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Astronomy – West Maui has some of the most beautiful night skies and you can view them through giant telescopes perched high atop the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort. Choose your evening time slot and with on-site expertise see some of the most magnificent stars, comets, planets and whatever else might be visible while you are there. A small fee applies.

Beauty - Yes, beauty can and often is an activity! It's also a relied upon service for our local beauties in hula, sports, and entertainment. So who should we recommend with our personal beauty tips? For permanent makeup, forget using waterproof and go straight to Kahului for a consultation with Nicole Ayala of the Permanent Make-Up & Skin Care Center. Lastly and also located in Kahului, for anyone seeking impecable cosmetic surgery, there is no one finer than Dr. Leonard Yu of The Plastic Surgery & Skincare Center of Maui! With our beauty tips, just think how beautifully rested you'll look to your friends back home...

Bicycling – West Maui is one of the easiest places to bike, offering on and off-road areas to do it. Bring or rent your bike and feel free to cycle along the highway with the ocean on your wing or take flight into the mountainside to ride the rugged terrain along pineapple fields, vacant land, and even coffee farms. It's all here.

Golf – We have some of the area's best and most active golf courses on the island within only a few miles of each other at Kaanapali Golf Course and Kapalua. Both sponsor professional, amateur and social events. Think of it -- 72 gorgeous holes in paradise, plus an 18-hole putting course, a golf-academny 3-hole practice course and some of the island's best professional instruction!

Hiking Trails – They are everywhere. Some are resort tamed and others are on your own. Ask your concierge for the best location. A personal favorite is the Arboretum at Kapalua, so be sure to take your camera and check it out!

Horseback Riding - On Maui's West Side there's Ironwood Ranch in Napili where trail rides will take you up and into our pristine, unspoiled West Maui mountains and onto ancient lands. In Central Maui, there's Ohana Ranch Maui where special needs keiki and those under 40 lbs can ride miniature ponies (the only place on the island) and where everyone else can take riding lessons in the ranch's 120 x 200 ft arena. But look around, because all over Maui there's plenty of horseback riding to cater to just about everyone's needs.

Outrigger Canoeing – You'll know you're there when you see all the canoes lined up on the shoreline because Maui's West Side is home to three of our island's best canoe clubs: Lahaina, Kahana and Napili. You'll find them all at Hanakao'o Beach aka "Canoe Beach".

Sailing/Fishing – Go no further than the Lahaina Harbor for some of the best fishing, sailing and sight-seeing to be had all year round. Want to take a sunset or snorkel sail? Try the Scotch Mist, a personal favorite. Want to go fishing for blue marlin or some other big wrangler? Climb aboard Start Me Up. Or maybe you just want to cross the Auau or Pailolo Chanels for a visit to the islands of Lanai or Molokai. If so, this is where you'll catch our inter-island ferries.

Spa Services – Every major hotel on the West Side offers incredible spa services, some include gym privileges and some do not, so be sure to check around. Prices vary as do the additional amenities offered.

Tennis – Maui's West Side is very active with a lot of social play, group and private lessons, and even league action at most area resorts, particularly at the Royal Lahaina Tennis Center and the Kapalua Tennis Garden. Most charge a small fee, however, you can play for free at our public facilities, the largest being the Lahaina Civic Center located mauka (mountainside) of Hanakao'o Beach.

Whale Watches – Yep! The first few whales start coming in late October with many more to follow throughout the whale-birthing season that ends in April. The deep-sea channels coming into the Lahaina-side of Maui must surely be the whale's super highway.

Yoga - Maui's West Side offers yoga from Launiopoko to Kapalua and beyond. Here are four WMBC favorites: In a private setting, it's hands down Ms. Lynn in Kaanapali, who provides a loving and peaceful studio where you can "ohm" in perfect harmony amongst friends. Next is the Lahaina Jodo Mission located at 12 Ala Moana Street in Lahaina with classes literally steps from the sea on Mondays & Wednesdays at 8:00 AM. Seriously!! There cannot be anything more rejuvenating than the sound of the surf as it blissfully lulls you into a the most peaceful savasana. And then there is the Kapalua Spa - where swank and serene come together to make your Happy Baby really quite happy to be there and where your mantra is carried on ocean breezes to the islands beyond.
Last is Island Spirit, a long-time, local favorite in a little shopping center anchored by Lahaina town's Ace Hardware. Okay, so the location sounds like a bunch of nuts and bolts, but when you're tighter than a wingnut, this is the best place to set your spirit free....

Zip Line – Check with Skyline Eco Adventures for zip line fun that offers panoramic views, plunging cliffs and lush valleys high above land that is steeped in Hawaiian legend.