Hotel Wailea Maui
555 Kaukahi St Wailea, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
Photo courtesy of Hotel Wailea
Hotel Wailea MauiPerched 300 feet above the Pacific and nestled on 15 acres, Hotel Wailea is a former members club that still feels like a hidden enclave of cool. In 2014, new owners invested in a $15 million redesign that left 72 one-bedroom suites with white oak floors, Sub-Zero appliances, and Hawaii-inspired art. But it’s easy to idle away an entire day by the pool: the hotel’s no-kids policy means a super-chill vibe 24/7, guests can choose between umbrella-shaded loungers or bungalows with fans, and the beyond gracious staff are at the ready with water and a menu of cocktails, kombucha, and coconut water. Free wine and appetizers are passed around at 5pm on Friday nights in the restaurant lounge, and the farm-to-fork restaurant uses produce grown in the hotel’s garden. Complimentary on-site activities include yoga, outrigger canoeing, and mixology classes, but the hotel’s Mercedes limousine can drop you anywhere in Wailea, and electric bikes can be rented to cruise the South Maui coast.