Destination of the Week:
Relax and recharge on black-sand beaches.
When most people dream of paradise, this is what they see: Maui. Here, beaches come in a variety of brilliant colors -- white, red, even black. Make tracks along the sand in the resort areas of Kaanapali, Kihei and Wailea, where springtime deals that save up to 40% lure travelers to this very real paradise.Learn More
Journey past waterfalls and volcanic craters.
Explore Maui beyond its beaches. Wind along the Road to Hana, a curvy coastal adrenaline rush with views of cliffs, beaches and waterfalls. For a truly Zen moment, experience the gold and red hues of sunrise atop Maui's highest peak, the 9,740-foot-tall Haleakala Crater. Afterward, coast downhill on a bicycle tour.Learn More
Experience traditional luau and local flavors.
Shake those hips and exercise those taste buds at a traditional luau, where fresh food and hula dancers take center stage. Get a few hula lessons, grass skirt and all, ahead of time; most resorts offer free classes. Taste local cuisine during the Maui Onion Festival (May 5) and annual East Maui Taro Festival (April 21).Learn More
Plunge into waters home to colorful coral and fish.
Go ahead, get a little wet. Swim the warm waters of Honolua Bay or join a morning snorkel tour of the Molokini Crater -- keep an eye out for the humuhumunukunukuapua'a (Hawaii's state fish). Waves are calmer in spring, an ideal scenario for first-timers to surfing, paddle boarding and windsurfing.Learn More
Find beauty and fewer crowds in Lanai & Molokai.
You've come all this way, why not sample a few other islands? Hop a ferry from Lahaina to the unspoiled islands of Lanai and Molokai, where rainforest-covered sea cliffs and romantic beaches dazzle those who venture here. While aboard the ferry, watch for humpback whales -- whale-watching season runs through May.Learn More