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 have just finished our 4th trip to the Andaz, Maui. My wife and I have already agreed. It's our permanent vacation spot ever year. Pristine Hotel and the best staff anywhere. I hope this review helps you David and Missy
Beautiful resort with all the amenities you would expect from a 5 star resort. The moment you check in your greeted with a lei,cool towels and lavender lemonade to enjoy while you wait for your room. I highly recommend packing a bathing suit in a carry on so you can use the pools/beach while you wait for your room(we waited a couple of hours)the resort offers a lounge with lockers. The staff is friendly and the guys that work the valet give great recommendations for things to do and local places to eat. While we were there a fire broke out in Kihei and the staff made sure all guests were safe(handing out masks,coming to rooms to see you needed anything and making sure we knew where flashlights were in case of power outage). The brunch is amazing but pricey would be better off driving up the road and eating in Kihei (fresh açaí bowels at Beach Street Maui Shaved Ice). The 24 hour market at the resort is convenient .The courtesy shuttle is great to take to other resorts and shops in the Wailea area. Beach access was nice and the staff sets ups chairs and towels for you. If weather permits (not windy) book your water activities that are included in the resort fees there’s a lot to choose from. Highly recommend the Lua at the Marriott whiwh is 1/2 walk from Andaz. I could go on and on but go experience it for yourself!
This is a great modern hotel. Not crowded, Great for adults. Rooms are really neat. Great check in process. Beautiful pools and beach area. Service is excellent. They give you a refillable water bottle with water in hallways. This is a great place for adults.