The Hotel Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Fast Take Bring the kids…or leave them at home
Less Fast Take Situated on 40 acres of lush tropical gardens overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean, Grand Wailea offers luxurious accommodations and amenities that evokes the spirit of Hawaiian hospitality. Perfectly suited for a family vacation or an adults-only interlude, Grand Wailea provides ample fun in the sun with dynamic pools, pristine beach settings, adventurous nature expeditions, and much more.
What You’ll Be Doing A day by the pool is just what the doctor ordered. Whether relaxing by the adult-only Hibiscus Pool, overlooking the beach, or enjoying the lazy river, water slides, and the world’s first water elevator at the Canyon Activity Pool, you’ll find no shortage of aquatic fun. Taking time to visit the largest spa in Hawaii – Spa Grande, A Waldorf Astoria Spa – is a must, especially for its signature Healing Waters of Maui™ hydrotherapy termé. Little ones will find plenty of excitement at the 20,000-square-foot ROCK kids club, while you head off to enjoy the signature Hawaiian Cultural Tour with the fabulous and knowledgeable Kainoa Horcajo, as he showcases the intriguing works of art and unique cultural hotspots around the resort.
The Rooms Whether booking a garden view guest room or a club-level Napua Tower suite, every room offers gorgeous views of the lush grounds and the ocean. Each room and suite faces towards the ocean and features its own private balcony. For a touch more seclusion, opt for a spacious Ho’olei villa across the street from the main resort.
The Food The flavors of Hawaii are on full display at the newly renovated Humuhumunukunukuapua’a – Humuhumu for short – helmed by one of Maui’s hottest chef’s, Mike Lofaro. His fresh seafood dishes and twist on fish and poi, among other local specialties, are not to be missed. Insider tip: book table 70 for the best seat in the house to catch a full view of the breathtaking Maui sunset. Bistro Molokini and the Grand Dining Room also offer local tastes with beautiful views all around.
X Factor Keep your eyes on the ocean as whales are known to pop up from time to time for a bit of sun. Some have a habit of surfacing quite close to shore, offering picture-worthy moments…if your reflexes are quick enough.
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