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Great hotels in Hawaii when you are not renting a car Mar 28

1.   Kaua’i Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach 

Located in Lihu’e on the shores of Kalapaki Beach, the Kaua’i Marriott offers a complimentary shuttle to/from the  airport – making it a great choice for visitors who do not wish to rent a car . Nearby shopping at  Coconut Market Place, Anchor Cove,Harbor Mall and Kukui Grove Center.

Accomodations include 345 guest rooms and 11 suites  with either garden , pool or ocean views.  Recreation  opportunities include the 26,000 square foot pool (the largest in the state), 5 whirlpools,2 Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, 2 tennis courts, beach with lots of beach activities including kayaking, surfing, snorkeling.

Alexander Day Spa and Salon

Kaua’i  Marriott is a perfect backdrop for destination weddings offering  beautiful wedding locations in the gardens and oceanfront – a skilled team of event planners can handle every detail.

2. The Kahala Hotel & Resort – Honolulu,O’ahu –

Situated on a private white sand beach / but yet just ten minutes from  world class shopping and dining in Waikiki Beach – serving clients for fifty years , from the moment you are greeted by the doorman -you know you have arrived at a very special place. With an award winning spa, six restaurant and amazing  location on a secluded bay  with Diamond Head  and Koko Head craters as a backdrop, Dolphin Lagoon with Dolphin Quest program, CHI Health Energy Fitness Center, Golf and Tennis nearby, Hawaiian cultural classes.

Looking  for the perfect romantic location for your destination wedding – The Kahala Hotel & Resort would be a perfect choice.

Accomodations include 364 spacious guest rooms and over the top luxury suites  – The Kahala Hotel & Resort  is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

3. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa – Ka’anapali Beach 

” Where Heaven and Aloha Meet”  the Westin Maui situated on a beautiful stretch of famed Ka’anapali Beach, Maui (top beach by TripAdvisor in 2013).  This oceanfront resort  is a gracious blend of beautiful gardens, a 87,000 sq feet aquatic playground  -comprised of five free-form swimming pools, secluded Jacuzzi, an adult only pool, waterslide complete with a 270-degree turn and a 23-foot drop  and waterfall.

Steps from Ka’anapali Beach where guest can enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, beach volleyball, windsurfing and more.  Two championship golf courses are nearby – tons of great shopping and activities next door at Whaler’s Village .

Westin Maui  is involved in many environmental initiatives.

Stay at One/ Dine at All  program  with  Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa and Ka’anapali  Resort Ocean Villas  and charge back to  your room.

4. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa – Anaeho’omalu Beach – Hawaii Island

Situated on 15 acres facing  Anaeho’omalu Bay – along the sunny Kohala Coast -Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa  offers visitors looking for a great swimming beach, ocean sports and amazing swimming pool a perfect choice,

Accomodations include 533  rooms and  22 suites ,  three restaurants  and a Mandara Spa.

Walk to shopping  and dining  at the Waikoloa Kings & Queens Marketplace.

Several golf courses within walking distance  are located within the Waikoloa Beach Resort area / or take the resort shuttle

5. The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows – Hawaii Island  

Situated oceanfront on the sunny Kahala Coast of Hawaii Island, The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel  offers visitors so many options.  From the fresh floral lei greeting upon arrival , Bicycles to explore the resort, shuttle that runs throughout the

Mauna Lani Resort  to the Shops at Mauna Lani and other locations within the Resort community, Jogger’s amenity station, sand volleyball, Historical tours of Petroglyphs, Cultural Tours  and a cultural center , tours of the ancient Kalahuiupua’a fishponds with turtle and fish feeding tours.

Award winning dining at The Canoe House Restaurant – do yourself a favorite and book for sunset.

