By Linnea Schuster
Lahaina
Hawaii
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Situated in pristine Pacific waters of Hawaii is the island of Maui, featuring its main city of Lahaina. A community built on the histories of native Hawaiian chiefs, American whalers and Christian missionaries alike, today Lahaina is a hotspot of tropical tourism and fun in the sun. Despite the city’s age and overall excellence, Lahaina has maintained a secluded and close-knit atmosphere, making it one of the friendliest and most accessible year-round tourist destinations in the state.
   
Maui welcomes air travel through Kahului Airport (OGG) located a short distance from the city. Book your trip to paradise today on our website (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to start dreaming of sun, sweet smelling flowers, and friendly island inhabitants. While making flight arrangements, please peruse our options for booking hotels and accommodations in the Lahaina area, accessed through the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl). Our number one selection for hotels in the city is the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa.
   
Your first step onto Front Street, Lahaina’s main street delineating the division between downtown Lahaina and the coast will feature numerous land attractions in addition to destinations in the surrounding areas, waters, and even islands! First on the list are the activities of Front Street itself are encompassing high-quality cuisine, fashion, shops, art galleries, and nightlife. If you visit during the month of October, EscapeWizard.com highly recommends the happening party scene on this famous street for Hawaii’s most famous Halloween festivities, including a parade and costume contests which can be viewed from the sidewalk or numerous bars and restaurants overlooking the fun below.
   
American whaling and missionary communities played key roles during the 19th century in boosting the growth and establishment of Lahaina as a whole. Take a trip to Lahaina’s Historic District, named a National Historical Landmark in 1962, and visit the nine buildings which comprise this historical settlement including a hotel, hospital, church, a few homes, and even a spring house. Dwight Baldwin, patriarch of one of Hawaii’s most influential families and father of the first man to start a pineapple business in the state, had a home located in this richly educational area. The house has been restored with period piece furnishings and converted into a museum, and is available for tours.
   
Once you have had your fill of the land, EscapeWizard.com encourages you to venture into the pristine oceanic surroundings of Lahaina and neighboring beaches including Kaanapali, a mere 5 minute trip from downtown Lahaina. At Lahaina and Kaanapali beaches alike, tourists can enjoy snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, and between the months of November and March, whale watching. During these months, humpback whales travel from Alaska to the warm waters of Hawaii to mate and raise their young. Simply sink your head below the ocean’s surface and you can hear whale songs from the shallows, only steps off the beach.
   
Just in case the beaches of Maui cease to sate your appetite for coastal paradise, numerous charter boats are available to the surrounding islands of Lanai and Molokini, the latter a world-renowned snorkeling and scuba destination. EscapeWizard.com recommends the Lahaina-Lanai passenger ferry to those seeking even more remote and isolated adventure on the island of Lanai, and numerous Molokini excursions to water enthusiasts of all ages.
   
Lahaina, translated from Hawaiian, means cruel sun. However, with air and hotel accommodations booked through EscapeWizard.com combined with endless activities, destinations, and world-class natural surroundings, the only cruelty of Lahaina will be your departure. Click the link above to book your next amazing vacation to Lahaina on the island of Maui in the state of Hawaii with EscapeWizard.com, and don’t forget to pack your sunscreen!
Hotels in Lahaina
By Kelsie Sinagra
Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Kaanapali
2365 Kaanapali Parkway, Maui, HI
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Located on the western side of the Maui sits the oceanfront utopia of Ka’anapali.  This beach-oriented town may be small, but the exquisiteness it boasts is anything but.  Upon arriving to Hawaii’s most sought after island, enjoy the scenic coastal drive from Kahului Airport (OGG) to the Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali’s premier address for Aloha excellence.

The Westin Maui is easily accessible from Kahului Airport via rental car, taxi, or several shuttle options that service the island.  Upon reaching the resort, even the weariest of travelers will be rejuvenated by the spectacular views and welcoming staff.  The Westin houses an assortment of room types varying in size and amenities, but none that will disappoint.  Each of the 759 guest rooms come standard with complimentary Internet access, a high definition flat screen TV, a private balcony, and a renowned Westin Heavenly® Bed and Heavenly Shower®.   These plush beds are designed with a custom Simmons Beautyrest pillow-top mattress set, and are nothing short of decadent.

