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June 01, 2017


News from Maui Nui
Maui Nui Nō Ka ‘Oi!

Summer is here and there's always something new to explore on Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i. We're pleased to present exciting updates on each island's cultural activities, places to stay, dining experiences and adventures in nature.

The difference for travelers choosing to spend time in Maui Nui?

Being able to experience the individual pleasures of this awe-inspiring trio of Hawai‘i islands with such unique ease. Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i are all easily reachable via a brief airplane or ferry ride.

Planning to catch the summit sunrise at Haleakalā National Park? Remember to make a sunrise viewing reservation with the park before heading there. As this experience is especially popular during the summer season, making your reservation at least two weeks in advance of your visit is encouraged. Visit for more information.

Summers are unforgettable in Maui Nui. And with the collection of dining, lodging, activity, adventure and cultural experiences listed below, creating customized experiences and memories that will last a lifetime is easy.
Canoe Surfing
Canoe Surfing with Maui Surf Lessons
Can't decide between an outrigger canoe paddle or surf lesson? Known as the Hawaiian rollercoaster, Maui Surf Lessons' new canoe surfing adventure is a fun and exhilarating ride everyone can join in on. No prior outrigger canoe paddling or surfing experience is required for this family activity. The Maui Surf Lessons' skilled canoe captains teach guests everything they need to know. Your guide steers the canoe so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride once you're on a wave. Maui Surf Lessons is one of the only companies on Maui offering the activity. And digital photography is always free. For more information, call (808) 442-7252, or visit
Maui SUPNew Adventure Company for SUP Enthusiasts
Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is one of the fastest-growing ocean sports on Maui. Whether guests are new to ocean paddling, looking to freshen-up their SUP skills, or wish to embark on a coastal sightseeing paddle to view marine life from above and below the surface of Maui's offshore waters, Maui Stand Up Paddle Boarding is ready to offer private SUP adventures, SUP lessons, tours and rentals. Skilled instructors get students up on boards right away so they can immediately see Maui's waters from a new perspective. For more information, call (808) 568-0151, or visit
Four Seasons LanaiFour Seasons Resort Lanai Debuts New Ocean Activities
Visitors to Lāna‘i can enjoy a range of ocean experiences aboard the new fleet of watercraft at Four Seasons Resort Lanai, including the Lanai, a newly-christened 50-foot sailing catamaran; the Kalulu, a 39-foot ridged inflatable boat (RIB) previously used as a chase boat for the America's Cup; and Holo Kai, a 45-foot six-seat outrigger canoe. Guests can select from snorkel sails - with stand-up paddleboards and scooters for added fun - sunset sails, private charters, whale watch sails, scuba excursions and more on the the gorgeous waters surrounding Hawai‘i's smallest inhabited island. For more information, visit
Four Seasons LanaiNew Driving Adventure with Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Guests can now get behind the wheel of a four-seat Polaris Ranger 900 to explore the off-the-beaten-path trails of the Pālāwai Basin, that once was the caldera of a Lāna‘i volcano. Guides start guests off on a quick practice route, as they share some history of the sites they'll see, then guests will be sent off on the trails. Keep an eye out for wild axis deer while you drive to Naha, and a scenic lookout point with views of Maui across the Kealaikahiki Channel, also known as "the pathway to Tahiti". The 90-minute Polaris Driving Adventure is available daily, at $150 for drivers, and an additional $100 per passenger, excluding tax. For more information, visit
Maverick HelicoptersMaverick Helicopters Offers Unforgettable Experience With Maui Dream Excursion
Experience the exquisite beauty and serenity of Maui with Maverick Helicopters' Maui Dream excursion. The 75-minute flight offers breathtaking views of Lāhainā, Kapalua, Kā‘anapali, Wailea and Hāna. Soar high above Haleakalā National Park and see its awe-inspiring volcano summit depression crater, as well as Hāna-area rainforests, the West Maui Mountains and ‘ĪaoValley State Monument. The journey continues above Maui's lush landscapes, spectacular coastlines, hidden valleys, scenic waterfalls and blue coastline waters. For more information, visit
Maui Ocean TheaterMakai Theater Opens at Maui Ocean Center
The 500-square-foot Makai Theater is the newest addition to Maui Ocean Center's in-park attractions. Makai Theater seats up to 30 and features a high-definition projector with theater-quality surround sound, offering a dynamic viewing experience for aquarium guests. The theater features a rotation of short films on conservation, spotlighting local and global ocean topics. Theater entry is free with aquarium admission, though seating is limited. For more information, call (808) 270-7000, or visit or
Westin Nanea
Maui's Newest Oceanfront Resort Now Open
Situated on 16 acres fronting North Kā‘anapali Beach, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas celebrated its grand opening on April 15 with a traditional Hawaiian blessing. Comprised of one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas was designed to be a relaxing haven for guests, replete with culturally-inspired programs and distinctive Hawaiian cultural experiences. For more information, visit
Puu Kekaa at Sheraton Maui Resort and SpaArtist Kai‘ili Kaulukukui Paints Mural of Pu‘u Keka‘a at Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa
Renowned Native Hawaiian artist Kai‘ili Kaulukukui has painted a special mural for Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa, titled Ke Ola o Pu‘u Keka‘a, portraying the beauty of the underwater world at Pu‘u Keka‘a, the iconic natural landmark, also known as Black Rock, on the resort's oceanfront. The 310-square-foot mural at the resort's Aloha Landing is one of the first things guests see as they arrive at the resort's group entrance by bus or shuttle.
