by Michael C. Lowe | April 01, 2012
Meeting Hotels
Among the many properties on Maui with meeting space are the 806-room Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa; 780-room Grand Wailea; 759-room Westin Maui Resort & Spa; 719-room Marriott's Maui Ocean Club; 546-room Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa; 546-room Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa; 516-room Royal Lahaina Resort; 508-room Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa; 463-room Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; 450-room Fairmont Kea Lani Maui; 432-room Kaanapali Beach Hotel; 413-room Kaanapali Beach Club; 359-room Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, and the 310-room Makena Beach & Golf Resort.

Airport Transit
Kahului Airport, about 35 miles east of Kapalua, 30 miles east of Kaanapali and 15 miles north of Wailea-Makena. Transfer cost by taxi, $100 to Kapalua, $85 to Kaanapali and $60 to Wailea-Makena.

Room tax, 9.25%; sales tax, 4.16%; total tax on hotel rooms, 13.42%

Group Venue
Attendees can experience ocean life up close at the Maui Ocean Center, which showcases more than 60 exhibits and hands-on activities. The aquarium is home to all manner of undersea creatures, from the smallest coral polyp to a 7-foot-long sandbar shark. Groups of up to 850 can take private tours before sitting down to a dinner at one of the facility's outdoor plazas. (808) 270-7000

Dining Out
Receiving Zagat's top food score in Maui, Gerard's serves new French cuisine such as escargot with a tomato fondue, Molokai shrimp consommé and Maui filet of beef from the island. The Lahaina restaurant is available for private parties of up to 150. (808) 661-8939

Maui Visitors Bureau, (888) 918-8444