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Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Hawaii

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Edit 19 Feb 2020-20 Feb 2020 (0 guests)

“I went to Maui to stay a week and remained five,” wrote Mark Twain in 1866. He’d stay even longer if he were here today at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. He, too, may relish days spent lazing around on the soft sand of Mokapu Beach, cocktail in hand; early morning swims in the cascading pool and then flopping down with a book in a cabana; snorkelling with humpback whales in crystal clear-waters; and savouring a “whole roasted lobster épice” for dinner at Morimoto Maui.

Andaz Maui has all the harmonious trimmings of a five-star resort: a spa, a gorgeous, cascading pool, a fitness centre, fine-dining restaurants and bars, and rooms that you wish yours at home looked like (inside and out). But it has something more – a genuine family-like spirit about the place. Most visitors who come here once will come back again, sooner rather than later.

Aside from the hotel itself, Wailea has everything you could want or need for a perfect beach vacation. Situated on the south shore of the island, guests can take adventures both on the land and in the sea. Snorkelling expeditions across miles of gorgeous reef await, as do day trips to the volcano at Haleakala National Park. Meanwhile, the Emerald Golf Course is a five-minute ride from the hotel.

Driving up the lantern-lit porte-cochère upon arrival, you’ll want to clap your hands in excitement. The hotel is set on fifteen beachfront acres in the lushest of tropical settings. There are 301 rooms, including 35 suites and eleven villas, and even entry-level guest rooms come with a lanai. Decor is modern and sleek, with a neutral colour scheme, wood furnishings, slate flooring, and some ikat and batik prints thrown in for holiday vibes.

Both relaxed and sophisticated at the same time, there are beach bars and numerous dining options, and several are casual in style if you really can’t separate yourself from your flip-flops. There’s even a chance to get familiar with Hawaii’s Polynesian culture over dinner as dancers and storytellers entertain guests over a feast of fifteen courses served just off the beach. You won’t want to miss this, the Feast at Mokapu, just like you won’t want to miss any other experience offered here. Like Twain, you’ll need about five weeks.

General information

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    How to get here

    25 minutes by road from Kahului Airport

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    Accommodation

    297 rooms & suites

Amenities

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    Wi-Fi

  • Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

  • Spa

    Spa

  • Gym

    Gym

  • Restaurants

    Restaurants

  • Beach

    Beach

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