With a combination of the world’s widest beaches, rich cultural history and bustling beach towns, it is no wonder Maui has been voted The Best Island for 20 years straight. However, it is the breathtaking sunset and the love you will get from the ever-smiling people of Maui that will have you hooked for life.
This beautiful island is also known for having the best exotic cuisine that will blow your taste buds out of this world. The town is home to the best hotels and restaurants in the world, featuring world-class chefs to make your Maui experience unforgettable.
Here is a glimpse at what to look out for when it comes to hotels in the region:
1. Four Seasons Maui
Celebrities from all over the world pay visits to this gorgeous luxury hotel located right in front of Wailea beach because it is the best hotel in Maui. The 380-room resort is a romantic haven for couples who are on honeymoon and those rekindling their love, thanks to the spectacular spa, adults only infinity pool and spacious room with amazing views of the island.
The Four Seasons also has a kid’s activity club with a swimming pool and loads of free beach equipment for the kids to play with. The staff here is attentive, helpful and always available when you need them.
2. Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Like all Waldorf Hotels, the Grand Wailea is an epitome of class and luxury with the best pool in all Hawaii and world class 50,000 square feet spas. Opulence is synonymous with the Waldorf resort that has 780 rooms and the biggest gym ever seen.
Sitting right at the Wailea beach, visitors get to enjoy the warm sand, gorgeous sunset and cool water games in the evening. This hotel has over the last few years made headlines for growing their own food and also promoting local grown produce.
3. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
The Ritz-Carlton was re-opened in 2008 after major renovations to keep up with the modern requirements of visitors. The hotel features 463 rooms, dining, world-class spa and the most beautiful landscaped grounds you have ever seen.
However, what makes you want to stay more in the Ritz-Carlton is the customer service; the staff is really nice and they tend to your every need. The Hawaii- inspired décor in every room and outside in the gardens enables you to unwind peacefully. You can lie on the poolside cabanas for more relaxation.
4. Montage Kapalua Bay
If you enjoy outdoor activities and still want to stay at a high-end hotel,the Montage Kapalua Bay will offer this and more. The hotel, located in a 24-acre property on the Northwest of Maui, has amazing views of the ocean and a never-ending beach.
While staying here, you will enjoy many outdoor activities such as sport fishing, snorkeling, zip lining and helicopter tours. You can golf, play tennis or relax at the poolside or the spa while you wait for the sumptuous dinner served at the restaurants or in your room.
5. The Fairmont Kea Lani
The Fairmont Kea Lani is the ultimate Maui destination for families. Instead of rooms, this resort has massive villas that come with separate living areas, bedrooms with pillow-top beds, kitchenettes, marble bathrooms and private balconies where you can see the amazing views.
The Fairmont has a kids club and children’s pool and adults can lounge at the adults only pool, go to the spa or enjoy some golf at the Wailea Stream Golf Club before meeting at one of the in-house restaurants for dinner.
6. Travaasa Hana
Sometimes you just want to escape all the hassles and noise of metropolitan cities and go to a nice quiet place to unwind and recharge. The Travasa Hana in Maui is the perfect place to do this because it’s in a gorgeous, secluded place where you can hike, see waterfalls and listen to the birds.
This resort sits on a large property but only has 70 spacious rooms so there is plenty of space for you to take long walks alone. There is an all-inclusive package that includes rooms, meals and the most beautiful spa in Maui. In addition, there are no TVs, clock, radio or internet in the rooms so you can just enjoy your thoughts and serenity.
There are very few people in this resort and the nearby beach because you can only get here by plane.
7. Sheraton Hotel
The 508 contemporary rooms in Sheraton Hotel give you a close view of the beautiful Kaanapali beach and Black Rock. This hotel stands on a 23-acre property featuring a spa, fitness room, lagoon pool and lazy river not to mention the five amazing restaurants.
Guests here enjoy snorkeling from one end of the beach to the other and a booming nightlife. If you want to shop, there is a free shuttle to Lahaina.
8. The Westin Maui Resort and Spa
If you are looking for something affordable, The Westin Maui Resort is a great option that sits in an expansive upscale property in Maui. The resort has direct access to the Kaanapali beach and the famous Whalers’ village where you will enjoy great cultural activities and fun games.
This beautiful resort features spacious rooms with simple Hawaiian décor and great ocean views, five landscaped pools with waterslides, waterfalls and a swim-through grotto. There is a kids club with plenty of games and equipment, adult only swimming pool and a large gym and spa where you can relax before enjoying international cuisine at any of the four restaurants.
9. Kaanapali Beach Hotel
If you are more interested in Hawaiian activities, cuisine and culture; Kaanapali Beach Hotel offers that and more. This 432-room hotel offers affordable accommodation for everyone though it lacks most of the modern facilities offered by upscale hotels.
At Kaanapali Hotel, you will enjoy regular Hawaiian entertainment and activities like hularobics and lei making while gazing away at the Kaanapali beach. The hotel is near many shopping and dining options not to mention Whalers village.
10. Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa
Located on a rock between two beaches, the Wailea Beach Marriott hotel has amazing ocean views and serene environment. Though it’s a very affordable hotel with many rooms, it is not as crowded as the neighboring resorts so you will enjoy peace and quiet.
Wailea Beach Marriot hotel features spacious rooms, five pools including an adult-only pool, Mandara spa and a very nice restaurant serving Hawaiian and international cuisine.