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Pua Sterling
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pua.sterling@anthologygroup.com

May 15, 2018

Message from Maui Nui ~ May 2018

Message from Maui Nui
Aloha Kākou!

Spring has officially sprung! As you head out into Maui Nui's sunny summer months and, very likely, straight to the islands' stunning beaches, keep their breathtaking marine ecosystems top of mind. Use reef-safe sunscreens protecting you from the sun and our coral reefs and marine life from chemicals toxic to them. You'll be doing something good. Our marine ecosystems will be looking better and feeling healthy. And you'll still be protecting yourself from the sun's UV rays. Everybody wins.

There's a lot happening on the lovely islands of Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i in the months ahead. And here's the most recent scoop on our industry partners' newest cultural events and sustainability efforts to prove it. Presenting, our May, Message From Maui Nui!
27th Annual Ki Hoalu Guitar Festival
Activities
27th Annual Kī Hō‘alu Guitar Festival Coming to MACC
An all-star lineup featuring some of Hawai‘i's best slack key guitar players will perform a full afternoon of melodious Hawai‘i music at the 27th annual Kī Hō‘alu Guitar Festival, set for June 24, from 1-7 p.m., at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center's A&B Amphitheater. The free admission, family-friendly festival's lineup of musicians includes Makana, Brother Noland, Ola Hou (Kevin Brown and Friends), Ho‘okena, Stephen Inglis, George Kahumoku and Friends, Paul Togioka, Ian O'Sullivan, Kamuela Kahoano, Donald Kaulia, Dwight Kanae, George Kuo, Aja Gample and Emma Rose. For more information, call (808) 244-7469, or visit www.maui.arts.org.
Alii Nui Family Sunset SailAlii Nui Family Sunset Sail Set for Summer Months
Set sail with the entire ‘ohana (family) this summer on Alii Nui Sailing Charters' Family Sunset Sail, offering menu options for the entire family, a variety of appetizers, a premium open bar, non-alcoholic beverages, and a keiki (kids) menu. The family sunset sail will be offered on Wednesdays and Sundays, from 5:15-7:15 p.m., between June 15 and September 15. Children ages 6 and older are welcome on board. For more information or to book a sail, visit www.aliinuimaui.com, or call (808) 875-0333.
MACC HulaAnnual Kū Mai Ka Hula Competition Set for MACC in September
Maui's annual Kū Mai Ka Hula competition features award-winning hālau hula (hula schools) from Hawai‘i, the U.S. mainland and Japan competing in solo and group performances open to the public. Male and female hālau invited to compete at Kū Mai Ka Hula perform in kahiko (traditional) and 'auana (modern) hula styles. Held at Maui Arts and Cultural Center's Castle Theater, the event also features an artisan market with made-in-Hawai‘i products from an array of crafters, as well as food and beverages for purchase. Solo competition happens September 7 at 6 pm. and group competitions September 8 at 1 p.m., followed by the event's awards ceremony. For more information, call (808) 242-7469, or visit www.maui.arts.org.
Island Art PartyExperience Maui in a New Way and Paint a Maui Memory!
With easy step-by-step instructions, a party atmosphere... and our "Creative Juices" bar - it's great out-of-the-sun fun in Kihei. As long as you can hold a paintbrush and you know how to have fun - you have enough experience. Looking for a unique activity for a corporate or private group? We can bring the fun to your preferred venue, too! Call (808) 419-6020 or visit www.islandartparty.com for more information.
GeminiGemini Sailing Charters Fourth of July Sunset Sail Features Fireworks Show
Celebrate the Fourth of July with a sunset sail, dinner and fireworks show on Maui offered by Gemini Sailing Charters. Gemini's annual July 4 event is limited to 49 guests and includes a sunset sail ending with a view of the Lahaina Fourth of July fireworks show, which guests will see from the deck of the catamaran. Dinner on board includes heavy appetizers, traditional Americana favorites and a complimentary bar. The sail departs from the Westin Maui Resort and Spa's Kā‘anapali beachfront. For more information, call (808) 669-1700, or book the sail online at www.geminisailing.com.
Energy Boost SessionsKaanapali Alii Offering Energy Boosting Sessions
Kaanapali Alii tennis pro and fitness center manager Dan Van Poucke will share tips on how to boost energy before a workout and demonstrate how to make his favorite energy drink -including a tasting of it and a take-home recipe - on Fridays, from 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., at the hotel's fitness center welcome desk, beginning May 18. The sessions are free for Kaanapali Alii hotel guests. For more information, visit www.kaanapalialii.com.
