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Maui has a number of golf tournaments, most of which are of professional caliber and worth watching. Many are also televised nationally.
Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and the sumptuous Cos Bar lure shoppers to this elegant mall with more than 65 shops. Honolulu Coffee brews perfect shots of espresso to fuel those "shop-'til-you-drop" types. The kids can buy island-themed T-shirts while their parents ponder vacation ownership upstairs. Tommy Bahama's, Ruth's Chris, and Longhi's are all good dining options. www.shopsatwailea.com.
Take time to trek down one of the trails into Haleakala National Park's massive bowl and see proof, at this dormant volcano, of how powerful the earth's exhalations can be. The cinder cones have beautiful swirls of subtle colors that can sparkle in the sunlight. You won't see a landscape like this anywhere, outside of visiting the moon. The barren terrain is deceptive, however—many of the world's rarest plants, birds, and insects live here.
The Road to Hana: Each curve of this legendary cliffside road pulls you deeper into the lush green rain forest of Maui's eastern shore.
While the kids hit Honolua Surf Company, their parents can peruse such shops as Louis Vuitton, Sephora, and Coach, as well as interesting art galleries and several fine jewelry stores, at this casual, classy mall fronting Kaanapali Beach. Pizza and Häagen-Dazs ice cream are available in the center courtyard. At the beach entrance is a wonderful restaurant, Hula Grill. www.whalersvillage.com.
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