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Hawaii is a vacationer’s paradise. Beautiful rooms and top-notch service are the cherry on top of Hawaii’s breathtaking views, perfect weather, and idyllic beaches.

Planning the perfect Hawaiian vacation should be exciting, not stressful. Here, we’ll show you some of Hawaii’s best properties so you know you’re getting the most of your visit. “Where To Stay” will make researching and planning your next Hawaiian vacation a breeze.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk 

 

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Embassy Suites by Hilton™-Waikiki Beach Walk® offers the best value in world-famous Waikiki. Located just steps from the sand and surf of this iconic beach and in the heart of the premier shopping and dining district, guests experience the wonder of Oahu with all of the comforts of home, including luxuriously spacious suites and complimentary amenities that make each stay unforgettable. With the island’s best sights nearby and plenty of activities right on property, guests won’t need to go far to find the ultimate Hawaii experience.

201 Beachwalk Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
(808) 921-2345
waikiki.embassysuites.com

The Chef Behind Maui’s “Culturally Conscious” Food Movement

 

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The newly renovated HUMUHUMU restaurant at HAWAII Magazine Readers Choice Awards #1 Maui Luxury Hotel or Resort, the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria™ Resort, boasts 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.

grand waileaLofaro is the reigning Best Chef on Maui, winner of Most Innovative Menu and Best Pacific Rim cuisine awards. He also won an EMMY™ Award for his television show “SEARCH Hawaii” in 2016 and completed his first triathlon the same year.  What makes this waterman-triathlete-chef, originally from Block Island, Rhode Island, so good at what he does? 

“Filming our television show, “SEARCH Hawaii,” has opened my eyes about food. I put my energy into the path of the ingredients and what is important here in our islands,” said Lofaro. “I don’t feel I’m limited to a certain style or cuisine and can use ingredients that don’t get obvious respect such as my Ulu Risotto. It’s about bringing attention to the breadfruit that is native here. I’m also enjoying using Hawaiian non-native species such as strawberry guava and kiawe bean.”

“There is sensitivity to being culturally aware with my menu decisions. My food is Hawaii Seasonal Cuisine, according to what is available and in season. Sustainability is what is important here in the islands.

Smartly executed to spotlight the main ingredient with simple and balanced flavors, his signature dishes scream of the ocean while introducing locally grown produce such as ulu.

“My work decisions are the same as personal decisions. Making triathlons a goal has driven my culinary side. I think about my cooking while I’m training.”

As a waterman, Lofaro has paddled the Keawe Channel for endurance races and spearfishes to sustain his family.  Now he trains daily to compete in triathlons, and compares this to working in kitchens with his mentor Chef Michael Mina at Aqua. “As a younger chef, you work hard, you play hard. You had no balance in a kitchen like Aqua. We were on the line all day and all night, went out for a few drinks and got a few hours of sleep if we were lucky. That was on repeat for about three years,” muses Lofaro. “I survived it, and I learned to cook. Anyone who is creative is extreme in one way or another. Culturally correct cooking is my extreme. It has become what I’m most passionate about.” 

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The chef pays his passion forward as a volunteer with Boys & Girls Clubs Maui, and raising awareness for Maui youth sports through his triathlon training. Follow Chef Mike and his restaurant on instagram @humuhumumaui and #whereschefmike.

3850 Wailea Alanui
Wailea, HI 96753
(800) 888-6100
grandwailea.com

The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas on Maui

 

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Situated on majestic North Kaanapali Beach, Maui’s newest oceanfront resort, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, opened in April 2017. The all-suite resort was designed to be a relaxing haven replete with culturally inspired programs and distinctive Hawaiian experiences. In the Hawaiian language, nanea means “a state of relaxation.” The Westin Nanea invites guests to make lasting memories while experiencing deep renewal. 

Between exploring the island and relaxing at the resort, guests will revel in their Maui retreat. The spacious one- two- and three-bedroom villas offer unrivaled Westin® luxuries, combined with the key amenities of home. Villas feature the king-size Westin Heavenly® Bed, Westin Heavenly® Bath with a large shower, bathtub and vanity, queen-size sofa sleeper, fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, and furnished lanai. 

