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April 10, 2017

NEWS FROM MAUI, MOLOKAI & LANAI - MARCH 2017

News from Maui Nui
The islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai each offer cultural activities, places to stay, dining experiences, adventures in nature, and scenic wonder distinctly their own.

The difference for travelers choosing to spend time in Maui Nui? Experiencing the individual pleasures of an awe-inspiring trio of Hawaii Islands with such unique ease - whether by a short plane ride or a ferry ride, Maui, Molokai and Lanai are easily reachable. Planning to see sunrise at Haleakala National Park? Remember to reserve before you go. Visit www.nps.gov/hale/planyourvisit for more information.

Welcome your spring in Maui Nui with the collection of dining, lodging, activity, adventure and cultural experiences listed below.
Westin Nanea Ocean Villas
Maui's Newest Resort to Open in April 2017
Situated on North Kaanapali Beach, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas - set to open on April 15, 2017 - is currently confirming reservations for May 1, 2017, and beyond. Comprised of one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas is designed to be a relaxing haven offering culturally inspired programs and distinctive Hawaiian experiences. The resort will offer world-class amenities, including an expansive lagoon-style pool, full-service restaurant, beach bar, and a WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio. All villas will feature amenities reminiscent of home, as well as signature Westin touches, fully-equipped kitchens, and washers and dryers. For more information, visit www.westinnanea.com.
Aston Kaanapali Shores - A Property Refresh
Aston Kaanapali Shores is set to embark on a $1.4 million lobby and rental-unit refresh with an anticipated end-of-summer completion. To improve the guest experience, the hotel's lobby will be fitted with a blend of traditional Hawaiian and contemporary design elements appealing to all visitors. All Aston rental units will also receive new living- and dining-room furnishings creating a more comfortable in-room environment. For more information, visit www.astonkaanapalishoresresort.com.
$70 Million Renovation Completed at Grand Wailea
Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, sits on 40 lushly landscaped acres along Wailea Beach on Maui. Built in 1991, the resort recently completed a $70 million refresh that included an overhaul of 780 rooms and suites, and the launching of a new deluxe suite category to meet the demands of families: Honuaula Suites. Rates for the new 1,110 square-foot single-bedroom suites start at $1,849 per night. Newly refreshed restaurants, lounges, digital signage and a refresh of the resort's Spa Grande round out the renovations. For room reservations and information, call (808) 875-1234, or visit www.grandwailea.com.
Fairmont
Activities
Young Mermaids Earn Their Tails at Fairmont Kea Lani's Mermaid University
Fairmont Kea Lani has partnered with Mermaids on Maui for an "under the sea" Mermaid University. Guests ages 7-12 will enjoy one-on-one coaching from a mermaid, learn to swim with a monofin, share mermaid legends, and more. Mermaid University is presented weekly, with private lessons also available. For more information, visit www.fairmont.com/kealani.
Wailea Golf Club RentalsWailea Golf Club Introduces New M2 Rental Clubs
The Wailea Golf Club has updated its rental club program to feature TaylorMade's exciting line of high-performance M2 drivers, fairways, hybrids and irons for both men and women, and brand-new TP Juno and Mullen Putters. TaylorMade's M products are renowned for being the "winningest" drivers on the PGA Tour in 2016. Wailea Golf Club's rental clubs are popular among guests, both for the high quality of the clubs and the convenience they offer golf travelers who can forgo the hassle and expense of bringing their own clubs from home. More information: www.waileagolf.com.
Golf for Non-Golfers at Four Seasons Resort Lanai
With Pacific Ocean views doubling as water hazards, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Manele Golf Course draws players of all levels. Beginning golfers staying at the resort are invited to enjoy complimentary activities such as Swing by the Bay, a pop-up driving range. Evening cocktails and advice are served up at Rock N' Range for hotel guests, while the Sunset Nine allows for play on the course's back nine with a cocktail to finish. Beginning golfers can take on Golf 101 - a casual yet effective introduction to the game - or grab a camera for a weekly complimentary tour of the course's most picture-perfect ocean-view holes. Lanai day visitors not staying at the resort are invited to set up tee-times for nine or 18 holes of course play, or use the driving range. For more information, visit www.fourseasons.com/lanai.
