Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
A Waldorf Astoria Resort
What it is
A 40-acre tropical wonderland that’s Hawaii at its 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. Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 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.
Restaurants & Bars
Grand Dining Room - B daily/Sunday Brunch | Humu - Dinner | Cafe Kula - BLD | Bistro Molokini - Island fare, LD
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.