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Visitors can start the morning off by paddling the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean in a traditional outrigger canoe and then learn more about Hawaii’s most popular sport at the resort’s onsite Puuhonua o Nanea Cultural Center. Created by the resort’s Director of Culture, the Center offers a variety of cultural experiences. Whether guests want to play the ukulele, make a fresh flower lei, dance hula or even speak a few Hawaiian words, the cultural team is ready to educate. The skills and knowledge that can be learned at the Puuhonua o Nanea Cultural Center provide a profound connection to the island. 

Guests can continue the day relaxing at the lagoon style pool and then enjoy lunch and cocktails at Inu Pool Bar. In addition to this aptly named restaurant (Inu means “to drink” in Hawaiian), The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas features whirlpool spas, an expansive pool, full-service restaurant, outdoor grills, children’s beach pool and play area, poolside cabanas and a WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio. 

Next, enter into a blissful state of relaxation with the new Nanea Ritual at Spa Helani, a Heavenly Spa by Westin™, located next door at The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas. This 80-minute treatment includes the custom-blended Nanea Oil that is massaged onto the body with a rhythmic pattern using heated Lava Shells. The smooth, warm surface of the shells combined with the special oil blend melts tension, calms restlessness and allows guests to achieve deep relaxation. 

As the sun sets on a magical day, guests can dine at the resort’s signature restaurant, Mauka Makai (open for breakfast and dinner), and allow Executive Chef Ikaika Manaku to take them on a local, culinary journey from mountain to sea through his carefully crafted, locally-sourced menu. 

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Book the Discover Nanea Package, which includes a $250 resort credit, spa treatment credit, complimentary in-house resort activity for two and a welcome amenity. A 4-night minimum stay is required. For more information or to book travel now through May 31, 2018, visit westinnanea.com.

Grand Naniloa Hotel

 

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Awaken to sunrise sights of Mauna Kea from your oasis at Hawaii Island’s newest Hilton – the transformed Grand Naniloa Hotel, a DoubleTree by Hilton. As Hilo’s most iconic landmark and a noted Historic Hotel of America, this newly restored hotel offers 180-degree views of the bay.

Known as the “Home of Hula”, the Grand Naniloa Hotel is honored to have partnered with Kim Taylor Reece, Hawaii’s foremost fine art photographer, Kenji Kuroshima of the Merrie Monarch, and other local artists to design interactive displays, a hula showcase celebrating the art of kahiko dance and dynamic exhibitions celebrating the Hawaiian culture.

The hotel offers amenities that DoubleTree by Hilton guests know to expect with bright and sleek rooms and suites with contemporary furnishings that pair well with stunning ocean views including deep soaker tubs in select rooms. With a sparkling new open-air lobby lobby, bar and restaurant, an exclusive concert hall and abundant meeting space, the Grand Naniloa Hotel reigns as the largest hotel on the east side.

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Stay close to the lava action at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and this is the perfect base to explore Hawaii Island’s natural diversity. You can even enjoy a free round of golf at the adjacent course, so we invite everyone to be our guest for a new Hilton experience in Hawaii.
 
(808)969-3333 
www.grandnaniloahilo.com

Aqua-Aston Hospitality

Escape to Paradise

The rejuvenating ambience of Kauai, nicknamed “the Garden Island” is the coveted destination for those seeking the tranquility of a rural paradise. Miles of white sand beaches span its coasts that surrender to lush forests. You won’t find a skyscraper or freeway here, but rather a lush and picturesque landscape to escape from the ordinary.

Rejuvenate & Unwind

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Let the sounds of the ocean rock you to sleep every night at this intimate, low-rise beachfront resort. Set amid six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and swaying palm trees, Aston Islander on the Beach is both contemporary and nostalgic, featuring thatched huts, hand-carved furnishings and plantation-style décor. For a truly special experience, explore our oceanfront often to catch a glimpse of the Hawaiian monk seals that frequent this shoreline. The resort’s convenient location that hugs the eastern Coconut Coast is also within a great area for exploring the area’s shops and restaurants, or simply for morning strolls or jogging if you feel so inclined. 