Several golf courses are within the Mauna Lani Resort Community

Mauna Lani Spa  and the Mauna Lani Sports & Fitness club are within walking distance, bike or a short shuttle ride — see why the Mauna Lani Spa has been voted one of the “World’s Best Spas” by Conde Nest Traveler

I strongly suggest that my clients rent a car regardless of which island they are visiting at least for a day or two during their stay so that they can visit some of the amazing natural beauty, historic or cultural sites  or special activities on the island but I do realize that sometimes that is not possible, so I think it is important to stay at a hotel or resort that offers dining,shopping and entertainments opportunities with easy access.

There are many others to choose from as well, these are five of my favorites.

To get started planning your visit to the Hawaii Islands– contact Linda Dancer– email

Toll Free: 1-888-811-1888 ext 331   or  Direct Line: 828-256-1520






Top Five Reasons To Consider a Honeymoon Gift Registry Feb 21
Red Lane Spa  at Sandals Resorts - Couples Massage

Red Lane Spa at Sandals Resorts – Couples Massage

With today’s average age for brides and grooms being 27 and 29 respectively, most couples have been out of college long enough to set up their household and have all the basic household necessities, so to avoid receiving another crock pot or toaster many brides and grooms are choosing to set up an online honeymoon gift registry.


So easy to set up your registry because of the top online registry sites have sample registries for you to view to give you ideas, and by using the pre-created templates it is just a matter of filling in your personal information, photos and information about the destination you have chosen for your honeymoon.


Upgrade your flights to first class !

Upgrade your flights to first class !

Choices- companies such as my personal favorites  The and  Honeymoon offer you the ability to customize your registry by adding to, editing or deleting suggested gift items for your destination. My clients prefer their flexibility so they can include things in their registry such as first class upgrades for their flights, local tours and activities – especially when I am putting together a Hawaii Honeymoon where my clients are visiting two or more islands, they do not want to be tied to the registry of just one hotel or resort.  They may want a Luau on one island, swim with the dolphins on another island, and a helicopter tour on another island, a honeymoon gift registry helps them to be able to add so many unique experiences to their honeymoon.

Diving in Maui

Diving in Maui



Choices in the type of registry you set up  – The first type of registry you create a specific list of activities and gifts that you  would like to have purchased and you are locked into those – this is fine if you are visiting an all inclusive resort such as Sandals Resorts  where you have the opportunity  to utilize all the options  on our registry such as spa, romantic dinner on the beach and tours offered by the resort.   The second type of registry which is the preferred type by most of my clients which allows your guest to purchase items and the value of the item they purchase is deposited into your registry account. A week before you get married you receive a check in the mail. Your account normally stays open for 30 days after the wedding and you can choose to receive one last check for those that procrastinated and purchased last minute gifts.

The misconception that only couples on a budget set up a honeymoon registry no loner applies – just as no two couples are alike – no two honeymoons are just alike.  Once the couple has chosen the perfect honeymoon destination the fun part of planning which activities based upon their interests begins, for most couples finding the perfect balance of  beach time and local cultural activities creates a lifetime of memories.  A Honeymoon Registry will allow couples the freedom to think outside the box and try new activities such as cooking classes,stand up paddle boarding, zip lining, scuba diving that they might not have otherwise done, and how special to write a personal note in the thank you card to the person that purchased that activity for you as you describe the experience to them.

For more information contact: Linda Dancer  Direct Line: 828-256-1520  Toll Free: 1-888-811-1888 ext 331


                                                                                                Consider a honeymoon registry!  


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Koloa Landing – Kauai’s luxury beach Villas Oct 18

Main Pool

Located on 25 acres of lush tropical landscape at Poipu Beach Kauai’s south shore, Koloa Landing (Wyndham Grand Resort) is perfect for a honeymoon couple, family, group of friends or a Destination Wedding.

Offering the largest villas on Kaua’i with 1,2,3 or 4 bedroom villas-ranging from 1300-3600 square feet of living space with several floor plans to choose from. Each villa also offers an oversized lanai with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, gourmet chef’s kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, high-speed internet access, 42″ LCD TVs with cable, a queen-sized sofa sleeper in every living room, washer and dryer, air conditioning and semi-private elevator access.