 
Introducing the Kula Backyard Farm Tour
Maui Country Farm Tours
Take an Upcountry Maui journey on the Kula Backyard Farm Tour for some hands-on experience at three private farms: Aina Lani Farm (Maui Fresh Herbs), Tambra Gardens' Kula Beans Coffee Farm, and The Greenleaf Organic Farm. Guests on the tour will learn how each of these productive backyard farms were created and nurtured on small land parcels where Maui sandalwood forests once grew wild. They also take in some Maui agricultural history, explore an award-winning coffee farm, meet a beekeeper, and sample honey, citrus, avocado, clove, spices, microgreens, edible flowers, organic veggies and herbs. You'll even leave with some soil education. For more information, call (808) 283-9131, or visit www.mauicountryfarmtours.com.
Maui Brewing Company Brewery Tours Offered Daily
Maui Brewing Company offers daily tours of its brewery from its Kihei Tasting Room. The 45-minute guided tour offers an up-close glimpse of the company's brew house, cellar and packaging line. Guests end the tour with a tasting of Maui Brewing Company's flagship beers, a token for a full glass of one of its beers (or an Island Root Beer), and a take-home souvenir glass. To book a tour, or for more information, visit www.mauibrewingco.com/experience-our-brewery/brewery-tour.
New Whale Watch TourNew Maui Ocean Center Whale Watch Tour
For the first time in its 19-year history, Maui Ocean Center is offering a whale-watching tour. The center's new "Aquarium and Whale Watch Experience," a partnership with Aloha Blue Charters, pairs a Maui Ocean Center Day Journey Pass with an afternoon whale-watching tour of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, located off Maui. Aloha Blue Charters' jet-driven, 40-foot catamaran Hokua offers passengers an intimate experience with minimal crowds on one of the safest vessels for whale watching. The tour will be offered daily through April 30. For more information, call (808) 249-2583, or visit www.mauioceancenter.com/whales.
Kapalua Tennis Garden Extends Schedule
The Kapalua Tennis Garden recently added new programs and passes to its weekly schedule and activities. Join in on the fun with clinics, live ball and daily drills every morning and drop-in doubles in the afternoon. In addition, Kapalua Tennis Garden is now offering five-,10- and 30-day passes for singles, doubles and family play. The Kapalua Tennis Pass includes unlimited court time, organized drop-ins, complimentary recreational racquet rental, and discounts on merchandise and clinics. Call ahead to reserve your spot, or purchase your pass by calling (808) 662-7730. For more information, visit www.kapaluatennis.com.
UFO Adventures Expands Inshore Fishing Charters for Summer
UFO AdventuresWith UFO Adventure's Inshore Fishing Charters on its 12-passenger Cooper V out of Mala Wharf proving popular, the company is adding a second boat, with charters offered from June 1 through Aug. 31. The Mercury, set to launch from UFO Adventures' Kaanapali Beach location, is an intimate six-passenger, five-angler vessel. Guests will have the option of three- or six-hour fishing trips operated in waters close to shore. Charters are designed to satisfy serious fishermen as well as families with kids age 3 and up. The vessel's captain will even be happy to fillet your catch for you if you wish. For more information, call (808) 661-7836, (800) 359-4836, or visit www.ufoparasail.net.
Kapalua Golf Academy Introduces TrackMan Technology
The Kapalua Golf Academy, which was recently voted the Best Golf Academy in Hawaii by Golf Digest - Reader's Choice, introduces TrackMan technology, the most powerful and accurate launch monitor in the industry to its guests. TrackMan allows players to track the ball from flight to landing. To book a lesson using TrackMan, call the Kapalua Golf Academy at (808) 662-7740.
Wailea Golf ClinicNew Golf Clinic Series at Wailea Golf Academy
Golfers are invited to sharpen their skills in one of Maui's most scenic settings with a new clinic series offered by the Wailea Golf Academy. Led by the academy's award-winning instructors, clinics cover a range of popular topics such as maximizing the potential of the driver, shaving strokes with a better short game, and reducing the three-putt percentage. Part of the golf club's 12-acre outdoor training facility, the academy offers its students a view of panoramic ocean vistas while they work on their game. For reservations and more information, email elee@waileagolf.com, or call (808) 875-7450.
