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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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New video tour added of the condo!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

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All Access: Keawakapu Beach

Friday, October 31st, 2008
Actual View of Keawakapu Beach from Our Private Lanai
Actual View of Keawakapu Beach from Our Private Lanai

Keawakapu Beach is a beautiful jewel situated at the southern end of South Maui. The Maui Mana Kai is right on the north end of the beach. This beach is very popular with tourist and locals alike. It is lined with multi-million dollar homes which are unobtrusive and don’t overwhelm the beautiful beach.

This is a perfect beach for swimming, especially in the morning when the water is glassy smooth. The beach itself is only ½ mile long and is divided by an outcropping of lava halfway down the beach which extends out into the water. The sand is super-soft and very fine. A sunny day is practically guaranteed since Keawakapu Beach is located on Maui’s driest coast. It is a great beach for just about any activity. If you enjoy snorkeling, Jogging, walking, and body boarding this is the beach for you. Like a lot of the beaches in South Maui you can walk 20-30 feet out into the ocean. It offers spectacular sunning and swimming.

Keawakapu Beach is very long and super clean. It’s great for romantic walks and picnics and grilling on the sand. It’s very safe and perfect for families. It’s size, silky sand, lack of crowds, and perfect swimming conditions are contributing factors to its being the best beach in South Maui.

When you stay with us, not only will you have a gorgeous view of this amazing beach from your private lanai but also you enjoy direct access to the beach, just a few feet from the condo.

Check out this photo gallery of Keawakapu Beach photos I put together from Flickr. It doesn’t get any better than this!

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