MAUI MAGIC – GRAND WAILEA

Posted on 23 March 2017

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During our recent trip to Maui we once again returned to the Grand Wailea Maui. Creatures of habit I guess. However too difficult to let a good thing go.

With 40acres of luscious tropical gardens and the most amazing pools set on the mystical back drop of Wailea Beach. The Grand Wailea offers an endless list of adventure and activities for the young and young at heart, making this a wonderful choice to immerse yourself in the magic of Hawaii.

Greet each morning energised with beautiful sunrises and enjoy each evenings stunning sunsets.

We visited during January this year and were fortunate enough to enjoy Whale watching on sunset from the beach.

Sunset Maui

The Grand Wailea offers several accommodation types varying from guest rooms, suites with appointed living area, gorgeous views and private verhanda. Or enjoy the sophistication and comfort in the exclusive Napua Tower. The rooms and suites in the Napua Tower offer access to two private lounges, complimentary continental breakfast, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the early evening. For those looking for even more luxury and comfort the Ho’olei villas located adjacent to the Grand Wailea, these are private two story villas with modern kitchens, private elevators, attached garages and exclusive services. During our recent visit we stayed in the Napua Tower, this being our preference with the added services and amenities such as the continental breakfast daily and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres made for a more pleasant stay. Our room had beautiful view of the lush tropical gardens and the ocean, enjoying the early morning sunrise over the ocean and watching the sunsets of an evening.

Source: Grand Wailea Deluxe Ocean room

Pools

The Grand Wailea Rapids

The Grand Wailea is renowned for the best pools and water activities in Maui. With 9 pools to choose from, there is certain to be a pool for everyone. For those who love to be busy in the water the Grand Wailea Activity Pool makes for a fun way to spend the day, with waterslides, rapids and rope swing and lazy river you won’t be short of things to keep you busy in the water. If relaxation is more your thing enjoy the day lazing by the Hibiscus Pool, reserved for Adults only.

Grand Wailea tarzan pool with rope swing

This incredible activity pool is 2,000 ft long, 25,700 sq ft., 770,000-gallon pool area. With 9 individual pools on six different levels, connected by a river that carries you as you swim along the white water rapids and gentle currents.

The Wailea Canyon Activity Pool includes a tarzan pool with rope swing, a white water rapid slide, sand beach, four jungle pools, four intertwining slides, six waterfalls, caves three Jacuzzis an infant pool, a swim up bar and the worlds first water elevator.

Our children have so much fun in the pools from sunrise to sunset.

Source: Grand Wailea - Lazy RIver

BEACH ACTIVITIES

Wailea Beach

Wailea Beach is only steps away from Grand Wailea. This beachfront paradise can be full of activity if you wish, or just lay back and enjoy the breathtaking views. Wailea Beach is rated as one of the best beaches on Maui. Each evening showcasing the most magnificent sunsets.

Guided Kayak Tours depart daily from Wailea Beach fronting the resort. This can be arranged through Aqualani visit www.aqualanibeach.com , and for a one time rate, Wailea Beach Club members have access to stand up paddleboards, kayaks, snorkel gear and boogie board rentals visit www.aqualanibeach.com , for more information.

For those looking for adventure under the sea, Grand Wailea has the only resort designated SCUBA training pool in Hawaii. Five Star Wailea is Grand Wailea’s third party SCUBA provider, offering complimentary pool lessons to first time divers, requirement 12years and over. The instructors can also escort you to one of four ocean dives tailored to novice or certified divers.

KIDS CLUB

Source: Grand Wailea The Rock

The kids are sure to be satisfied at THE ROCK, sprawling over 20,000-sqft this fantastic kids facility is home to the world famous Camp Grande, Ohana Hale and The Spot. This state of the art kids club has everything to keep the kids entertained. With a sports lounge, snack bar, video games and wi-fi, movie theatre, Keiki camps and teens-only room and of course the popular fishpipe. Its truly a childs haven regardless of their age.

