This was the most relaxing, beautiful, serene, friendly, and quality hotel. It is simple yet a luxury. It is not tacky or overdone like neighboring hotels. Its simple and elegant decor makes you focus on the elements of the nature there which makes it so much more beautiful than any other hotel in Wailea. The rooms are perfect, with lanais and comfortable beds. I would specifically ask for a room with privacy. The front desk let us check 3 different rooms before we picked ours which was with a view of the end of the hotel's ocean area rather than a room right off the luau grounds which was more busy and more appropriate for a family with kids in my opinion. It was private and so beautiful to look at as well as to hear the ocean every morning. The sunset is stunning especially when sitting at the adult infinity pool. The best time of day at the pool is between 5-6 pm in my opinion.
This brings me to the best feature of the hotel which is the adult infinity pool. It is great to rent a cabana right on the pool for the whole day ($100 with 20 % off) and comes with a fruit platter and water. Or you can get a blue soft cabana for $25 or the lounge chairs are just a perfect and free. There is amazing waiter service at every seat by this pool. They will wait on you all day long and are not pushy yet can always be easily seen if you want something from them. This was my husband's and my honeymoon and we spent a bunch of days just lounging by this pool. Food and Drinks were all great and the pool itself is serene and stunning
The days that we didn't lounge by the pool we traveled to Kihei which is a little bohemian and fun, seemed local to us. We also went on Road to Hana, (halfway anyway which made it easier and worth it to us.) This way there was no pressure and we could go back to our lovely hotel and enjoy ourselves there most of the day. We ordered room service that night and other nights which was always delicious, well-portioned and quick. One thing I will warn you about hawaii is if you are a new yorker like me and are used to ordering food all the time, any time -- you can not order delivery in hawaii. You have to pick up, which is why we utilized room service often. We were lucky the room service was very good quality.
The restaurant was incredible. We are vegetarians and the chef specifically altered some of the menu items for us i.e. he made the coconut shrimp into coconut tofu for us. They were so accommodating. This was our favorite restaurant in Wailea. We also had the breakfast buffet included in our package every morning which was superb. Eggs, omlettes, fresh fruit, baked goods, waffles, etc. it was also a little different each morning which was kept it interesting. If you want a drink "to go" after your meal the waiter will bring it to you in a plastic cup with a straw. I would usually get an iced tea or water to go.
The best way to buy water is actually at the gift shop which sells liter bottles of 99 cent water.
We felt that this hotel was even nicer than the more expensive ones nearby and that it is well worth its price which is not high compared to most hawaii prices. This is a perfect honeymoon spot or family spot. It all depends on the location of your room and what you want to do.
The beach "not being on the property" as some have said is really a silly complaint since it is only maybe 10 steps away form the edge of the hotel and feels like it is on the hotel property. There is one to you left which is by the grand wailea and you can rent chairs from (it is annoying to pay for chairs, but it is hawaii) and that water is calm which is very nice. The beach area to the right is more of a local beach and much more rough. There was a pretty strong current when my husband and I went in and had to get out of there. It was okay though because we just went back to our infinity pool. Most of the beaches in Hawaii have pretty strong currents unless they are in a cove which is why I would rather be at a more public beach that is a little more calm like the one to the left of the hotel. You can see the water from most of the hotel and it is so blue and beautiful. You can see the island of Lanai across the water and also part of Maui (Lahaina area) in the distance.
Actually, one night we drove to Lahaina and ate at "The Maui Brewing Company" which had great beer and very good food. They have a bar with a strip of ice to put your beer down on. Overall our service in Hawaii was very nice.
I am someone who is from a big city and doesn't like to drive but driving around Hawaii is very nice and beautiful and was actually a relaxing and special part of our trip. We enjoyed navigating around the island together and taking in the scenery. We went to Kauai after Maui and while Kauai was beautiful I like Wailea in Maui because it wasn't as populated as Lahaina but was more central than Kauai. It had a feeling of remoteness by the resort area but you could still go to stop n shop or a shopping center if you needed one.
The gym was nice and so was the spa. The spa was expensive but for our honeymoon was worth the splurge. We did the couples lomi lomi massage in a room with a view of the ocean and the hot tub in it for after the massages. It was very relaxing and the spa was very tranquil with everything you could need. It was funny because we actually exercised every morning here (which is not like us when on vacation) because the grounds are so beautiful and the trail to run on is so breathtaking. I ran more than I had run a long time just because i was so thankful for being able to run while enjoying such a great view, breathing clean air/watery scents and seeing people smiling all around. I would run starting from the condominiums to the right of the hotel to a little ways past the four seasons which gets a little steep but has a good path. I wouldn't run up there at night though because it gets dark and you'd want to see where you are going since you are so close to the rocks and water. Walking and lounging by the water at night though was fine. My husband and I actually got food "to go" one night from the restaurant and had a picnic under the big banyan tree by the water under the stars which was super romantic. By the way, the stars are incredible. We could see Mercury so clearly from our room every night!
All in all, the hotel was incredible. best vacation ever and we have been to places like Atlantis in the bahamas, etc. I hope to come back to this resort again sometime soon. It was truly heaven in hawaii!
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