Address: 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, HI 96753 Phone: 808-875-1234 My my, Maui Time readers like to lounge in the lap of luxury. With its 50,000 square foot Spa Grande, three champion golf courses, fine dining and high-end shopping, the Grand is a bastion of upscale entertainment and relaxation. To their credit, the Grand also has lots of kama’aina deals to tempt us locals, discounting rooms, meals, spa services and weddings. Just one sunset viewed from their pool deck with a fancy cocktail in hand is all you need to get hooked. 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, 808-875-1234. JR
SPA, Winner Grand Wailea Resort and Spa Address: 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, HI 96753 Phone: 808-875-1234 Website: http://www.grandwailea.com/spa-grande/ The largest spa in the state is also the best, with its Hawaiian salt terme baths, saunas, steam room, waterfall showers, roman baths and Japanese style furos. This beautiful spa offers many treatments, facials, massage, and fitness to its guests. The Spa Grande pays tribute to traditions from all corners of the world inside their massive but still elegant 50,000 square-foot-space. It’s a world renowned spa, rated in the top 10 in the nation, and we are lucky enough to have it on Maui. Spa Grande also offers kamaaina rates and a monthly Diva night held the last Friday of the month.
HOTEL/ACCOMODATIONS, Winner Grand Wailea Resort and Spa Address: 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, HI 96753 Phone: 808-875-1234 Website: http://grandwailea.com The Grand Wailea property is ginormous, so there is more to love here. Getting married? They have their own chapel. Want fresh seafood? Their restaurant Humuhumu perches about a million gallons of saltwater and you fish your own lobster from the lagoon. Want a water park for the kids, they have you covered with their pool and its bells and whistles. The hard part is having to leave when your stay is over. They have kamaaina deals too.
Free validated valet parking and buy-one entree-get-one-half-off at Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a is one way the Grand Wailea lets locals know that they’re are more than welcome to enjoy the beautiful resort. Another is their discount of 25 percent off for weddings and banquet events and 15 percent off the spa. Want to linger a bit longer? Room rates start at $299 for Maui residents, too. And you thought you were just coming for the lobster. 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr.; 808-875-1234; grandwailea.com
Luxury and splendor delight our readers as they voted the Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea the Best Resort on the island. The amazing spa, great luau, luxurious pools (also voted Best on Maui) and spectacular food at every turn means your stay on these 40 acres of prime ocean-front land is never long enough to enjoy it all. New attractions like Alan Wong's Amasia, the coconut treatment at the spa and creative kids activities at Camp Moana keep returning guests enchanted. September's Jazz Festival and other events hosted here are such a treat for islanders that the Grand Wailea will be a kama'aina destination all year long. 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr.; 808-875-1234
Rope swings, super slides, underwater elevator and river rapids are just some of the attractions your wristband guarantees at the Grand Wailea pool. Kids activities, poolside food and drink service and fresh cold pineapple make hours in under the Wailea sun seem like seconds flying by. Slather on the sunscreen and put on your large floppy hat and settle in because you aren't going anywhere; this is a slice of island heaven. 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr.; 808-875-1234