Couples Treatment Room

Koloa Landing has so many activities to offer guests including a World Class Day Spa-featuring Malie Organics, five treatment rooms, men and women’s locker rooms, a couple’s treatment room (shown here) with a traditional Japanese Ofuro soaking tub-several spa packages are available including a Bridal Spa Getaway for Destination Weddings.

The resort offers two amazing swimming pools complete with waterfalls and lagoons, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a short stroll along a dedicated path will lead you to the Shops at Kukui’ula Village  with lots of shopping and dining options-one of my favorites is the Living Foods Market & Cafe-Chef Jim Moffat (chef/owner Bar Acuda Restaurant in Hanalei) has done a marvelous job of bringing fresh local Kauai produce to one location, great pastries,coffee and wine selection. In addition the resort also has in the lobby the Gourmet Marketplace offering made to order specialties,island pupus,sundries and groceries to stock your villa pantry and the Holo-Holo Lobby Bar and Lounge serves tropical drinks and offers live Hawaiian music every Thursday,Friday and Saturday evening.

Gourmet kitchen

Additional Koloa Landing Resort amenities include: bell service, business center, childcare, dry cleaning and jacuzzi. Weekly activities are also featured at the resort including complimentary yoga,lei making, volleyball, putting green and weekly competitions. Activities nearby include surfing at world famous Poipu Beach, scuba diving with Koloa Landing Dive, snorkeling,golf, a short drive to Spouting Horn Park. 

Local legend Miguel “Migz” Graham (a Kauai-born former professional surfer with intimate knowledge of the island) heads up the concierge team on property and can answer any questions you might have to confirm any sight-seeing tours and activities not booked before you arrive on island.

You can find Migz and his team in the open air lobby or at the Beach Club next to the Lagoon Pool.

Koloa Landing / 2641 Poipu Road/ Koloa, HI 96756
Phone (808) 240-6600

Contact: Linda Dancer  
Direct Line: 828-256-1520 
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Five of my favorite Spas of Hawai’i Oct 11

One of the hardest parts of my job is being able to answer What is your favorite? (pick a category) in Hawai’i, that is always such a hard question to answer, or to narrow down because there are so many wonderful candidates for every category whether that be spa,restaurant,luau,activity or island. Everyone has a different hot button that they really need to include on their vacation to have a wonderful time, for me  including a visit to the spa is always at the top of my list. Hawai’i has so many wonderful spas it was hard to narrow down to a short list of five of my favorites, but here goes:

Number 1

Kapalua Spa

Kapalua Spa -Located at The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, on the shores of Kapalua Bay-(Maui) is truly a seaside sanctuary. From the moment you enter the bamboo garden, the sound of water helps to transfer you to a place of serenity and calm. Embracing the healing properties of water and natural minerals from the islands with signature treatments such as Journey through the Ocean and ‘Awa & Cacao Lomi Wrap. Body and skin therapies are available such as Ali’i Kula Lavender Scrub and Organic Ocean Facials, a full menu of massages including Lomi Lomi(A healing art form from old Hawai’i meaning to rub) which can be preformed in 19 single and couples treatment rooms including 10 outdoor private bungalows that are truly amazing. Follow up your treatment in the tranquil relaxation rooms with sauna,steam,or cold rain showers.
Other Spa amenities include: A full service beauty salon,fitness facility with state-of-the-art Kinesis Circuit System, Yoga studio overlooking Kapalua Bay, Saline Lap Pool and sunning deck, a juice bar and retail boutique. For more information contact them (808) 665-8282
Number 2