Kaanapali Beach HotelKā‘anapali Beach Hotel Unveils New Logo
Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel is announcing the launch of its new logo and branding inspired by the kukui (candlenut) nut lei, a gift offered to guests of the hotel since 2001 and a design element on the uniforms of the hotel's staff. The kukui nut represents enlightenment in Hawaiian culture. Over the past 16 years, the hotel has given more than 330,000 kukui nut lei to guests as a way of saying mahalo and welcoming them into the Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel family. The hotel selected its new logo as a representation of its culture, and to signify what the hotel is and what it does. To learn the story of the new logo, visit
Inn At Mama'sThe Inn at Mama's Fish House Gets a Fresh, New Look
High-end finishes mirroring the décor and design of Mama's Fish House - exotic wood, cabinetry, stone and granite - are all part of the new look of the restaurant's Inn at Mama's Fish House. Specially-selected bedding and furnishings offer guests a comfortable end to adventurous days, alongside amenities such as state-of-the-art premium appliances and fully-equipped kitchens - though guests may still wish to take advantage of the inn's prime location right next to Mama's Fish House rather than cook. For more information, call (808) 579-9764, or visit
Castle Resorts & Hotels Guests Can Now Book by Individual Unit
Paki MauiCastle Resorts and Hotels, one of Hawai‘i's largest hotel and resort management companies, recently announced the launch of its innovative technology platform allowing guests to book by individual unit, as well as by category, when planning stays at the Kamaole Sands Resort and Paki Maui Resort. Upon accessing the new Castle Resorts and Hotels website, guests can view individual units at the two Maui resort properties, read reviews, and reserve the specific unit they want. The website also has direct connectivity with vacation rental sites such as Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO. For more information, visit
Kohea Kai Resort Maui Launches New Website and Special Promotions
Kohea Kai Resort Maui, an adults-only boutique resort, has unveiled a new website and special promotions page. The reimagined site highlights new photography and drone video, and makes it easier for guests to find and book accommodations. To celebrate the new website, the resort is offering special discounted rates for government, military, kama‘aina, AAA and senior citizens. To book a stay or for more information, call (808) 879-1261, or visit
Hui No‘eau
Culture & Agritourism
Hui No‘eau's Kaluanui Estate Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Special Exhibition
Celebrate the 100th birthday of the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center's Kaluanui Estate with a visit to its Kaluanui Centennial: 10x10 exhibition, running from May 26 through July 22. For the exhibition, artists were challenged to create two-dimensinal and three-dimensional works within a defined space of 10"x10"x10". One-hundred artworks will be selected for display at the commemorative exhibition. Admission to Kaluanui Centennial: 10x10 is free. For more information, visit
"Talk Story" and Demonstration with Visiting Kapa Artist Dalani Tanahy
Stop by and "talk story" with kapa maker Dalani Tanahy during the Kaluanui Centennial Festival and Family Day at Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, happening July 22. Tanahy will talk about the art of crafting kapa, a cloth made from the bounded bark of the wauke (paper mulberry) plant. Visitors will also see a few of the complex processes that contribute to the creation of these lovely pieces of Hawaiian cloth. For more information, visit
Introduction to Kapa Arts Workshop with Dalani Tanahy
In addition to her "talk story" and demonstration mentioned above, kapa maker Dalani Tanahy will hold an Introduction to Kapa Arts workshop at Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center on July 23. Students will learn about the history of Hawaiian kapa making, create several plant dyes, learn proper gathering methods and protocols for dye plants, and discover the various types of designs unique to Hawaiian kapa. Participants will also create their own kapa-inspired muslin bag to take home as a keepsake. Tuition for the workshop is $35 for Hui No‘eau members and $44 for non-members, with an additional fee of $15 for supplies. To register,
Hui Youth ArtHui No‘eau Visual Arts Center Hosts Annual Youth Art Exhibition
Annually featuring art by more than 250 Maui youth, the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center's Youth Art Exhibition showcases the work of young artists participating in the center's summer art camps. In addition to sharing the talent and creativity of the center's young artists, the exhibition's artworks display all of the extraordinary possibilities unlocked through visual arts education. Join Hui No‘eau's celebration of its incredible keiki (child) artists with a visit to the exhbition, running from August 4-24. Admission to the exhibition is free. For more information, visit
Kaanapali Beach HotelKā‘anapali Beach Hotel Offers New Selection of Hawaiian Cultural Activities
The Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel, which already offers daily complimentary Hawaiian activities to registered guests, will add a menu of new activities, beginning July 1, to enhance its cultural program. Offered by the hotel's Ho‘okipa Department, the new activities will include crafting kaula (cordage), playing the ohe hano ihu (bamboo nose flute) and pu ‘ohe (bamboo trumpet), throwing a ‘upena kiloi (throw-fishing net), and ‘ohe kāpala (bamboo printing). The new activities offer guests an ideal opportunity to experience and learn about Hawaiian culture, meet fellow travelers and acquaint themselves with the Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel 'ohana (family). For more information, visit
Maui Ocean CenterNew Culture and Native Plant Guided Walk at Maui Ocean Center
Explore the flora of Hawai‘i on Maui Ocean Center's new Culture and Native Plant Guided Walk. Explore the center's renewed landscape with a cultural practitioner to see and learn about native Hawaiian and Polynesian plants, and discover the unique connections between Hawai‘i's plants, marine life and the Hawaiian culture. Space is limited for the guided hourlong walk so reservations are recommended. For more information, visit (808) 270-7000 or visit
