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Perfect summer getaway: Maui

Tracy E. Hopkins is an accomplished writer, blogger and editor living in New York City. She has expertise covering travel, fashion, health and entertainment.

Maui done right

SheKnows Travel contributor, Tracy E Hopkins, chronicled her recent stay in Maui. Get a peek into the aloha way in Hopkins' travel journal!

Day 3

It was pamper time. I arrived at the Westin's art deco spa for my 80-minute Helani Tropical Indulgence spa treatment ($195), which began with a soothing star fruit cream body scrub, followed by a warm coconut milk bath. Normally, the treatment continues with a cold stone ritual on the face, neck, and scalp, but I was shivering, so I opted for a traditional massage with hydrating star fruit butter coconut cream.

 

Refreshed, I soaked in a private hot tub and worked up a sweat in the sauna and steam rooms.

 

Following my relaxing spa treatment, we checked out of the Westin and into the neighboring Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa -- a sophisticated property with chandeliers hanging in the lobby and a courtyard full of swans and penguins, and parrots. Our tasteful, wood-accented room was equally impressive.

 

Before we knew it, it was time for dinner at the Hyatt's top-shelf seafood restaurant, Cascades, where we enjoyed a lavish meal of sushi, pasta and wine.
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