Off the Beaten Path

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The oceanfront Aqua Kauai Beach Resort is nestled on 25 spectacular acres sprawling along Kauai’s eastern shore. First place winner of the 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards Best of Kauai by HAWAII Magazine, this idyllic destination is brimming with amenities from enchanting koi ponds, four swimming pools with waterfalls and a waterslide, and activities from dawn to dusk. Set aside some time to indulge in a beachfront lomi lomi massage or facial; enjoy the poolside hula show and wake up to a traditional Hawaiian sunrise ceremony. To fully enjoy your vacation, feast throughout the day on delectable local fare at the resort’s Naupaka Terrace restaurant for breakfast and dinner, poolside at Driftwood Bar and Grille or evenings with live entertainment at Shutter’s Lounge.

Leisure & Play

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Situated on the sunny south side of Kauai, the beautiful Aston at Poipu Kai resort provides an unforgettable backdrop for your Hawaii vacation. The spirit of aloha will be with you from the moment you check in as you’re met with warm Hawaiian hospitality. The resort is comprised of five distinct condominium communities. Spend days lounging at one of our outdoor pools, relax under a coconut tree, walk along our peaceful paths to the beautiful beachfronts of Poipu Beach, Brennackes, and Shipwreck Beach. Here we encourage our guests to live like a local as our resort is also within easy access to Poipu shopping, dining, golf and a variety of activities.

Visit Aqua-Aston.com or call our Honolulu-based destination specialists at 855-945-4092 to plan your next getaway to Kauai.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

 

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Get swept off your feet at one of the most romantic resorts on Kaanapali Beach. Voted one of the Top 10 Most Popular Honeymoon Resorts in Hawaii by Conde Nast Traveler readers, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers the perfect setting for romance in paradise. 

Enjoy romance-inspiring activities including relaxing couple’s massages and full-body treatments at Maui’s only oceanfront spa, or swimming through the waterfalls for cocktails at the hidden Grotto Bar. Lay back and relax in a private oceanside cabana for two, or listen to the waves roll in from a nearby hammock.

Choose the romance showing of Tour of the Stars, and enjoy rooftop stargazing with chocolate covered strawberries and sparkling wine under the night sky.

Indulge in fresh, local ingredients at ten onsite restaurants and lounges, including our award-winning Japengo restaurant, or the most intimate of dinners, private oceanside dining. Created especially for two, dinner is served by candlelight under a secluded, oceanfront canopy, beginning with a champagne toast as the sun starts to set. 

After making everlasting memories, retreat to your elegant and comfortable guestroom with your own private lanai and panoramic views. Book our Maui Honeymoon Package and enjoy daily rental car, daily breakfast buffet, Honeymooners Reception, two celebratory cocktails, two for one Tour of the Stars, two for one Drums of the Pacific Luau and more. 

Visit maui.regency.hyatt.com or call +1 (808) 661-1234.

The Modern Honolulu

 

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The Modern Honolulu redefines the standard of luxury Honolulu hotels. Located at the epicenter of Waikiki Beach, the blossoming Kakaako arts district, and Honolulu’s downtown cosmopolitan scene, this AAA Four Diamond resort has 353 luxurious rooms and suites decorated in natural tones and rich woods that create a soothing sense of organic luxury. 

A vibrant scene comes to life after sunset at The Modern Honolulu. Slip into The Study, a swanky lounge that’s hidden behind a revolving bookcase in The Modern Honolulu lobby. Or dance the night away at Addiction, Oahu’s hottest nightclub.

Ravish at The Modern Honolulu immerses you in a culinary path of pleasure for all of the senses. Blending Hawaii’s bounty with Pacific Asian flavors and South American tastes, Ravish creates a true Pacific Rim restaurant experience. 

