Andaz Maui at Wailea
Wailea Beach, Hawaii, United States of America
At a Glance
Contemporary styled hotel on the beach in Wailea
Great option for both couples and families
Stunning ocean front 2,3 and 4 bedroom villas as well as room and suite accommodation
One of the smallest hotels in the exclusive Wailea area with a more intimate feel
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Maui is a year round destination with a tropical climate, with the very best months being April to September. Temperatures are high throughout the year but never excessive, as humidity levels are manageable. There is a rainy season from December to March which is also ironically, the tourism high season, when the scenery is at its most lush and long, hot days break up the rainy spells.
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Perched along a beautiful 15 acre piece of coastline, the Andaz Maui at Wailea offers a contemporary luxury hotel experience on the edge of 5 golden sand beaches. With just 300 guest rooms, suites and villas, the hotel offers an intimate feel.
Beautifully bucking the trend for more traditional hotels in this exclusive part of Maui, the Andaz at Wailea brings contemporary, stylish and fun living to the beach.
From the Zen sand feature in the lobby through to the stunning views of the ocean from the moment you arrive, the feeling of relaxation and peace envelopes you from the very beginning. By keeping the hotel small in comparison to its neighbouring resorts along this beautiful area of golden sand, the Andaz at Wailea manages to achieve a home from home feel and personalised service to all guests.
Choose from an array of swimming pools that cascade down from the lobby toward the lawns that lead on to the ocean. There's a whirlpool, best enjoyed in the late afternoon when the sun is setting, and a separate adult only tranquillity pool tucked away close to the fitness centre and delightful spa, complete with apothecary mixing centre, perfect for achieving an 'away-from-it-all' vibe.
Guests can choose from an inviting selection of lounges and restaurants, from the fine dining at acclaimed chef Masaharu Morimoto's poolside restaurant through to the tantalising local cuisine of Ka'Ana Kitchen, complete with open kitchen and chef's table. Laze away the evening with a cocktail at Lehua Lounge by the crackling fire pit or enjoy a poolside drink at the Bumbye Beach Bar.
Guests at the hotel enjoy an array of complimentary amenities including outrigger boat excursions, stand up paddle board and yoga lessons and nice touches such as guided kayaking and ukulele and hula lessons.
Immerse into Hawaiian culture and beach life at the Andaz Maui at Wailea whilst not compromising on great service and contemporary surroundings. A wonderful find on this beautiful island.
The Andaz offers a total of 300 rooms and suites including 10 ocean front villas. The style is residential with cool open spaces, making the most of the light and island surroundings. The rooms feature crisp white fabrics and wood decor and artwork that channels the best natural elements of Maui's beaches and Hawaiian culture.
Choose from ocean view guest rooms, perfect for two or indulge in a one bedroom suite with separate lounge and working area, as well as two balconies. For peace and indulgence, choose a Poolside Lanai Suite; just for adults they have direct access to the adult tranquility pool area.
For families, the premier suites stretch out with a separate lounge and dining room complete with kitchenette, King bedroom and two large balconies.
For the ultimate in contemporary living, the two, three and four bedroom villas occupy the best positions, just across the lawn from the ocean front and offer clean lines and an open plan feel with a huge lounge and dining area, as well as a full kitchen. The private lanai or balcony offers ocean views as well as a Viking barbecue for outdoor living and dining. Some also offer outdoor jacuzzis. These are perfect for guests seeking their own private space within the comfort of a luxury hotel.
All rooms, suites and villas offer complimentary WiFi, complimentary select snacks and beverages, air conditioning, bathrobes and local bathroom amenities, TV, coffee maker, room service and 24-hour Concierge.
Families are very welcome at the hotel and the suites and villas are ideal for younger children. Connecting rooms are available but cannot be guaranteed. All rooms feature one King bed although rollaway beds can be requested for children who cannot share. The Huf 808 Kids Club offers activities for younger children and babysitting is available on request.
The hotel sits in 15 acres of lush tropical gardens and offers direct access to the beaches at Wailea. There are 3 cascading infinity pools and a whirlpool in the centre of the hotel and a further adult only tranquility pool set tucked away next to the 24 hour fitness centre and Awili spa and salon.