Camp Adventures are offered to children ages 5-12years. Full day, half day and evening camps require a small additional fee. The children will participate in a variety of activities including Hula and Lei making classes, pirate treasure hunt, tidal exploration, Hawaiian scavenger hunt just to name a few.

There are poolside activity workshops offered to all ages including Tie-Dye shirts, Kukui Nut Necklaces and Wood Creations.

The Spot, Teen Lounge offers teenagers a great range of activities specifically for them with a snack bar, video games room including Xbox360 with Kinect, Play Station3, PlayStation4, Nintendo Wii and WiiU. As well as pool table, ping png table air hockey and foosball. The Spot is open exclusively to 13-17year olds from 5-10pm

Ohana Hale is where the children can enjoy gaming lounges, Lego Island for those wishing to be creative and to entertain the younger guest, doll houses and play houses to entertain them.  Both of our children thoroughly enjoyed each visit to The Rock, enjoying different activities daily.

The Rock - Grand Wailea

DINING

Source: Grand Wailea Humuhumunukunukuapua

If you feel like nothing more than cocktails at the bar or a decadent dining experience the Grand Wailea has this to offer and everything in between.

Having visited the Grand Wailea on more than one occasion we have had the pleasure of dining at each venue within the resort.

Whether it be a morning coffee fix back from a beach run, Café Kula offers light food fare for breakfast lunch and dinner, great coffee and smoothies as well as locally made Ono Gelato and desserts.

Bistro Molokini was our childrens favourite restaurant to dine of an evening, the sunsets spectacular as well as most evenings during our recent visit we could spot the whales on sunset, which made for an even perfect dining experience. Bistro Molokini offers several different dining options for the children on the Keiki (chidrens) Menu.

Looking to treat yourself to a special and romantic dining experience be sure to make a reservation at Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, named after Hawaiis state fish. This beautiful restaurant floats on a lagoon and has recently been redesigned in December 2016. Offering Hawaiian Seasonal Cuisine and savour delicious Island fish and meat entrees with Polynesian or Hawaiian influences. Our dining experience at Humuhumunukunukuapua’a was certainly special. Enjoying cocktails with the most amazing sunset, service impeccable and the food was truly divine.

Source: Grand Wailea Botero Lounge

The Botero Lounge is a great spot to enjoy a cocktail or two and enjoy the nightly entertainment featuring live Hawaiian music. This is a great part of the resort to relax of an evening.

There are plenty of other dining options, including the Volcano Bar and Grill to enjoy a bite and cocktail by the pool, the Grotto Bar for a refreshing drink in the swim up bar, the Grand Dining Room and in room dining service is available.

SPA GRANDE

Source: Grand Wailea Spa Grande

Looking to be pampered. With over 40 treatment rooms in a 50,000 square-foot spa, the largest spa in Hawaii. Treatments including massages, facial and body care treatments and therapies. Enjoy the healing waters of Maui, hydrotherapy circuit, a selection of unique water therapies featuring a roman tub, saunas, cascading waterfalls, Swiss jet showers, a Japanese Furo and 5 speciality baths.

A fully equipped fitness centre with daily classes is also available to guests.

ACTIVITIES

Source: Grand Wailea Hula Lessons

The list is endless of wonderful activities on offer at the Grand Wailea. For those in seek of a little adventure why not sign up to do a guided Stand Up Paddle Excursion along the Wailea coastline or a guided Kayak tour. Or perhaps a game of Golf on the stunning Wailea Golf Course. Immerse yourselves into a little culture and enjoy the Grand Luau at Honua’ula, or a cultural tour.

Final Note – Having visited the Grand Wailea Maui on more than one occasion, we are left wanting more after each visit. The resort captures the true essence of Hawaiian Culture. This resort offers a wonderful balance of culture, adventure, relaxation and dining experiences. The Kids Club catering well to both younger children and teenagers.

If you are in search of a vacation that offers a balance of Culture, adventure, relaxation and diverse dining experiences. This resort may just be the perfect choice.

For more information visit: https://www.grandwailea.com/

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