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
Was an exceptional stay! The spa is the best I have ever had ANYWHERE!!!!! Beautiful grounds... incredible food. They exemplify the true meaning of ALOHA! The only place in Maui to be!!!!
We had bad weather and it didn’t matter!
We have visited Maui over 30 times since 1976 and have stayed at the Ritz Carlton, Mauna Kea, Hyatt, Marriott, Westin, Sheraton and others, but this was the most beautiful hotel and grounds. The staff was amazing and very helpful. The only disappointment was the mediocre food at Huma Huma restaurant and the flavor of all their tropical drinks (all tasted like cheap mixes and not fresh, tasty juices). Having an Adult Only pool area and vertually Adult Only grass area overlooking the ocean and beach were a huge plus! Cannot immagine anyone being disappointed with this hotel.
Spent four days in Maui for relaxation after a gruling sightseeing trip on Oahu. Did go on a day trip on the road to Hana, but mostly stayed on the grounds and pool areas. Wonderful service, and would definately recommend to friends and family.
You can verify that I don't do allot of reviews. We met a gentleman today named Michael L. S at The Grand Wailea. The Grand Wailea sits on some of the best real estate in the world and we had front row seats to an amazing tapestry of Ocean View. The buffet was on par with Four Seasons, other Waldorf Hotels, and better Hilton Hotels. It was the service that made this day so memorable. Michael had no idea that it was my wife's birthday but he treated us as if he knew. I have to assume that is how he treats everyone and that makes him the best server I have ever encountered. Such an honor. Michael is graceful and johnny on the spot without being intrusive or trying too hard. He could write "The Zen of Hospitality" and he probably should.
It was such a wonderful visit, made even better by the kind, friendly and attentive care of Rose Lei, our Greeter. She was so kind during our entire stay.
We highly recommend staying here and it is the only place we’d stay on Maui