The Andaz continues to garner rave reviews—small wonder, considering its prime beachfront locale, chic decor, apothecary-style spa, and two phenomenal restaurants, including one by superstar chef Masaharu Morimoto. Foodies should look no further: Not only is the Morimoto Maui sushi bar a must, but the resort’s other restaurant, Ka'ana Kitchen, might be even better. Before you eat, though, you’ll want to freshen up in your room. Accommodations here aren’t the island’s largest, but they ramp up the style quotient a notch with crisp white linens, warm wood furniture, and midcentury accents. Wrap yourself in a plush robe and nosh on the complimentary minibar snacks from the sanctuary of your private lanai. Wander past the tiered infinity pools (which look best at night, when lit in a shifting palette of colors). Then hit gorgeous Mokapu Beach out front to snorkel, kayak, or paddle outrigger canoe. This resort is a dynamic blend of modern and ancient values. Visit with the resident artist in the lobby gallery, or learn to braid ti-leaf leis and make coconut fiber cordage. Whatever you do, don’t miss the Awili Spa, where you can mix your own massage oil and body scrubs. Fitness classes and outrigger canoe excursions are complimentary, and you even have a free GoPro to use for the duration of your stay. If you splurge on one of the resort’s two-, three-, or four-bedroom villas—you’ll have an entire wall that opens to the Pacific, a private plunge pool, and a Viking range to call your own.
Andaz Maui at Wailea
3550 Wailea Alanui Dr.
Our Rating Neighborhood Wailea Phone 808/573-1234 Prices Double from $487; 1-bedroom suite from $694; call for villa prices. Resort fee $40; Valet parking $30 Amenities 3 restaurants, 24-hr. market; 3 bars; concierge; 24-hr. fitness center; use of Wailea Golf Club’s 3 18-hole golf courses; 4 cascading infinity pools; 24-hr. room service; shuttle service; luxury spa and spa pool; watersports equipment rentals; free fitness classes and excursions; free minibar; free Wi-Fi Units 198 Web site Andaz Maui at Wailea
Map3550 Wailea Alanui Dr. Maui
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