Travel has always been about going to new destinations, and there is no also no other bigger cliche than talking about the ‘journey’ as being of great importance to the traveller and his or her development.
However, what all of these ideas fail to capture is the importance of not just looking at home or abroad for travel experiences but up above – over us is the last great untapped area of potential for exploration and insight – the universe and Milky Way galaxy.
The place to stay in Maui and to get the best tour of the universe. for star-gazers and star-crossed lovers (and more generally) is the Hyatt Regency Maui.
The hotel offers a one-of-a-kind Tour of the Stars – an opportunity for you to understand the position of the Earth relative to the rest of the sky and the unique stars of our Solar System and runs three tours per night at 8pm, 9pm and a special romance show at 10pm.
You meet for the tour in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Maui and the hotel’s in-house astronomer, Edward Mahoney takes you up to the top of the hotel’s Lahaina Tower and gives you the lowdown on the stars visible on that night.
I saw Saturn visible in the sky and Edward also explained that the constellation Ophiuchus was the 13th Zodiac sign but was unique to astronomy not astrology.
Looking at makes you also wonder whether life is really out there- but that is something you have to figure out for yourself.
For star-crossed lovers, the 10pm Tour of the Stars offers chocolate strawberries and champagne as a nice accompaniment to your stargazing.
So come and travel to the top of the Hyatt Regency Maui, it’s a journey into the final frontier.
Prices start at $25 per adult/Hyatt Guest, $15 per child/Hyatt Guest and $30 per non Hyatt Guest for the 8pm and 9pm sessions and $40 per person/Hyatt Adult Guest $45 per non Hyatt Guest.