Westin NaneaThe Westin Nanea Ocean Villas Offers New Morning Canoe Tour for Guests
Enjoy a morning on the water and some paddling knowledge and history with hoe wa‘a, an outrigger canoe-paddling experience offered by Alii Maui Outrigger Canoes. The ocean adventure is now offered daily at a 7 a.m. time slot exclusive to guests of The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas. Participants will paddle in a six-person outrigger canoe while expert guides share the history of paddling in Hawai‘i, paddling techniques, stories of the West Maui area surrounding the resort, and more. Guests will take in offshore views of West Maui and may even spot marine life. For more information or reservations, call (808) 662-6400.
Online Made In Maui County Marketplace Promotes Locally-Made Products
Shoppers can now find hundreds of Maui-made products online and connect with local retailers of Maui-produced product on the Made in Maui County Marketplace website at The website is a one-stop shop for wholesale buyers and consumers seeking locally-made products, and features products from vendors who have participated in the annual Made in Maui County Festival. The Maui County Marketplace is a project of the County of Maui Mayor's Office of Economic Development, Maui Chamber of Commerce and the University of Hawai‘i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.
MauiWine Reopens History Room of ‘Ulupalakua
MauiWineMauiWine's History Room of ‘Ulupalakua has reopened after undergoing a restoration and historical curation. The room now features historical photos, periodicals, journals and a timeline of important milestones in ‘Ulupalakua history, from 1841 to present, covering the estate's plantation, ranching and winemaking eras. The History Room is located inside the King's Cottage, where King David Kalākaua - Hawai‘i's last reigning king, also known as the Merrie Monarch - resided during his visits to ‘Ulupalakua. The room's timeline also chronicles Kalākaua's estate visits. The History Room and King's Cottage are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit, or call (808) 878-6058.
Maui NeiJoin Maui Nei's Kā‘anapali History and Legends Tour
Maui Nei's Kā‘anapali History and Legends tour offers fascinating stories and local lore spotlighting Hawaiian myths and mysteries. On a walk along beautiful Kā‘anapali Beach, tour guests learn about the early Hawaiian villages that once populated the area, and the coast's early 20th century plantation lifestyle prior to resort construction. The tour also visits the resort area's scenic golf course greens touching on plants that were once cultivated there, and how warrior chiefs battled for supremacy across its landscape. The guided walk moves at a leisurely pace with stops in the shade and several places to sit. Journey back in time with Maui Nei's Hawaiian storytellers. For more information, visit
Maui Film Festival
Maui Film Festival at Wailea Returns, June 21-25
The annual Maui Film Festival at Wailea returns June 21-25, marking the 18th anniversary of the popular event at south Maui's Wailea Resort. The five-day festival includes film screenings, award tributes, filmmaker panels, and the food events Taste of Summer, Taste of Wailea and Taste of Chocolate, as well as other festivities. The festival's premier outdoor venue on the driving range of Wailea Golf Club, the Celestial Cinema, is the ideal spot for taking in films under the stars, lit by the moon and powered by the sun. For additional Maui Film Festival updates and more information, visit
Hui No‘eau Gets Ready to Host Kaluanui Centennial Festival and Family Day
Hui No‘eauThe Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center's Kaluanui Estate was designed and built in 1917 by celebrated Hawai‘i architect Charles William "C.W." Dickey for prominent Maui residents Harry and Ethel Baldwin. A century later, Kaluanui remains one of Maui's most iconic historic estates still open to the public. Bring the family and celebrate the Kaluanui Estate's 100th birthday at the Kaluanui Centennial Festival and Family Day, happening July 22. Enjoy music, eats from local food trucks, Made on Maui-products, art projects and demonstrations, property tours and more. A scavenger hunt will be free for the first 100 kids signing up. For more information, visit
Hyatt Maui Tour of the Stars Director To Attend Great American Eclipse Party
When the shadow of a total solar eclipse passes quickly through a swath of the United States in August, Oregon will be among the best U.S. states for viewing the major astronomical event. Attending the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's special Great American Eclipse viewing party will be Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa's own Eddie Mahoney, director of astronomy for the resort's Tour of the Stars rooftop stargazing program. Mahoney, who will host a booth at the museum's Great American Eclipse event, is available at the resort for expert commentary on the rare astronomical event. For more information, visit
Kaanapali Beach HotelCelebrating Father's Day with Sunday Brunch at Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel
To celebrate Father's Day and offer its mahalo to all fathers, the Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel will again host its annual Father's Day Brunch at the Tiki Terrace Restaurant on June 18th. Fathers will enjoy their favorite ‘ono (tasty) eats, including slow-roasted prime rib, assorted poke, homemade laulau and much more. For more information, visit
Manoli's Pizza Company Offers Special Treat for Father's Day
The words dad, papa, baba, tatay and makua kāne all sound different to the ear, but share a similar meaning: father. This Father's Day, Manoli's Pizza Company is celebrating fathers and father figures with all-day Pizza and Pasta for Papa specials for dad and the entire family. Manoli's is a family-style restaurant with open-air views located on the Wailea Golf Club's Blue Course. Bring dad in early or drop by later in the day. Manoli's is open from 11 a.m. to midnight, with happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight. For more information and Manoli's full menu, visit, or call (808) 874-7499.