There are two restaurants, fine dining at Morimotu, down by the pool and more relaxed dining at Ka'Ana Kitchen with stunning ocean views. The Bumbye Beach Bar is open during the day for drinks and poolside snacks and Lehua Lounge offers lunchtime light fare, evening artisan cocktails, small bites and a farm to table menu, perfect for sunset. The Mokapu Market is open 24 hours and offers a selection of fresh coffees, wine and beers, deli sandwiches, snacks and gelato to take away if you find yourself in need of a midnight snack.
The hotel also offers complimentary WiFi throughout, a 24-hour self laundry service, complimentary sun screen, reusable water bottles with filling stations and the Ohana Lounge, an early check in and late check out lounge with showers, lockers and lounge area. There is also a 24-hour Concierge service for booking restaurants and island experiences.
Guests can enjoy an array of complimentary activities which include snorkel gear, body boards, outrigger excursions, kayak tours, bike rental, stand up paddle board rentals, yoga and pilates classes (including stand up paddle board yoga) and ukulele and hula lessons. Guests can also rent GoPro Hero 4 cameras to capture every moment of their adventures.
Anna Bleasdale (Staff)
I didn't actually stay here but by the end of my look around, I wanted to check right in! From the welcome when I was handed a wonderfully chilled glass of lemonade laced with locally grown lavender which was simply delicious, I knew this was my kind of place. The first thing is the style; this is a contemporary hotel, fresh and clean yet wonderfully inviting. There's no floral chintz which is a staple of many a Hawaiian hotel. Instead, you're introduced to residential style living that makes you sit down and relax as if at home. You're right on the beach here in the Northern part of Wailea, at the end of the footpath, with a tiered swimming pool leading you down from the lobby toward the lawns and then the ocean. It's pretty buzzy when I get there, there's a wedding party in house and they're having a bit of a pool party in the jacuzzi. Apparently this is rather unusual and it's normally a lot quieter in this part of the resort, upon further inspection of the hotel, I'm inclined to believe that. I love the adult only serenity pool, bordered by the splash suites which lead out to their very own piece of pool and a stone's throw from the spa, this is a perfect adult environment to retreat to. The main pools are where the families head and enjoy at their leisure. The lawns are great for running around on and the beach is golden and safe to swim off. For a family who like something a little more modern, this is ideal and the accommodation can lend itself very well for families. They offer some fabulous suites which offer huge amounts of living space and a very modern experience, they're down by the ocean and if the budget will extend to it, they're the best place to be. I could go on and on about this hotel but mostly it's a fresh new offering for Wailea and whilst the service may not be quite up to the Four Seasons, the relaxed and friendly nature of the experience is well worth giving it a try for.
Bike the Haleakala Volcano
Enjoy an exhilarating 26 mile downhill bike ride from the summit of Maui's highest volcano, Haleakala. Head up early to watch sunrise from the top or spend longer with a more relaxed day experience, guided or non-guided available and equipment provided.
Hana Rainforest Experience
This incredible helicopter flight takes you on a round trip voyage of Maui, flying over the highest peak on the island, across the Hana Rainforest with a landing in an exclusive remote spot and sweeping through lush canyons and waterfalls.
Kite Surfing in Maui
The North shore of Maui is the "go to" place for beginner and advanced kite surfers alike. Join the Kite Surfing School of Maui for a private lesson, from 2-hour tasters through to 9-hour intensive courses. It's a thrilling way to spend a day!
Molokai Voyage Helicopter Experience
Explore the beauty and scenery of two Hawaiian Islands on this multi-island expedition. Fly over Molokai's waterfalls, and get a birds eye view of the remote north shore, over Maui's tropical rainforest, volcanic landscapes and thundering Honokohau Falls!
Sunset Odyssey Helicopter Experience
Soar over Hawaii on this sunset helicopter cruise, taking in spectacular aerial views over Maui, Molokai and Lanai in the late afternoon, perfectly timed to catch the sunset over the stunning coastline of Wailea and Kihei.
The Road to Hana
A truly epic coastal drive, the Road to Hana consists of 617 hairpin bends and 54 single track bridges accompanied by magnificent scenery with opportunities to swim under waterfalls, hike to viewpoints and picnic on deserted beaches.
Location & directions
Wailea Beach, Hawaii, United States of America
Andaz Maui at Wailea is located in Wailea Beach, on the south west coast of Maui, which is the second largest of the islands in the Hawaiian archipelago.