Wailea Wonders in MAUI

Well-known for its pristine beaches, lavish resorts and natural beauty, Wailea hits all the right notes for a classic Hawaiian vacation. Whether it’s sliding into a refreshing pool or sipping a refreshing drink while watching the sunset over the Pacific, Wailea offers some of the best beaches and resorts in Maui, throughout its 1,500 acres (three times the size of Waikiki). For a … [Read more...]

Local Culture and Luxury in MAUI

The beauty of the northwestern coast of Maui is stunning, from the white sand beaches of Ka’anapali to the coral reefs and coves of Kapalua. Nothing says peaceful elegance and serenity like the legendary Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, located on the western edge of Maui near Kapalua Bay. The Polynesian people who previously inhabited this area were drawn to the protected cove’s hospitable shores … [Read more...]

Mango Mania on Maui

The exotic and mystical mango hails from Southeast Asia and India, as Hindi writings reference the  flavorful fruit as far back as 4000 B.C.  The Buddha himself found solace while meditating under a mango tree within a silent grove and Buddhist monks have cultivated the succulent gems over time. Around 300 or 400 A.D.,  mango seeds traveled the globe with explorers from the Far East to the Middle … [Read more...]

A Taste Of Maui

The northwest shore of Maui was the place to be last week if your taste buds crave finely wrought cuisine and wines from around the world served by top chefs and high-profile sommeliers.  Though Maui has long been a favorite of foodies thanks to its abundant natural resources and cosmopolitan nature, it’s at the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival (held this year from June 11 to 14), where all the … [Read more...]

Family Travel Gets Adventurous

With summer’s sun-kissed touch descending upon us, the nomadic urge to move sets in, especially when children are lounging around the house looking for something to do between camp sessions. With kids in tow, destinations like San Diego, the Cape or Jersey Shore may come to mind, but for those parents who have hit the … [Read more...]

Lights, Camera, Travel: Experience The World Through Film Festivals

When the topic turns to film, fans always have opinions about best actors, directors and screenplays, but one category always stands out in our minds: best location.  There is something about great films and great locations that always seem to go hand-in-hand. Think of all the films you’ve enjoyed where the scenery, people and places played a central role.  From "Out of Africa" to "Darjeeling … [Read more...]

Mana in Hana: Maui’s Mystical Eden

Myth holds that Pele’s bones are buried here. Queen Ka'ahu-manu, the favorite wife of King Kamehameha I, was born in a cave by the bay. Charles Lindbergh made his last flight from the mainland to die and rest here for eternity. And a Beatle called it home. What spot had the power, or mana, to draw both celebrated mortals and immortals alike? Hana, Maui's jaw-droppingly beautiful eastern … [Read more...]

Uncovering Hawaii’s Cultural Arts

For those who believe that Hawaiian culture has been buried under a blanket of tourism and modernization, we suggest you reconnect with the spirit of “aloha” at the Celebration of the Arts Festival held annually at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. Now 17-years strong, this exceptional cultural awareness event unfolds over Easter weekend and pays homage to all things that make Hawaii unique and magical.  … [Read more...]

Pure Kauai, Pure Luxury

If you want to get in on the action and discover how the rich and famous enjoy luxury vacations, there’s a fine little company called Pure Kauai that custom designs one-of-a-kind trips and honeymoons.  Owner Phil Jones and his stellar team serve up the ultimate hospitality on the Garden Isle of Kauai.  Moving away from traditional mega-hotel experiences, Pure offers a variety of private properties … [Read more...]