Mauna Lani Spa

Mauna Lani Spa Located at the Mauna Lani Hotel and Bungalows, Hawai’i Island, is a past recipient of the prestigious honor of being rated #1 spa in Hawai’i by Islands and Hawaii Magazines (2009)
Each Hawaiian experience at Mauna Lani’s luxury day spa begins with a rejuvenating foot soak and signature “fire and ice” tea service. Hawaiian experiences such as LomiLomi Massage, LomiLomi Hula Massage(great for couples) Opu Huli Massage, Pohaku Pa’a(Hawaiian Hot Stone) or choose one of their signatures  Fire and Ice Pa’akai therapy.
Lava Sauna Experience: Open air sauna, warm llilli stones under your feet, a mixture of black volcanic clay is given to you so you can smooth it on your skin-when the mud dries-your stress dries too and is rinced away under a private outdoor rain shower, followed by re-moisture to your skin with signature oils.
Lava Watsu Experience: built amongst ancient lava tubes,this unique pool harnesses the energy of the land, features soothing skin temperature salt water, underwater acoustics, tranquil lighting and a waterfall- all the while the therapist supports you, stretches and massages you as you lie passively in warm salt water, bringing you to a state of total tranquility (great for expectant mothers).
Located in the Mauna Lani Sports Club: 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743   Phone  (808) 881-7922  Email
Number 3

Spa Falls

Spa Without Walls at the Fairmont Orchid,Hawaii Island listen closely and you can hear the water rushing through Spa Falls.Whether you choose to have your spa experience in one of eight private outdoor waterfall hale(huts) perfectly situated within Spa Falls,one of the six amazing oceanfront hale or one of four indoor treatment rooms a day spent at the Spa Without Walls will most certainly leave you feeling completely relaxed and refreshed.
As if you need another reason to love Kona Coffee, one of their signature treatments is the Signature Big Island Kona Coffee Exfoliation Treatment which will enliven your senses and renew your skin in a way you have never experienced. A mini massage and misting with luscious vanilla cream and spritz tops off this aromatic renewing experience (done indoors only).  HIWAHIWA – with infusions of Big Island Wild Orchids and Gardenias is another of my favorites at this spa.
Customized Massages  include LomiLomi, Sports,Deep Tissue and Pohaku-Wela (hot stone) massage therapy just to name a few
Full service salon  and  spa boutique to take home some of the signature spa products used during your service is available .
Fairmont Orchid is located 1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii  96743  Phone (808) 885-2000
Number 4

lap pool

Anara Spa at the Grand Hyatt Kauai’ Resort and Spa – Honoring a culture rooted in the balance between wisdom and nature, Anara Spa weaves traditional healing customs into treatments to inspire lokahi- unity,harmony and balance.
Hawaiian Escapes-inspired by traditional healers who practice herbal medicine,massage and spiritual healing are provided in your private garden hale and begin with a tropical foot bath (great for couples as well).  My favorite is Kaua’i Clay – brings elements from local rainforest together to connect you to the healing energy of Kaua’i – beginning with local ‘awa root (used to ease anxiety and insomnia) is polished over your body with coconut oil and warm stones. Followed by a nutrient rich mask of volcanic clay to detoxify and balance your system, followed by a soothing massage with botanical lotion – amazing!
This  award-winning 45,000 square foot spa is the largest in Kaua’i  and includes a 24-hour StayFit gym, open air yoga and fitness classes – A full menue of massages, body treatments and facials are available as well as a full service salon and spa boutique.
Located: Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort and Spa, 1571 Poipu Road, Koloa,Hawaii 96756  Phone (808) 742-1234  Email:
Number 5