Any guest able to pull themselves from their perfect Heavenly® slumber will discover an endless amount of activities to fill their Hawaiian getaway.  The Westin Maui houses two world-class golf courses, an expansive water playground, scuba diving through the Hawaiian Reef, and opportunities to sail off of the astounding Ka’anapali Coast.  For optimal relaxation, indulge in the many first-class treatments at the Heavenly Spa by Westin™, unwind beside the dazzling resort pools, or enjoy one of the delectable dining options. 

Just beyond the resort boundaries lay attractions sure to please every type of traveler.  Stroll just a few minutes down Ka’anapali Beach to discover Whalers Village, a collection of boutiques, art galleries, and top-notch open air dining experiences that truly exemplify the charm of Maui.  The Ka’anapali area also boasts Whale Watching tours, the Kepahiwai Gardens, and the beautifully unique Molokini crater. 

There exists no name more synonymous with Paradise than Maui.  With stunning beaches, world-class watersports, and delightfully indulgent dining, there truly is no better place to simply lose oneself.  Should Ka’anapali be your destination, be sure not to miss out on the Westin Maui Resort & Spa experience.   Book hassle-free through EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Lahaina
By Jessie Lambert
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
2605 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Whether you’re visiting Maui to relax or to take on a new adventure, make Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa your hotel destination. This resort offers a myriad of services and is in a prime location that offers bike rides at nearby Haleakala, golfing at Kaanapali Royal or Kai Golf Courses, shopping at Lahaina Town, and even a visit to the famous Black Rock. Guests may self park their cars or use the valet service. If you wish to see more of Maui, take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service or rent your own vehicle on-site.

After check-in, an escort will bring you to one of the 508 rooms that Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has to offer. Control your stay with the individualized climate control temperature offered in every room. Each room also has a personal balcony where guests may retire after a long day of work or leisure. Most rooms offer an ocean view. Every room has a remote-controlled TV, complimentary high-speed internet, newspaper service, refrigerator, coffee maker, and even a safe so you will not have to worry about your valuables while you are enjoying your stay.  Roll-away beds and cribs are also available to all guests.

During your stay, take advantage of the tennis courts, outdoor pool and workout center. You can also go snorkeling, sailing, scuba diving, or take a walk from your room to the breathtaking beach. The traveling businessperson will have access to various meeting rooms and on-site printing/copying services. If you are traveling with children, you can let the Sheraton’s childcare service keep them entertained while you enjoy time to yourself. You may want to make a short trip to the Spa at Black Rock or go golfing at one of the nearby courses.

Make the most of your stay in Maui by choosing a hotel that has a broad range of services, activities, and luxuries. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa will accommodate you whether you are visiting for relaxation, business, or for a vacation packed with new adventures. Don’t hesitate! Let EscapeWizard.com reserve your room today (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Lahaina
By D. Gregory Perrin
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Lahaina, HI
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During your next stay on the island of Maui, if you are looking to pamper yourself to lavish surroundings and luxury, there is no other decision for hotel accommodations than the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa. This enormous hotel has 806 guestrooms to accommodate a large number of visitors to the island. The hotel is approximately a 30 minute drive from the Kahului Airport on this island of Maui or Kapalua-West Maui Airport is only about a 10 minute drive from the hotel. Guests can check into the Hyatt Regency at 3 p.m. or after upon arriving on the island.

Guests can chose between 1 king size bed in their room or a room with 1 queen size and 1 double bed in it. There is a 37 inch LCD flat screen television so guests can watch television during their time in the hotel. Each room has high speed internet service for a minimal fee and an in-room safe large enough to hold your laptop while out venturing through the city. There is also a refrigerator, coffee maker, and mini-bar in each room.

The hotel offers an endless array of fun activities for guests. There is a daily Lu'au on the beach so guests can get a real feeling of old world Hawaii. Check-in for the Lu'au begins at 430 p.m. each day. The hotel also offers a cirque show.

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa also has a many more serves from a business center, to baby services, concierge just to name a few; this hotel is the perfect selection for hotel accommodation on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Book your next stay through EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).