Maui’s AAA Four-Diamond Grand Wailea is situated on 40 spectacular beachfront acres in the posh resort-town of Wailea on the southwest shore of the island.
The resort features 780 guestrooms, including 52 suites. The Napua Tower offers 100 rooms in a private club-area situated at the center of the hotel, featuring dedicated concierge services with upgraded guest room accommodations.
The resort also offers luxury vacation rentals with Ho’olei at Grand Wailea – lavish private residences offering 3-bedroom, 3.5- bath luxury villas with the highest level of quality standards. Perfect for extended stays, special celebrations and family gatherings.
One of our favorite sunset dining experiences!
James Beard Award-winning Chef Alan Wong
Further, luxury travelers will find eight dining options, including Amasia featuring Chef Alan Wong, a James Beard Award winner for Best Chef of the Year for the Pacific Northwest.
There is a beautiful seaside chapel for wedding and vow renewals, and the 50,000 square-foot, award-winning Spa Grande, the largest spa in Hawaii.
Grand Wailea’s activity pool has nine separate pools, including a “baby beach,” seven waterslides, waterfalls, caves, white water rapids, grottos, whirlpool and sauna and the world’s first water elevator. The activity pool also contains a Scuba Diving Pool, specially designed for scuba diving lessons. The formal Hibiscus Pool (for adults only) has a huge mosaic Hibiscus flower inlaid on its floor.
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Favorite Memories From the Grand Wailea
- All of the ladies received a fresh Hawaiian orchid lei upon arrival. This put a big smile on Carol’s face.
- The grounds are absolutely stunning. There’s a man-made river running through the property complete with several waterfalls, and the tropical flora is abundant and eye-popping.
- We enjoyed a “deluxe ocean” room on the 9th floor. From our vantage point, we peered across the whole of the resort, could spy humpback whales frolicking in the ocean, and greatly enjoyed a beautiful sunset each night.
- We enjoyed a fabulous sunset dining experience in the Humuhumu Restaurant. Click here to see our sunset photos as well as a beautiful shot of each of our entrées.
- Our watercolor painting class was a lot of fun.
- The Spa Grande was completely out of this world. We each started off with a loofa scrub, spent an hour enjoying dazzling pools and baths, and ended our experience with a signature Grand Wailea Ali’i Honey Steam Cocoon. Wow! Plus, you are absolutely certain to enjoy the inlaid Italian marble surroundings, original artwork, mahogany millwork and Venetian chandeliers. Absolutely world-class in every way.
- Evening walks around the resort were memorable and very romantic.
- The beach was expansive and offered folks lots of umbrellas and cabanas to enjoy a day at the beach.
- The whole town of Wailea is very relaxing, has everything that a luxury traveler might desire, with none of the massive swarms of people found up in the Kaanapali area. We like it a LOT!
- It was great fun to explore the large number of artworks displayed throughout the resort. I thought I heard a gentleman in the on-site art gallery mention that one of the works was valued at $8 million all by itself! Nonetheless, it was nice to have an art museum built-in as a feature of the resort.
We really enjoyed our visit to Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. We would definitely desire to come back for a repeat performance the next time we’re on the island of Maui, and we feel very confident to highly recommend it to you.
Link: Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
Disclosure: our wonderful experience was provided by the kind folks at Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, and our Maui press trip was provided by the Maui Convention and Visitors Bureau. Thanks!