Fronting Wailea Beach on the island of Maui’s southwest shore, the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa includes nine restaurants; the largest spa in Hawaii; a 20,000-square-foot “Camp Grande” for children; a shopping arcade; and an activity pool with nine separate pools, seven waterslides and the world’s first “water elevator.” Clearly, the resort lives up to its “Grand” name. So imagine what its “Grand Suite” must be like!
There are two Grand Suites, each offering 5,500 square feet of space. Located at the resort’s exclusive Napua Tower (a 100-room small hotel within the resort), the suites offer the best ocean views at the resort, luxurious interiors with wood-paneled walls and museum-quality artwork, and master and guest bedrooms, marble bathrooms and much more. An optional adjoining room is available to create a three-bedroom suite. There’s even a grand piano.
Opened in 1991, the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa sits on 40 acres in Wailea. The resort has 780 guestrooms, including 52 suites.
Dining options include the Humuhumunukunukuapuaa, a “floating” seafood restaurant named after Hawaii’s state fish. Here, guests may select their own lobster from the lagoon or enjoy sumptuous Island cuisine with Polynesian and Hawaiian influences.
Don’t worry about the calories. You can always burn them off at the 50,000-square-foot Spa Grande, which combines Hawaiian and ancient Eastern healing and relaxation techniques with European rejuvenation therapies. The Spa Grande has 40 large treatment rooms, a large cedar sauna, marble steam room, Roman bath-style Jacuzzi, weight training rooms, aerobics and aqua-aerobics, racquetball/squash court, beauty salon, ocean-view lounge, personal trainers and much more.
Golf and Tennis
Wailea resort also offers the Wailea Golf Club (with three 18-hole championship courses) and the Wailea Tennis Club, which has 11 courts (including three it for night play).
For business travelers, the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa has 22 banquet rooms, meeting spaces and board rooms totaling more than 80,000 square feet of function space.