We stayed 3 nights at the Kea Lani and it was a great stay!! I've been in Maui before but not in Wailea, what a place!! Looks like a private condominium with amazing properties, I wish I have one on surroundings...I booked my stay through AMEX PTS so we've got daily complimentary breakfast, late checkout until 4pm and $100 to spend in food inside the resort. No upgrade was offered this time as I was already booked for a Deluxe Ocean View Suite and they said they could not upgrade me to the Kilohana Suite or the Villas, a little disappointing...but everything else was perfect.
Our suite had a very nice view of the ocean and the lagoon pool. The suite is a little bit dated but it's large as this is an all-suite hotel, I mean, every suite has a living room and a separated bedroom. All suites offer microwave and a wet bar which is good if you want to warm up something to eat. Breakfast was included for us and it was great, a lot of food to choose from. There is a nice place inside the property called Caffe Ciao where you can buy some food and drinks and take them to your suite to eat later. You can also make an order for hot food and get it 30 minutes later and take it to your suite and have dinner on your balcony with fantastic views.
The beach is much like a private one as it is limited on both sides by nature. Pool area is very nice and beautiful, with 2 lagoon pools (lower and upper) and one adult pool. If you like bicycles, the hotel also offers bikes for free which is is very nice to ride on all surroundings, stop at many different beaches and take a lot of pictures.
The resort is walking distance from the Wailea Shopping where you can find some shops and restaurants but at night there is not much to do in Wailea. The best thing to do is going to Lahaina, where the night happens, but you will need a car for that as it is about 28 miles away.
I rented a car at the airport when we arrived and kept it during all our stay so we could move everywhere, anytime we wanted. And if you want to do one of the best tours on Maui - see the sunrise at the Haleakala summit at 3000m - you're gonna need a car. You have to wake up very early (around 3:30am if you are at the Kea Lani) but it is MUST GO, DON'T MISS THIS PLACE!!
We loved everything at the resort and I highly recommend it. I will be back for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the essence of Maui at Fairmont Kea Lani, Hawaii's only all-suite and villa luxury resort. Nestled on the golden sands of Wailea's Polo Beach, this award-winning oceanfront paradise redefines luxury with a state-of-the-art spa, island inspired cuisine and authentic cultural experiences. Fairmont Kea Lani is the ideal island getaway with four unique restaurants, three swimming pools including an adult-only pool, a comprehensive fitness and wellness program and unrivaled access to the best adventures across the island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Hotel Wailea
- Fairmont Hotel Wailea
- Fairmont Maui
- Fairmont Wailea
- Wailea Fairmont
- The Fairmont Kea Lani
- Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui Wailea