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“The Shaka”photo

The shaka is a universal hand gesture that means different things relative to each situation. You may have seen Heisman trophy winner and pro-football player Marcus Mariota flashing one to picture-taking fans, or former Miss Universe, Brooke Lee, in her beautiful evening gown and crown, giving a shaka in her victory walks as Miss USA and Miss Universe. And President Obama threw a shaka to the Hawaii marching band from his alma mater as they passed him in his inaugural parade.  

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“Explore Upcountry Maui, A World Of Its Own”photo

Here’s a favorite post from the past, revised and updated with new discoveries. Visitors and locals alike always enjoy a daytrip Upcountry, with gorgeous landscapes, cooler temperatures, great food & wine, and a world all of its own. This one never gets old. 

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“What's New in Wailea This Fall”photo

Many of our guests return to Wailea year after year, and it’s not long before Maui almost seems like a second home. There’s the usual fondness for the sun and sand, time for rest and relaxation, and even the familiar camaraderie with the Destination Residences staff. We’re happy to report none of that has changed, but you might be interested to know what’s new in Wailea since your last visit.

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“Why We Love the Kukui, Tree of Light”photo

Even if you’re not sure what the Kukui means to Hawaiian culture and history, you’ve probably spotted the rich dark brown/black shiny Kukui nuts, strung into a lei and ready for purchase in most Maui souvenir shops. Once upon a time, the wearing of a Kukui lei was reserved only for royalty, but today, it is warmly given to anyone to show appreciation, and serves as a popular keepsake and reminder of a special Hawaii vacation.

The truth is, the Kukui Nut tree in Hawaii signifies so much more.

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“Ten Ways to Savor Summer in Wailea”photo

We love Summer for its longer daylight hours, vacation time, sunset picnics and family barbecues. It's a time to indulge in what makes us happy, hanging out with old friends or discovering new places, lazy Wailea Beach days and Friday night Town Parties, music festivals, farmers markets, sunset cruises and more. 

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“Wailea Grand Champions Earns Sixth TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence”photo

Our ‘ohana at Wailea Grand Champions has done it again! For the sixth year in a row, the excellent service they provide has garnered outstanding travel reviews on TripAdvisor earning another Certificate of Excellence award. Last year, Wailea Grand Champions was inducted into the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame for receiving the award for five consecutive years, and the team continues to carry this torch.

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“Summer Activities on Maui”

It’s officially summer! Summer on Maui is even better with more daylight time for enjoying the outdoors. Here is a list of special events and activities not to miss!

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“Five Unique Ways to Spoil Mom”photo

Moms. They have a tremendous impact, not just on our personal lives but also on the bonds we create and share with others, our community and society. Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to show our appreciation to mothers and motherhood. 

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