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The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas

6 Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, Maui, Hawai‘i 96761, United States

Phone: 808-667-3200 | Check in: 4 p.m. | Check out: 10 a.m.

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Concierge Recommends | Haleakalā Sunrise

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11 Recommendations

Start off your day with one of the most beautiful dawns on Earth.

April K.
Urban Explorer

You’ll be in awe as the sun peeks above the “house of the rising sun,” which is the English translation for Haleakalā. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and a true local treasure you won’t want to miss.

I recommend beginning your drive up the 10,000 feet to the summit of the Haleakala volcano around 3 a.m., while the stars are still high in the sky. After sunrise, you'll enjoy discovering native birds in the scrubland and endemic plants and animals. The mountain is one of the only easily accessible areas of Hawai‘i where rare Hawaiian species thrive. Be sure to layer clothes because temperatures are 20 to 30 degrees colder at the summit.

Reservations are required for sunrise hours, so call us to make arrangements as soon as possible.

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11 Recommendations
Please note, these recommendations are the subjective opinion of the Vistana Community Members and not of Vistana Signature Experiences, Inc.
"I visited Haleakala"03/21/2018
"I visited Haleakala"
Fun to hike on the crater, bring warm clothes!
Vistana Community Member
"Haleakala Sunrise"03/19/2018
"Haleakala Sunrise"
The most breathtaking sunrise I have ever seen and have experienced the bike trip many times too. We recommend this to all of our friends traveling to Maui.
Wonderful experience and beautiful sunrise!
"We visited this amazing Volcano called Haleakala. The car ride was fantastic"03/15/2018
"We visited this amazing Volcano called Haleakala. The car ride was fantastic"
Make sure you bring a warm jacket and pants while watching this amazing sunset that lasts awhile. The car ride was fantastic. You are above the clouds. The road is very safe. We did this tour on our own.
"Haleakala Sunrise"03/15/2018
"Haleakala Sunrise"
Haleakala National Park is spectacular. The drive to the top is magnificent. Rangers are friendly and will share little known bits of trivia if you ask the right questions.
Sunrise or sunset, both amazing. Be sure to pack warm clothes and have time to stay for star gazing if you come at sunset. You almost feel like you can reach up and touch the stars!
"Haleakala Sunrise"03/07/2018
"Haleakala Sunrise"
This was a wonderful experience! Make sure you dress warmly.......it is cold up there! Fantastic views! We stopped on the way back down at a nice small restaurant.
"Haleakala SUNRISE"02/12/2018
"Haleakala SUNRISE"
There is something so magical about getting up when the rest of the island is sleeping to make your way to Haleakala for the sunrise. The peace that overcomes you when it rises is spectacular!!
Vistana Community Member
"Breath taking sunrise"02/08/2018
"Breath taking sunrise"
Bring warm clothing to watch the early morning sunrise. I recommend going your first mornings when jet lag has set in. The drive needs to start around 3 30 am to get a good viewing site. Stop for breakfast on the return trip down th mountain.
"Surreal beauty"02/08/2018
"Surreal beauty"
This experience takes you to a different level of beauty. Never seen such a sight and will recommend the same. It can get cold up there so carry a jacket and protection for your ears

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