Sporting Life on Maui
Hawai‘i has the happiest, healthiest residents in the nation. So says a 2015 survey by Gallup Healthways. You don’t need a local zip code to take part in our active lifestyle. Here are some of the many ways Maui resorts can help you keep your energy — and FitBit — buzzing all day long.
This year, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort began offering its guests a mode of transportation that’s turning heads: the Schiller Water Bike. This hybrid vehicle combines bicycle engineering and nautical design that lets riders glide across the ocean. Guests can hop on the saddle during daily water-bike spinning classes, or explore solo with a rental. Maui.Andaz.Hyatt.com
Wailea Golf Club has long attracted golfers to its rolling green fairways, ocean panoramas, and myriad amenities. Through December 18, 2016, players can score a deal with the Wailea Seahorse Swing: three days’ unlimited golf on the Emerald and Gold courses, discounts on club rentals, food and merchandise, for $465 per person. Take advantage of the promotion, and you might even run into Maui’s own “Flyin’ Hawaiian,” major-league baseball standout Shane Victorino, who returns for his annual, eponymous benefit tournament November 19, 2016. WaileaGolf.com
Kapalua Golf is big on family. The Bay Course adds junior tees to its front nine holes daily, starting at 2:30 p.m. Junior golfers (seventeen and under) can play nine holes free when accompanied by a paying adult, and use complimentary clubs when teeing off after 2:30 p.m. Juniors can also receive free instruction when sharing a lesson with a paying adult at Kapalua Golf Academy. For info, tee times and lessons, call 669-8044, toll free1-877–KAPALUA (527-2582), or visit GolfAtKapalua.com.
Is tennis your love? At Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch, PlaySight technology provides match analytics that can help you see and learn from your mistakes. Using six cameras affixed to the court, PlaySight shoots video that tracks the ball and players’ movements, and uploads that video — along with your stats — to your profile on PlaySight’s website. You can even upload your video to YouTube, or capture that perfect backhand volley and share it on Facebook. RoyalLahaina.com