Last month, I got a chance to visit one of the islands in Hawaii, Maui. I was looking to get away from the busy bay area life for a week and relax/recharge, and Maui did precisely that. It has a very laid back environment and offered great food and wine. If you're into playing golf, some of the golf courses right by the beach are fantastic. In the picture you'll see the Hyatt Regency right by the Ka'anapali beach. You can also see corals underneath the clear ocean water in the picture too! The coast line is pretty busy with great resorts located side by side. A one mile walk on the coast towards north of the island would take you to a shopping mall right by the beach.