Son'z Steakhouse To Raise Money on National Pink Day, June 23
Son'z SteakhouseSon'z Steakhouse will be raising funds to benefit Susan G. Komen Hawai‘i, donating $1 for every Black and Blue ‘Ahi dish ordered at the restaurant on National Pink Day, June 23. What's Black and Blue ‘Ahi? Think blackened yellowfin tuna seared rare with sake-mustard beurre blanc and mango papaya avocado relish. Susan G. Komen Hawai‘i funds local programs and national research focused on reducing the impact of and ending breast cancer. Located in the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Son'z Steakhouse is open from 5-10 p.m., with happy hour from 5-6:30 p.m. For more information, visit, or call (808) 667-4506.
Maui Paddle for a Cure Fundraising Events to Kick-Off on National Pink Day, June 23
Returning for its fourth year, the Maui Paddle for a Cure fundraising event at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa aims to raise $55,000 to benefit Susan G. Komen Hawai‘i's breast cancer awareness, treatment and prevention programs. Maui Paddle for a Cure, is a fun, noncompetitive event for stand-up, kayak and canoe paddlers held against the backdrop of the beautiful Kā‘anapali Beach shoreline, that takes place on October 7. Fundraising efforts for the Maui Paddle for a Cure will be held at events throughout 2017, beginning on June 23 - National Pink Day - and culminating in October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For more information, visit
Fourth of July Fireworks at Sea with Pacific Whale Foundation
Pacific Whale FoundationHop aboard one of the Pacific Whale Foundation's festive July 4th cruises for some of the best seats to watch Independence Day fireworks. With a fully-stocked bar, live music, excellent food and great views, the foundation's cruises offer a fun, Maui-style way celebrating the Fourth of July. Multiple tour options include departures from Lāhainā and Mā‘alaea Harbors. Special discounts are available for kama‘aina and Pacific Whale Foundation members. For more information, visit
Share A Lei Of Aloha
Inspired by its May Day festivities this year, The Westin Maui Resort and Spa Ka‘anapali is featuring nine extraordinary lei online for sharing through social media channels. Crafted by local lei artist Pamakane Pico of Ocean Dreamer Florals, the designer lei feature island-harvested tropical flowers and plants highlighting the diversity of Maui's scenic areas, including Haleakalā, Kula, Hāna, Pā‘ia, ‘Īao Valley, Makawao, ‘Ulupalakua, Honolua Bay and Kā‘anapali. To participate, simply select and digitally present the lei of your choice to a loved one, or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. To search for and send your digital lei, visit
Beach CleanupMake a Difference. Join a Maui Beach Cleanup.
An important element of enjoying Maui, whether you're a resident or visitor, is helping to take care of the island. Join Hawaiian Paddle Sports and Mālama Maui Nui on International Coastal Cleanup Day, September 16, as they help clean up Po‘olenalena Beach in south Maui. Engage with Maui residents and learn more about the island's fragile ecosystem as you help the organizations remove marine debris and clean the shoreline before enjoying lunch. The beach cleanup is organized by Hawaiian Paddle Sports as part of its monthly Malama Maui give-back program. For more information, visit, or call (808) 442-6436.
