Hotel Wailea

Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

Situated on a lush hillside above the beach resort of Wailea, Hotel Wailea is a tranquil and romantic all-suite retreat. Views out over the ocean and mountains are spectacular & with its beach club a short drive away guests enjoy the best of both worlds.

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At a Glance

  • Capische is considered one of the best restaurants in Maui

  • Glorious views over the ocean and the mountainous north-west of Maui

  • The renovated one-bedroom ocean view suites are huge and beautifully decorated

  • While not on the beach the hotel has its own beach club just 10 minutes away

  • A tropical hillside retreat which is smaller and more characterful than the bigger luxury beach hotels

Honeymoon, Beach, Golf, Sailing & surfing

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The Hotel Wailea is one of Maui's gems. While not on the beach itself, the warm service, sense of space, tranquillity, glorious views and tropical landscaped gardens more than compensate and guests can take advantage of the hotel's shuttle down to the beach where they have beach service or hire a car and find one of the islands more secluded beaches.

Formerly a Japanese country club and specifically designed as a retreat, the Hotel Wailea has some striking architectural features such as the towering bi-level stone reception building whose wooden roofs are designed to resemble a geisha's parasol.

The suites are located in fours in two storey buildings surrounded by 16 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with colorful shrubs, palms, koi ponds and waterfalls. The suites are spacious with separate living rooms, kitchenettes and covered terraces or 'lanai's, all with some view of the ocean. The newly refurbished Luxury One Bedroom suites resemble simple beach houses, with their stripped wooden floorboards, stone walls and neutral colors accented with red.

The outdoor pool is surrounded by day beds and draped pool cabanas backed by vibrant bougainvillea. Drinks at the pool are a highlight, from coconut based smoothies to lavender mojitos, all prepared with care and flair. An enormous Japanese whirl pool is attached to the spa which offers a wide range of treatments, and there is an open-sided fitness room with ocean views.

Capische is the hotel's award-winning Italian restaurant which is run by passionate locavores who make everything in-house and grow half of what they cook. The setting is lovely, with tables on the breezy lanai the most sought after for their ocean and west Maui mountain views.

The hotel operates a shuttle service to Waliea Beach (about 10 minutes away) where there is beach service (sun loungers, towels and complimentary water) as well as to other restaurants in Wailea and guests also have signing privileges at the Grand Wailea's spa, shops and restaurants.


Hotel Wailea has 72 Ocean View Suites of varying categories. They are all beautifully decorated and are designed with the aim of creating a relaxation and pampering environment to stay in. They each measure 720 sq ft in space, have separate bedrooms and living areas, luxury linens, deep soaking tubs, kitchens, WiFi and private furnished balconies.

One-bedroom Partial Ocean View Suite

Features either two double beds or 1 king bed.

Luxury One-Bedroom Suite Partial Oceanview

Featuring 2 double beds or one king bed and a double sofa bed.

One-Bedroom Luxury Oceanview Suite

Views of the Maui Coastline and Pacific Ocean and feature one king bed.Central air conditioning; Free high-speed wireless internet; Kitchenette with Wolf microwave and SubZero refrigerator and freezer; Two 40 inch LCD TVs; iHome™ alarm clock radio for iPod; sofa in living room; Premium linens and bedding; Molton Brown bathroom amenities; Deep soaking tub and shower; Electronic safe (laptop compatible).

One-Bedroom Panoramic Oceanview Suite

180 degrees views of the Pacific Ocean, Maui coastline and Molokini and feature one king bed.


The Hotel Wailea is considered a sanctuary for adults and therefore children under the age of 16 years are not accepted at the hotel.


Capische is Hotel Wailea's Restaurant and Bar. The restaurant specializes in delicious Italian cuisine and has won awards for its overall dining experience. A relaxed atmosphere, serene views of the ocean and lush terrace make it a great venue to enjoy some fresh Mediterranean cuisine. There is an extensive wine list to complement the colorful dishes. The Martini Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail at sunset or some after dinner digestifs with a bit of live music.


At the hotel itself, it's all about relaxation, whether on your lanai (balcony), in a pool cabana or in the large Japanese whirlpool. Spa treatments are also available and a fitness room with gym equipment. Guests can also book spa treatments at the Grand Wailea.

There are five crescent-shaped beaches in the Wailea resort community, and the Hotel Wailea operates its own beach service on Wailea Beach with complimentary beach chairs, umbrellas, water and towels. The hotel will drive guests to the beach, the shops at Wailea and nearby golf courses.

Each year from December to April, humpback whales travel from the Arctic to Hawaii looking for the shelter of leeward shores, quiet bays and warm waters. Guests visiting Maui during this time have the opportunity to watch the whales play.

The Wailea Golf Club, whose championship Gold, Emerald and Blue courses boast breathtaking ocean views from every hole and dozens of prestigious award, is open to guests of the Hotel Wailea.

Helicopter tours, horse riding, scenic waterfall hikes and wildlife tours can also be arranged.

Location & Directions

Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

Hotel Wailea is located on a hillside overlooking the Wailea district on the south west coast of Maui, which is the second largest of the islands in the Hawaiian archipelago

When to go

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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