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Brown sugar beaches, the Haleakala Crater and in­cred­i­ble golf make Maui a true par­adise. How­ever, our pick for the ul­ti­mate “love­ca­tion” is far away from the rest of the is­land. In fact, it might be said that you travel back in time to dis­cover this des­ti­na­tion on Maui.

Splurge on Maui: Get Away From It All At Travaasa Hana

To reach the ver­dant “Heav­enly Hana” you have to drive 52 miles, which con­sists of 600 curves in the road and 54 nar­row bridges to cross. But oh baby is it worth the trip! Go­ing to Hana is like trav­el­ing back in time no less than a hun­dred years. At Travaasa Hana, they un­der­stand what you are look­ing for in a get­away; and they have re-imag­ined the worker's cot­tages of the Maui sugar plan­ta­tion, but of course in a grand way. Re­lax on your lanai un­der the co­conut palms while de­light­ing in the un­ob­structed views of the ocean, and catch­ing a glimpse of Hawai’i as it once was. Maybe you will want to hike a lit­tle through the trop­i­cal rain for­est; or swim in the Seven Sa­cred Pools; or even learn to throw a fish­ing net Hawai­ian style. Re­gard­less of what you de­cide, the cul­tural of­fer­ings and laid-back lux­ury will de­light the true ro­man­tic. Do not worry about hav­ing to leave for meals since the res­tau­rant is per­fec­tion.

Thrifty on Maui: Is­land’s Best Value, Westin Ka’ana­pali Ocean Re­sort Vil­las

Ka’ana­pali is a 3-mile stretch of beach lined by ho­tels and con­dos, and then wrapped in 36 holes of golf. There are so many ter­rific restau­rants, ca­sual ocean­front ta­bles, and hid­den spots for a ro­man­tic sun­set drink and pupu (nib­bles) that you will have to try one for ev­ery meal. Westin Ka’ana­pali Ocean Re­sort Vil­las oc­cu­pies a huge prop­erty in the Ka’ana­pali Beach Re­sort. It is of­fi­cially a va­ca­tion club prop­erty, but you can stay there with­out join­ing, or get­ting into any long com­mit­ments. They of­fer a lot. Ev­ery room or villa has a fully equipped kitchen, but with so many op­tions, you will not be re­stricted to your ac­com­mo­da­tions. You can bar­be­cue near the beach with ev­ery­thing pro­vided by the store on prop­erty, or hire a pri­vate chef to cook for you while you sit back with a cock­tail in your hand. You only have to light the can­dles. WestinKaana­

Pho­tog­ra­phy Cour­tesy Travaasa Hana

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