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival7th Annual Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival Maui Events
The Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival's popular annual series of epicurean events will bring the biggest names of the culinary world to Kā‘anapali for a food-filled weekend of renowned international and Hawai‘i chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers, from October 20-22. Cofounded by James Beard Award-winning Hawai‘i chefs Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the festival will showcase a Grown-on-Maui Farmers Market and exclusive dining opportunities highlighting the state's bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and more. Tee-off for a gourmet golf round of food at Roy's 20th Annual Golf Classic on October 20 at Kā‘anapali Golf Course; treat your palate to Global Street Food at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa on Octber 21, featuring dishes from 13 celebrity chefs, including Masaharu Morimoto and Jonathan Waxman; or sit down for an elegant seven-course meal prepared by Raphael Lunetta, Niki Nakayama, Jason Neroni and other notable chefs at Hawaiian Airlines Presents Lucky 7, set for October 22 at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. For more information and tickets, visit
Maui Ocean Center Getting Ready for Holomua Na Honu Turtle Release
Maui Ocean Center Turtle ReleaseMaui Ocean Center is preparing to bid a hui hou (farewell) to six Hawaiian green sea turtles set for release into the wild blue ocean this fall at its annual Holomua Na Honu ceremony. As part of a partnership with Sea Life Park Hawaii, the turtles arrived at Maui Ocean Center as hatchlings in 2015, and served for two years as educational ambassadors for their species. Held at sea in celebration of the young turtles' introduction to the ocean, the center's Holomua Na Honua ceremony is a private one. However, Maui Ocean Center encourages guests to see the turtles before their fall release. For more information, visit, or call (808) 270-7000.
Maui Ocean CenterAnnual Coral Spawning Event Happening at Maui Ocean Center
Based on this year's summer lunar cycle, scientists predict that rice corals in Hawai‘i will spawn in July. Maui Ocean Center will host its annual Aquarium After Dark: Incredible Corals event on July 24, offering guests an opportunity to witness live coral spawning in the aquarium's exhibits. With Maui Ocean Center home to one of the world's largest collections of live Pacific Ocean corals, the facility's coral event features presentations, live entertainment, video screenings of previous coral spawns and more. Food and refreshments from the aquarium's Seascape Restaurant will be available for purchase. For more information, visit
Fairmont Kea LaniFairmont Kea Lani Supports 21 Years of Culinary Education
November will mark 21 years of Fairmont Kea Lani's support of culinary education through the Maui Culinary Academy's annual The Noble Chef culinary event. The academy's largest annual fundraising event, The Noble Chef features a mentorship program pairing many of Maui's most celebrated chefs with students. Part of the evening's celebration includes naming the recipient of the highly-anticipated Tylun Pang Aspiring Chef Scholarship. For more information, visit
Fairmont Kea Lani Gears Up for Second Annual Hawksbill Sea Turtle Dawn Patrol
Fairmont Kea Lani has renewed its commitment and partnership with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources to support the Endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle Dawn Patrol Volunteer Program by "adopting" neighboring Palauea (aka White Rock) Beach to support the critically-endangered turtle. The resort's sustainability team will volunteer to walk the beach each morning throughout the hawksbill sea turtle's 2017 nesting season to monitor and report nesting tracks. For more information, visit
Pineapples, Pineapples and More Pineapples
Meet Pineapple Mike at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa Ka‘anapali. Who's Pineapple Mike, you ask? Horticulturalist and tropical agriculturalist Michael Schenk, who, from 6 a.m. to noon, Mondays through Saturdays, shares the sweet taste of Maui-grown pineapple with guests. Boxed pineapples may be purchased from Pineapple Mike as delicious gifts to enjoy with loved ones, friends and family when you return home. Mike also owns an orchid farm in Upcountry Maui where he packages vanilla beans he grows. Regularly situated on the Westin Maui's lobby level, next to Colonnade Café, Mike also offers coconuts and miniature surf boards for guests to color and mail home as a memento of their Maui visit. For more information, visit
Kapalua Golf Academy Offering Junior Development Camps for Youth Golfers
The Kapalua Golf Academy will be offering Junior Development Camps for golfers ages 5 to 17 throughout the summer. The program's goal is developing athletic ability by working on fundamental movement skills, teaching golf-specific skills and, most importantly, making sure partcipants have fun and nurture a love for the game. For more information and to register, visit, or call (808) 662-7740.
