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  • Enjoying our Tropical Getaway (October 2014)
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Wailea Things to Do

  • Lounging on the Beach

    This vacation was all about relaxing and being lazy. We had a busy couple of months with purchasing a new house, moving and getting settled; we needed to get away. We loved the beach right in front of the Andaz which although public was not very busy. Each morning began with the beach butlers of the hotel setting up our chairs and umbrella on our...

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  • The Shops at Wailea

    The Shops at Wailea is one of the large shopping/dining areas located in Wailea. There are many shops, galleries and restuarants located here. There are the usual stores you'd find in most malls in America such as Tommy Bahama and the Gap. They also have some local shops such as ABC Stores, Maui Water Wear and Na Hoku. Since the shops are located...

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  • Wailea Beach Coastal Walk

    The Wailea Beach Coastal Walk is a path that hugs the coastline winding past several of the beachfront resorts of the area. I liked that this is a pved area and it is easy for people to walk or ride it; especially those in wheelchairs. My wife and I enjoyed this walk several times during our stay in Wailea. The path links many of the public beaches...

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  • Wailea Beach

    Wailea beach is located on the south shore of Maui. The beach is large and cresent shaped with golden colored sand and calm water. The beach spans about 450 yards and is rated one of the top beaches in America year after year. It is a beautiful stretch of beach with some pretty views.This is a public beach and can be rather crowded due to its...

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  • Mokapu Beach

    Mokapu Beach was located right in front of the resort we were staying at; The Andaz. I liked that the beach was small and uncrowded. We only saw people from our resort and a few people from the neighboring condo development. After seeing the mob scene of Wailea beach; I was happy to be here at Mokapu.The beach condition was perfect; nice sand,...

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  • The Shops at Wailea

    The Shops at Wailea is one of the large shopping/dining areas located in Wailea. There are many shops, galleries and restuarants located here. There are the usual stores you'd find in most malls in America such as Tommy Bahama and the Gap. They also have some local shops such as ABC Stores, Maui Water Wear and Na Hoku. Since the shops are located...

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Wailea Hotels

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  • Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

    3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea, Hawaii, 96753, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

    The biggest issue with the Kea Lani is the price. If you're ready to spend several hundred USD per...

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  • Hotel Wailea

    555 Kaukahi Street, Wailea, Hawaii, 96753, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Wailea Restaurants

  • Incredible Breakfast

    Ka’ana Kitchen was our choice for breakfast while staying at the Andaz (they also serve dinner here as well). This restaurant believes in the farm to table experience and the food is supplied from only local farmers; which I appreciate. The restaurant itself is a large space with both indoor and outdoor seating. Simple décor and an open concept in...

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  • Excellent Sunset Meal

    Humuhumunukunukuapua’a is a restuarant at the Grand Wailea resort named after the state fish of Hawaii and yes I can said its name. Most people call it Humu as it is much easier to pronounce. This restaurant has been voted the most Romantic in Wailea for several years running and we both wanted to check it out after seeing some good reviews online....

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  • Incredible Food and Service

    Morimoto's is a celebrity chef restaurant on the property of the Andaz in Wailea. I'm not normally a fan of celebrity chef restaurants both my wife and I decided to give it a try for her Birthday Dinner.The hotel made us 6pm dinner reservations which would be perfect to catch the sunset. When we checked in at the hostess station they greated us...

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  • Good Lunch

    Cheeseburger Island Style is one of three restaurants located at the Shops in Wailea. We had lunch here on two occasions during our 2014 trip; once after som etime on the beach and another with our friends Bob and Barbara who live locally.The vibe here is very casual which is perfect for me. The restaurant is a nice size with a good bar area. the...

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  • Ok Food

    Our first night in Wailea we wound up at Loghi's after a bit of shopping at the Shops at Wailea. Longhi's is one of three restuarants located in this shopping area. We had eaten at their location in Lahaina so we figured it would be just as good.Upon arriving at the restaurant it was a bit of a mess. No one was at the hostess station and we waited...

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  • Good Quick Service Meals

    Mokapu Market is a quick service food option/market located in the Andaz. Hurricane Ana was upon the island and it was extremely windy and raining outside so we chose to grab some lunch here. They had a small menu with flatbreads, sandwiches, soups and salads to choose from. I decided to have their sliced steal pannini and my wife had the...

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Wailea Transportation

  • Kahului Airport

    It's not the best or the worst airport I have been to. They have limited shopping and food options but I'm here for the flight not the shopping or food. The two complaints I have here is that there are not enough seats in the terminal and not a single vending machine on property worked. My wife and I wandered back to the shopping area just to get a...

