This before and after HDR photo comparison was taken at the top floor of the Maui Hyatt Regency facing towards the beach and ocean. The island in the photo is Lanai, which seems to be famous for the Lania Cat Sanctuary and little else.
If you do stay at the Hyatt Regency Maui, you should at least once try the breakfast buffet in the Swan Court. You are paying for an amazing view while you eat breakfast. There was nothing wrong with the food, but at the price they charge, the great view is certainly part of the deal. Speaking of deals, if you have never been to Hawaii, make sure to stop at the ABC Stores to purchase everything you need. The stores are all around all the islands.
Technical details of photo. Canon 5D Mark 2, ISO 320, 1/250. Canon 17-40 f/4.0 lens at 30 mm, f/6.3 at 5:49 PM.