Lush & lavish
What it is
A 40-acre tropical wonderland that’s Hawaii at it’s quintessential best, complete with a floral lei upon arrival.
What it isn't
Boutique. There are 780 rooms here, and amenity-offerings to match.
What we think
You’ll want for nothing—nothing—at this opulent resort near Wailea Beach. The property has six just-remodeled pools, six waterfalls, one 300-foot lazy river, and one worth-the-wait Tarzan rope swing; three golf courses ranked among the best in the nation by Golf Digest; and a 50,000-square-foot spa that could even manage cosset a Kardashian (you don’t want to miss the lomi lomi massage). Twice a day SCUBA classes, yoga classes, portrait sessions with a professional photographer and even art tours of the Chihuly-stocked grounds are included in your daily resort fee. Did we mention each and every room has a private patio?
You're here because
They have a bed & breakfast option, and you hate nothing more than pulling out your wallet first thing in the morning on vacation.
The mist spraying your face is more energizing than a triple cappuccino on your morning paddle aboard a Hawaiian “hoe wa’a,” or outrigger canoe; but when you spot monk seals and turtles in the water beside you, you think you may just want to move and live here full time.
Just 35 minutes south of Kahului Airport. The hotel is about an hour from Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area and Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm; there’s even an on-site Enterprise Rental Car if you want wheels.
Restaraunts & Bars
Grand Dining Room - B daily/Sunday Brunch | Humu - Dinner | Cafe Kula - BLD | Bistro Molokini - Island fare, LD