope with all these tips your journey is getting more colorful and exciting. We

   are looking forward to hosting you at our place soon!


NEW: Agroforestry Beach Package available for rental for beach lovers leaving no footprint in the sand!


Would you be interested in supporting our agroforestry/food forest education? We have a new initiative to expand our agroforestry program.

Do you know that Maui still imports 90% of our food from other places? With more tourists and inflation, the food prices are skyrocketing. In case of an emergency, Maui only has less than a week’s food supply. Food security is an urgent issue for the local residents. 


With a donation of $75 or more, we’d like to offer you one-day beach packet as a thank you! The funds will be used to create programs to educate our students about gardening, harvesting, food security and regenerative living. Check out our flyer.






Aloha, until we see you! We will have more information waiting for you upon your arrival.