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Wailea is located on Maui's scenic southwestern shore known for its beautiful beaches, upscale resorts and exclusive residential communities. With close access to great dining and shopping as well as entertainment and activities, staying in a Wailea condo provides everything you need for your dream Hawaii vacation.
Things To Do
Wailea offers a range of activities from tennis, golf and hiking to ocean adventures including several exceptional beaches, great snorkeling and sunset sails. Humpback whale watching tours are offered during the winter months. Golfers will enjoy their options with three outstanding golf courses in Wailea and another in nearby Makena. Wailea's Emerald Course is known for its tropical landscaping while the Blue Course features great ocean views and notably wide fairways. The Gold Course also has nice sea views with much narrower fairways. The Makena Golf Course is set along the shoreline providing another great choice for golfers.
For exceptional snorkeling take a tour to Molokini Islet about three miles offshore where you can see a fascinating array of marine life in a half-submerged volcanic crater that is one of Hawaii's top diving and snorkeling sites. After a day of adventure pamper yourself with luxurious spa treatments at Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea.
A great day trip from Wailea is a drive along the scenic road to Hana on the eastern tip of the island where you will see many waterfalls and stunning coastal views. You can also take a drive up through the fertile Upcountry region and visit flower farms and charming small towns on your way to the summit of Haleakala Volcano where there are great hikes and amazing summit views.
Maui's southwestern coast is known for its pristine and scenic beaches including the immaculate beaches of the Wailea Resort area as well as the expansive and equally pristine Makena Beach. Fine white sand and inviting blue water make Wailea and Makena a beach lover's dream, with offshore views of the islands of Lanai and Kaohoolawe as well as Molokini Crater.
The Wailea Four Seasons and Grand Wailea front Wailea Beach which many consider to be the nicest of the local beaches, and it's also the largest in Wailea. A paved beachside walkway fronts Ulua Beach which is located near the upscale resorts in the heart of Wailea. Snorkeling is great at both Polo Beach and Keawakapu Beach. Ulua Beach and Mokapu Beach are also great for swimming, picnics and enjoying the Maui day.
You will find a range of dining options on Maui's southwest shore with several exceptional fine cuisine restaurants in Wailea. Bistro Molokini enjoys great ocean views and poolside cabana seating. Seaside at the Grand Wailea is Humuhumunukunukuapuaa which serves up Pacific Rim cuisine. Renowned Hawaii chef Alan Wong, one of the founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, serves up delicious dishes at Amasia which incorporates flavors of Peru and Spain along with an Asian flair.
Numerous other exceptional restaurants can be found in Wailea at the shopping centers as well as the resort hotels including the Grand Wailea, Fairmont Kea Lani, Four Seasons and Wailea Beach Marriott. Several exceptional restaurants can be found at the Shops at Wailea which also has a nice courtyard for relaxing amidst the tropical flowers. Visit nearby Kihei town for a wide range of dining choices from fast food to local-style food and fine dining as well as grocery stores.
Wailea offers a range of shopping options from upscale gift shops at the various Wailea resort hotels to premier shopping at the Shops at Wailea, a premier dining and shopping destination where you will find boutiques and art galleries as well as live entertainment including music and hula dancing performances. The Wailea Town Center is also home to a variety of interesting shops to browse. More shopping can be found in the vibrant commercial center of nearby Kihei town including department stores and large shopping malls. Drive north to Historic Kailua Village for even more great shopping including a thriving arts scene.
A rental car is recommended when staying in a Wailea condo so you can see the area's many great beaches and nearby attractions as well as day trips to Hana town and Haleakala National Park. Maui's public bus system operates daily and provides service between most major towns of West, South and Central Maui including Haiku, Kula and the Maui Upcountry. Wailea is located just south of Kihei and approximately 25 minutes from Kahului Airport.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
Wailea is known for its abundant sunshine with very little rain making conditions pleasant throughout the year. Temperatures are typically between 70 and 80 degrees F., a bit cooler during winter and warmer during summer with the trade winds providing a pleasant, cooling effect.
Wailea area beaches often have very calm conditions in the morning hours providing great snorkeling opportunities. The trade winds may blow a bit stronger in the afternoons. Ocean conditions can change from day to day with intermittent swells sometimes bringing high surf and strong currents. For swimming and other ocean activities visit lifeguarded beaches and ask the lifeguards about the safest areas for the water sports of your choice.