Wailea Golf Academy Launches New Junior Golf Camps
Families with young golfers can add a new game-boosting experience, designed for youth ages 7 through 16, to their summer vacation on Maui. The Wailea Golf Academy has introduced new Junior Golf Summer Camps offering learning tracks for beginning- and intermediate-level players. Taught by the academy's team of professional PGA instructors, summer camps are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wailea Golf Club's 12-acre training facility on select dates in June, July and August. Participants can sign up for one-, two- or three-day camp options. For more information, visit
Play Better Golf on Maui Without Changing Your Swing
The Wailea Golf Academy has expanded its learning programs to help players optimize their game without changing their swing. Course Management: Play Smarter, Not Harder is a new addition to the academy's ongoing clinic series. Unlike most golf lessons that focus on improving a player's swing, the academy's new course management clinic teaches golfers to improve their score by making better on-course decisions and hitting the right shot at the right time. Each clinic runs for two hours and is limited to a maximum of six students. For more information, visit
Kapalua Clambake Pro-Am Invitational Returns in July
Kapalua Golf is now accepting entries for the 31st Annual Kapalua Clambake Pro-Am golf tournament, happening June 23-25. The pro-am will be held on Kapalua Golf's Bay and Plantation Courses, with professionals and amateurs from around the U.S. converging for three days of festivities and competitions. Highlights will include a gala dinner with live entertainment, a horse-race shootout for the top teams, and an awards ceremony for the entire field of golfers. Maui Special Olympics and Lahainaluna High School's golf programs will also be part of the event. For more information, visit
Golf Tournament to Benefit Paniaka Wetlands Restoration
Pacific Whale Foundation and its fellow members of the nonprofit conservation-focused Oneloa Coalition will be hosting a golf tournament benefitting the restoration of south Maui's Paniaka Wetlands and related conservation projects near it. (The Paniaka Wetlands are protected under the aegis of the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources.) The tournament, set for August 20 at Mākena Golf and Beach Club, will include prizes and gift packages, a gourmet lunch buffet, live entertainment, and an opportunity to golf one of the island's most beautiful courses. For more information, email
Four Seasons Lanai
Health & Wellness
Tai Chi Comes to Four Seasons Resort Lanai
The Four Seasons Resort Lanai, which already offers guests a number of complimentary wellness, yoga and fitness classes, recently introduced tai chi classes led by Sifu Hung Nguyen. Nguyen is versed in multiple martial arts, including kung fu, tai chi, Thai boxing and taekwondo. In addition to teaching, he also served on the martial arts stunt teams of a number of film productions while living in Paris. In addition to his love of martial arts, Nguyen is an accomplished culinarian and currently serves as teppanyaki chef at Nobu Lana‘i. For more information, visit
Spa Helani, a Heavenly Spa by Westin Introduces New Relaxing Spa Ritual
In celebration of the opening of its Westin Nanea Ocean Villas sister resort, The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas and its Spa Helani, a Heavenly Spa by Westin, recently introduced the Nanea Ritual. The new 80-minute treatment was designed to soothe guests into a blissful state of relaxation, or nanea in Hawaiian. The treatment features an aromatherapy oil blend, crafted exclusively for the Nanea Ritual, made from fresh flowers grown on the slopes of Haleakalā and Maunaloa volcanoes. For more information, visit
Glimmer and Glam For Your Keiki And You
Enjoy a side-by-side spa treatment with your child at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa Ka‘anapali. Available daily at the resort's award-winning Heavenly Spa by Westin through the end of June, the 50-minute combined manicure-pedicure pampering ends with two refreshing shave ice treats topped with your favorite flavors at the resort's oceanfront SeaDogs snack shop. The treatment and treat combo is a great way to connect with your youngster as you enjoy a day of pampering in paradise. For more information, visit, or call Heavenly Spa by Westin at (808) 661-2588 for reservations.
Kanapalii AliiNew Introduction to Fitness Experience at Kaanapali Alii
Get started on an enjoyable path to good health during your luxury condo vacation at Kaanapali Alii. Each session of the resort's Introduction to Fitness program is tailored to the interests and fitness levels of participating guests. Kaanapali Alii's Fitness Trainer Tom Ockerman draws on his 23 years of experience in fitness, nutrition, anti-aging, trigger-point therapy and related expertise for the sessions. The resort's state-of-the-art fitness center includes Matrix equipment, a yoga stretching studio and spa treatment rooms. Expansive windows offer inspiring views of Maui's tropical flowers and trees. Sessions are offered from 9-9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, and are complimentary for guests of Kaanapali Alii. For more information, visit
Maui Ocean CenterYoga at the Aquarium
Take your yoga practice to a new level of peace with nature at Aquari-OM yoga classes offered by Maui Ocean Center alongside its Open Ocean exhibit. Increase strength, reduce stress and enjoy the serenity of the classes with 20 sharks, stingrays and hundreds of fish swimming nearby. The Maui Ocean Center's Aquari-OM classes are offered on select days and are approximately 75 minutes each. For more information, class dates and reservations, visit, or call (808) 270-7000.
Relax and Unwind at Aqua-Aston Spas
Aqua-Aston properties on Maui are offering two new ways to de-stress, relax and unwind. Puamana Day Spa, located within the Aston Kaanapali Shores resort, and The Spa at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach both opened in April offering a variety of spa services and packages for hotel guests and the general public. At Puamana Day Spa, a quiet, private oceanside cabana awaits promising a full mind, body and spirit rejuvenation. The Spa at The Whaler recommends its Whaler Renewal Ritual, an energizing body exfoliation infused with island botanicals. Inquire about vouchers and promotion exclusive to hotel guests for use at both spas. For more information, visit or
New Treatments at Spa Montage Kapalua Bay
Couples will enjoy a spa experience in a private outdoor sanctuary with The Maui Memories treatment for two at Spa Montage Kapalua Bay. The treatment begins with a 60-minute massage to melt away stress and tension, followed by an individually-customized 60-minute facial therapy to refresh and rejuvenate complexion. Take the rest of the day to explore and use the spa's fitness facilities and indoor/outdoor water amenities as well. Spa Montage Kapalua Bay now also offers shiatsu and reflexology treatments, and spa and salon services for teens (ages 12 to 15) and children (ages 4 to 11). For more information or reservations, visit, or call (808) 665-8282.
