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Wailea

Kihei

Wailea

Known for Beaches, Snorkelling and Golf

Indulge in Hawai’i’s high life with a stay in this beautiful coastal area known for its luxury accommodation and secluded beaches. 

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Enjoy a luxury Hawaiian experience in the sheltered community of Wailea. A vacation here will exceed even the high expectations most people have for a trip to these paradise islands. Breathtaking ocean vistas, five wonderfully tranquil beaches and a selection of excellent golf courses make this part of Hawai’i a favorite with high-end holidaymakers.

Wailea is home to several luxury resorts and hotels. One look at the immediate surroundings and it’s easy to understand why these businesses have chosen his spot to offer the ultimate in indulgence and relaxation. The beaches in this area are perfect, with Wailea Beach having once even been named “America’s Best Beach.”

Spend your time here relaxing. Spend all day at the beach sunbathing, swimming or snorkeling. Which beach you choose depends on what you’re looking for. Makena Beach is the place to go for dreamlike views of a nearly untouched stretch of sand. Or, step into the calm waters at Polo Beach to explore the rich marine life of the area, undisturbed by strong waves and currents.

While away an afternoon at Wailea Golf Club, taking advantage of a rare opportunity to play some rounds amid idyllic scenery. Afterwards, unwind with a treatment at one of the extravagant local spas or carry on your sports session at Wailea Tennis Club.

Outdoorsy people of all ages and levels of ability should definitely add Makena Stables to their itinerary. View Wailea’s stunning landscapes from the back of a horse. Some rides are organized for the evening, set against the backdrop of an impossibly perfect Hawaiian sunset.

High-end dining and shopping options abound. Treat yourself to a shopping spree at the Shops at Wailea, where classic brands such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton can be found next to more affordable chain stores. Afterwards, enjoy dinner set to live music or head down to the sand to get the perfect photo of that iconic Hawaiian sunset.

From Kahului Airport, drive south across Maui’s narrowest part to reach Wailea. Within just half an hour, you’ll be closer to heaven than you thought was possible.

Things to do near Wailea

This is part of Maui’s so-called “Turtle Town,” a prime spot for sighting the inquisitive Hawaiian green turtles that are very common here.

Three distinct, undeveloped beaches and a dormant volcano crater form this scenic southern region of Maui.

This stretch of powdery sand is part of an upscale resort community and is an ideal place to sunbathe, snorkel, and dive with Hawaiian green turtles and manta rays.

Enjoy the peace and quiet at one of Maui’s less crowded and wider beaches, where kids can wander around the rock pools, and divers can explore the artificial reef.

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Get a chance to snorkel with majestic Hawaiian green sea turtles during a kayak tour at Makena Landing. Located just minutes south of Kihei, Wailea, and Makena, this area is considered by many as the premier location on Maui for kayaking and snorkeling.

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Set out from Kihei by boat for Molokini, Hawaii's iconic, submerged crater on this guided half-day tour. Snorkel in the crater's protected wildlife area and along its thrilling back wall before heading to La Perouse Bay to encounter South Maui's spinner dolphins, lava arches, and caves.

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Experience the feeling of flying underwater on an effortless dive using a motorized scooter. Choose between an introductory experience and more advanced dives showcasing everything from an abundance of marine life to sunken wrecks serving as artificial reefs.

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Ascend Mount Haleakala in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus to see an unforgettable Hawaiian sunset from above the clouds. Stop at the Kula Lodge Marketplace and Haleakala Ranger Station before the evening's celestial sunset display, and then tuck into dinner at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes.

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Set out for an early morning island excursion with a sunrise tour to the peak of Haleakala, Maui's sleeping volcano. Travel by van to the 10,023-foot (3,055-m) summit to experience Haleakala National Park at dawn, and take in sweeping island vistas from the Pu'u Ula'ula Overlook.

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It’s all about the journey on the Road to Hana! Brand new luxurious Grech mini coaches will have you touring in style and comfort past cascading waterfalls, scenic vistas and 59 bridges around 620 adventurous curves.

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The hidden treasures of the Road to Hana await you on this full-day tour through Maui's natural splendor. Navigate 617 hairpin turns and 54 single-lane bridges in the comfort of a limo van, and enjoy the famous Hana Highway at a relaxed and leisurely pace.

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Take the journey of a lifetime to “Heavenly” Hana Town. Your all-day tour goes full-circle around the beautiful windward region of the “Magic Isle.” Discover some of the most diverse and scenic landscapes found on any of the Hawaiian Islands.