This resort (formerly the Maui Prince) has a superb location just south of Makena, in a secluded spot amid a magnificent golf course and abutting a beautiful, near-private beach. The pool area is simple, but surrounded by peaceful and understated gardens. Guest rooms, on five levels, all have ocean views (in varying degrees) and surround the courtyard, which has an atrium garden with a stream. An activity desk can arrange a wide range of water sports, including snorkeling
and stand-up paddling. The storytelling and stargazing session that uses iPads is popular with families. The day spa offers relaxing massages in oceanfront cabanas. At press time there were unfinalized plans to demolish the property and construct a new smaller hotel by the end of 2015, so check for updates.