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The Modern Honolulu also offers the ultimate in pampering at Lather Spa. Notes of coconut, lemongrass, passion fruit and vanilla set the relaxing scene for exhilarating treatments using top-quality products made from unique, natural ingredients and pure essential oils. 

As the local leader in luxury lifestyle hotels, The Modern Honolulu offers an uncommonly cool experience to take in all that cosmopolitan Honolulu has to offer. 

For more information visit TheModernHonolulu.com or call (855) 829-6862.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

 

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Steps from the azure blue waters and soft sands of Waikiki, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa offers magnificent personalized services and luxurious amenities. Features include world-class dining, award-winning spa, interactive cultural activities, 24-hour fitness center, swimming pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Hawaiian Music & Dance Hall of Fame Historical Exhibit, Farmers Market showcasing artisanal food products, Aloha Friday performance, and more than 60 on-site boutiques. 

The guestrooms at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa are some of the largest and newest on Oahu; each has been smartly designed for guests to relax and recharge. Characterized by clean and modern lines with subtle nods to Hawaiian culture, the guestrooms include practical considerations like a 55” flat screen television with Chromecast technology, upgraded hi-speed Internet access and multiple outlet pods to facilitate electronic needs. Every detail has been considered down to the Toto Washlets and exclusive bath amenities from Na Hoola Spa.

With a reputation for being a property where guests find it is good not to be home, a stay at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa is the perfect gift for those who want to connect with the heart of Hawaii

2424 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
(808) 923-1234
waikiki.hyatt.com 

Mana Kai Maui

 

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The word is out—HAWAII Magazine readers have voted Mana Kai Maui “BEST OF MAUI”—2017! And now, the Mana Kai Maui, “where heaven meets earth,” has gotten even better. 

Located on picturesque Keawakapu Beach, the hotel rooms and 1- and  2-bedroom vacation condominiums have been newly renovated with updated kitchens, baths, showers, and appliances, many with new designer furnishings and art, to make your stay even more luxurious.

Guests may easily stay on track with their workouts in the new Fitness Center. The new business center has computer stations and printer for added convenience. These new features, combined with Mana Kai’s many complimentary services—like daily maid service, free WiFi access, onsite restaurant, general store/deli, gas BBQ grill, free parking, with NO resort fees, will make your next vacation truly heavenly.

2960 S. Kihei Road
Kihei, Hawaii 96753
(800) 525-2025
manakaimaui.com

Maui Man Condo Rentals

 

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Best Priced Accommodations 

Maui Man has been helping deserving folks from around the world rent condos on Maui for many years and has established a great reputation for offering the best prices. After serving thousands of happy customers, we know what is expected and can deliver a wonderful experience every time.

With Maui Man Condo Rentals, you and your family can enjoy the best priced accommodations with the best amenities. Our selection of vacation rentals are in the best locations and communities around the island with choices of beautiful beachfronts, to jungle environments and anything else in between.

Kaanapali,  Kahana, Kihei, Maalaea Bay, Makena, Napili Bay and Wailea 

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Our selections can accommodate an intimate 2-person suite to properties where you can sleep your entire family. We offer hundreds of properties with many that are not available through any other providers. 

We are happy to help you plan your stay on Maui our valley island as well as provide connections to top activity promotions and car rentals. Book with us today!

(866) 456-6284
mauiman.net

Kaanapali Beach Hotel

 

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Located in the heart of Maui’s premier resort fronting the flawless three-mile stretch of world-famous Kaanapali Beach, Kaanapali Beach Hotel is officially recognized as Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel and Hotel with Best Aloha Spirit. The 432-room hotel is the ideal setting to turn Hawaiian dreams into lifelong memories. Serenades by employees, Hawaii regional cuisine, Hale Huakai Beach Activity Center, complimentary sunset hula show and live Hawaiian entertainment, complimentary daily interactive Hawaiian cultural activities, free year round children’s program, an arts & crafts fair, welcome breakfast and departure kukui lei ceremony add to the value. Enjoy Hawaiian hookipa (hospitality) and aloha at its best!

2525 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina
800-262-8450
www.kbhmaui.com