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
We had a great stay at the Andaz resort. The staff was amazing and resort was beautiful. Guest room was great. We had the breakfast buffet and I’m still dreaming about it. Jennifer was our server and she was fabulous. We also had a meal by the pool, again had a super friendly wonderful server Olivia many thanks to her, she made our trip extra special. The food at all spots was amazing. Can’t wait to go back. We will recommend the resort to friends and family.
First, the welcoming host was a great start to feeling luxurious and exclusive. We arrived at 2:30pm and did have to wait until 4pm as standard to get a room. While we waited we received wet towels and drinks. We were upgraded to partial ocean view room. We had booked with points which was a standard garden view room. I have no status with Hyatt so that was a nice surprise. When we entered our room, we received a complimentary cheese plate for our 15 year anniversary. The room is quaint which luxury features. The room did feel close to the pool and this other people looking at you, but it was ok.
We did the feast at mokupito in Sunday night and it was great. The beach access was nice and they arrange your beach chairs for you. We took a complimentary outrigger canoe ride and our guide was great. Overall excellent hotel.
We came to Andaz for our baby moon with high hopes as we walked in . Their grounds and lobby are beautiful. Unfortunately our high was broken when we arrived to the room. We were greeted with a heap of soil ready for construction outside our terrace (room 453) We spent a lot to arrive and at $650 + 50 resort fee a night you can imagine this was disheartening, when I asked the staff and then escalated to manager, they said we can put you in another wing in same category of room facing a parking lot for $200 extra, no thanks, we already invested so much to be here! That really should have been done as a courtesy, we felt nickled and dimed so many times at this hotel. Not to mention the poolside service and hotel restaurant service were horrible, making the experience painful. Really a shame considering the hotel grounds were really nice oh and nothing but great things to say about Morimoto restaurant, was incredible.