Unless you're allergic to ocean breezes, this is a safe bet. Sample the resort-adjacent golden sands of Wailea, the wind-raked whitecaps at Paia (where wind surfers congregate) and the sunrise on the rim of Haleakala (pictured), more than 10,000 feet up. Hotel-wise, the Andaz Maui at Wailea opened in September on Mokapu Beach (, 297 rooms). Lumeria (, a 6-acre 1909 estate that's been recast as a 24-room hotel (with yoga and meditation offerings), opened in 2012.
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