Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
What We Love
- Nine free-form pools connected by a lazy river
- Near Wailea Beach, one of the best beaches on Maui
- Three tropical golf courses
What To Know
- The resort is a 30-minute drive from the Kahului Airport and a short flight from Honolulu
- Families love this resort
- All Hawaii’s beaches are public
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Wailea Beach is one of the best in the world, and just behind it the 780-key, 40-acre Grand Wailea matches its beauty with pure extravagance: Nine free-form pools, three golf courses, 11 tennis courts, a massive fitness center, a sprawling spa, five restaurants and four hot bars. Families flock here for the diversity of fun available for everybody, from private golf lessons to lava rock massages to a Tarzan rope swing over the pool.
In the Area
Outside of the resort, Maui is a charming island with great food, art and natural splendor to spare. Tour Ali‘i Kula Lavender Farm, where the calming purple flowers are grown and turned into a variety of culinary items and toiletries. In Ulupalakua, Tedeschi Vineyards produces wine from both grapes and Maui-grown pineapples. Paia is an artistic community home to art galleries and plenty of dining options. Start your day with pastries from Anthony’s Coffee Company, head to the Flatbread Company for some awesome pizza (with excellent gluten-free options), or grab dessert at the Ono Gelato Company. For a hike through an evergreen forest more reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest than a tropical island head over to Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area.
How to Get There
We recently had a complimentary photo session with Jacob from Pacific Dream Photography and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Jacob was professional, efficient, and just GREAT with my boys. He listened to my specific requests so we could make the most out of our session. Highly recommend taking advantage of this great resource at the Grand Wailea!
A group of 29 of us embarked on some ocean/poolside paradise with our kiddos ranging in age from 1-18. We were greeted daily with exceptional service, poolside. Our most remarkable customer service came from Geoff and Tate from Volcano Bar/pool. Our group had many families and the requests from us were nonstop. Geoff went above and beyond by helping with drink orders, always delivering promptly and clearly taking pride in his work, great partnership with servers and gave great dining recos. Tate brought his A game, kept up with our needs and helped celebrate my birthday (and my BFF’s bday) with so much care. It really has been a special vacation because these guys added their special touch. Can’t wait to come back.
What a fantastic rental! The unit was exactly as detailed. The unit was clean and comfortable. We had our family there and it accommodated 6 adults, 1 teenager and two infants. We utilized the kitchen in the morning for breakfast and prepared snacks and cocktails before dinner either eating in or out. This was a perfect location to go to the ocean or utilize the wonderful pool on premises. The garage was easy to park a suburban and all of the pool toys and strollers were located. The lanai was the best part of sitting out in the morning and then after a day of exploring. The grill worked out fine for a nite or two for dinner. I would definitely rent again.
Besides a few kinks we had an absolutely wonderful stay. Our room was amazing as well as the property, pools, quality of food and drink... I guess the only downfall was the fact that when staying at such an amazing property and paying top dollar you would hope the quality of service would be there too. We got tired of hearing "Im sorry we can't do that sir/ma'm. We were paying for two rooms but could only ever get anything for one of them. That made it very difficult. Also- you pay $30/day for valet service yet you are not given priority by staying there. People there for the luau or dinner get priority even when you call ahead to make sure your car is ready. I don't think that is fair. And its seriously such a big mess around there at that time. Those really are my only complaints. Its really a beautiful property and I would stay there again. But if they want top notch service I would work on those items.
The Resort was stunning! Beautiful inside & out, everything was clean & luxurious. Their spot on the Waliea coastline was incredible. All the staff were so helpful & kind. The food was excellent from the morning buffet in the Grand dining room to the poolside Volcano grill. The 9 pools & slides were so fun, our kids never wanted to leave. And our complimentary photo session with Pacific Dream Photography was a great experience! Ana was professional & also personable, making our family photos feel comfortable & fun. Ana took many different shots of us in different locations on the resort & at the ocean. All the shots came out stunning, it was hard to not choose them all! Booking a session, taking the pics & reviewing them at the resort was so easy & convenient & didn't take up much time. Now we'll have memories that will last forever from our amazing vacation! I absoutely recommend this resort & photographer!!