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  • AA to Maui

    This was our first flight to Maui from the mainland. We flew from Hartford to Dallas then directly to Kahului Airport. We had a good flight and made sure to bring snacks for the journey as no meals are served on the flight since it is domestic. There are always snacks avaialble for purchase but we chose to bring our own.We were fortunate that on...

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  • Roberts Hawaii: Good Airport Shuttle

    Roberts Hawaii is a good option if you want a shuttle to your resort or to the airport. They have a counter right in baggage claim at the airport so you don't need to pre-book if you don't want to. We chose to wait until we arrive then schedule our transport. We only waited 15 minutes before our driver loaded our luggage and had us on our way to...

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Wailea Shopping

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  • UV Swim Shirts

    Crazy Shirts is a store you can find on most of the Hawaiian islands as well as some stores on the mainland. They carry a variety of men's, women's and children's tee shirts, sweat shirts, pants, hats and water wear. In particular I like their UV swim shirts. I am known to go from white to Lobster red with the slightest amount of sun; so these UV...

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  • Everything and more...

    ABC Stores are located all over the islands; this one in particular was located at the Shops in Wailea Everything you could want to buy are in these stores: food items, alcohol, souvenirs, clothing, makeup, toiletries, sun block, beach towels, candy, picture frames, beach coolers, hats and more. The prices here are very affordable so it is the...

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  • Great Tee Shirts

    Malibu Shirts is a great store for tee shirts. I love wearing tee shirts and this place has some great ones with good quality fabric. We usually shop at their store in Waikiki; so we were happy to find this store at the Shops at Wailea. They specialize in Vintage prints; so there are some really interesting shirts with old Hawaiian logos and travel...

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Wailea Local Customs

  • Lei Giving

    Lei is Hawaiian meaning garland or wreath. Leis can be made of shells, beads, leaves or flowers. Most peoplle associate the giving of Leis as a welcoming token of affection. This welcoming lei was popularized by the tourism boom to Hawaii in the 19th and 20th century.It is a nice gesture that many of the hotels present guests with a welcome lei...

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  • Tasty Lava Flows

    When in Hawaii, definitely try a Lava Flow. The Lava Flow is a delicious drink made from Rum, pureed strawberries, coconut cream and coconut milk. It basically tastes like a Strawberry Pina Colada but better. My wife loves these Lava Flows and has to have them whenever we are in Hawaii. Her favorite place for a Lava Flow is the Plantation Bar at...

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  • Mai Tai

    The Mai Tai first came a popular cocktail in the 1950's and 1960's. The popular Elvis film Blue Hawaii featured this Tiki inspired drink. I am a big fan of Mai Tai's and love having them when visiting Hawaii. I've had them at almost every bar or restaurant I have visited and served in a variety of glasses from highball to interesting Tiki heads and...

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Wailea Warnings and Dangers

  • Do Not Touch Wildlife

    As tempting as it can be to touch wildlife; don't do it. Leave the turtles alone on the beach and in the water. Don't be tempted to try to touch the fish when snorkeling or remove them from the water. Seriously people; these creatures should be left along without any human interference. Remember what your Mother used to say: "Keep your hands to...

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  • Respect the Coral Reefs

    Coral Reefs in Hawaii make up 85% of the coral reefs in the US and stretch over 1200 miles in the Pacific. Protecting coral reefs is not only important to the ocean and the creatures that dwell in it but to us humans as well.Hawaii is a popular tourist destination for swimming, surfing, snorkel and scuba. Activities such as these can have an impact...

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  • The Ocean Waves

    The Ocean is beautiful but can also be dangerous. My wife and I experienced this first hand on our last trip. We were enjoying the waves when a few big one hit us quite badly sending me on my rear end to the shore and seriously pounded my wife to the point of breaking her toe and banging up her knee. After that massive hit we got out of the water...

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Wailea Favorites

  • Beautiful Sunsets

    We always love a good sunset and the sunsets here in Maui are beautiful. Every sunset has its differnet color variations and changes but always beautiful. We usually are early eaters for dinner and try to make our dinner reservations during sunset time to have a beautiful backdrop to our meal.

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  • Explore Other Resorts

    My wife and I love to explore other resorts when travelling to see what they have to offer. We were staying at the Andaz which is one of the newest properties in Wailea but were curious about the rest down the beach. During our trip we ventured off to the Grand Wailea, Marriott and the Four Seasons. It is nice to compare the different property...

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