Maui Artist Partners with Fairmont Kea Lani for Cultural Tour
Each week, guests of the Fairmont Kea Lani are treated to a night of art, culture and chocolate with Maui artist Dale Zarella. During his 60-minute cultural tour, Zarrella shares island myths and legends through his sculptures, which he crafts using rare Hawaiian woods and bronze. At the tour's end, Zarrella offers the group a taste of his signature chocolates. For more information, visit www.fairmont.com/kealani.
Maui Ocean Center
Events
Maui Ocean Center Celebrates 19 Years of Marine Education
Maui Ocean Center, Hawaii's top-rated Aquarium, will celebrate 19 years of leadership in marine life education and stewardship on Sun., Mar. 12, 2017. The Aquarium invites guests to connect with Hawaii's marine life during a day of festivities featuring marine naturalist presentations, live entertainment and Hawaiian cultural activities. Call (808) 270-7000 or visit www.mauioceancenter.com for more information.
Easter BrunchEaster Brunch and Festivities at Kaanapali Beach Hotel
Kaanapali Beach Hotel invites its guests to join its annual Easter Brunch on Sun., Apr. 16, 2017. Guests will enjoy Easter egg hunting, the Easter bunny, live Hawaiian music and an all-you-can-eat brunch. A special menu for keiki will also be available. www.kbhmaui.com/dining/sunday-champagne-brunch
Aston Kaanapali Shores Easter Celebrations
To kickoff spring, the Aston Kaanapali Shores will host its annual Easter egg hunt on its garden lawn. Kids are invited to search for the hunt's 3,000-plus Easter eggs and win prizes. At the hotel's Beach Club Restaurant and Bar, Easter day specials, Apr. 16, 2017 - including fresh catch and steak brunch specials - will be served from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.astonkaanapalishoresresort.com.
Hyatt Maui Hyatt Regency Maui Celebrates World Penguin Day
On April 25, Hyatt Regency Maui will celebrate and raise awareness of the African black-footed penguin, including the seven presently calling the hotel home. Guests are invited to view a special penguin feeding at 9:30 a.m. to learn more about the charismatic creatures, partake in penguin cookie decorating, take photos with the hotel's penguin mascot, and watch as Hyatt Regency Maui's seven playful penguins eat, swim and waddle around. For more information, visit www.maui.regency.hyatt.com.
Mother's Day CruiseMother's Day Cruises with Pacific Whale Foundation
Give mom a Mother's Day to remember with Pacific Whale Foundation's Mother's Day Cruise, happening May 14. You'll enjoy a delicious meal prepared onboard, five-star tableside service, complimentary alcoholic beverages, island-style music, and guaranteed outdoor seating for breathtaking Maui coastline views. Special discounts are available for Hawaiʻi residents and Pacific Whale Foundation members. For more information, visit www.pacwhale.com.
Restaurant Week WaileaRestaurant Week Wailea Returns
Wailea Resort has set the dates for this popular dinner promotion, "Restaurant Week Wailea." The celebration of Wailea's finest cuisine takes place at over 20 participating resort restaurants throughout Wailea Resort starting Sun., May 21 through Sat., May 27. Wailea's chefs will once again create remarkable three course, pre-fixe menus for $29, $39 and $49 per person. Participating restaurants partner with the Maui Food Bank for this event bi-annually and proceeds from the special menus are donated to the Maui Food Bank. Visit www.restaurantweekwailea.com for details and menus.
World Oceans Day
June 8 is World Oceans Day, an annual day of global conservation and collaboration in the interest of protecting our planet's oceans. Join Pacific Whale Foundation in celebrating World Oceans Day with free cruises out of Maalaea and Lahaina, marine naturalist-led beach cleanups, special offers at the foundation's Ocean Store, and other fun, educational activities designed to build and spread ocean awareness. www.pacificwhale.org/content/world-oceans-day-0
Summer Ocean Camp at Pacific Whale Foundation
Summer Camp with Pacific Whale FoundationChildren in first through fifth grades will enjoy a summer of fun, adventure and learning at Pacific Whale Foundation's Summer Ocean Camp, happening June 5 through Aug. 4. Offered weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except on the Fourth of July holiday), each session offers an engaging mix of hands-on learning about Maui's ocean and land ecosystems, combined with exciting field trips and ocean activities. Ocean Camp is staffed with enthusiastic, experienced professionals, and maintains a counselor-camper ratio of 1:12 or better, ensuring every child benefits from positive, friendly attention. Weekly and daily enrollment is available. For more information, visit www.pacificwhale.org/content/ocean-camp.
