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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 stayed at the Grand Wailea during September 1-6, 2019. Excellent hotel, truly like a paradise. This was a family vacation before our college kids went to school. Everything was perfect, staff is friendly and willing to help. Strongly recommend and will stay here again.
This hotel is fantastic and doesn’t disappoint. The service is friendly, attentive, very professional, and extremely accommodating. They truly aim to please and they deliver! Exceptional!
There are a lot of little children here because the pool is fantastic and full of slides and amusements. However, there is a lovely adult (over 18 & open till midnight) area also with its own 2 jacuzzis, as well as another quiet all-age hidden pool, in the family area.
The grounds are magnificent! Hate to leave!
This is our 2nd time at this resort. Before this visit, I read unfavorable reviews, but I must say, we’ve had a fantastic stay! This is our 9th day already, and not one complaint! We’ve eaten in both restaurants, ordered drinks in lobby bar, ordered room service twice...all was wonderful, both food and service! Yes, the pool area is packed and very difficult to get a chair since people “save” them with towels, but we chose to spend our time at the beach, which was great! The guys doing the chairs/umbrellas were very friendly and helpful! Our room is clean, lanai is clean and the hotel itself is clean! I cannot say enough about the grounds and the lobby.. BEAUTIFUL!!! Oh, did I mention that valet has been right on top of it, and very professional! We love the complimentary waters and beach towels they offer you every time you call for your car!! Yes, we will definitely be back to the Grand Wailea!!! Please.... don’t let the reviews keep you from staying here! I work at a 5 star hotel, and the service, food, atmosphere, and beds are excellent!!!! Well done, Grand Wailea!