Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort – a concept by Hyatt
What We Love
- Location is key: Wailea offers the best of Maui buzz with covelike beaches
- Opened in 2013, the property is the cream of the design crop
- The energy of the young concierges, chefs and mixologists is infectious
- Free perks include luxury sedan service throughout Wailea, morning coffee, tea and evening beverages at the Andaz Lounge, and the Hub 808 kids program for ages 12 and under from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- The hotel is the only one in Wailea to be LEED Certified
What To Know
- The $41.66 resort fee per night (collected at the Jetsetter checkout) includes a range of extras: GoPro camera rentals, outrigger canoe trips, yoga classes, Ukelele lessons, snorkel equipment and more
- Though it's the most sophisticated of Wailea's otherwise family-oriented properties, kids are still welcome here with a separate pool area
- Make reservations for dinner at Morimoto; also Ka’ana Kitchen can't be missed
- Spa fills up quickly — and is totally worth booking ahead
- There is a $45 per person charge to use the spa facilities, including locker use with robe and slippers, access to the tranquility pool, sauna, steam and plunge pools
- Rates are not eligible for Gold Passport points
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Urban loft meets boho beach pad. Floating in from the porte-cochère along a lantern-lit path, you arrive at the dramatic Rockwell Group–designed open-air lobby, where treelike pillars frame floor-to-ceiling ocean views, and pillowy loungers float above a central sandpit on a sleek wood platform. Rough-hewn stone, polished marble and gleaming woods add natural texture to the clean-lined modern look.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms feel like city apartments that decided to put down roots inside a killer beach resort. The spaces are cleverly laid out, with beds abutting the bath (or shower), backing up to sinks that sit in front of the toilet and closet. Sleek slate flooring, rich wood tones and soft chaise longues lend a cozy pied-à-terre vibe with some ikat and batik prints thrown in for island flavor.
Morimoto puts Maui’s freshest catches at the center of his eponymous eatery, tucked between the pool and the beach. There’s a similar locavore focus at Ka’ana Kitchen, which uses an ever-changing list of ingredients foraged or obtained from local farms and purveyors and serves them up around a hibachi grill. Grab housemade gelato and island snacks at the 24/7 Mokapu Market, and cocktails made with fresh-squeezed tropical juices at the bars. The Awili spa’s apothecary lounge custom-blends lotions from locally-grown herbs, fruits and other plants; try booking a Omakase treatment. But perhaps nothing is more soothing than blissing out beside the tiered infinity pools or on sun-kissed Mokapu Beach.
In the Area
The Andaz caters to stylish couples and fashion types, but Wailea as a whole is more of a family destination. However, everyone loves the recently opened Monkeypod Kitchen, a locavore eatery and brewhouse. Head to Longhi’s in the Shops at Wailea for the stellar Sunday brunch (think Grand Marnier–dipped brioche french toast with macadamia nuts). And have the Andaz’s concierge arrange an unforgettable snorkeling trip to Molokini, a sunken underwater crater, or a hike through a lava field or to a rain forest and waterfall.
How to Get There
From the moment we checked in, everything was amazing. We were upgraded to a king size room, right off of the adults only pool. There was even a chilled bottle of champagne waiting for us. We had the breakfast buffet 2x while there and although it was the most expensive breakfast we've ever had, it was worth it. The other days we grabbed something small from the market and headed out to the beach. We never had a problem getting a spot at the pool or beach though the pool was much more busy than expected. Drinks are not cheap here which might be my only "complaint" but we knew that everything is more expensive in Maui. We ate at Morimoto's one night and my wife said it was the best sushi she's ever had. We loved all the perks of the hotel and there really isn't a reason to leave the property, though if you want to, it's location is perfect for all.the.things. The staff is very friendly, we never had to wait for our car from valet, and the view is amazing. It's a very chill place and most guests are private. Not a ton of mingling going on which is probably why celebrities like to stay there. Saw a few while we were there. :) We're already planning our return trip!
We attended a work incentive event and it was a great location - between the beach and the golf course! The hotel staff worked seamlessly with our event team to make the stay pleasant, comfortable and memorable.
The Andaz Maui was one of the nicest hotel stays I have ever experienced. The service is fantastic, from the check-in to the turn-down service to the pool-side service to the beach support with canoeing and snorkeling equipment. As Globalists, the red carpet was really laid out for us, but I have the feeling that all guests are given the five-star treatment.
While many other reviews cover details on the Andaz, one thing I will highlight is our experience when we first arrived. We arrived several hours before check-in time, and our room was not ready. However, those few hours were very well spent thanks to the excellent facilities. There is a very nice space with lockers, bathrooms/changing rooms, and a lounge that was very helpful. We put our valuables in the locker, we changed into our swimsuits, and were out by the pool sipping on a drink in no time. There were dispensers with sunscreen by the pool. When we were done, the huge bathrooms had rain showers that felt great, with shampoo, body wash, and towels. I'm highlighting this aspect of the stay because those hours before check-in can often be awkward and boring, but they were anything-but-boring thanks to the fantastic facilities and service.
As we left the hotel to go back home, my wife and I were already plotting on how to possibly get back to Maui and the Andaz as soon as possible with the entire family. I hope it will be next year!
My family and I stayed here for 4 nights after 4 nights at the Four Seasons Ko’olina Oahu. Overall we were very pleased with the exceptional service, fine food quality, easy beach access/snorkeling/water activities, and cleanliness of the entire property.
-Close proximity to Wailea shopping/restaurants
-Beach in front of property has easy access/complimentary snorkeling/boogie boarding/paddle boarding
-Views from all ocean front rooms are SPECTACULAR
-Service is AMAZING in all aspects from front desk to cleaning service to waitresses/bartenders to valets
-In room expresso machine is a nice touch
-black out shades in room electronically handled
-Boutique feel yet lots of privacy on grounds and on beach
-Quality of food at Morimoto (sushi), Beach Bar, Ka’Ana Kitchen and the Lounge was EXCELLENT!
-Smoothies & Drinks at Beach bad were FANTASTIC!
-The front desk staff gave both our kids their choice of a Hawaiian necklace when they arrived! This was in addition to fresh leis and special drinks!
-The valet guys do an awesome job! They got our car for us several times a day and even at crazy hours of the morning for our tours! Always with a smile and friendly service!
-We had our kids with us (ages 7 & 9) but there were definitely not a lot of kids at this resort - compared to Four Seasons Ko’ Olina where there were a TON of kids this was a bit off putting at first. Certainly not the hotel’s fault there weren’t many kids there! In fact, the staff was very friendly and accommodating to our kids! Once we were on properly for a day we felt it was very family friendly - just be prepared there are no kid water slides (like at Grand Wailea) and not a ton of kids here although there is 1 pool they may swim in.
-The food is pricey. But not any more expensive than other 5 star resorts in Maui and we expected this when we booked.
-The layout of the bathroom is bizarre. Super trendy but not functional. No space for toiletries at the miniature sink, and no separate area for the toilet. also no place to hang clothes.
These cons were very minor in comparison to the many pros of this resort. We would definitely come back to the Andaz Maui if we ever get back to Hawaii one day! It was truly a magical trip!
Comfort and luxury is the best alias for Andaz resort. Serene morning rays glimpsing over sea and you watch it over from your spacious balcony overlooking number of infinity pools.
Only negative was very overpriced food. It was real good, but deters one to spend all. There are plenty of options in Kihei which is 5 mins drive from resort.
Overall very good stay and 4 star, 1 star less due to prices.