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
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- 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
We absolutely loved our stay at the Andaz Maui. The hotel has the perfect balance of luxury, amenities, location, and service with a boutique vibe. The hotel itself is a destination worth enjoying and we will seek out stays at the Andaz in the future.
We felt soooo welcomed! The hotel was perfect for a couples get away. The only downside I had was that I’m a picky eater and don’t eat seafood- so it was hard for me to find something I LOVED at the hotel pool bar. The breakfast each morning was AMAZING. Will definitely be back
I can't say enough about our recent stay at the Andaz. The check in staff, including the valets, were very welcoming and accomodating. Our room was not ready, they directed us to the hospitality suite and texted us when our room was ready. Valet noticed we left a bag of grapes in the car and brought it in to the room. Complimentary water bottles amenity, always glad to cut down on our waste. We mentioned it was our anniversary and they sent up a bottle of complimentary sparkling wine. Room was neat and clean, 4th floor ocean view, overlooking the pools. Thought it would be an issue later but the music at the bar (which was awesome) ends around 9:30. Great complimentary snacks and drinks. Shower is amazing. Pool staff was attentive the first day, 2nd day not as much. Cocktail menu at the pool is wonderful, highly recommend the Wailea Spritz and the modern Mai Tai (not so much lime). The Ahi Poke at the pool was amazing and one of the best we had all week. Ka'ana Kitchen rivaled Mama's Fish House for dinner. Ordered 3 small plates and one entree and it was plenty for 2. Server suggested the order of how they were served and it was spot on. Next time going to do the prix fixe menu at the Chef's table. One of the best hotels we've ever stayed at, hope to go back some day!
This is the place to get a way if you are looking for a beautiful tranquil environment. From the moment you arrive at the Andaz and walk through the sleek entranceway, that is like a portal to another world, you are transported to a life of luxury and relaxation. I give it all the ⭐️ stars.
We enjoyed 6 nights in two king ocean view rooms. They placed us in the North tower floor 6 and it had excellent ocean views and was very quiet since we overlooked the adult/serenity pool. We travel a great deal, enjoying many fine hotels. This was our first Andaz experience. The property is beautiful and feels much smaller, very easy to find anything, distance to pool/beach/restaurants. The most special thing about the Andaz was the staff. They were without exception friendly without being fake, knowledgeable an professional in there role. Many were locals and were very proud and helpful about there island. Over our 6 night stay we did not have anything less then a great interaction with any on there staff. Beautiful pools, great breakfast, nice guest mix.