Kapalua Wine and Food FestivalKapalua Wine and Food Festival to Feature Celebrity Chef Luncheons
Join renowned chefs Nancy Silverton, Nancy Oakes and Hubert Keller for interactive cooking demonstrations and multi-course lunches at this year's Kapalua Wine and Food Festival in June. The festival's "Two Nancys" Friday luncheon will feature Silverton and Oakes - good friends both in and out of the kitchen - creating a four-course menu paired with wines from The Two Jeffs - Jeff Stewart of Hartford Family Winery and Jeff Mangahas of Williams Selyem Winery. At the festival's Saturday luncheon, celebrity chef Keller will offer his French-inspired healthy cuisine paired with wines from Patz and Hall Winery and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.kapaluawineandfood.com.
Maui JimMaui Jim Ocean Shootout Set for June 2 and 3
The Maui Jim Ocean Shootout, presented by Maui Jim Sunglasses, is a two-day ocean event comprised of 10 individual sprint races and a team relay race in multidisciplined events. Shootout sprint races (each running from 5-8 minutes) will be run in the waters off Kā‘anapali Beach fronting the Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel. Participants will test their water skills and challenge other competitors in a series of individual races, accumulating points in their respective divisions over the Shootout's two days of competition. Special event rates for the Maui Jim Ocean Shootout are available at the Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel. For more information, visit mauijimoceanshootout.com/race#tab_accommodations.
Maui Ocean CenterMaui Ocean Center Begins Construction of New Dome Theater
Maui Ocean Center recently broke ground on construction of its new humpback whale exhibit, which will include a dome theater. The facility will feature an exhibit hall with interactive learning stations and previously unseen footage of local humpbacks. The exhibit's signature feature will be an immersive, 3-D short film featuring a close-up encounter with Maui Nui's humpback whales, screened in a 139-seat sphere theater utilizing state-of-the-art dual-laser projection technology and active 3-D glasses. The new exhibit is slated for completion in the fall. For more information, call (808) 270-7000, or visit www.mauioceancenter.com.
Maui Ocean Center to Host Incredible Corals: Night at the Reef
Maui Ocean CenterMaui Ocean Center's summer coral event, Incredible Corals: Night at the Reef, is back. Hawai‘i 's coral reefs are home to a diversity of marine life, a few found nowhere else in the world. Maui Ocean Center's Night at the Reef invites guests to explore the aquarium at night, see Hawaiian marine animals after dark, and learn about the life of corals. With nights for Incredible Corals based on the lunar cycle, guests may even have an opportunity to observe live coral spawning in the exhibits. For more information, call (808) 270-7000, or visit www.mauioceancenter.com.
Maverick Helicopters Offers Hana Rainforest Experience
Maverick Helicopters aims to fly guests to some of Maui's most remote and awe-inspiring landscapes with its Hana Rainforest Experience. The journey offers passengers views of sea cliffs, cascading waterfalls, famous surf destinations and more, as they soar high above Pā‘ia, Ho‘okipa, Ha‘ikū, Hāna Highway, Keōpuka (aka Jurassic) Rock and Wailua in the company's ECO-Star helicopters. The 75-minute flight includes a 30-minute landing in a Hāna-area rainforest, alongside banana, coconut, papaya and liliko‘i (passionfruit) trees, and native flowers and pineapples. For more information, visit www.flymaverick.com/maui.
Cane & CanoeMother's Day Brunch at Cane and Canoe
Celebrate Mother's Day and mom with brunch at the Montage Kapalua Bay resort's ocean-view restaurant Cane and Canoe. Brunch highlights will include a large raw bar with lobster tails, prawns, crab claws and bigeye ‘ahi (tuna) sashimi; a carving station with beef tenderloin and glazed ham; and local breakfast favorites Hawai‘i sweet bread French toast and mochi pancakes. Starters, sweet treats and a children's station round out the family buffet offerings. Brunch for adults is $68, $37 for children ages 5 to 12, and complimentary for ages 4 and under with a paying adult. Brunch prices are not inclusive of tax and gratuity. For more information and reservations, call (808) 662-6681, or visit www.caneandcanoe.com.
