We stayed at the Grand Wailea for a week for our honeymoon, following a week in Oahu and Kauai. After the other 2 hotels, we were very disappointed in the Grand Wailea... especially for the cost.
During our stay, the "Hibiscus" pool was out of order for the entire week, which cut down the swimming space quite a bit. We were not aware of this before booking. A restaurant was also closed during our entire stay, as well as finding out the Tsunami nightclub had recently closed and was only for private bookings.
Other than these 3 closings... everything cost extra $, Be careful what you do or it may cost you $! I've never seen a place charge so much for extra crap that should be included if you are already paying inflated prices.
Our stay at Marriot Kauai was awesome and cheaper than Grand Wailea.
Everyday, we would get up early and leave the hotel at 7-8am and not return until 5-6pm to get ready for dinner and go back out. We weren't willing to give anymore $ to this place. $15 for a bagel, i dont think so. THere are much better & friendlier places in Kihei to relax & eat.
The layout of the hotel/grounds is also very confusing. I heard numerous people complaining that they were lost. more signs would help. And location isn't that great. You can't walk to anywhere to get food. We didnt use the beach there once, except the watch the sunset the first day.
Overall, we'd never stay there again. We had heard great reviews from many people of this hotel so decided to 'splurge' on it for the last week of our honeymoon and were greatly disappointed. We wish we'd have spent that week at Marriot Kauai instead.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is the ultimate destination for a fabulous Hawaii vacation, perfect for families, spa goers, honeymooners, golfers and active vacationers. Situated on 40 acres of lush, tropical Hawaiian gardens, Grand Wailea opens onto Maui's beautiful Wailea Beach, voted one of the best beaches in America, with elegant and newly-renovated accommodations, indulgent spa treatments, fine dining and thrilling recreational options. ... more less
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