Living in the Moment on the Island of Maui
This gallery is comprised of photographs that reveal the sense of wonder and enchantment you'll experience everywhere on Maui.
Paia TownWith its plantation-style wooden buildings, Paia Town is a charming community reminiscent of early 20th century Hawaii. The main street is lined with art galleries, fascinating boutiques and craft shops, and a mouth-watering variety of casual restaurants and take-out eateries. 960 1280
Hookipa BeachThe ocean is quiet in the summer, but in the winter months, monster waves roll in and Hookipa Beach becomes a world class playground for windsurfers and kite surfers from around the world. Not surprisingly, several professional competitions are held here every year. 960 1280
Keanae PeninsulaOn the Keanae Peninsula, the views are striking. The breeze amplifies the laughter of children playing soccer in a freshly-mowed field while, more often than not, rainbows radiate like halos above the Congregational Church, which survived the tsunami of 1946. 960 1280
Rainbows on the Road to HanaYou don't necessarily have to look to the skies to find rainbows on Maui. Clusters of rainbow eucalyptus trees can be seen on the Road to Hana along with yellow ginger blossoms and flaming red awaphui ginger that Hawaiians once used as shampoo. 960 1280
2: Four Season Hualalai (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)Take a refreshing dip the Beach Tree pool at the Four Seasons Hualalai. It's just one of 7 pools at this luxe resort.
3: Hilton Waikoloa Village (Waikoloa, Hawaii)The Hilton Waikoloa Village is so huge that guests will appreciate having the tram and canal boats to explore all 62 acres of this oceanfront resort.
Hilton Waikoloa Village (Waikoloa, Hawaii)Guests can relax in Kohala River pool, four interconnected pools with waterslides, that winds through the resort. Kids will enjoy the Kona pool is the Hilton Waikoloa Village's largest pool and it includes a 175-foot waterslide. And if parents need some downtime away from the kids, they can enjoy a secluded retreat by the Ocean Tower pool.
4: Sheraton Kauai Resort (Koloa, Hawaii)Enjoy Poipu beach and stay at the Sheraton Kauai Resort, where guests who reserve an Ocean Luxury room, get a spectacular ocean views.
Sheraton Kauai Resort (Koloa, Hawaii)The Hawaiian sunset on Poipu beach is just one of several reasons why guests will enjoy their stay at this resort. And if you're an outdoor enthusiast, we recommend some of the activities nearby including ziplining, moutain tubing, snorkeling, hiking, biking, surfing or playing a round of golf.
5: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea (Wailea, Maui)A guest watches the sunset from the Serenity pool at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, located on the island's southwest coast.
Astoria Waldorf Spa (Carefree, Arizona)Relax at this upscale spa at The Boulders, located in Carefree, AZ. Get a turquoise clay wrap, an avocado citrus scrub, hot stone message, back wax or chakra balancing. The Astoria Waldorf Spa is the perfect combination of traditional and outré, upscale and low-key, active and relaxing. 960 1280
CLAY Health Club + Spa (New York, New York)NYC’s Clay Health Club & Spa is a full-service spa that offers patrons exercise classes, nutrition programs and personal trainers. The eye and neck mask, green tea peel and Thai massage are a few unique spa services you can try out at the 40-room Inn. The spa offers a membership and is opened to the public. 960 1280
Exhale Spa (Atlantic City, New Jersey)Socialize, detox and unwind at the Exhale Spa located at the Atlantic City’s Revel Resort. This spa has 32 therapy rooms for facials, massages and body-slimming treatments. Enjoy a drink from the bar and relax near the bask spa pool. In addition to taking care of the body, Exhale Spa also offers Core Fusion and yoga classes that are physically and mentally challenging. 960 1280
Aire Ancient Baths (New York, New York)Go on a relaxing retreat to Aire Ancient Baths. Try a session of thermal-bathing rituals that date back to the Greek and Roman baths in the 5th century B.C. Start off in the warm-water pool, then the hot-water pool, the high-steam room and lastly the cold-water pool. We recommend guests book the “Bath & Acoustic” package to enjoy the baths and a relaxing massage, while enjoying the soothing sound of a Flamenco Roots concert. 960 1280
Life Balance Spa (Tucson, Arizona)Outdoor spa treatments, skin care and body renewal rituals are just a few spa treatments available at the Life Balance Spa at the Miraval Resort and Spa. Get a bamboo body smoother, desert rain scrub, aqua Zen massage and more. Try the Ultimate Ayurvedic Treatment, which includes Shirodhara therapy to relax and balance your nervous system. 960 1280
Nidah Spa (Santa Fa, New Mexico)
Inside Santa Fe’s Eldorado Hotel, Nidah Spa helps guests rejuvenate with treatments, using natural, local ingredients like stones, plants and herbs. A chocolate peppermint sugar scrub, a turquoise-gemstone massage and a chile-honey body wrap are just some of the many treatments guests can expect when checking into this spa.