Portuguese-themed Chef Collaboration Dinner at Sheraton Maui
Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa Executive Chef Lyndon Honda and Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel Executive Chef Tom Muromoto will welcome Chef Lino Oliveira and Christian Mena of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada restaurant Sabor to Maui to share their passion for traditional Portuguese food in a special dinner at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa on May 26, 2018. The collaborative chefs dinner will showcase food traditions, sustainable seafood, and farm-raised produce and proteins. To return the favor, Honda and Muromoto will travel to Edmonton this summer to cook at the annual Sabor Seafood Festival. The collaborative Sheraton Maui dinner with all four chefs is priced at $96 plus tax and includes gratuity. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2KyclI9
MermaidRealize Your Inner Mermaid at Fairmont Kea Lani
Mermaid tails (and tales) are part of Fairmont Kea Lani resort's Mermaid Glam experience. Guests of all ages are invited to coax their inner mermaid out via a fantasy fashion shoot, where they'll be styled and glammed with mermaid- and ocean-inspired jewelry, shells, accessories, makeup and, of course, a mermaid tail. The Mermaid Glam experience concludes with a beach photography session and keepsake photos. For more information, visit www.fairmont.com/kealani.
Iao ValleyRoberts Hawaii's new tour showcases Maui Pineapple and ʻĪao Valley
Discover Maui's fascinating plantation roots and explore the island's natural beauty and rich history on a new, guided tour offered by Roberts Hawaii. Visit historic and rural Hāli`imaile town in Upcountry Maui; get a first-hand look at Maui's plantation heritage on an interactive tour of Maui Gold Pineapple Co.'s factory and fields; and see the rainforests and waterfalls of lush ʻĪao Valley. Tours run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information, visit www.robertshawaii.com, or call (808) 539-9400.
RedlineSnorkel the Backwall of Molokini with Redline Rafting
Redline Rafting offers daily snorkeling tours to the little-seen backwall of Molokini islet off Maui's south shore. Molokini's backwall is one of Hawaii's top-rated scuba dive spots. Tour guests also get to snorkel within the crescent-shaped islet's submerged volcanic crater, visit south Maui's Keone‘o‘oio (aka La Perouse) Bay and swim an area known for Hawaiian green sea turtle sightings. Tours depart daily at 7 a.m. and return at noon. For more information, visit www.redlinerafting.com.
Accommodations
Hyatt Regency Maui Offers Dive into Discounts Program for Meeting Planners
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa's Dive into Discounts program offers meeting planners booking space at the resort for 2018 or 2019 events a 3 percent rebate for all guest rooms charged to their master account, an hour long complimentary cocktail reception, a 50 percent discount on internet access in meeting spaces, 1/25 complimentary suite upgrades, 1/15 complimentary Regency Club access upgrades, triple World of Hyatt points, and 30 percent allowable attrition nightly. Bookings must be made between April 1 and June 30, 2018. Groups looking to book the Dive Into Discounts offer should contact the Hyatt Maui sales office directly at (808) 667-4440, or submit a request for proposal (RFP) to oggrm.rfp@hyatt.com. For more information, visit www.maui.regency.hyatt.com.
Destination Residences Hawai‘i Announces Partnership with Hawaiian Airlines
Destination Residences Hawai‘i recently announced a new partnership with Hawaiian Airlines offering guests up to 20,000 HawaiianMiles for each qualifying reservation at its properties in 2018. One of these is Wailea Beach Villas, which was voted the No. 1 resort on Maui and No. 2 in Hawai‘i in Condé Nast Travelers' 2017 Readers' Choice Awards. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com/destination-residences-hawaii/ppc/hawaiian-air-promo, or call (866) 384-4597.
Meet the Miniature Horses at Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i
Mini HorseThe newest residents of Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i are a team of miniature horses at Lāna‘i Ranch at Kō‘ele, including month-old (in April) baby Chip. Miniature horses are bred for their size, but boast typical horse characteristics, such as longer and thinner legs, thus differentiating them from ponies. The resort offers cart rides for kids and Meet the Minis opportunities. Guests are also invited to visit with the resort's eight miniature donkeys - staff say the donkeys all love getting petted - talk story with the ranch's wranglers and enjoy the scenery. For more information, visit www.fourseasons.com/lanai.
