Maui Travel Guide: Where to Stay in Wailea

Maui is beloved for its world-famous beaches, the sacred Iao Valley, views of migrating humpback whales (during winter months), farm-to-table cuisine and taking in spectacular sunrises and sunsets from Haleakala.  Maui, known as the 'Valley Isle', is the second largest of the Hawaiian islands and has been voted "Best Island in the U.S." by Conde Nast Traveler readers for more than 20 years - it's not surprising to see why!

Maui Overview:
Maui has something for everyone, from amazing resorts, adventure, waterfalls, and much more!  On Maui, you'll find a variety of places to stay from luxury resorts, spacious condo rentals and everything in between.


Maui can be split up into 5 different regions: Central, East, South, West and Upcountry.  Each area has a different feel to it and offers something a little different for visitors.

Central Maui
Kahului is home to the island’s main airport and interesting attractions. Head to Wailuku for mom-and-pop shops and eateries along the way to the Iao Valley State Park.



East Maui
Visitors who brave the Hana Highway’s signature hairpin turns and narrow bridges are rewarded with out-of-this-world views of lush rainforests, gorgeous waterfalls and exotic beaches.



West Maui
Once a retreat for Hawaiian royalty and the former capitol of the Hawaiian Kingdom, West Maui is home to spectacular resorts, shopping, restaurants, a variety of activities and some of the best sunsets in the world.


Upcountry Maui
Watch the sunrise from the peak of Haleakala, see ancient Hawaii’s desert landscapes and discover unique, locally grown food.



South Maui
Escape to the tropical beaches of Kihei, Makena and Wailea; relax and unwind at a world-class resort or tee off at one of the 13 world-renowned golf courses.


Where to Stay on Maui:
Situated between sunny Kihei and the beautiful beaches of Makena - Wailea is the perfect place to stay at on Maui if you're looking for high-end shopping, golfing, or just a relaxing day at one of the many beautiful beaches.

There are a variety of options to choose from in Wailea for your next trip to Maui.  I've selected the best places to stay at in South Maui - You can't go wrong choosing one of these resorts for your next Maui trip!

Residence Inn Maui Wailea
Embrace Hawaiian heritage and local culture during your stay at the new all-suites Wailea hotel. Whatever brings you to Maui, enjoy a resident-like stay with modern amenities that redefines your Hawaii experiences. Hawaii paradise living awaits.

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa
The Andaz Maui at Wailea is a stunning luxury hotel along Mokapu Beach in Wailea.  The Andaz Maui opened its doors in September 2013 and is one of Wailea's newest resorts.


It features cascading infinity pools, a full-service spa and dining experiences food connoisseurs will love.

Check out my detailed review here: Review: Andaz Maui at Wailea


Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
The Fairmont Kea Lani is a luxury oceanfront all-suite and villa resort featuring spectacular ocean and sunset, tropical garden and mountain views located in Wailea, Maui, along sunny Polo Beach.


At the Fairmont Kea Lani, you'll be able to choose from one-bedroom suites with private lanais, or two- and three-bedroom villas with private plunge pools and gourmet kitchens.

Check out my detailed review here: Luxury Oceanfront Living at the Fairmont Kea Lani


Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui
Exceptional oceanfront location on Maui's south coast, nestled between two award winning beaches featuring fifty-four holes of championship golf,  eleven tennis courts, two restaurants & lounge.


Grand Wailea
Overlooking Wailea Beach on Maui, the 776-room Grand Wailea Resort offers luxurious amenities including award-winning Spa Grande, spectacular pools with thrilling slides, family activities at Camp Grande, distinctive cuisines and exclusive shopping.


Ho'olei at Grand Wailea
Located adjacent to the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa on Maui's southern shore, the Ho’olei at Grand Wailea consists of two-story luxury town homes in a private world of luxury. The Ho'olei boasts finely appointed interiors, modern kitchens, private elevators, and attached garages.


Hotel Wailea Maui
The first and only Relais & Châteaux property in Hawaii.   The ultra-private luxury hotel is designed uniquely for couples. From its perch, 300 feet above sea level, guests enjoy dramatic ocean views and 15 lush acres of pathways through tropical gardens, waterfalls and koi ponds.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Maui’s first and only Forbes Five-Star resort is nestled on 15 acres of the breathtaking Wailea coast. The 380-room oceanfront property is world-renowned for its comfortable opulence, impeccable service, luxurious amenities, and for living in harmony with its environment and community.


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