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Get swept up again by the cinematic wonder that’s the Maui Film Festival. And when you’re not star-watching, we’ve provided you with a few suggestions on how to round out your time in Wailea.

The Celestial Cinema at Maui Film Festival

Maui Film Festival
WHAT It’s been billed as Maui’s answer to Sundance, and for good reason. Founder Barry Rivers has brought in Hollywood glamour to the Valley Isle, all the while showing off island style to the celebrity set. In keeping with previous editions, this year’s festival promises much glitz, thanks to the presence of honorees Jessica Chastain, Kirsten Dunst and Brie Larson. And with films like Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau, there will be just as much wonder on screen. WHEN July 12-16 WHERE Various locations. Wailea, Maui,

WHAT With the culinary pedigrees that chefs Brian Etheredge and Christopher Kulis have to stand on, you know you’ll get an unforgettable dining experience that is recognized nationally. Everyone talks about the mushroom truffle risotto, but also try the quail saltimbocca, Sicilian spiced pork chop or their signature cioppino. WHERE 555 Kaukahi St., Kīhei, Maui, 879.2224

Baron and Leeds
WHAT Glam it up on the Valley Isle. This fine jewelry boutique caters to those desiring the perfect diamond pendant or the latest Rolex. It’s an ideal place to splurge on a loved one or reward yourself with something you’ll likely keep for life. WHERE The Shops at Wailea, 3750 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, Maui, 874.4900

Spa Kea Lani
WHAT Discover head-to-toe pampering like no other at this tony oasis. Detoxify with a green-tea-infused seaweed wrap, or let the tension melt away with a seaside massage. WHERE The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, 4100 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, Maui, 875.4100

Gannon’s A Pacific View Restaurant
WHAT The dining room here boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the ocean—a perfect setting to indulge in the restaurant’s many fresh seafood specialties. WHERE 100 Wailea Golf Club Drive, Wailea, Maui, 875.8080