Kapalua Food & Wine Festival36th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival
Oenophiles and gourmands are set to reconvene in West Maui for the annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, happening June 8-11 at Kapalua Resort. Hawaii-raised master sommelier Michael Jordan will lead renowned winemakers, celebrity chefs Cat Cora and Andrew Sutton, and Maui's own celebrated contingent of star chefs in a weekend of food and fun. Themed interactive wine-tasting panels will include "Paso Robles," "New Oregon," "Family Winemakers," "Pinot Rock Stars," "Classic Cabernet" and more! For more information, visit www.kapaluawineandfood.com.
Maui Film Festival at Wailea Returns
Maui Film FestivalMaui Film Festival at Wailea returns June 21-25 marking the 18th anniversary of the spectacular event in Wailea Resort. This five-day festival includes film screenings, award tributes, filmmaker panels, Taste of Wailea, Taste of Chocolate and other festivities. The Celestial Cinema, the festival's crown jewel outdoor venue, Wailea Golf Club's driving range, at the foot of Mount Haleakala, highlights the romance and beauty of Maui. Under the stars, lit by the moon and powered by the sun. For additional updates as the festival gets closer, visit www.mauifilmfestival.com.
Fairmont Kea Lani
Restaurants & Dining
Kō Celebrates 5 years of Sharing Maui's Cuisine
Fairmont Kea Lani's signature restaurant Kō celebrates five years of offering award-winning cuisine inspired by the vast collection of ethnicities brought together during Maui's sugarcane plantation era. Originating from the kitchens of Kō chefs' tutus and aunties, each dish shares the tastes of generations of local cuisine deep rooted in the island's culture and history. With over 90 percent of fish, beef and produce sourced locally, the flavors are as authentic as they are sustainable. For more information, visit www.fairmont.com/kealani.
Wellness Menus Debut at Fairmont Kea Lani Restaurants
Fairmont Kea Lani's Inspire Your Energy is a curated fitness and wellness program designed to motivate all from the experienced athlete to those embarking on a new personal journey. In 2017 the program rolled out new menus highlighting low sugar and protein focused dishes at Fairmont Kea Lani's Ko and Kea Lani Restaurant. Led by the resort's Energy Ambassador, Inspire Your Energy pushes the wellness concept by offering energizing and personalized wellness experiences. For more information, visit www.fairmont.com/kealani.
HumuHumunukunukuapuaaHumuhumunukunukuapuaa Has a New Look and Menu
Maui's top resort restaurant boasts a refresh of modern Hawaiian details, a subtle nod to ocean themes including voyaging, and the debut of award-winning Chef Mike Lofaro's Hawaii Seasonal Cuisine menu. Smartly executed to spotlight the main ingredient with simple and balanced flavors, Lofaro's Hawaii Seasonal Cuisine screams the ocean while introducing locally grown produce. Lofaro is the reigning Best Chef on Maui and is a 2016 EMMY™ Award-winner for his television show SEARCH Hawaii, Where Food Meets Culture. Located at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, reservations are recommended. www.grandwailea.com
Japengo at Hyatt Regency Maui Launches 2017 Tastemakers Series
Celebrating the abundance and variety of quality foods and ingredients on Maui, Japengo's 2017 Maui Tastemakers Series features new flavors, partners and more dining experiences than previous years. New this year, due to its popularity, Japengo will offer a Maui Tastemakers menu each Friday every other month, available to every guest dining in. Upcoming tastemakers dinners slated to take place each Friday in the following months include: Adoboloco Hot Sauce in March, Ocean Vodka in May, and Simpli-Fresh Produce and Maui Shrub in July. www.maui.regency.hyatt.com
Sippin' with the Somm at Cane & Canoe Restaurant
Meet Cane & Canoe restaurant's new sommelier, Josh Smith. The quarterly Sippin' with the Somm event welcomes Josh back to Kapalua Bay. Josh is a Certified Sommelier and has received a number of awards, including 2013 Best Wine List on Maui by Maui No Ka Oi - Aipono Readers' Choice Award. For dates and details of future events, please call (808) 662-6681. www.caneandcanoe.com
