The sunny side of Maui has more than weather going for it. Calm waters, golden beaches, fine restaurants and dreamy hotels work seamlessly with the weather to make Wailea a vacation mecca. With only 10 inches of rain every year, this South Maui jewel is a haven of recreation and relaxation. Wailea’s planned community of luxury hotels, manicured golf courses, and upscale shopping and dining are everything you need to get away from it all.
Mōkapu, Ulua, Wailea and Polo beaches offer consummate snorkeling, swimming and clear views of Lāna‘i, Kaho‘olawe and Molokini Islet. If not from your hotel room lānai, you can drink in these views from the 1.5-mile coastal trail that runs between the resorts and the beach. You’ll see birds soar, people playing on the beaches, catamarans in the distance and native plants marked for identification and protection. All you have to do is step off the trail and head for the nearest dining room to enjoy the luxury of a Wailea lunch or a sunset cocktail and dinner with the same glorious views.
Golf, tennis, shopping, dining and some of the most notable spas in Hawai‘i are among the attractions of this area. Art lovers, take note: Wailea is also home to some of the finest art galleries and collections in Hawai‘i.