This is exactly what most of Maui's coastal hotel hotels, known as Honolulu counterparts, are. Cheap pools, crowded lifts and tourist troops. This spring vacation may seem like a paradise for college-aged travelers, but there is a better option for those looking for a more relaxed and thoughtful Hawaiian experience. Couples around the world have discovered a convenient alternative to the noisy beach area: Hotel Wailea, Maui's only luxury boutique hotel.
Travelers say a lot about Hotel Wailea, which earns 4.5 / 5 points on TripAdvisor and ranks third among Wailea, Maui hotels. We'll cover some of the points below and give you some tips on how you can be the best guest.
Overview of Hotel Basics
Unlike many hotels on the beach, Wailea Hotel is not a big building. Instead it is a hidden enclave of two-story villas spread over rolling hills of 15 hectares. The property is well-designed and has a lot of praise because of its beautiful scenery. In fact, guests spend their first minutes simply exploring the property, admiring the quiet gardens, cozy springs and koi ponds. The architecture was inspired by a Zen Japanese twist from Frank Zloyd Wright.
The hills are great for taking photos of the ocean, but remember that you can take a little stroll to get into your room. Walking is not unreasonable, but it will take more effort than the nice flat-outness you get in a regular hotel room. Tip: Ask for a room near the lobby or parking lot so you don't walk around.
The bottom line of the great order is that you feel like you have it everywhere. Many guests noted that they saw very few people in their surroundings except for the common areas. There is no element of tourist or chaos that you can definitely find in larger hotels along the beach.
The property has only 72 bedrooms. Two-storey villas with suites are located above and two on the first floor. Rarely do you have any noise complaints, so the suits seem to be well insulated. Tip: The upper floors have the best ocean views and room numbers ending in 3 or 4. Suites are generally sold according to the type of look they have and offer guests a panoramic ocean view.
The first thing tourists notice about rooms is that their breadth is clear even from the pictures you find online. Each set includes a kitchen area with a cooktop, refrigerator and sink. Tip: If you are planning to cook meals in your room, ask for pre-set dishes. Very little pots and pans do not work in the room. You may also want to microwave.
In terms of furniture, there are two dining tables, a family room with a sofa, a coffee table and an LCD TV. Each suite has private, spacious lanai (patio) lounge chairs overlooking the ocean.
In old reviews, travelers complained of room wear. In response, the hotel management has taken great steps to bring up the rooms with new carpets, furniture, luxury linen and new beds.
Most rooms have a king size bed, but few have double beds. The master bathroom has a large heater tub and walk-in shower, which are separate and not separate – perfect for couples but not suitable for friends and family. Again, some bathrooms may use some updates, but most guests do not see this as a problem.
Some suites are near the koi pond and they get mixed reviews. Some travelers like to feed fish from their patio every morning. However, pond water can attract mosquitoes, especially during dawn. Therefore, avoid mosquito repellents if you have mosquitoes.
The amenities of the hotel show more interest in couples than families with children, and most guests appreciate the relative absence of children on the property. One of the best conditions is the local Japanese style spa (Spa Wailea), which gives guests free access. The guests absolutely love the beds that you can enjoy in Japanese art office or "spa bath." There is also a hot bath and dry sauna.
The pool is smaller compared to what you would find in larger hotels, but guests say it makes the reception closer and more comfortable. There are several full-size beds and a beach chair along with a pool bar that sells drinks for hours around the pool area. Most people are pleased with the fitness center located in a beautiful room open to the sea, but heavy-duty gym athletes may be disappointed. The equipment is not extensive – there is a road, elliptical, stationary bike and Bowlflex. As of May 12th, there is no complete set of dumbbells.
The hotel has a free service (Cadillac Escalade), which the guests quickly tell when they want to go down to the Wailea beach. The hotel in Grand Wailea has a private beach with beach chairs, umbrellas, towels and bottled water (paid for by the resort). You can refill your account while you stay at Grand Wailea, don't worry about having lunch or ordering a cocktail and cashing out to the beach.
All of these amenities cost a lot – $ 25 a day, a mandatory rest. But don't let this scare you; the guests insist that it is well spent.
Please note that the Wailea Hotel is not a beach and is generally isolated. According to Google Maps, 1.4 miles (~ 26 min) is just under the beach and under a slope, so if you're not a brave hiker you really want to use the free service. The service will take you to the beach, including the Wailea Blue Golf Course and to another location in Wailea.
There is a famous restaurant called Capische offering delicious Italian dishes everywhere. The restaurant has won a number of awards, including the Zagat 5-Star Award for being the best Italian restaurant in Hawaii. But the prices are very steep. The dining menu is found on the hotel's website.
There is a free continental breakfast every morning. Guests talked about locally made bananas and lilokoi bread and fresh guava juice. Your other dining options are Wailea. Wailea stores have a general store that sells freshly made food, such as Bento straw.
Travelers consistently rate the service as a high level. Home cleaning does a great job as there are hundreds of sets to clean. The girls try not to get out of the room because they are not worried. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. One traveler was on an unhealthy diet and was told that if he had informed the staff before his arrival, he would have been able to give himself breakfast. Therefore, when booking, be sure to check for any allergies and dietary restrictions. In general, the delegation looks more friendly than the main chain hotels.
The Wailea Hotel is perfect for couples looking for a relaxing Hawaii vacation in the spacious beach hotels. Rooms are spacious, but some updates may be needed. The property itself is sprawling and offers scenic views of the Pacific Ocean. Rates range between $ 250 and $ 39 per night during the summer, which is great considering the large hotels in the area can easily cost twice or more. If you make a direct booking at least 90 days in advance, the price drops to around $ 170 per night, which is an incredible value for the area again.