Montage KapaluaMontage Kapalua Bay Opens Redesigned Residences
The oceanfront Montage Kapalua Bay resort on Maui's west side recently reopened 50 of its redesigned luxury, residential-style accommodations. Overseen by Dallas-based interior and architectural design firm Wilson Associates, the new décor, according to the resort, draws inspiration from the Hawaiian word ahupua’a - which refers to a mountain to sea land division - and incorporates subtly layered references to Hawai‘i and Maui within its design palette. Each of the newly redesigned residences features koa wood and natural-color flooring balanced with accents of taupe, beige, and whites. For more information or reservations, call (808) 662-6681, or visit www.montagehotels.com/kapaluabay.
New Four Seasons Resort Maui Experience Shares Island's Cowboy Culture
Four Sesons Maui"Where the Cowboys Still Roam," a new experience available exclusively to guests of Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, offers a glimpse into Maui's longtime paniolo (cowboy) culture. Fifth-generation Maui paniolo Peter Baldwin invites guests to join him as he shares the rich, storied past of the island's cowboy culture, and a customized day with Four Seasons signature touches, on his 820-acre Pi‘iholo Ranch in Upcountry Maui. For more information, visit www.fourseasons.com/maui.
Travaasa Hana Introduces Newly Renovated Plantation Guest House
Travaasa Hana, the experiential resort on the coastline of East Maui, recently unveiled its newly renovated Plantation Guest House. Situated within the renowned tropical landscape of the Hāna area, the house offers an intimate space for weddings and private events. The Plantation Guest House can host up to 12 guests for overnight stays, or up to 75 guests for group events. For more information or reservations, visit www.travaasa.com/hana/.
The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas Celebrates its First Birthday
The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas recently celebrated its first year of operation and newly awarded Four Diamond rating from AAA for excellence in hospitality. The resort also earned a Gold LEED Certification for its property-wide sustainability initiatives, as well as award nominations from the American Resort Development Association, Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi magazine's ‘Aipono Maui Restaurant Awards, and Travel Age West WAVE Awards. The resort also actively partners with national and local nonprofit community organizations, including Make-A-Wish Hawaii , The Salvation Army, Relay for Life, Pūnana Leo o Lahaina, Hōkū Nui and others. For more information, visit www.westinnanea.com.
Restaurants  & Dining
Restaurants & Dining
‘Ai ‘Ono Tacos + Tequila Opens at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
The Hawaiian words ‘ai ‘ono translate to "eat well" and "delicious food" in English. The new menu at poolside restaurant ‘Ai ‘Ono Tacos + Tequila at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua resort offers hand-crafted tequila cocktails and tacos, its signature "Buddha Bowls," and pūpū (appetizers) incorporating fresh, local ingredients. Guests lounging poolside can even order Ai Ono lunch and cocktails from the Ritz-Carlton mobile app and have them delivered to their lounge chairs. For more information, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/kapalua.
Burger Shack Now Offering a Shake It Hour
Located oceanfront at D.T. Fleming Beach Park, The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua resort's Burger Shack recently launched its new Shake It Hour featuring 50 percent savings on its Classic Burger, select cocktails and draft beers, from 3 - 4 p.m. Open daily, the casual eatery offers beachgoers lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. enjoyed under the beach park's natural canopy of more than 40 coconut palms, or packed in a beach-friendly to-go kit. Hawai‘i residents receive 25 percent off their meals with a Hawai‘i ID. Offers cannot be combined. For more information, visit www.burgershackkapalua.com.
Four Seasons Resort Maui Partners with Wally's Wine and Spirits
Four Seasons MauiFour Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea recently launched a partnership with Wally's Wine and Spirits of Beverly Hills offering epicurean wine experiences exclusively to guests of its newly renovated residential Elite Suites. The wine experiences were designed by the resort and Christian Navarro, president and principal of Wally's Wine and Spirits. For more information, call (808) 874-8000, or visit www.fourseasons.com/maui.
Mauka Makai Launches New Dinner and Brunch Buffets
The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas Kaanapali's signature restaurant Mauka Makai recently introduced two new buffet dining options. The Friday Night Pā‘ina Dinner Buffet offers a locally inspired menu of Hawai‘i favorites, including chicken katsu, kālua pork, a poke station and more. Dinner buffet guests also enjoy live Hawaiian entertainment. The resort's Sunday Brunch Buffet serves up breakfast classics and brunch dishes, including lemongrass poached shrimp, salmon poke, prime rib and a variety of fresh salads. The brunch buffet also offers mimosas and beer-mosas. For more information or reservations, call (808) 662-6400, or visit www.westinnanea.com/maukamakai.
