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WAIEHU MU­NIC­I­PAL COURSE The 18-hole course over­looks the stun­ning blue sea, Waihe‘e Reef and white sand beaches. (808) 243-7400 Par 71 6,330 Yards

29. GOLF WEST MAUI

Sweep­ing winds and pic­turesque ocean views in West Maui of­fer a unique en­vi­ron­ment for golfers to test their met­tle.

ROYAL KA‘ANA­PALI

Golf leg­ends adore the 54-yearold course for its wide fair­ways and large green val­leys. (808) 661-3691 Par 37-34-71 6,700 Yards

KA‘ANA­PALI KAI

Treat your­self to a view of neigh­bor­ing is­lands with a track that is sure to test your course man­age­ment skills.

(808) 661-3691 Par 35-35-70 6,388 Yards

KA­PALUA BAY RE­SORT

The avid golfer will ap­pre­ci­ate the two cham­pi­onship golf cour­ses at Ka­palua Re­sort: The Bay Course and The Plantation Course.

THE BAY COURSE

Make your way through tow­er­ing palm trees and bloom­ing hi­bis­cus bushes for a fan­tas­tic view of the Pa­cific Ocean. (877) 527-2582 Par 73.5 6,660 Yards

THE PLANTATION COURSE

The Plantation Course is home to the PGA TOUR Hyundai Tour­na­ment of Cham­pi­ons ev­ery Jan­uary. (877) 527-2582 Par 77.2 7,411 yards

30. GOLF UP­COUN­TRY

Take your game 1,100 feet above sea level and play a cool round of golf on the slopes of HALEAKALA.

PUKALANI COUN­TRY CLUB

Nes­tled in the hills of the fa­mous Mount Haleakala, this course of­fers stun­ning panoramic views of the Val­ley Isle of Maui. (808) 572-1314 Par 72 6,882 Yards

31. PACK FOR THE BEACH

What’s a day at the beach if you’re not fully stocked with the proper ne­ces­si­ties? If you’re head­ing to the serene beaches of Maui for a day full of sun and sand, make sure you’re equipped with ev­ery­thing you need to have a fun-filled day.

Clear blue wa­ters filled with a va­ri­ety of wildlife are surely a sight to see, so get a peek un­der the ocean with SNORKEL BOB’S snorkel gear rentals. Ex­plore the sea with Snorkel Bob’s Ul­ti­mate Truth Pack­age, which in­cludes gog­gles, a snorkel, fins and more for a weekly fee.

Be­fore you hit the beach, don’t for­get to ap­ply MAUI BABE

BROWN­ING LO­TION for the op­ti­mal tan look. Lo­cals de­pend on the se­cret sun tan­ning lo­tion be­cause of the nat­u­ral and safe Hawai­ian in­gre­di­ents like nut oil and kukui Kona cof­fee plant ex­tract.

Women can stock up on all their beach day must-haves at

MAUI CLOTH­ING COM­PANY. The lo­cal bou­tique of­fers an ex­ten­sive de­signer swimwear col­lec­tion, mixand-match bikini sep­a­rates, beach bags, hats, cover-ups and sun care prod­ucts. You’ll surely come across some­thing that catches your eye.

Here on Maui, sun pro­tec­tion is key. Pro­tect your eyes from harsh UV rays and pick up a pair of sun­glasses at MAUI JIM, lo­cated at The Out­lets of Maui in La­haina. Not only are these glasses nec­es­sary for a day at the beach, they’re also a stylish sou­venir that you can wear long af­ter your va­ca­tion comes to an end.

Lastly check ocean con­di­tions at: hawai­ibeach­safety.com. MAUI BABE (808) 244-2102 THE OUT­LETS OF MAUI (808) 661-8277 SNORKEL BOB’S (800) 262-7725 HONOKOWAI; (808) 667-9999 NORTH KI­HEI; (808) 875-6188 SOUTH KI­HEI; (808) 879-7449 LA­HAINA; (808) 661-4421 NAPILI; (808) 669-9603 WAILEA (808) 874-0011

32. CATCH A WAVE

Leg­ends about SURF­ING are found in the ear­li­est stories of an­cient Hawai‘i. In about A.D. 400, a form of belly board­ing on small wooden planks was in­tro­duced to the Hawai­ian Is­lands. Later, Tahi­tian ex­plor­ers brought their tra­di­tion of rid­ing waves with ca­noes. The in­ge­nious Hawai­ians merged the two tech­niques to cre­ate the sport of surf­ing. To­day, the fas­ci­na­tion with this

“SPORT OF KINGS” is as alive as ever, and Maui, with its ar­ray of beaches, clear wa­ters and year-round surf, at­tracts an end­less stream of surfers.

HO‘OKIPA BEACH PARK (known as a choice wind­surf­ing spot), PA‘IA BAY and HAMOA BEACH in Hana all of­fer world-class surf­ing, while HONOLUA

BAY of­fers spec­ta­tors a spec­tac­u­lar van­tage point of the breaks from the cliff above the wa­ter.

Maui also plays host to JAWS, home to some of the big­gest ride­able waves mother ocean has to of­fer. Lo­cal surfers also call Jaws by the na­tive name of the bay where it is lo­cated— PE‘AHI. Big waves at Jaws are hard to pre­dict and should be at­tempted only by world-class surfers.

Learn­ing how to surf is a re­ward­ing ad­ven­ture. There are

LESSONS, CAMPS AND CLIN­ICS for those who want to give it a try. Stu­dents gen­er­ally be­gin their train­ing rid­ing soft long boards and are in­tro­duced to the nec­es­sary surf­ing fun­da­men­tals, safety and ocean aware­ness in a land les­son

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