Travaasa Hana (formerly Hotel Hana-Maui) recently opened Maui's first and only archery experience. Longtime hotel employees, Hana residents and certified archery instructors are on-hand to lead the two-hour activity. The class takes place twice a week at the Plantation Guest House and is available to resort guests.
"We're pleased to be the only hotel on Maui to offer archery," said Karyn Johnson, program manager at Travaasa Hana. "Our expansive lawn area, quietly swaying palm trees, and Hana's breathtaking natural beauty create the perfect backdrop for this unique and enriching experience."
Travaasa Hana claims the program boosts mental attention and physical performance. The instructors, trained in the Junior Olympic Archery Development program and certified by USA Archery, help students develop focus, patience, flexibility, concentration and attention skills. The focusing of these skills can then be applied to other areas of life.
Other adventure programming at Travaasa includes throw net fishing, coastal horseback rides and bicycle tours. This compliments other programming, such as culinary, culture, fitness and spa activities.