Wailea is located on the southern end of Maui, just beyond the bustling town of Kihei. Keawakapu Beach is a leisurely six minute walk from the unit, but if you are carrying coolers and beach gear, you may want to hop in the car to the convenient parking area just across the road.
Along with the pristine beaches, perpetual sunshine, vibrant tropical foliage and landscaping, Wailea boasts some of the finest resorts, dining, shopping and events on Maui.
If you're joining us in the summer, you may be in time for Wailea's Annual Maui Film Festival, where you, alongside notable stars of stage and screen, gather beneath the Maui night sky to enjoy screenings of some of the year's best films.
Are you hoping to do some golfing on Maui? There's not a more perfect destination than Wailea.
Wailea Golf Club is home to three, award-winning courses – Wailea Gold, Wailea Emerald and Wailea Blue –each offers exceptional conditions and breath-taking views of the South Maui coastline.
A few minutes to the south are the Makena Golf Courses. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., they feature 36 spectacular holes of the most pristine golf imaginable, and are home to the Hawaii State Open.
As with other resort areas on Maui, it's not difficult to plan a wide variety of activities to fill your day.
World famous windsurfing and board surfing are fun to watch on the north shore just beyond Paia at Ho'okipa, all about a half-hour's drive from our condo in Wailea.
The Maalaea Harbor is the closest large harbor for ocean activities, where you can go out on snorkeling trips, whalewatching, sunset and dinner sails, maui fishing charters, etc.
For discounted activity booking before you leave, you may want to visit Tom Barefoot's Cashback Tours. You typically receive about 10% off, and there are no coupons to clip, discount cards to purchase, or timeshare presentations to attend.