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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. On the pages ahead, 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.

Mana Kai Maui

 

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Mana Kai Maui—where heaven meets earth— puts you right where you want to be— on breathtakingly beautiful Keawakapu Beach, bordering sunny Kihei and posh Wailea.

Your heavenly adventure begins when you are welcomed with true aloha spirit.

The ocean beckons, and you’ll want to plunge into the sparkling turquoise-colored waters, (where you might spot a rare sea turtle!), or simply soak up some golden Maui sun by the oceanfront, heated pool. You’ll fall in love with the sunsets as you stroll along the silky beach and watch the colors of paradise shift from azure, to butterscotch—streaked with magenta.

Later, enjoy the mouthwatering, coconut crusted shrimp, or other signature dishes, during happy hour at award-winning Five Palms Restaurant. Comfort doesn’t have to come at a high price. But at the Mana Kai, it comes with services and amenities rivaling luxury hotels.
Free daily maid service, free parking, free WiFi, fitness and business centers, are included with no resort fees, when booking directly with the on-site team.

These contemporary hotel room, and 1- and 2-bedroom condominiums are close to shopping, world-class golf, and more. Experience a truly extraordinary vacation at the Mana Kai Maui.

Visit manakaimaui.com for full amenity listing and current specials.

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

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

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Surrounded by 40 spectacular acres of oceanfront property on Kaanapali Beach, this AAA 4-Diamond award-winning resort offers endless activities and amenities in a setting of tropical paradise. Each of the 806 guestrooms, including 31 suites, affords Hawaiian elegance with private lanais and panoramic views.

Enjoy resort amenities, including Maui’s only oceanfront spa, 24-hour athletic club, two championship golf courses, tennis courts, and a half-acre pool complete with rope bridge and thrilling 150-foot lava tube water slide.

Experience an abundance of activities, such as cultural lessons, wildlife tours, penguin feedings, water sports, daily fitness classes, shopping, and Tour of the Stars rooftop stargazing and astronomy program.

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Nightly entertainment can be found in one or more lounges and at Drums of the Pacific Lu’au, a journey through the islands of Polynesia ending with a three-man Samoan fire-knife finale!

Indulge in fresh, local ingredients at several onsite restaurants and lounges, including our award-winning Japengo restaurant. Delight in the breathtaking ocean view as the sun sets and delicious rolls are created at the chic sushi lounge.

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

Grand Wailea

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Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, recently welcomed Tadashi Yoshino to spearhead new sushi services at Botero Lounge—the resort’s central hub. Named after renowned artist Fernando Botero, the lounge features some of Hawaii’s largest art collection along with sweeping views Wailea Beach, cocktail services and live entertainment. Since re-joining the Grand Wailea team, Sushi Chef Tadashi has revamped the lounge’s culinary offerings with a new, fresh sushi menu featuring a variety of classic rolls and Nigiri Sushi and Sashimi, all incorporating locally caught fish and the finest ingredients of Hawaii. 

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Tadashi’s love for the art of sushi making started early on in his childhood while growing up in Toyko, Japan. Though he didn’t enter the culinary world until moving to Maui, he soon realized there was an opportunity to combine traditional sushi making with the abundant, delicious fish from the islands. He embarked on his culinary journey starting as a busser and dishwasher before being promoted to line cook. A year after Grand Wailea opened on Maui, Tadashi found himself as the prep/line cook at Kincha, the Japanese inspired restaurant on property, which quickly became one of the best Japanese restaurants in all of Hawaii. After 11 years of learning and growing through various positions from cook to chef de cuisine, Tadashi made the move across island and worked as the head chef at Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Bay for 14 years.

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This past June, he returned to the place that shaped him into the exquisite sushi artist he is today and re-joined the Grand Wailea Ohana. His new role as sushi chef has allowed him to thrive in the already innovative culinary program at the resort and provide creative sushi art for guests in a lounge setting.     

When Tadashi is not sharing his passion with Grand Wailea guests, he enjoys anything that allows him to be in the ocean, primarily surfing and free diving. He lives in the beautiful upcountry of Makawao with his wife and two dogs and sees the island as his forever i ka hale.

Botero Lounge
open nightly
2 pm - 12 am

Sushi by Chef Tadashi
Tuesday - Saturday 5 - 9 pm

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

 

Kaanapali Beach Hotel

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Kaanapali Beach Hotel, known as “Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel”, is now offering an exciting new ocean adventure for guests. The six-person waa (canoe), christened Kaleopookela, will provide guests with a unique opportunity to venture out on the ocean with the assistance of experienced Maui watermen as guides. Put your muscles to the test, paddling out to Puu Kekaa and beyond while learning about Maui and its shoreline from an authentic Hawaiian perspective. View the golden stretch of Kaanapali Beach with a stunning background of the West Maui mountains from your exclusive seat on the water, where you could even spot a whale (in season). Group paddling tours are offered twice daily with a maximum of 4 guests per tour; private tours are also available.

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Hale Huakai, the beachfront ocean activities center, is staffed by knowledgeable alakai who impart their wisdom and ocean expertise to activities like snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding and more. Hale Huakai extends the genuine aloha and Hawaiian hospitality of Kaanapali Beach Hotel out onto the beach and ocean, while providing a memorable and safe experience for guests.

 
2525 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui
(808) 661-0011
www.kbhmaui.com

Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger

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Beachcombing gets luxurious with a $35 million modernization of Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger.

The re-imagined Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger is an upscale lifestyle hotel filled with local artwork and the music of our islands. A vivacious place, the property is steps from the sand and adjacent to the iconic International Market Place. Sleep where the surf meets the city in ocean-inspired accommodations and fill up on crafted guest experiences alongside cool brews and local food from morning to night at Hawaiian Aroma Caffe and Maui Brew Co. Whether you're looking for an escape or an adventure, you’ll find it here at the center of Waikiki.

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The makeover includes all-new guest and meeting room as well as complete modernizations to the lobby, pool deck, public spaces and hotel exterior. The entire property is filled with the art and music of our islands, from stunning ocean photography from renowned local artists like Zak Noyle to immersive Hawaiian music from award-winning performers. Even the in-room bathrobe feels like a piece of art.

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Experience the brand-new rooms today by booking a stay at: www.WaikikiBeachcomber.com.


"Where to Stay" is a special advertising section printed three times a year in HAWAII Magazineʻs print edition.