Airy and comfortable, this recently renovated resort 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. You’ll want to spend your entire vacation beneath the cabanas at the exquisite infinity pool. 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 positioned on a grassy slope between Wailea and Ulua beaches, so there’s plenty of sandy real estate to explore, too. 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 Roy Yamaguchi’s newest restaurant: Humble Market Kitchin. Kids can fuel up on shave ice and poke at the Mo Bettah Food Truck.
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
3700 Wailea Alanui Dr.
Our Rating Neighborhood Wailea Phone 808/879-1922 Prices Doubles from $451; suite from $579; 2-bedroom from $679. Extra person $40. Daily $35 resort fee. Valet parking $35, self-parking $25 Amenities 2 restaurants; 2 bars; cafe; food truck; luau, babysitting; concierge; use of Wailea Golf Club’s 3 18-hole golf courses; fitness center; outdoor 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 Wi-Fi in lobby ($15–$19 in-room) Units 547 Web site Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Other Packages available