Top Venue Regions: Kaanapali, Kapalua, Lahaina, Wailea, Hana
Stretching 48 miles long, Maui is world-renowned for its golden beaches, forested mountains and endless sunshine, ideal for visitors seeking sophisticated diversions. From whale watching to hiking the volcanic landscape at Haleakala National Park, driving down the winding Road to Hana or strolling down lively Front Street of historic Lahaina town, a wide variety of accessible adventures await meeting attendees.
In small towns and airy resorts spread across the island, Maui recharges the senses and makes for successful meetings, offering planners an environment that stimulates thought and achievement through beautiful scenery and unparalleled Hawaiian hospitality.
The multitude of adventures and activities for guests, attendees and delegates exponentially increases Maui's desirability as a meetings location. Luau, farmer's markets, championship golf, pampering spas, multi-ethnic dining, cultural excursions and group-friendly mountain and ocean experiences make for memorable and invigorating programs:
Many cultural activities are offered for families traveling with attendees, including learning a hula, stringing a lei, weaving a lauhala fan, hearing stories of the ancient voyaging peoples of the Pacific Islands or embracing the Hawaiian concept of hooponopono (problem solving)
At the Maui Ocean Center, groups can take an educational day tour for a deeper understanding of Hawaii's amazing marine life or enjoy an exclusive evening event with sunset views and incredible food
The Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery in Kula is open seven days a week for group tours to educate guests on the importance of organic farming and green manufacturing in the production of Ocean Vodka and other spirits.
The hotels and resorts of Kaanapali, Kapalua and Lahaina are destinations in themselves, with lavish spas and a range of dining options close at hand:
The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Kaanapali Beach Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua boast meeting venues with expansive event space and world-class services
The group-friendly Westin Maui Resort & Spa offers an interactive botanical/cultural tour around the property and works closely with groups on special banquet menus
Nearby, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is a great retreat for incentive groups; the 6,560 sq. ft. Maui Ballroom accommodates up to 600 people for receptions and 500 people for banquets; function, meeting, and board rooms provide an additional 5,400 sq. ft. of exhibit space
The Royal Lahaina Resort is the perfect venue for small to medium-size groups, with over 14,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting and function space to accommodate virtually any business need.
From sunset cocktail receptions to lavish banquets, classroom-style meetings to Hawaiian-style luau (feasts), the professional staff of Maui's resort venues work closely with meeting planners to custom design perfect programs for any event.
Wailea Accommodations & Venues
Tucked along the crescent-shaped beaches and stellar golf courses in south Maui is Wailea, home to opulent resorts and meeting properties like the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort and Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, each offering an unforgettable meeting experience for group incentive programs.
Hana Accommodations & Venues
Along Maui's eastern coastline is the small town of Hana and the tranquil haven of Travaasa Hana. With more than 5,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor space plus 10,000 sq. ft. of beautifully landscaped outdoor function space, meeting attendees are immersed in settings that nurture creativity. Travaasa Hana offers a diverse course of experiences including throw-net fishing, morning yoga, coconut husking and lei-making.
Groups seeking public and private venues can gather at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului for an inspiring meeting facility. Approximately 10 minutes from the Kahului Airport, the Center provides a 5,000-seat outdoor amphitheater, 1,200-seat, three-tier Castle Theater, the Founders Courtyard, bistro dining and built-in beverage and food service bars.
Year after year, Maui's properties — new and existing — continue to evolve to ensure that guest experiences will always be extraordinary.
The Hyatt Residence Club – Hyatt Kaanapali Beach opened this year offering guests at Hyatt Regency Maui access to four new pools, an oceanfront tiki bar, a gourmet deli and grocery and an oceanside yoga lawn — all in addition to the two existing large pools and several dining outlets, including Japengo, Umalu, Ululani Shave Ice and Honolulu Coffee Company.
Travaasa Hana recently completed an extensive $12 million guest room restoration project. All 70 bungalows and suites offer guests an enhanced vacation experience, and the resort’s generously sized Ocean Bungalows (formerly known as Sea Ranch Cottages) and low-rise Garden J. Suites reflect a sophisticated tropical palette.
Tropical Villa Vacations has added an exclusive villa at Andaz Residences Maui at Wailea to its collection of luxury homes, estates and villa vacation rentals on Maui. SeaGlass is a stunning three-bedroom, four-bath residence boasting 3,234 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space. One of only 12 privately owned Andaz Residences at the beachfront Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, the villa offers guests a hip, casual atmosphere, sleek, contemporary design, and a sprawling outdoor lanai with garden and private hot tub.