Airy and comfortable, this spectacularly renovated resort managed by Marriott accentuates rather than overwhelms its sublime environment. Eight buildings, all low-rise except for an eight-story tower, unfold along 22 luxurious acres of lawns and gardens punctuated by coconut palms and Instagram-worthy sculptures and seating. You’ll want to spend your entire vacation beneath the cabanas at the two large, exquisite infinity pools. Unless you’re age 12 or under— then your parents will have to drag you away from the adventure pool with its four slick slides and animal sculptures that spit water. The resort is ideally positioned on a grassy slope between Wailea and Ulua beaches, so there’s plenty of sandy real estate to explore, too. Rainy day? Watch a movie on a 90-foot screen while reclining on pillowy beanbag chairs in the new cinema. Rooms have tile or wood floors, modern furnishings, and lanais with views of the picturesque coastline. The small Mandara Spa offers an array of treatments (from massages to body wraps and rejuvenating facials) in a very Zen atmosphere. Just downstairs is celebrated restaurateur Roy Yamaguchi’s casual restaurant, Humble Market Kitchin; a little secret is that the in-house restaurant, Kapa, has wonderful island-themed food and views, too. Kids can fuel up on shave ice and poke at the Mo Bettah Food Truck. Adults will enjoy cocktails at the Whale’s Tale Beach Bar, which also serves light breakfast and lunch fare, at the resort’s southern border by Wailea Beach.
Wailea Beach Resort & Spa
3700 Wailea Alanui Dr.
Our Rating Neighborhood Wailea Phone 808/879-1922 Prices Doubles from $680; suites from $990.Daily $50 resort fee Amenities 2 restaurants; 2 bars; cafe; children’s program; food truck; family game center; luau, babysitting; concierge; use of Wailea Golf Club’s 3 18-hole golf courses; fitness center; 3 heated pools (1 adults-only and 1 kids-only); room service; spa; use of Wailea Tennis Center’s 11 courts; free watersports-equipment and bike rentals; free WiFi in lobby ($15–$19 in room). Units 547 units Web site Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Map3700 Wailea Alanui Dr. Maui
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