Wailea condos provide the perfect way to enjoy your Maui vacation with the comforts of home and the luxuries of resort living including close access to shopping, dining and entertainment. Browse through our Wailea condo rental listings to get an understanding of the different amenities and property features we offer.
Our goal at Hawaiian Beach Rentals is to provide you with a with an unforgettable Wailea accommodation for your dream Maui vacation. We take pride in having the largest selection of high-quality condominiums in Wailea and we stand behind our product, making sure only the best properties are listed on our site. If you have questions about our Wailea condos or which Maui destination is best for your vacation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you. See below for an overview of some of Wailea's finest condo resorts.
Wailea has a rich history in ancient Hawaiian lore including its name which refers to the goddess of canoe builders who is said to have transformed into a bird and flown over this area. During World War II the region was used by US Marines for training including practice landing their amphibious vehicles at Ulua Beach. Resort and residential development began in the 1970s and today Wailea Resort is one of Hawaii's premier vacation destinations.
Overview of Some of the Finest Condo Accommodations in the Wailea Area
Hoolei at Grand Wailea is next to the Grand Wailea on Maui's southwest shore in the posh Wailea Resort. This gated residential condo resort is walking distance from Wailea Beach and features upscale interior with fully-equipped modern kitchen, air conditioning, large lanai, washer/dryer and attached garage. Amenities include ocean views, fitness room, free WiFi, swimming pool, sauna and two whirlpool spas. Walking distance to ocean activities, golf, dining and shopping.
Outrigger Palms at Wailea offers spacious, Mediterranean-style condos with full kitchens and washer/dryer. Amenities include swimming pool and whirlpool spa. Close access to beaches, golf, shopping and dining including the upscale Shops at Wailea. Lush landscaping complements the Mediterranean style architecture of Outrigger Palms at Wailea.
The Wailea Beach Villas is located on eleven tropically-landscaped acres at Wailea Beach. This is a world-class gated vacation resort with 24-hour security, two swimming pools (adult and family), two whirlpool hot tubs, botanical gardens with ponds and waterfalls, a poolside fitness center, business center, recreation room and concierge. Close to golf, tennis, dining, shopping and luxurious spa services.
Grand Champions is located in Wailea Resort. Amenities include washers/dryers, lush landscaping and two swimming pools (family and adult). Both pools have jacuzzi spas and barbecues. Next door is the Wailea Tennis Center. Close to dining and shopping at the Shops at Wailea as well as immaculate beaches.
Valley Isle Resort on Kahana Beach offers one and two bedroom condos as well as studios, all with ocean views including sunsets over the islands of Lanai and Molokai. Amenities include fully equipped kitchens, high-speed internet, cable TV, swimming pool, barbecue grills, free on-site parking. Close access to great golf, shopping and dining including the resort areas of Kaanapali and Kapalua as well as Lahaina.
Kihei Bay Vista is located just steps from the beach in Kihei town with amenities including a pool, hot tub, outdoor dining area and gas barbecue grills. Kihei Bay Vista features one bedroom, one bath units with kitchens, washers/dryers and high speed internet in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere with close access to shopping and dining. Across the street is Kalepolepo Beach, and a short drive brings you to Wailea with championship golf and upscale dining and shopping as well as immaculate beaches.
Makena Surf is a beachfront condo resort in Wailea Resort offering two, three and four bedroom units with full kitchens, dishwasher, central AC, large lanai, free DSL and washer/dryer. Amenities include pools, jacuzzis, tennis courts and barbecue areas. Close access to kid-friendly beach nice for swimming and snorkeling, and also to dining and shopping including the Shops at Wailea.
Kihei Akahi is steps from Kamaole Beach II in Kihei, offering studio, one and two bedroom condos with fully equipped kitchen, private lanai, high-speed internet, washer/dryer and in-room safe. Amenities include two pools, elevators, tennis court and barbecue grills. Walking distance to dining and shopping.
Please browse through the Hawaiian Beach Rentals condo listings in the Wailea Resort area including Wailea Ekolu Village, Palms at Wailea, Hoolei at Grand Wailea Resort, Aston Maui Hill, Floral Gardens at Wailea Beach Villas, Castaway Cove at Wailea Beach VillasWailea Grand Champions Villas, Wailea Beach Villas, Wailea Ekahi Village Condos, Wailea Elua Village Condos, Polo Beach Club and Outrigger Palms at Wailea. In the Makena area is Makena Surf Resort and Wailea Beach Villas.