THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER SportMaster Tennis Championship of Maui
Date: From 01/22 to 01/29
Money prize: $ 75,000
Surface: Hard Outdoor
Tournament Location: Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch, 2605 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
How to get: Tennis ranch is far about 28 miles and 50 minutes driving from Kahului Airport. Kahului downtown is far from Lahaina’s courts 27 miles.
Past Winners: 2016 Di Wu – 2015 Jared Donaldson – 2014 Bradley Klahn – 2013 Go Soeda – 2012 Go Soeda – 2011 Ryan Harrison – 2010 Michael Russell
Top 10 Players: Yen Hsun Lu (Tpe) – Taylor Fritz (Usa) – Yoshihito Nishioka (Jpn) – Hyeon Chung (Kor) – Jared Donaldson (Usa) – Yuichi Sugita (Jpn) – Stefan Kozlov (Usa) – Marco Chiudinelli (Sui) – Go Soeda (Jpn) – Taro Daniel (Jpn)
ABOUT MAUI: Maui is the second largest island in the U.S. state of Hawaii. In 2010, it had a population of 144,444, third-highest of the Hawaiian Islands, behind that of Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi Island. Kahului, Wailuku, Kīhei and Lahaina are the largest census-designated places (CDP) of the island. Lonely Planet writes about Maui: “According to some, you can’t have it all. Perhaps those folks haven’t been to Maui, which consistently lands atop travel-magazine reader polls as one of the world’s best, most romantic islands. Why? Most start with its wealth of glorious beaches and go from there: luxe resorts, friendly B&Bs, gourmet cuisine, fantastic luau, and world-class windsurfing, whale watching, snorkeling, diving and hiking. Need adventure? Drive the jungly road to Hana or traverse the moonlike volcanic crater of Haleakala. Want pampering? West Maui awaits your call. Need more? Maui is the gateway to its sister islands of Moloka’i and Lana’i, which are conveniently reached by ferry. But is Maui really all that? Well, it does weave a gauzy spell that leaves most visitors more in love than when they arrived, so you’ll just have to excuse those who, when the magazines call, wax a little enthusiastic.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT:
- Haleakala Crater
- Ka’anapali Beach
- Wai’anapanapa State Park
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea. Wonderful *** hotel, rated 9.1 on Booking, this hotel is situated in Wailea and features fitness center and delicious on site restaurant. It offers king studios equipped with kitchen at 299$ per night with breakfast buffet, free cancellation and wifi included.
- Napili Kai Beach Resort. Excellent **** hotel directly located on the beach and featuring golf greens, 4 pools and the fantastic Sea House Beach Restaurant. Rated 9.0 on Booking, it offers studios with ocean view at 425$ per night with free parking and wifi.
- Montage Kapalua Bay. Exceptional once time in the life ***** luxurious hotel located in the picturesquely Kapalua Bay. It features an outdoor pool, restaurant, a spa, tennis and golf courts and a fitness center. Rated 9.5 on Booking and nr.1 hotel on Tripadvisor it offers one bedroom suites for 4 people with wifi included at 1225$ per night.
Enjoy this paradise lost!!!!