Shearwater TavernShearwater Tavern Opens in Kihei
Well-known Hawaii chef and restaurateur D. K. Kodama has opened Shearwater Tavern in Kihei. As a neighborhood-gathering place, the restaurant serves modern comfort food and has a selection of craft beer in a casual, tech-savvy, contemporary environment. Signature dishes include the Shearwater Burger, Smoked Turkey Drumstick, Southern Fried Chicken and Braised Short Ribs. The restaurant is named after the uau kani or Native Hawaiian Wedge-tailed Shearwater. After less than one month in business, Shearwater Tavern earned spots on two Hawaii Top 10 Lists of OpenTable's diners' reviews. (808) 793-2324; www.shearwatermaui.com
Pineapple Grill Announces New Dinner Menu
Pineapple Grill Restaurant, located in the heart of the Kapalua Resort announced the new specialty crafted dinner menu by Executive Chef Robert Barrera. Signature menu items include an 8 oz. filet mignon, seafood risotto, fresh catch over yellow Thai curry and a wide array of healthy "Troon Fit" favorites. Open daily from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. with happy hour from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. For more information, call (808) 669-9600 or visit www.PineappleGrillMaui.com
Sonz SteakHouseSon'z Steakhouse Debuts New Lounge Bar
Guests can indulge on panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Swan Lake while enjoying craft cocktails, wines and food at Son'z Steakhouse's remodeled lounge and bar. The new design is sophisticated with a tropical touch inspired by lava rock and luau fire-dance scene using antique brass metal and gray mosaic as accent with wall covering patterns reminiscent of handcrafted kapa (bark cloth). A new lounging area and custom stand-up bar ledge adds a spacious flow. Located inside Hyatt Regency Maui, Son'z Steakhouse hours are 5 p.m. -10 p.m., happy hour at 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. www.sonzsteakhouse.com (808) 667-4506.
The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas Cooks Up New Restaurant
The new Auntie's Kitchen, located poolside at The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas celebrates the melting pot of flavors and cuisine that make up Hawaii's local culinary culture. Auntie's Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes inspired by local favorites, including a variety of Poke Bowls, Local Plate Lunches and Uncle's Prime Rib. Additionally, Haupia French Toast, Banana Bread Waffle and Auntie's Fried Rice, along with a daily buffet, are among the restaurant's breakfast offerings. Auntie's Kitchen is open daily from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. To make a reservation, visit www.westinkaanapali.com or call (808) 667-3254.
Okole WowSpring Blooms with Okole Wow
Enjoy the revival of okolehao, once a Hawaiian Moonshine, at Relish Oceanside on Kaanapali Beach. Located beachfront at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, the restaurant bar re-introduced Okole Wow as a signature cocktail favorite with an edible hibiscus as its garnish. Designed by the resort's award-winning bartender mixologist, Freddie Sconfienza, the distinctive flavors feature Hawaii's ti root liqueur with hibiscus syrup, pineapple and lime. The name Okolehao is derived from the iron pots that were used aboard ships during the whaling industry in the early 19th century. Visit www.westinmaui.com or OpenTable for dining reservations.
Sheraton Maui Black Rock KitchenOhana Table at Black Rock Kitchen
Relax, talk story and taste delicious local creations at the Ohana Table at Black Rock Kitchen, a family-style dining concept for parties of eight to 10 guests. With inspired dishes curated by Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa's culinary team, the menu includes a choice of two starters, two entrees and two desserts per party, all of which are served family-style. The Ohana Table is available for one reservation per evening. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. For reservations, call (808) 662-8059 or visit www.sheraton-maui.com/dining/ohanatable.