Kahala Spa

KahalaSpa located at the Kahala Hotel & Resort , Honolulu,Oahu(named one of the Top 20 Resort Spas-Hawaii  2012 by Conde Nast Traveler Readers). 
 If you are seeking an overall feeling of complete relaxation and rejuvenation you will find it at the Kahala Spa-they put a special emphasis on Hawaiian healing techniques and cultural practices,you can just feel the spiritual energy or “mana” here. A visit to the Kahala Spa is a luxurious experience-they had me hooked forever after the Ho’omaka(a cleaning and detoxifying sea salt foot scrub)
Signature treatments such as Lovely Hula Hands -a four handed dancing of hands you experience during this version of the traditional Hawaiian LomiLomi massage.
Kahala Spa has nine spacious treatment rooms-each appointed with its own relaxation area,glass enclosed shower and deep soaking tub. Spa therapists are experienced in a wide variety of blobal healing techniques and therapies, respecting ancient traditions as practiced by Hawaiian and other Asian cultures.
Kahala Hotel & Resort , 5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816   For more information contact the resort (808) 739-8888.
Did you know there are many benefits from getting massages?
1. Massage dilates the blood vessels and improves circulation, relieving congestion throughout the body.
2. Massage relaxes muscle spasm and relieves tension.
3. Massage acts as a mechanical cleanser,stimulating lymph circulation and hastening the elimination of toxic debris.
4. Massage encourages the retention of nitrogen,phosphorus and sulfur that are necessary for tissue repair.
5. Massage simply makes you feel good.
So next time you wonder if spending that extra money on spa treatments when you are on vacation is worth the investment, just know you are really doing something beneficial.
For more information on these  resorts and spa  Contact: Linda Dancer Direct Line: 828-256-1520 Toll Free: 1-888-811-1888 ext 331

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Sandals Whitehouse – The Jewel on the South Coast Aug 23

Main Pool

One of the toughest parts of staying at a Sandals Resort is making a decision about what to do when because you have so many choices – if you can make yourself get out of your chair by the beach, you can choose from landsports such as basketball, darts, giant chess, Bocce Ball, pool, tennis, croquet, beach or pool volleyball and so much more or if watersports are more your style then you can choose from glass bottom boat, water-skiing,hobie cats, snorkelling, wind surfing, kayaks, paddle boarding, knee boarding, wake boarding and Scuba Diving (unlimited diving for certified divers and discover scuba diving for beginners).

 Dining at  Sandals Resorts is a Culinary Experience taking you on a global journey with seven restaurants to choose from offering distinctive types of cuisine such as Eleanor’s (Pan-Caribbean), Giuseppe’s (Italian), Jasmines(Pan-Asian) and so much more or order Room Service offered 24 hours for all Butler Serviced Suites and  730am-1000pm for Club Sandals level rooms and suites. Six bars are also available throughout the resort as well. Sandals & Beaches is the first all-inclusive resort company to partner with California’s legendary Beringer Vineyards,supplying wine to all  Sandals and Beaches Resorts. Guests enjoy a selection of complimentary house wines bottled exclusively for Sandals & Beaches.

Red Lane Spa

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Hawaii Island Retreat Feb 01

Hawaii Island Retreat

Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho’omaluhia  on  Hawaii Island, The Big Island is a magical boutique hotel and spa where guests are invited to quiet their minds, enliven their senses and awaken their spirits. Located oceanfront  on the North Kohala Coast there is a feeling of peacefulness that provides a sanctuary  from the world that resides just past the resort gates. A retreat where guests come to immerse themselves in physical and spiritual journeys, where individuals and groups find peace, joy, a sense of connectedness within themselves, with the beautiful nature around them and with the other guests.
Activities such as yoga and conscious movement classes are offered in the spacious yoga studio overlooking the ocean, meditation classes are held in the garden sanctuaries, culinary & farm to table organic cooking and gardening classes, nature hikes through 50 acres of luscious fields, gardens and tropical forests  and many others are available for guest of the retreat.
Outdoor Massage Pavillions

Maluhia Spa at Hawaii Island Retreat  seeks to magnify and support the natural healing that being in nature supplies through a menu of Hawaiian and other holistic treatments and massages, many treatments in outdoor pavilions as shown here. Liberating spa treatments  provide cleansing, soothing and detoxifying. Heavenly spa treatments find harmony and balance and also offer couples massages, transforming spa treatments  renew body, mind and spirit.  Facials and other speciality  treatments such as milk and honey baths, aromatherapy baths,tropical flower baths , seaweed and sea salt baths are also offered at the spa.