New Wednesday Night Dinner Buffet at Auntie's Kitchen
Auntie's Kitchen at The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas has launched a new Wednesday night dinner buffet, Auntie's Patio Pau Hana, featuring a variety of dishes inspired by the multiple cultures that have influenced local cuisine on Maui. Buffet guests dine poolside and enjoy a menu of island favorites, including kālua pork and cabbage, shoyu chicken, teriyaki steak, ponzu-glazed salmon and spicy chow mein noodles, prepared by resort chefs. Buffet pricing is $39 per person. For more information, visit www.westinkaanapali.com/auntieskitchen. To make a reservation, call (808) 667-3254,
Romance
Romance
Sheraton Maui Renovating Ali‘i Suite for Destination Weddings
Imagine saying "I do" with the Pacific Ocean and Maui sister islands Moloka'i and Lāna'i as a backdrop. Perched atop Kā'anapali Beach's Pu'u Keka'a (aka Black Rock), Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa's 1,600-square-foot presidential Ali'i Suite features panoramic views of all of the above, and an expansive flagstone lānai (patio) and heart-shaped lawn for destination weddings. The Ali'i Suite will soon debut a new look - part of the resort's $26.5 million guestroom renovation, set for completion in July 2018 - featuring modern design elements and island-inspired artwork by Hawai'i artist Kristie Fujiyama Kosmides. For more details, visit www.sheraton-maui.com/maui-weddings.
Hyatt Regency Maui Offers Oceanfront Weddings and Planning
Hyatt MauiHyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers modern- and Hawaiian-inspired event spaces for tropical destination weddings. On-site settings include the resort's newly renovated Halona Kai Event Lawn and Oriental Gardens, which feature swans and flamingos, a gazebo set in a Hawaiian-inspired garden, and more. Incorporating local touches from Maui partners, including Ali‘i Kula Lavender, the resort's wedding planners work with couples to bring their creative visions to life in the resort's oceanfront event space. Newlyweds can celebrate their commitment to each other with the Maui Honeymoon Package, which includes daily car rental and resort self-parking, daily buffet breakfast at the resort's Swan Court restaurant, a honeymooners reception, two glasses of sparkling wine, two tickets to the resort's Tour of the Stars rooftop stargazing program and Drums of the Pacific Lūʻau, and more. For more information, visit www.maui.regency.hyatt.com.
Culture, Agri-tourism & Volun-tourism
Culture, Agri-tourism & Volun-tourism
Free Reef-Safe Sunscreen Offered to Guests of Gemini Sailing Charters
Certified natural and non-GMO sunscreen brand Raw Elements recently partnered with Gemini Sailing Charters of Maui to provide complimentary, reef-safe and effective sunscreen on all of Gemini's tours. Gemini's 49-person, 64-foot catamaran keeps a dispenser on board stocked with Raw Elements Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen, along with information about ways sunscreen pollution affects Hawai‘i 's reefs, encouraging passengers to opt for reef-safe sun protection. Gemini's catamaran takes guests on daily snorkel sail adventures, sunset sails and seasonal whale watches, departing from Kā‘anapali Beach. For more information, visit www.geminisailing.com.
1Hawaiian Paddle Sports Joins 1% for the Planet
Maui ocean activities company Hawaiian Paddle Sports recently joined international organization 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1 percent of its annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on environmental causes. Founded in 2010, Hawaiian Paddle Sports has organized a monthly give-back program for local nonprofits and environmental organizations since its inception. In joining 1% for the Planet, Hawaiian Paddle Sports hopes to amplify its giving efforts, which has already included donations to Hawai‘i nonprofit beneficiaries of the 1% for the Planet program, including Hawaiian Islands Land Trust, West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership and Surfrider Foundation. For more information, visit hawaiianpaddlesports.com/malama-maui/.
Kaanapali Beach HotelKā‘anapali Beach Hotel Welcomes its New Canoe, Kāleo Poʻokela
Kā'anapali Beach Hotel recently welcomed its new wa'a (canoe) Kāleo Po'okela (Hawaiian for "the Voice of Excellence"), constructed to honor the hotel's Project Po'okela program, founded in 1986. Extending the mission of Project Po'okela, the new wa'a will be utilized to offer an in-depth, interpretive guided paddle tour north along Kā'anapali Beach past Pu'u Keka'a (aka Black Rock). Crew members will share stories about Polynesian migration and sustainable living lessons practiced by early Hawaiians. The tour is expected to launch June 1. For more information, visit www.kbhmaui.com/hawaii-culture.
