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Condé Nast Traveler: Readers’ Choice Awards Maui #1 spot for Top Island and Top Hawaiian Resort

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Maui was recently named by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine readers as the #1 Pacific island to visit. It is often rated the best island in the world for many reasons – most beautiful island, best beaches for snorkeling, best for diving, surfing and whale-watching. Not to mention, it is the best island for a honeymoon.

The Maui Mana Kai is on the south end of the island and is the perfect spot to take in everything Maui has to offer. It is right on the beach with ocean views and just minutes from just about anything you may want to do. The Four Seasons Maui, which was named the #1 Hawaiian resort by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine - Readers Choice Awards is located just 5 minutes from the Mana Kai. Their spa, golf course and dining facilities are open to anyone.

The spa offers traditional Hawaiian, master Thai, craniosacral and ayurvedic massage therapists to relax you and offer a body-pampering experience. You can even indulg in an oceanside massage! They are open every day from 6:00am – 9:00pm.

The dining facilities are spectacular. Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante is the perfect place on Maui to enjoy an outdoor lunch. The beachfront setting and open-air design takes full advantage of the warm, sunny weather. The lunch menu is casual fare, but in the evening authentic Italian dishes and seafood are offered.

Also located at the Four Seasons is Wolf Gang Puck’s world famous Spago. The menu offers the chef’s classics, plus many locally inspired dishes. A special children’s menu is offered as well. This is a Mobile Four Star and AAA Four Diamond Restaurant.

If two restaurants aren’t enough, DUO is a new addition to the Four Seasons and offers a steak and seafood intimate dining experience.

Also just minutes away is the Wailea Gold Course, which is a masterful blend of brawn and beauty. This par-72 course has hosted the LPGA Skins Game and is known as a “thinking player’s” course. It is a course for players seeking a real challenge. It was designed by golf course architect Robert Trent Jones II and features an outstanding layout that measures more than 7,000 yards of naturally undulating terrain showcasing Wailea’s stunning scenery.

All of the above facilities are available to the public as well as the guests of the Four Seasons. However, by staying at the Mana Kai you will pay a fraction of the cost of a Four Star resort and still be able to enjoy many of the amenities located just minutes away. You are also getting the same quality accommodations and great ocean views of all the famous resorts. If you love the four star quality of the Four Seasons but can’t afford the price tag, consider staying with us where you get to enjoy every amenity but without the paying extra change!

To see everyone who made the grade in the Conde Nast Traveler : Reader’s Choice Awards, click here.

To learn more about the Four Seasons Maui, click here.

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Holidays in Maui

Monday, October 13th, 2008

There’s nothing quite like Christmas travel, especially if you’re going to Maui. It’s the best Christmas present you could ever give yourself. You can escape the cold weather and relax and enjoy beautiful, sunny beaches and exciting things to do.

“Mele Kalikimaka”, that’s how you’ll be greeted while visiting Maui at Christmas. This is how the Hawaiians say Merry Christmas. You’ll find that even Christmas dinner is a departure from our customary turkey and stuffing. In Maui it usually consists of a backyard luau complete with a pig roasted in an underground pit. What a treat!

Plan to take a short drive to Lahaina while you are in Maui to enjoy the lighting of the historic Banyan Tree with thousands of beautiful colored lights. While there you will see Santa Claus island style. He may even make his appearance in a shiny red outrigger canoe. Also, you will see the World Culture Exchange Hula performances and watch kids play in the real snow at the “snow zone” with the Hawaiian snowman.

Bikinis and Santa hats are a common sight on the beach at Christmas time. You won’t find thick blankets of snow or popsicle temperatures unless you take a trip to the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island.

The Norfolk pin, which grows in Hawaii, is the most popular Christmas tree with local residents. Palm trees are frequently decorated, especially in outdoor displays and neighborhood yards. Over 100,000 trees (Douglas fir, Spruce, Silver Tip, etc.) arrive each year right after Thanksgiving on refrigerated ships and by air.

The beautiful red poinsettia flower grows in abundance in Hawaii. Wreaths are made of beautiful bright colored flowers and greenery from the foliage of the macadamia tree.

Christmas is always a little different at the Mana Kai Resort in Maui, but where else can you find so many fun things to do and so much beauty to surround yourself with?

We still have a few dates during the holidays left so book your holiday in Maui today!

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Last Minute Deals from Hawaiian Airlines

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

If you are thinking about staying with us at the Mana Kai Resort this fall, don’t let airfare prices deter your decision. Hawaiian Airlines has a great sale right now on round trips to Maui from $350! Hurry and jump on this offer because it doesn’t last long! You must book by 9/26/2008 for travel between now and 10/7/2008.

We still have September 27th through October 17th available for booking. Contact us today to book!

Our friends in Portland or Seattle benefit the greatest from this deal.

  • Portland, Oregon to Maui is only $350!
  • Seattle, Washington to Maui is only $370!

Hawaiian Airlines also has round trip flights to Honolulu on sale:

  • Los Angeles - Honolulu $460*
  • Oakland - Honolulu $420*
  • Phoenix - Honolulu $360*
  • Portland - Honolulu $360*
  • Sacramento - Honolulu $500*
  • San Diego - Honolulu $560*
  • San Francisco - Honolulu $490*
  • Seattle - Honolulu $380*

* Fares are subject to seat availability during the travel period shown and may change at any time without notice. Additional cost of $3.50 ZP tax per segment, a $2.50 per enplanement September 11th Security Fee (not to exceed $10) and PFC surcharge of $3-$4.50 where applicable will be applied to each ticket purchase.Taxes, fees & other restrictions apply. Additional baggage charges may apply.

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