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
You will not be disappointed.. my wife and I stayed here from sep 7-13 in room 233.This hotel is amazing from the staff (Nico, Mark G., Chris, Garret and all the valets) to the food, amenities, location, beach. The luau is really nice and intimate well worth it. You get a free 8x8 picture at the luau and the photographer they have is a true artist with the camera the Ka’ Ana restaurant is phenomenal both breakfast and dinner .I can keep going but you get the point right ..My wife and I have traveled to many places international and in the us we live in Florida and I have never reviewed any of them so I sit here with a smile on my face just thinking about my Maui vacation and how wonderful it was thanks to the Andaz and there staff.
We only stayed for two nights because our Condo was unavailable next door. We were quite impressed with the treatment and friendliness of every staff member we encountered. My wife just happened to mention to our registration attendant that we were going to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary that week and when we got to our room, he sent us a complimentary bottle of champagne with gourmet treats. When we had dinner at Ka'hana Kitchen that night, we were also given a complimentary appetizer. Whenever we came across that same registration attendant, he always greeted us by name and asked us if there was anything he or the staff could do to make our stay more enjoyable. We will be back for a longer stay.
Decided to splurge for our first leg of a two week honeymoon in Hawai’i. Felt totally spoiled after leaving! Of course it’s expensive, but all of Hawaii is expensive. So for a bit more I think the value is worth it. You can definitely get your moneys worth out of the resort fee. Beautiful beach with chairs and umbrellas set up for you where we snorkeled with multiple turtles (one of the highlights of the trip). Canoeing and paddle boarding included. Mixology class was awesome (we got two free mai tai’s!) Free sunscreen, endless towels. Multiple pools. Just beautiful and so relaxing. We loved it. Worth the splurge.
It’s definitely more of a couples resort. Hardly any kids over the age of 5. Which was exactly what we were looking for.
Insider tip. Book through Classic Travel - Virtuoso Hotels and get the breakfast buffet included at the same hotel rate. It’s the best breakfast buffet I’ve ever been too, but it’s $50 EACH so can kill your bank account if it’s not included in your booking. Plus they gave a $100 spa credit.