Maui's International Coastal Cleanup Set for September
CleanupVacationing on Maui in September? Get involved and volunteer. In conjunction with nonprofit environmental advocacy group Ocean Conservancy's annual global International Coastal Cleanup, Hawaiian Paddle Sports and Hawaii Mermaid Adventures will host Maui's own International Coastal Cleanup event on September 15. Volunteers who love the ocean will gather at South Maui's Po‘olenalena Beach Park for a morning of beach cleaning and camaraderie. The event is free and open to the public. All cleanup supplies - including gloves and buckets - will be provided, as well as a free lunch for the event's first 50 volunteers. Participants are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle and sun protection. For more information, visit hawaiianpaddlesports.com/beach-cleanup.
Reef SafeSheraton Maui Introduces Complimentary Reef-Safe Sunscreen for Guests
Just in time for summer, Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa has partnered with eco-friendly sunscreen brand Raw Elements to implement complimentary reef-safe sunscreen dispensers for resort guests. In August, the resort became one of the first in Hawai‘i to eliminate on-property usage of single-use plastic straws in an effort to help protect the Islands' marine ecosystems. Offering reef-safe sunscreen is Sheraton Maui's most recent initiative designed to educate guests and preserve the health of coral reefs. The resort is also launching a for-purchase A Day at the Beach amenity, which includes beach toys, a 3-ounce tin of Raw Elements sunscreen, beverages and snacks. For more information, visit www.sheraton-maui.com.
Westin Maui Introduces New Ocean Adventures Program Led By Watermen and Women
Westin MauiWestin Maui Resort and Spa is debuting a new ocean adventures program led by champion standup paddle boarders, longtime boat captains, outrigger canoe racers and others, allowing them to share with guests their respect for the water, passion for the environment and interest in giving back to the community. World champion waterman Zane Kekoa Schweitzer and other selected watermen and women are leading the program, which will include knowledge about the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary off Maui and the importance of malama ka ‘āina ("protecting the land") via a beach clean-up. For more information, visit www.westinmaui.com.
Travel & Transportation
Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i Offers Private Charter Flights on Lāna‘i Air
Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i is offering a new and exclusive way for guests to travel to the island of Lāna‘i. Travelers can now bypass airport waits and enjoy private, daily air charter service from Honolulu on one of two Pilatus PC-12 Lāna‘i Air two-pilot aircraft, operated by Mokulele Airlines. Parties with a minimum of two passengers can book the entire aircraft for their own flight, with one-way fares starting at $500 per couple. Seating is available for up to eight passengers. For more information, call (833) 486-8397, email reservations@lanaiair.com, or visit www.lanaiair.com.
Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness
Spa With A Cause at West Maui
Westin Maui Resort and Spa guests are invited to enjoy a spa renewal session while giving back to the community and supporting worthy causes. The resort's Heavenly Spa by Westin is retailing soy candles - with fragrances including coconut and mango, and jasmine and lavender - from The Beauty of Hope Collection, in support of the company's mission of helping light the way toward an end to human trafficking. Other spa treatments feature Hawai‘i -made products such as Island Essence Maui aromatherapy oils. Guests can select up to four Island Essence oils for the spa's Essence Of The Islands Massage. For more information, visit www.westinmaui.com.
Willow Stream Spa Offers Experience Enhancing Product Menu
Fairmont Kea Lani's Willow Stream Spa is offering a new enhancement menu designed to maximize guest results and pampering during its signature spa experiences. Guests can choose from gold or diamond age-defying facials; tone, firm and smooth dimples with microcurrent NuBody and NuFace treatments; and relieve muscle pain with a blend of essential oils and a heated infrared jade mat. A series of hydrating enhancements are also available, including awapuhi (wild ginger) hair masques, and body butters and oils, created with Maui vanilla beans, cocoa butter, kava and coconut oil. For more information, visit www.fairmont.com/kealani.
