Sunrise over Haleakala: you'll feel as if you're standing on the top of the world as the sun rises over the 10,023-foot summit. First you'll see the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii to the East, and to the West, the islands of Lanai, Molokai and Kaho'olawe. It's a chilly 2.5 to 3 hour drive to the top, but well worth this spectacle. Haleakala is also a National Park with acres of forests, trails, and flora and fauna to explore. Stop by the Ranger Station to obtain maps and more information.
WHALE WATCHING. There are numerous ways to watch these mammals during their season, Mid-December through mid-May:
 McGregor Point Lookout, Rt. 30 between Ma'alaea and Lahaina.
 Pacific Whale Foundation's observation deck at Kealia Beach Plaza, 101 N. Kihei Road. They also offer whale-watching cruises departing from Ma'alaea Harbor. (See your concierge for reservations.)
 The Teralani Catamaran - sip your Mai Tai cocktail and watch the whales frolic from the deck of this spacious catamaran. This boat departs just a short walk down the beach from our resort. (See your concierge for reservations.)
 Whaler's Village Museum - the new Hale Kohola, "House of the Whale," follows the evolution of these mammals. Other exhibits depict the history of the whaling industry in Hawaii, complete with a reconstructed portion of a whaling ship, photos, drawings, and artifacts.
SHOPPING in West Maui and Lahaina:
 Whalers Village, Ka'anapali: Features 60 stores, 3 restaurants and the Whale Museum
 Lahaina Center: Located at the north end of town, featuring 23 stores, 4 restaurants, a Cineplex , The Maui Myth and Magic Theatre (kids go free), and a nightclub for dancing.
 505 Front Street: At the south end of Lahaina, this shopping complex offers restaurants, stores and galleries.
 Lahaina Town: Approximately 3 blocks of quaint historical shops and restaurants. Friday night is art night.
 Lahaina Cannery Mall, Lahaina: The only air-conditioned center on Maui, with 50 stores, 2 restaurants, a food court, Safeway & Longs Drugs.
 Paniolo Country - Upcountry Maui: Makawao is where the forest begins. On your way down Haleakala, stop in this quaint cowboy town, complete with hitching posts, for breakfast or lunch. Shopping is also a treat at one of the hip new art galleries or just strolling along the street. Further up the slopes, Kula and Ulupalakua offer inviting botanical gardens of native plants and imports like the South African protea and the Indonesian heliconia. Be sure to stop at Maui's only winery, Tedeschi Winery, offering free tours and wine tasting.
 Heavenly Hana: Take the long and winding road to Hana, and step back into a Hawaii of long ago. Hana is a sleepy little village with a world class resort and spa, so have lunch there and enjoy the view. Just 10 miles past Hana, you can sun, hike and swim in the Seven Sacred Pools. Check with the Kipahulu Ranger Station for water and weather conditions, or for maps and information.
 Historic Lahaina: Lahaina, once capitol of the islands, home of royalty, center for the whaling fleets, has a fascinating history. Find a parking spot, and just stroll from one end to the other. Be sure to stop at the Visitors Center in the old courthouse, right next to the picturesque Pioneer Inn, for a self-guided walking tour map. There are many wonderful National Historic Landmarks, great shopping and art galleries, and some of the best restaurants in Hawaii to make a full day here.
 Golf with a view: Two of the world's finest golf courses, Ka'anapali North and South Courses, and Kapalua, are just a few minutes drive from the resort. There are numerous courses scattered around the island. See your concierge to arrange tee times.
 Feast at a Luau: Witness the Imu ceremony, then dine on an authentic luau buffet with open bar. There are several different luau experiences available. Please see your concierge to determine the best luau for you.
 The Sugar Cane Train: Take a ride into the past, on the Lahaina Ka'anapali & Pacific Railroad's Sugar Cane Train. Passengers board in Lahaina and the trains run daily. See your concierge for schedules and fees.