Fairmont Kea LaniFairmont Kea Lani Launches New Juice Bar
Rise and shine to the flavors of fresh juice blends made from Maui-grown fruits and vegetables at the Fairmont Kea Lani's new juice bar. Just Juice at Kō Bar offers island-inspired juice blends and a DIY juice bar to satisfy cravings, and is part of Fairmont Kea Lani's Inspire Your Energy program, a curated fitness and wellness program designed to offer energizing and personalized wellness experiences. For more information, visit
Runners Retreat in Wailea This Fall
Fairmont Kea Lani's Inspire Your Energy is a curated fitness and wellness program designed to motivate everyone from experienced athletes to individuals embarking on a new personal journey. From October 22-27, runners of all levels will arrive at the Wailea resort to take part in a week of discovering Maui island by way of their running shoes. Participants will run scenic routes along the coast and slopes of Haleakalā volcano as well as dine at popular island restaurants. For more information, visit
Kapalua TennisKapalua Tennis Garden Junior Tennis Programs Set for Summer
The Kapalua Tennis Garden will be offering Junior Tennis Programs from July 4-29 and August 1-31. The Kapalua High School Tennis Academy and Babolat Training Center will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. The Kapalua Keiki program will be held Wednesdays from 3:30-4:45 p.m. and on Saturdays from 2:30-3:45 p.m. For more information and to register, visit, or call (808) 662-7730.
Bliss Wedding Design
Awards & Accolades
Bliss Wedding Design Wins 2017 Best Wedding Planner in Hawai‘i Honors
Bliss Wedding Design and Spectacular Events was awarded the titles of 2017 Best Wedding Planner and Best Wedding Florist in Hawai‘i by online wedding publisher Borrowed & Blue. Based on Maui, Bliss founders Shane Canada, Darren Keala and their team work with clients from all over the world. The company recently rebranded and announced its expansion to Oahu. For more information, email, or visit
Four Seasons LanaiFour Seasons Resort Lanai Collects Multiple Awards Since Reopening
Four Seasons Resort Lanai, the innovate luxury resort with its own island for guests to explore, has earned a number of acclaimed awards since its 2016 reopening, including placement on the recently-announced Condé Nast Traveler Hot List, Brides magazine list of Best Honeymoon Destinations, Robb Report Best of the Best - Journeys list, Travel+Leisure It List, Andrew Harper Readers' Choice Awards for Best Beach Resort, and accolades for top resort golf course from Golfweek, Golf Digest and Golf magazines among others. The resort was also award an AAA Five Diamond designation. For more information, visit
Nick's FishmarketNick's Fishmarket Earns Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence
For the fifth consecutive year, Nick's Fishmarket has earned Wine Spectator magazine's Best of Award of Excellence. Nick's was one of 1,093 restaurants in the U.S. winning the distinguished honor, awarded to restaurants with wine lists offering more than 350 selections across multiple winegrowing regions and significant vertical depth of top wine producers. Located in the Fairmont Kea Lani, Nick's Fishmarket is open from 5-10 p.m., with happy hour from 5- 7 p.m. For more information, visit, or call (808) 879-7224.
Cane and Canoe Restaurant Takes Best Vegetarian Dish Honors at Maui Ag Fest
The Montage Kapalua Bay's signature restaurant Cane and Canoe was awarded Best Vegetarian Dish honors at the 2017 Maui County Agricultural Festival's Grand Tasting event in April. Executive Chef David Viviano and his culinary team won the award for a dinner appetizer they created and named Surfing Goat Cheese Tempura. The local ingredient presented in the dish was a sphere of cheese from Maui's Surfing Goat Dairy, served with heirloom beets, citrus, arugula, fresh herbs, local honey and liliko‘i (passion fruit) vinaigrette. For more information or reservations, call (808) 662-6681, or visit
Kapalua GolfKapalua Golf Wins Awards and Accolades
Kapalua Golf's Plantation Course was recently voted No. 1 in Golfweek magazine's 2017 Hawai‘i listing of Best Courses You Can Play in Each State. The ranking marked the 11th consecutive year the course had won top honors on the Golfweek list. Ranked No. 12 on the same list was Kapalua Golf's Bay Course. The Plantation Course was also ranked No. 43 in Golfweek's listing of the Top 100 Modern Golf Courses in the U.S. In addition, the Kapalua Golf Academy was voted Best Golf School in Hawai‘i in Golf Digest magazine's 2017 Editor's Choice Awards. For more information or to make a reservation, visit, or call (877) 527-2582.