Awards
Awards & Accolades
The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea Receives AAA Four Diamond Rating
The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea was recently awarded a Four Diamond rating by AAA. Hawai‘i 's first and only restaurant member of the Relais & Châteaux global fellowship of luxury hotels and restaurants, The Restaurant at Wailea offers a menu of cuisine designed around readily available ingredients from Maui farms and fishermen. Dishes are prepared with local, seasonal and artisanal products, including produce raised in the restaurant's own garden and farming operation. For more information, visit www.hotelwailea.com/rhw.
Golf & Tennis
Golf & Tennis
Doubles Tennis Legends the Bryan Brothers Set to Serve Up Tips at Maui Tennis Camp
Royal Lahaina Resort will host an exclusive High-Powered Doubles Tennis Camp, from September 26-30, featuring legendary doubles players Bob and Mike Bryan. Considered the greatest doubles tennis duo of all time, the identical twin brothers held the world No. 1 doubles ranking longer than any duo in tennis history. The lineup of tennis camp instructors will also include former professional tennis player and U.S. men's Olympic tennis team coach Tom Gullikson and other top-level coaches. Registration is open to players with a 4.0 to 5.5 National Tennis Rating Program skill level. For more information, call (808) 264-0752, or visit www.royallahaina.com.
Kapalua Golf Academy to Offer Junior Summer Camps
Golf Summer CampKapalua Golf Academy's Junior Development Camp offers junior players an opportunity to improve their fundamental movement skills, teach golf-specific skills, and create a love for the game. The two-day clinics are offered twice weekly, with an option of booking four days at a special price. Sessions are age-based, with clinics for junior golfers ages 5-10 offered in the morning, and clinics for junior golfers ages 11-17 in the afternoon. Both sessions include a round of nine-holes on Kapalua Resort's Bay Course, accompanied by one adult, after 4 p.m. Prices are $250 for a two-day clinic or $400 per week. Session dates are June 7-8, 25-26 and 28-29; July 9-10,12-13, 23-24, and 26-27; and August 6-7 and 9-10. For more information, call (808) 662-7740, or visit www.golfatkapalua.com/junior_golf.
Kapalua GolfKapalua Golf Offers Unlimited Golf Packages
From April 1 through December 19, Kapalua Golf is inviting golfers to enjoy its Plantation and Bay Courses with unlimited golf packages. The packages include same day replays on a space available basis, a private half-hour lesson, and practice facility usage with options for upgrades, including Kapalua Tennis. Packages include the Three Day Champions Package - offering three days of unlimited golf within a seven-day period - at $699 for standard guests and $679 for Kapalua Resort guests; and the Weekend Warrior Package - offering two days of unlimited golf from Fridays to Sundays only - at $499 for standard guests and $479 for Kapalua Resort guests. For more information, call (877) 527-2582 (KAPALUA), or visit www.golfatkapalua.com.
Kapalua Tennis Announces Summer Junior Development Camps
Kapalua Golf and Tennis recently announced a new series of two-day Summer Junior Development Camps. Camps for golfers ages 6-10 are set for June 11-12, and June 14-15 for golfers ages 11-17, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for all camp dates. The camps include tennis drills, a snack at the academy's Pineapple Grill, Golf FUNdamentals classes at Kapalua Golf's Bay Course, and tee time for 9 holes at the Bay Course OR tennis court time with a parent. Cost for the camp is $350 plus tax, per player. For reservations, call (877) 527-2582 (KAPALUA), or visit www.kapaluatennis.com.
New Sunset Photo Package Preserves Players Maui Golf Experience
Wailea Golf Golfers at Wailea Golf Club can now remember their golf experience with a personalized photo session capturing their golf swing silhouetted against a Maui sunset, framed by palm trees and set against an ocean background. The photos are edited and enhanced, printed on aluminum up to 20-by-30 inches in size, and shipped direct anywhere in the U.S. Photo sessions are available exclusively at the Wailea Gold and Emerald Clubhouse. Reservations are required. For more information and pricing, call (808) 298-1103.
Wailea GolfWailea Golf Club Celebrates Women and Golf
The Wailea Golf Club will be offering a fun, female-focused celebration in honor of Women's Golf Day. Part of a global movement to engage, empower and support girls and women through the game of golf, Women's Golf Day at Wailea will feature introductory lessons by Wailea Golf Club pros, nine holes of golf, a social hour and more on Friday, June 8 at the Blue Course. For more information, visit womensgolfday.com/location/wailea-golf-club.
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