Say Aloha to the New Kid on the Block: Wailea Beach Resort! Last fall, our family took a trip to one of our favorite places – Maui! – and stayed at the gorgeous Wailea Beach Resort. Maui is one of my all-time favorite travel destinations, and I always jump at the chance to come back. The beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, with crystal clear waters and soft, golden sand. And there’s so much to do – from hiking through lush rainforests to snorkeling with sea turtles, Maui has something for everyone.
We’ve stayed at most of the other hotels on Wailea Beach and love the vibe there, so we were really excited to try a new – to us – hotel, the Wailea Beach Resort located in the gorgeous Wailea part of Maui.
First things first, let’s talk about the rooms. We stayed in a beautiful ocean view room with the most breathtaking view. The real showstopper for me was the amazing lanai. Each room is equipped with a private lanai and ours was literally steps from the lava stones and the Pacific Ocean! We’ve never had a room in Hawaii this close to the water, the sound of the waves and the stunning ocean views from our room and lanai were enough to make us never want to leave. I loved spending each morning on the lanai watching the sun come up, and then in the afternoon just watching the ocean with a book. It was so relaxing…I mean, right?!! Look at that view!
Pools, Beaches & Resort Activities
The resort has three distinct pool experiences. The adult pool (seen in the opening photo), an infinity pool with a view of the ocean, and then a family pool with 2 waterslides – and one is the longest resort waterslide in Maui! Our daughters loved the slides – well, who am I kidding? I loved the slides too!
They also offer lots of water activities such as an Outrigger Canoe experience which my family loved. You take an hour ride along the coast in an outrigger canoe and we saw dolphins and turtles! Such a fun way to start the morning.
They also have paddleboards, snorkeling, and more water activities. I love paddleboarding when in Hawaii so I took advantage of those. Early mornings are the calmest time to take these out. You can also learn more about the Hawaiian culture with ukulele lessons, lei making, and/or hula lessons.
When traveling, I always try to enjoy new things or plan special activities that make the trip even more special. Wailea Beach Resort has quite a few to choose from and we selected a beach picnic for one of our nights here – they also offer a private dinner for 2 on one of their floating cabanas that would be perfect for a honeymoon or anniversary trip.
They set up the prettiest picnic for us and it was fun to hang as a family and enjoy the sunset for the evening.
Weddings at Wailea Beach Resort
Wailea Beach Resort offers a variety of beautiful locations and top-notch wedding services, making it the destination worth considering for couples looking to tie the knot in paradise. The resort’s dedicated wedding planning team is on hand to ensure that every detail of your special day is perfect.
One of the most popular ceremony locations at the resort is the oceanfront lawn, which offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the lush tropical gardens. The lawn can accommodate up to 200 guests and is perfect for both intimate and grand celebrations.
For couples looking for a more intimate ceremony, the resort offers a variety of beachfront settings, including a secluded cove and a private beach. These locations are perfect for smaller gatherings and offer the ultimate in privacy and seclusion.
For receptions, the resort has a variety of indoor and outdoor venues to choose from. The oceanfront ballroom is a popular choice, with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of the ocean and the lush tropical gardens. The ballroom can accommodate up to 200 guests and is perfect for both intimate and grand celebrations.
If a ballroom is not your jam, you can consider a beachfront terrace, a garden gazebo, or even a poolside cabana. Each venue offers a unique setting for your reception and can be customized to suit your specific needs and preferences.
Honeymoons at Wailea Beach Resort
If your wedding is already planned, then we think Wailea Beach Resort is a fine choice for a romantic and private honeymoon. The resort offers an array of romantic amenities, such as couples’ massages, private dinners on the beach, and sunset sailings. The seclusion and privacy of the resort also make it the perfect place to relax and reconnect after the wedding.
Another highlight for honeymooners is the resort’s private beach. The resort’s secluded cove is a perfect spot for couples to spend some alone time, taking in the breathtaking views of the ocean and enjoying the sound of the waves. The resort also offers private beachside dinners, where couples can enjoy a romantic meal under the stars.
For couples looking for adventure, the resort offers a variety of activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving, outrigger canoeing and sunset sailings. These activities are a great way for couples to explore beautiful surroundings and create lasting memories together.
Opening Late Spring 2023: Olakino – A Wellness Pool Experience
Beyond a pool experience, Olakino is a wellness oasis for the health and vitality of the body. The exclusive adults-only wellness sanctuary offers curated sensory delights designed to relax and rejuvenate mind, body, and soul. With limited spaces available, guests may book full-day access in advance to enjoy culinary programming, bespoke spa treatments, and wellness workshops. This sounds amazing and definitely would be great for honeymooners!
Why Stay at Wailea Beach Resort
The resort’s location in Wailea Beach, Maui offers easy access to some of the island’s best dining, shopping, and activities at The Shops at Wailea. The Shops are literally just across a parking lot from the resort, you couldn’t even get an Uber for a trip this short. The area is known for its high-end shopping and dining options, making it the perfect place for couples to indulge and treat themselves. Our fave meal at The Shops we def at The Pint & Cork, both tasty and vibey. Our server did all of the ordering for us and everything, from drinks to shared plates to deserts, was fire.
Last but not least, as we already mentioned, the resort’s guest rooms are designed to maximize the views of the ocean, with a private lanai and a sophisticated and luxurious design that will make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise.
All in all, Wailea Beach Resort offers the perfect combination of privacy, luxury, and adventure for honeymooners. With its romantic amenities, beautiful surroundings, and top-notch services, this resort is the perfect destination for newlyweds to start their new life together.
Whether you’re getting married, honeymooning, or just enjoying Hawaii, we think you should consider staying at Wailea Beach Resort because:
- The resort’s vibe is modern and makes for a sophisticated destination
- The rooms and lanais offer breathtaking ocean views and the sound of the waves
- The resort offers a variety of beautiful locations and top-notch services for weddings
- The resort is the perfect destination for a romantic and private honeymoon
- The resort’s location in Wailea Beach, Maui offers easy access to some of the island’s best dining, shopping, and activities.
all photos courtesy of Wailea Beach Resort or photos taken by us during our stay
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