Four Seasons Resort Maui Announces Grand Opening of Beachwalk Café
Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea introduces Beachwalk Café, considered to be the "coffee shop with the world's best view." In the footprint of what was formerly Snorkels snack bar, the new café is a popular must-stop for visitors to Wailea's famous beachfront walk offering coffees of all varieties and a unique gelato experience. Perched on high chairs at high top communal tables just footsteps from the sand, café-goers enjoy their fare while soaking up spectacular views of Wailea Bay at the new Beachwalk Café. www.fourseasons.com/maui
Sheraton Maui Introduces Enhanced Dinner Under the Stars Menu Selections
Sheraton DiningSheraton Maui Resort and Spa recently enhanced the menu choices for Dinner Under the Stars, an intimate dining experience and the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, birthday, honeymoon or anniversary. Guests will choose one of the resort's exclusive on-property dining locations and select from three menus featuring the freshest island ingredients. New menu highlights include the trio of ahi (tuna) sashimi, prosciutto wrapped scallops, 10 oz. rib eye and half-baked lobster, taro beignets with kulolo (taro and coconut pudding) ice cream, and banana and rum laced cheesecake. For more information, visit www.sheraton-maui.com/dining/specials/diningunderstars.
Surfrider Foundation Certifies 100 Ocean Friendly Restaurants
In less than a year, the Surfrider Foundation and its coalition of partners have certified more than 100 Ocean Friendly Restaurants in Hawaii. This statewide program, which kicked off on Earth Day 2016, recognizes restaurants leading the way in environmental protection by operating without foam and plastic. Examples of Maui restaurants certified in the program are Tin Roof, Maui Brewing Company, Honolua Farms Café, Maui Fresh Streatery, Market Fresh Bistro, and Choice Health Bar. For more information on the Ocean Friendly Restaurants program and the full list of certified restaurants, go to: www.oceanfriendlyrestaurantshawaii.org.
MauiWine at Fairmont KeaLaniMauiWine Celebrates 2015 and 2016 Releases at Fairmont Kea Lani
Fairmont Kea Lani's lobby bar, LUANA, sets the stage to celebrate the release of MauiWine's 2015 ‘Ulupalakua Vineyards Malbec and Syrah, and 2016 Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Rosé on Fri., April 21 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy a tasting of each wine, delectable cuisine by Executive Chef Tylun Pang, a commemorative MauiWine glass and live entertainment. MauiWine ‘Ulupalakua Vineyards collection is estate wines made entirely on Maui from farming the wine grapes, fermentation and aging to bottling. For tickets, call Fairmont Kea Lani concierge at (808) 875-2290.
Montage Kapalua
Love is in the Air at Montage Kapalua Bay Featuring Harry Winston
This ultimate engagement package includes accommodations in the exclusive Premier Ocean View Penthouse, proposal at the historic Cliff House, private round-trip to Oahu on Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, transportation and private consultation at the House of Harry Winston in Waikiki, engagement photo session with Pacific Dream Photography, dinner and daily breakfast at Cane & Canoe and an indulgent Maui Romance Couples Package at Spa Montage Kapalua Bay. Engagement ring and bridal jewelry are also available for purchase at an additional cost. For more information, please call (808) 662-6600 or visit www.montagehotels.com/kapaluabay.
Spa Montage
Health & Wellness
All-Day Wellness Retreat at Spa Montage Kapalua Bay
Committing to help improve the mind, body and soul, Spa Montage Kapalua Bay offers an all-inclusive package to fit guests' wellness needs. Guests begin the day with a freshly pressed juice, energize with a one-hour personal training session and a one-hour fitness class, and then relax with a 60-minute spa service and lunch at the Hana Hou bar. Guests can also rejuvenate throughout the day at the state-of-the-art fitness center, movement studio, eucalyptus steam room, cedar wood sauna, cascading whirlpool, relaxation lounge and co-ed infinity pool. Locker rooms and bath amenities are included. For more information, please call (808) 665-8282 or visit www.montagehotels.com/spamontage.
Spa Grande Introduces Healing Waters of Maui™
Guests of Spa Grande, A Waldorf Astoria Spa located at Grand Wailea start their treatment journey in the largest terme "wet" area in Hawaii. Home to the newly renamed Healing Waters of Maui™ hydrotherapy terme, the spa offers five soaking baths, a Roman whirlpool tub with cold plunge, Japanese furo bath with hot and cold plunge, cascading waterfall massage, Swiss jet showers, and wet and dry saunas. For room reservations and information call (808) 875-1234 or visit www.grandwailea.com.
