Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
We stayed at the Marriott Wailea over the labor day holiday in 2010. The hotel grounds were beautiful. We loved the open-air lobby with the view of the ocean. The hotel looked like it had been recently renovated.
The room was a good size and looked somewhat updated. I did notice that the TV was not the usual flat screen TV, but it was good enough. The one thing I did not like about the hotel room was the bed. It was way too soft! I felt that I sunk in (and I’m pretty light). Other than that, we loved the hotel.
The infinity pool was gorgeous! I wished that we had spent more time there! The first time we tried to go to the pool it was overly crowded (labor day weekend). The second time we tried was the Tuesday after labor day, and the pool was not crowded at all!
The hotel is beach front but it was on the rocky side. However, it’s a short couple minutes walk to the beach. There was also walkways that connected the various resorts. We walked over to the Grand Wailea for our spa appointment, and it was nice not having to drive.
We really didn’t mind the location of the hotel in Wailea (as opposed to Kaanapali where most of the other resorts are). We actually loved the peace & tranquility of the Wailea area. It’s also a short drive to Kihei where we ate a lot of our meals.
Overall it was a great resort and we wouldn’t mind coming back here.
- Dinner at Mama’s Fish House – we actually saw Paris Hilton there!
- Haleakala sunrise tour: If you are doing this, note that you will probably leave your hotel around 3 AM ish. Do this activity the very next day after you arrive (while still adjusting to the time difference). Also, wear LAYERS and bring hats and gloves since it’s really cold up in the mountain.
- Go to Ululani shave ice as many times as you can! We haven’t been able to find a better Hawaiian shave ice place.
- Attend a Luau. We went to the Old Lahaina Luau and enjoyed it.