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What We Love

  • Serene hillside location with a genuinely relaxing vibe
  • Graceful Japanese-inspired gardens and ponds
  • The free beach shuttle and beach concierge service that offers free water, towels, chairs and umbrellas at Wailea Beach

What To Know

  • Japanese umbrellas inspired the conical, high-ceilinged lobby
  • A free selection of Illy coffee and tea is included in the rate; a full breakfast is served in the restaurant (for an extra fee)
  • The hotel's tranquil atmosphere is more suitable for adults (children 15 and under are not permitted)

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Luxurious Maui enclave that offers best of both worlds – beach action by day, zen-like serenity by night

The Lowdown

The property was once a private club for Japanese investors—it’s that unusual history that explains the zen-like beauty of the grounds, filled with mango trees, bamboo stands, koi ponds, cascading waterfalls and timber footbridges. The 72 suites, grouped in sets of four, feature a kitchenette and separate living and sleeping quarters. Guest room bathrooms are built for a king: cue a deep, angular soaking tub set on a pedestal, next to an enormous rain shower, with the stone-tiled bathroom completely separate from vanity and toilet. Bedrooms feature natural textures and tones from polished timber floorboards through to marine-themed artwork. The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea offers romantic dining with a view from the balcony or more intimate low-walled garden. Hawaiian ingredients—think Kona lobster and Kauai shrimp—are highlighted throughout the Italian menu. The pool area features private cabanas and a full bar service, along with evening fire pits.

In the Area

It would be easy to vacation entirely within Wailea – a ritzy resort community with five crescent-shaped golden beaches and outstanding golf courses within its perfectly manicured 607 hectares. Yet Maui offers much more. Rise early to catch sunrise from the top of Mt. Haleakala, sign up for the full-day Road to Hana scenic tour, or head out from Lahaina for a day’s sport fishing. Lahaina is also home to celebrity restaurant Fleetwood’s on Front Street (Mick Fleetwood occasionally makes a cameo) while Willie Nelson frequents Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon at Paia, a former sugar-plantation town.

How to Get There

Hotel Wailea, Relais & Chateaux
555 Kaukahi Street
Wailea, HI 96753 United States

Reviews

Amazing Honeymoon Resort
ColeGSimpson

My wife and I stayed here for our Honeymoon and couldn't have picked a better place! From the views to the staff, it was all amazing.

Their staff makes you feel at home from the very beginning.

I honestly don't have anything bad to say about this place. We'll definitely be back in the future!

Beautiful Place
Lauren O

This hotel is in a beautiful location and is great for having a more quaint peaceful experience. It is also adults only which is great if that is what your looking for. I would say that I would definitely recommend this place but I also feel that the hotel is lacking a little in the "extras" that you normally find at 5 star hotels.

Amazing experience
DeirdreB763

This was our 4th visit not Hotel Wailea and it did not disappoint! The property is absolutely gorgeous and well maintained. What really sets it apart is the focus on customer service while still offering maximum privacy to really relax and get away from it all! The pool area is beautiful with lots of super comfy lounging areas and cabanas. The food is of great quality served in a beautiful setting. If you are looking for a relaxing escape in paradise this is the place! The hotel’s car service is a nice addition and while not on the beach, the beach club access is so easy. I highly recommend Hotel Wailea.