New Water Aerobics at Kaanapali Alii
Water Aerobics is the newest complimentary amenity for guests of Kaanapali Alii. Offered Monday through Friday from 8 - 9 a.m. Guests gather at the adult pool and slip into the warm water for a workout with an expert instructor. Using the water's bouyancy, exercise becomes fun and a powerful way to build strength and endurance. Jumping jacks, squats, kicking in place, and stretching are enjoyable when you're in a sunny oceanfront pool on Maui! www.kaanapalialii.com
Kaanapali BeachFit Yoga
Westin Maui introduces BeachFit Class - No Barbell, Yes Results
Power up with a dynamic and fun BeachFit class specially designed to include all of the benefits of a CrossFit class, while exercising amidst panoramic Kaanapali Beach and ocean vistas. Partnering with Lahaina CrossFit to expand its Wellness Class offerings, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is presenting this outdoor workout session every Thursday at 7 a.m. on the Beach Lawn. Taught by professionals, the all-levels BeachFit class uses HIIT & bodyweight movements and focuses on all ten components of optimal fitness. Visit www.westinmaui.com to learn more or call Heavenly Spa by Westin at (808) 661-2588.
Hawanawana Spa Debuts at Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Drawing inspiration from the blue waves just outside its door, the new Hawanawana Spa at Four Seasons Resort Lanai offers eight treatment rooms, including four new couples suites featuring rain showers, an intimate living and dining area, and side-by-side deluxe spa treatment beds. The spa also boasts a new reception, retail and waiting areas, and offers spa products from Tata Harper and OSEA. Signature treatments include the Algae Ti Leaf Body Wrap, the Ocean Ritual, and four-hour Suite Serenity, a culinary and spa treatment for couples. For more information, visit www.fourseasons.com/lanai.
Maui YogaFull Moon Yoga in Kaanapali
Join yoga and fitness instructor Lysha Wernig for a 90-minute Full Moon Yoga class to receive all the celestial gifts the full moon has to offer. Overlooking the shimmering Pacific Ocean, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa presents the idyllic setting to rejuvenate and embrace yoga movements that help guests release tension. Lysha will also guide attendees in finding their inner aloha through each pose, concluding the session with inspiring meditation. For reservations to the monthly class, call Heavenly Spa by Westin at (808) 661-2588 or visit www.westinmaui.com.
Families Who Yoga Together, Stay Together
Families and children, ages five and older, are invited to join Spa Montage Kapalua Bay on Sundays at 8 a.m. to learn breathing and visualization techniques. The 45-minute fitness class will improve flexibility, strength and coordination. Yoga class prices for non-guests, $20 for adults and $10 for children; for resort guests are $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parents of children, ages five to 12, must be present within the spa facility during the session, if not participating in the class. For non-participating parents, an optional daily spa facility pass also is available for a minimal fee. For information, please call (808) 665-8282 or visit www.montagehotels.com/spamontage.
Maui Wine
Shopping
 
MauiWine Reopens History Room of ‘Ulupalakua
The History Room of ‘Ulupalakua at MauiWine is reopening after undergoing restoration and further historical curating. The room now features historical photos, periodicals, journals and a timeline of important milestones in ‘Ulupalakua history from 1841 to present day, covering the estate's plantation, ranching and winemaking eras, and chronicling King David Kalakaua's visits to the estate. The History Room is located inside the estate's King's Cottage, which once served as the preferred guest residence of King Kalakaua. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., admission to The History Room is free and open to the public. For more information, call (808) 878-6058, or visit www.mauiwine.com.
Westin
Culture & Agritourism
Dancing Fires and Tempting Flavors at Westin Maui
Home to the Wailele Polynesian Luau dinner show, the oceanfront Aloha Pavilion at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa offers an ideal setting for visitors to experience dances and songs from Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa and Hawaii. New to the show's fire knife dance performance is the addition of a sixth Samoan dancer able to twirl a fire-knife while perched midway up a coconut tree. For more information and reservations, call (808) 661-2992, or visit www.westinmaui.com.
New Cultural Offerings at Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa
Hawaii is special for many reasons, one of which is its rich and diverse Hawaiian culture. Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa's Cultural Advisor Jack Stone offers cultural activities exploring ancient Hawaii through traditions such as coconut husking, kalo (taro) pounding and ukulele lessons. Jack has also added wire bracelet-making to his list of guest activities, offering an opportunity to create bracelets with sayings such as "love," "aloha," or "Maui" that may also be adorned with shell pendants - a perfect keepsake to remember a visit to the Islands. For more information, visit www.sheraton-maui.com.