Guests of Hawaii Island Retreat  will find all the amenities of a fine boutique hotel with lush warm furnishings, and rooms in a variety of calming  color schemes, luxurious baths with over sized soaking tubs  overlooking the ocean, natural forests and gardens.

Wonderful venue for an intimate wedding, a complete buyout of the resort  would give you endless possibilities for activities and locations for dining, rehearsal and reception  as well as group activities .

Salt purified infinity pool

Hawaii Island Retreat is a sustainable, green and eco-friendly wellness retreat  so next time you feel that you need to get off the hamster wheel of life and collect your thoughts and catch your breath, Hawaii Island Retreat would be an excellent choice.

I invite you to find the tranquility you seek  overlooking the ocean, in the gardens and sitting amongst the ancient healing stones.

A short drive from the resort  you will find the towns of Kapa’au and Hawi where you will find many artists villages, shops, cafes and historical sites.

 54-250 Maluhia, North Kohala Coast, Hawaii Island    Phone  (808) 889-6336  

Contact  Linda Dancer  Email    Phone (828) 256 1520

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The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Dec 21

Ritz-Carlton ,Kapalua Pool

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is nestled in the secluded Kapalua Resort Community on the beautiful island of Maui.  Situated perfectly between the West Maui Mountains and the ocean, surrounded by beautiful gardens and two championship golf courses, this casual luxury resort invites you to enjoy the essence of old Hawai’i. Guest arriving to the Ritz-Carlton  begin their experience by receiving a traditional Kukui Nut Lei, as an offering of Aloha. As you check in and get settled into the resort, you will learn about all the many ways  guests of all ages are invited to connect with the resort, including weekly historical “sense of place” discussions and tours of bordering Honokahua Preservation Site  a recognized “wahi pana” (sacred site)
Situated on 54 pristine acres, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua  is comprised of 463 guest rooms, suites and Club Level accommodations which feature dark wood floors, marble bathrooms, vibrant island-inspired decor and  designs. On property and nearby recreational activities include four tennis courts, basketball court, swimming, surfing,boogie boarding,sailing,kayaking, whale watching in season, the Ambassadors of the Environment program (featured in my last blog post) , two championship golf courses, Kapalua Adventures offers two miles of Zip-lines and miles of hiking trails. The resort location just steps away from D.T. Fleming Beach, guests are treated to a near private beach oasis.

D.T. Fleming Beach

After a full day of  exploring, playing  golf or tennis  or just enjoying a lazy day at the beach, guest can choose from one of six amazing restaurants on property to dine including The Banyan Tree  ( their signature restaurant), The Terrace, casual alfresco dining at The Beach House, The Pool Bar & Cafe, Kai Sushi, Alaloa Lounge  and of course In Room Dining is offered as well.
One of my personal favorites amenities at this resort has to be  The Ritz-Carlton Spa  featuring treatments inspired by ancient Hawaiian traditions, a full array of body treatments, massages and facials,  a full service hair and nail salon, a fitness center with cardio  equipment, daily fitness classes  and with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
I have barely begun to touch the service of what makes The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua  so special, but I strongly suggest as you try to decide which resort on Maui would be the best fit for you, that you take time to learn more about this lovely resort, I would be glad to answer any questions that you might have.
 The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua   offers full-service wedding and vow renewal services, and in my next blog  I will explore having your Destination Wedding at this lovely resort.
The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Kapalua, Hawai’i 96761  Phone 808-669-6200
Contact Linda Dancer your Maui Master Destination Specialist  Email
 Phone 1-888-811-1888 Ext 331 Direct Line 828-256-1520

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Ambassadors of the Environment Dec 14

