The cascading waterfall in the lobby of this hotel—a great choice for an active vacation—gives way to an "aquatic playground" with five heated swimming pools, abundant waterfalls (15 at last count), lagoons complete with pink flamingos and swans, and a premier beach. There's also a spa and fitness center and privileges at two 18-hole golf courses, but relaxation is by no means forgotten. The extensive Heavenly Spa offers soothing treatments and a yoga studio. Elegant
dark-wood furnishings in the rooms accentuate the crisp linens of the chain's "Heavenly Beds." Rooms in the Beach Tower are newer and slightly larger than those in the Ocean Tower, and many include a sofa bed. The resort's Wailele Polynesian Luau features family-style dinner and includes Maui's only "extreme" fire-knife dance finale.