Sheraton Maui
Restaurants & Dining
Sheraton Maui Serves Up Distiller Series
Guests get a taste of locally-crafted spirits at Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa's new Distiller Series of tastings, led by Mark Nigbur, master distiller of Maui-based Hāli‘imaile Distilling Company. Nigbur educates guests about Hāli‘imaile Distilling Company's locally-made Pau Maui Vodka, FID Street Gin and Paniolo Whiskey, while a local mixologist crafts cocktails highlighting the spirits on display. The resort's Executive Sous Chef Chris Lederer creates a pūpū menu for each tasting using ingredients and flavors accentuating the cocktails. Distiller Series tastings are complimentary for hotel guests. For more information, visit
Island Ingredients Showcased at Sheraton Maui's Culture and Culinary Series
Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa invites travelers to take part in its new Culture and Culinary Series, a complimentary experience highlighting Hawaiian culture, locally-sourced ingredients and beverages through "talk-story" sessions and cooking demonstrations. Each session highlights a single ingredient, with resort Cultural Advisor Jack Stone discussing the ingredient's history and cultural significance and Executive Sous Chef Chris Lederer crafting a dish with the featured ingredient for tasting. Craft beer pairings from Maui Brewing Company are also presented. For more information, visit
The Grotto Bar Debuts Exclusive Cocktail Menu
The Grotto Bar is an open-air bar situated in a waterfall-hidden cave separating Hyatt's two free-form swimming pools. The Grotto Bar's new, exclusive-to-the-bar cocktail menu is inspired by staff bartenders' favorite flavors. The Liquid Haupia, made with rum, crème of coconut, pineapple juice and fresh orange, is a play on the favorite Hawaiian cuisine dessert, haupia. The Merciless Sun pays homage to the Maui town of Lāhainā, pairing silver tequila and mango liqueur, lime juice, housemade jalapeno syrup and fresh cucumber. For more information, visit
Maui Tastemakers Series at Japengo Continues in July and September
Celebrating the abundance and variety of quality food and ingredients on Maui, Japengo restaurant's 2017 Maui Tastemakers Series will feature new flavors, partners and even more dining experiences than past years' series. New for this year, the Maui Tastemakers menu will be offered each Friday of every other month and available to all Japengo guests dining in. Simpli-Fresh Farm will team up with Japengo in July to offer a surprise menu based on seasonal produce available to Japengo chefs from the Maui farm. The July Maui Tastemakers menu will be paired with cocktails featuring Maui Shrub Farm shrub liquer, a handcrafted drinking vinegar with tropical flavors. MauiWine will join Japengo's Tastemakers menu in September. For more information, visit
Japengo Celebrates Its Award-Winning Sushi on International Sushi Day
On June 18, Japengo will celebrate International Sushi Day with sushi specials prepared by sushi chef Jin Hosono. Among this year's International Sushi Day offerings at Japengo will be half-priced Blackened Ahi Rolls. Japengo has won Best Sushi honors for four consecutive years in Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi Magazine's ‘Aipono Awards. For more information, visit
Sarento's MauiSarento's on the Beach Launches "Brunch Every Day" Menu
Why should Sundays have all the fun? Chef Geno Sarmiento's new Brunch Every Day menu at Sarento's offers breakfast and lunch items from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily The new menu is ideal for visitors scheduling early morning activities and looking to enjoy a late breakfast or early lunch after their excursions. Located on Keawakapu Beach, Sarento's on the Beach spoils guests with views of Lāna‘i and Kaho‘olawe islands, and Molokini islet. Happy hour happens from 3-5:30 p.m., with dinner served from 5:30-10 p.m. For more information, visit, or call (808) 875-7555.
Westin NaneaThe Westin Nanea Ocean Villas Introduces Its Signature Restaurant, Mauka Makai
On May 12, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas unveiled its signature restaurant, Mauka Makai. Mauka and makai are Hawaiian words meaning, respectively, "towards the mountain" and "towards the ocean," and the restaurant's menu honors both the farming and fishing cultures of early Hawai‘i with contemporary flair. Inspired by the early Hawaiian ahupua‘a sustainable land division system, Executive Chef Ikaika Manaku's thoughtfully designed Mauka Makai's menu to include fresh, local ingredients sourced from mountain to sea. Mauka Makai also offers handcrafted cocktails and Maui-made brews. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast and dinner. For more information, visit
Breakfast With A Refreshing Twist
At The Westin Maui Resort and Spa Ka‘anapali, guests can add a delicious fresh start to their day with a favorite morning cocktail. Set amidst the resort's scenic poolside gardens, the outdoor Relish Burger Bistro offers a special Bloody Mary section to craft your own version of the cocktail. Or, if you prefer to have your day fueled by nourishing juices, the menu at Westin Fresh by The Juicery includes a flight of three healthy juices. Curated in partnership with juice experts at The Juicery, each custom blend packs a punch of revitalizing goodness and is gluten free, as well. For more information, visit
To Have and To Hold: Couples Discover Glassblowing at Hui No‘eau
Feel the heat and unlock your creativity in a three-hour Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center workshop spotlighting the fascinating art of glassblowing. Couples will learn the basics of glassblowing while creating paperweights and other objects with individualized assistance from teaching artist Stephen Fellerman. No previous experience is required, and the pieces you craft in the workshop will be available for pick-up 24 hours after your class ends. For more information, visit
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Announces Couples Season 2017
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea proudly announces the return of Couples Season for 2017, happening from September through November. The newly-renovated Four Seasons Maui at Wailea will offer guests in the mood for love special pricing throughout the resort and complimentary activities, with no resort fee. Guests taking advantage of the resort's limited-time Double Experience More package will enjoy a resort credit of up to $100 for newly-redesigned rooms and $400 for redesigned suites. For more information, visit
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