Why travel to Maui? Here are some great reasons, provided by the people who know Maui best! Start with the immaculate hotels and direct flights from all over the US!
Named “Best Island” year after year by national travel publications, Maui, and her sister islands Moloka‘i and L!na‘i, continue to offer memorable experiences for first-time visitors and seasoned travelers alike. World-class resorts, award winning cuisine, championship golf, staggering natural beauty and the islands’ host Hawaiian culture have propelled Maui Nui into the limelight. Here are just a few reasons why “The Magic Isles” are among the most desirable destinations in the world.
Direct Flights Make Travel to Maui Easy and Convenient
With more than 150 direct flights to Maui each week on all the major carriers, the Magic Isles are easy and convenient to visit. Flights are available from various West Coast cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. Other direct flights are available from Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Dallas, Denver, Chicago and Anchorage. In addition, Alaska Airlines announced an expansion of seasonal service between Alaska and Maui to year round service. It will also launch thrice-weekly service between Portland and Maui starting this month and four flights weekly between Oakland and Maui beginning November 9. WestJet began daily Vancouver – Maui service in July which will increase to 10 flights weekly in November and a dozen flights weekly in December.
Beachtree Properties selects Aqua Hotels & Resorts to rebrand Hotel Moloka‘i
Situated oceanfront on Kamiloloa Beach, the 53-room Aqua Hotel Moloka‘i is the island’s only hotel and home to Hula Shores Restaurant, the most popular gathering place for visitors and residents on Moloka‘i. Designed after a Polynesian village, the recently renovated and upgraded rooms suggest a Polynesian ambiance and include private l!nai, high-speed Internet access, mini-refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, and cable televisions. In addition, many of the rooms have full kitchens. Room rates start from $ 135 per night. For reservations call toll-free 866-406-2782 or visit www.hotelmolokai.com.
Honua Kai Resort & Spa Ahead of Completion Schedule
Maui’s newest resort situated on pristine Ka‘anapali North Beach, opens its second phase in January 2010, months ahead of schedule. The Konea building will have 310 guest suites, lobby café, two pools and spa, and is joining the already open Hokulani building with 318 guest suites, ‘”ina Gourmet Market, pool, fitness center, concierge desk and pool & beach activities operations. Families and friends vacationing together can enjoy the generous floor plans and fine appointments throughout the guest suites, including a fully-appointed kitchen and large l!nai. For reservations, call toll-free 1-888-718-5789, or visit www.honuakaimaui.com.
Name Change for Diamond Wailea Resort & Spa
Effective June 15, the new name for the resort is Hotel Wailea Maui. The name change signifies a new direction for the property which repositions the resort into a captivating private retreat with upgraded services and amenities. The 72 suites are being significantly refreshed with tasteful and comfortable decor to complement the resort’s timeless charm and classy ambiance. With the resort’s sprawling layout, work is easily isolated for minimal guest discomfort. For reservations, call Hotel Wailea Maui toll-free at 1-800-800-0720 or book online at www.hotelwailea.com.
Serenity Pool Launches at Four Seasons Resort Maui
Recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful beach resorts, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea launched its much anticipated $9 million Serenity Pool in July with an “adult only” concept. This third and most exclusive saltwater pool, located in the new 4100-square foot Serenity Pool Terrace, overlooks the expansive coastline of Wailea Beach. Six 160-square foot luxury cabanas may be reserved and include flat screen HDTVs and more. The pool includes an underwater music system, infinity-edge design, swim-up bar and specialty spa services poolside. For information, call 808-874-8000 or visit www.fourseasons.com/maui.
The Whaler on K!‘anapali Beach Unveils a Fresh Look
Long considered one of Maui’s premier, luxury condominium resorts, The Whaler on Ka‘anapali Beach boasts a fresh, new look. The vision was to create a relaxing ambiance throughout the property. The new palm-lined entrance and augmented porte cochere will be the first improvements guests notice upon arrival. Lush landscaping enhances the garden courtyard pathway that now features a waterfall and koi pond. The jet spa was enlarged and new lounge furniture and poolside cabanas add the finishing touch to the pool setting. Visit www.AstonHotels.com or call 866-774-2924.