Westin Kaanapali Introduces New Fitness Program
The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas is now offering Kiakahi: Polynesian Fitness and Functional Movement, a unique and exciting class that mixes innovative functional training based on Polynesian methodologies with movement and games rooted in Hawaiian culture. While each session varies slightly from the next, guests can expect to participate in crawling, jumping, battle ropes, balancing and spear throwing. This fitness and cultural experience is offered through the resort's Puuhonua Cultural Center every Thursday at 8 a.m. All fitness levels are welcome. For ages 12 and up. Reservations required; call (808) 667-3254.
Four Seasons Lanai
Travel & Transportation
Four Seasons Resort Lanai Guest Lounge Opens at Honolulu Airport
Guests traveling to Four Seasons Resort Lanai now have a luxurious retreat in the Honolulu International Airport. The lounge is situated near Gate 24 on the second floor of the Overseas Terminal, and will welcome Four Seasons visitors traveling to and from Lanai. Amenities include complimentary food and beverage offerings, luggage holding areas, magazines, newspapers, televisions, Wi-Fi access, multiple charging stations and iPads for use ensuring a seamless stay. Additionally, the Lounges' Lanai Ambassadors are available to assist with check-in, bookings for a variety of land, sea and air activities, Jeep rentals, restaurant reservations and more. www.fourseasons.com/lanai
Maverick Helicopters
Awards & Accolades
Maverick Helicopters Awarded FAA's 2016 Diamond Award of Excellence
Maverick Helicopters has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) 2016 "Diamond Award" of Excellence. The prestigious honor is a result of the company's ongoing commitment to maintenance training and aircraft safety. Last year, Maverick Helicopter's dedicated maintenance technicians recorded more than 3,000 hours of continuous learning training programs in aviation maintenance, regulations and FAA rules. This is Maverick Helicopters' second consecutive Diamond Award for its Maui, Hawaii facility since its inception in 2015. www.FlyMaverick.com/Maui.
Mama's Fish House Included in "100 Best Restaurants in America"
Mama's Fish House is honored to once again be included on OpenTable's list of the 100 Best Restaurants in America, generated solely from more than 10 million verified OpenTable diner reviews of more than 24,000 restaurants across the country collected between Nov. 1, 2015, and Oct. 31, 2016. According to the 100 Best Restaurants in America for 2016, restaurants in the top 100 consistently put out delicious dishes, provide impeccable service, and pay attention to detail to orchestrate one-of-a-kind dining experiences time and again. For reservations, call (808) 579-8488 or visit www.mamasfishhouse.com.
Montage KapaluaMontage Kapalua Bay Named Among Top Hotels in U.S.
Montage Kapalua Bay was recently awarded the distinction of being the top resort in Hawaii and in the United States by U.S News & World Report's annual "Best Hotels" listing. Rankings and categories include: #1 on Maui, #2 in Hawaii and #4 in the USA. For more information, please call (808) 662-6600 or visit www.montagehotels.com/kapaluabay.
Four Seasons Resort Lanai Receives AAA Five Diamond
Four Seasons Resort Lanai has received the coveted AAA Five Diamond designation following its opening in 2016. Hotels at this level employ experienced, highly qualified staff to provide the customized service luxury hotel guests expect, according to AAA. These establishments deliver unmatched guest comfort with luxurious accommodations, extraordinary facilities and many personalized amenities. www.fourseasons.com/lanai
Wailea GolfWailea Golf Professionals Receive High Honors
Wailea Golf Club professionals received high recognition at the 2017 Hoolaulea Hawaii Golf Awards. Brenda Rego, PGA head professional of the Wailea Blue, was inducted into the Aloha Section PGA Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame. A former champion college and amateur golfer, Rego made it to the LPGA Tour before becoming Hawaii's first female Class A PGA professional. Marcus Judge, PGA head professional, Wailea Gold and Emerald, received the Aloha Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year, Resort Facilities Award. To date, Wailea Golf Club has received 15 awards for its pro shops. Information: www.waileagolf.com.
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