Me and my wife stayed at Wai Ola in October for 8 nights and we had the best time ever. We chose Wai Old mainly based on the hundreds of positive reviews from this site and we were not disappointed. We also picked here based on the fact that it was not a massive hotel resort and also not in the middle of the town. We wanted a bit of seclusion and peace and quiet on our honeymoon.
Jim and Kim were great hosts and made us feel instantly welcome. They knew we were on our honeymoon and when we arrived in our room there was a bottle of prosecco on ice along with a congratulations card... A very nice touch that was not expected. It tasted especially nice sat on the balcony (outside or room) watching the sun set over the ocean.
We stayed in the Kuuipo suite and had great views of the ocean while lying in bed. The room was immaculate, spacious and very nicely furnished. I especially liked the shower encased in glass blocks.
We travelled to Hawaii during the quiet time and as such (apart from 2 days) we had the whole place to ourselves... We felt like we actually had the whole place to ourselves!!
The pool was great and we would often come back from the beach early and just chill round the pool with a drink and watch the sun set. The Jacuzzi was also great and was great to use at night once the temperature had dropped (a little) and wasn’t as intense.
As many others have said there is free use of beach towels/chairs/umbrellas as well as snorkels, masks and flippers, boogie boards and cool boxes, ideal for us as we took our lunch to the beach.
I had also read many good things about Kim’s 'baked goods' and we were not disappointed. As we were the only guests there during our stay I feel we were spoilt a little. We were treated to banana bread with choc chips, spiced pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing, chocolate brownies and nut cookies...Yum!!
Lahaina town is about 1.5 miles down front street and is walk able if you have a reasonable fitness (we did it once and took about 40 minutes). There is however a bus that stops at the bottom of the road (every hour). $2/person and takes you straight into the centre of Lahaina. The last bus leaves town at 10pm though so if staying later then you will have to walk or get a cab ($10 max)
The best beaches are a bit of a drive away and not walk able, we had a car for the duration though so it was no problem for us. There are so many nice beaches on Maui you would need a car to see them all anyway.
Overall I would 100% recommend this place to anyone. We had a perfect honeymoon and we hope to return one day... If only to return the $1 that Kim lent us for the bus one day!! :-)
Once again many thanks for a memorable honeymoon.
Mahalo Jim & Kim.
- Also Known As:
- Wai Ola Vacation Paradise Maui/Lahaina
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking for an alternative to the hustle and bustle of the name brand resort hotels in Maui? Wai Ola Vacation Paradise is especially for romantic couples looking for a private, intimate vacation experience. Just four units with a maximum occupancy of two (adults only) per room gives a feeling of seclusion not found many places. So if it's your honeymoon, anniversary, or just a vacation without the kids, come check out Wai Ola Vacation Paradise. ... more less