Travel: USA / Hawaii

Sheraton Maui A Step Ahead Of All The Rest

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 01:35 Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:52

by Gord Montgomery
 

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Someone, at some point in time, has to be a trendsetter but it's unlikely those who planned the first part of the Sheraton Maui back in the early 1960s  had any idea the impact they would have on this beautiful island paradise.
 
You see, while the Ka'anapali Beach area is now home to many a large scale resort hotel and condominium complex, it was actually the Sheraton who put this upscale area on the map all those years ago.

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Puttin' on the Ritz In Maui A Great Way To Feel On Top Of The World

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 21:22 Thursday, 22 January 2015 20:43

by Gord Montgomery
 

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The famous song, "Puttin'' on the Ritz", first performed by Irving Berlin in1929, was in reference to not only the iconic Ritz Hotel in New York but also a fashion trend of the day.
 
Now, nearly 100 years later, you can still put on the ritz, but far from the original locale, by spending quality time at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Maui, Hawaii in the Kapalua area.

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The Reawakening Of Oahu's Turtle Bay Resort

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 November 2014 01:34 Saturday, 22 November 2014 17:43

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by Jim 'Haka' Claggett

After spending a few cherished days there it's hard to picture Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's famed North Shore as being "sleepy" but that's how Danna Holck, the current general manager, described it during our interview.

"When I first got here I felt  that it was a really sleepy resort because while it was beautiful there wasn't a lot going on and so mostly everybody was at the pool or the beach and that was it," she explained." 
 
So over the last four years it's transitioned from being a sleepy resort to being a resort that's full of adventure, full of excitement. It's just come alive."
 
Kind of like when Rip Van Winkle rubbed the sleep out his eyes.
 
A $45 million dollar makeover, renovation, facelift - pick a verb - will do that to a place.

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Kicking Back In Kaua’i

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:40 Monday, 18 August 2014 09:38

by Lisa 'Longball' Vlooswyk

 

altThe tropical Hawaiian Islands have always been a top destination for winter weary Canadians looking to tee it up.

The island of Kaua’i in particular, is a popular spot not only for golf but for a family/couples vacation as well. 
 
Kaua’i, also known as the Garden Isle, is the oldest and northernmost island in the chain. It is perfect to visit year round as temperatures average between 20–27 degrees Celsius.
 
The lush vegetation is credit to the perfect combination of heat and moisture.

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From The Fairway: Growing The Game Of Golf One Club At A Time

Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2014 23:10 Monday, 26 May 2014 22:35

by Gayle Moss (www.golfgal.ca)
 

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During my most recent golf getaway to Maui, I played my favourite sport every day at my favourite golf resort on the island – Ka’anapali Resort.  
 
People often ask me, why Ka’anapali when there are so many great courses on the island? And my answer is always the same, “I’ve been playing golf on Maui since 2007.
 
Except for two smaller venues on the east coast, I’ve played every course on the island many times including two on Lana’i.  
 
I’ve even played courses that don’t exist anymore. And although most of these courses are worth the price of admission, they lack something that greets me every time I get out of my car at the bag drop at Ka’anapali – the Aloha Spirit that lives within the people who work there.”
 
Let me introduce you to just one of them – PGA Director of Instruction, David Havens.

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