Ambassadors of the Environment

Did you know that the  Ritz-Carlton Kapalua offers Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program on property? This program features an environmental and cultural education center with excursions led by expert naturalists. Perfect for adults and families with children there are many fun options  for every age group such as:  “Cities under the Sea” a snorkel and underwater photography tour, Sea Kayak Coastal Tour that allows guest beautiful views of the West Maui Mountains as they paddle alongside pristine coastline, the naturalist explains about sea creatures such as the “hono” Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, Coastal Walks and Birdwatching  through Kapalua Resort’s beautiful natural park just to name a few programs that are available. The Ambassadors program creates wonderful opportunities for participants to learn about Hawaii’s unique environment. Programs are available for guests of all ages and skill levels  with children’s programs starting at age 5 with fun activities such as Tidepool Exploration , Underwater photography, rain-forest adventures, hands on experiments, cultural arts and crafts and much more – some activities are seasonal such as whale watching .
Cultural Center  Multi-Generational  family trips would be perfect for this program since Ambassadors of the Environment can also plan private excursions, birthday parties and unique family outings  that would create a lifetime of memories.  With experienced naturalists guiding you every step of the  everyone is sure to have a good time.
Ritz-Carlton Kapalua  is a wonderful resort with so much to offer, and having this program on property is just one more reason why you should consider booking your next family vacation here. Hawaii is to be experienced  to fully understand the magic that lies in the Hawaiian Islands and why so many of us are drawn to return again and again.
For more information  email the program directly or call 1-808-665-7292
Contact Linda Dancer  Maui Master Destination Specialist to plan your visit to the beautiful island of Maui  and the  Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua- Be watching next week for Blog post about  the resort.
Email   Direct Line 828-256-1520   Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331

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Laniwai Spa at Aulani Resort & Spa Oct 19


Upon checking in at the reception area, I was taken  to the Rotunda  and I was puzzled when I saw this round pool  of stones in water and my therapist instructed me to pick a stone,read the word on the back, she then advised me that this was what my body needed to receive that day from the spa, the stone knew what it was talking about, I left the spa completely refreshed.
It is hard to believe that Laniwai is the first destination spa ever designed by Walt Disney Imagineers, they nailed it.  As someone who truly enjoys going to the spa, that feels that getting regular spa treatments has  medicinal value, I have visited spas throughout Hawai’i, Caribbean and Mexico but I must say Laniwai Spa  is incredible. Since Aulani is a family resort, the designers thought of everyone from singles, couples, families and even hard to please teenagers. Truly something for everyone.

Six unique Waterfall Rain Showers

Regardless of the treatments that you choose, you will experience a journey infused with Hawaiian culture. Your journey will include Kula Wai, a 5000 square foot outdoor hydrotherapy garden  before or after your treatment, Vitality Baths, Herbal Pools and six unique Waterfall Rain Showers featured in the photo on the left. Early Hawaiians used water together with massage to help restore the body. Hawaiians bathed in fresh cool streams, mineral and sulfur baths and used the sea to wash away daily aches and pains. With that knowledge in mind a spa menu full of  Signature Therapies, massage therapies,herbal body remedies and natural skin care was created in addition to the full service salon, state of the art fitness center and so much more.

Teens have their own private area  Painted Sky Lounge (the only teen spa in Hawai’i) reserved for them complete with yogurt bar,facial therapies,after hours events, weekly wellness and fitness programming. Family Treatment Suites invite families to share in a  beautiful experience together , children ages 5 and up can take part in ‘Ohana , a family massage based on the healing  touches of lomilomi or take part in a keiki hula experience, either way gives new meaning to TIMEOUT .
Aulani is  17 miles from the Honolulu Airport–Located 92-1185 Ali’inui Drive , Kapolei, Hawai’i 96707
Contact Linda Dancer  O’ahu Master Specialist    Email Phone 828-256-1520
My next Blog Post will be an overview of Aulani Resort & Spa

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