Maui, Hawaii is one of the places on Earth that is all that dreams are made of. The second largest of the Hawaiian islands and the 17the largest island in the United States, it is made up of four actual islands in Maui County. The four islands are named Lana’I, Maui, Moloka’I, and Kaho’olawe. Of those four, Maui is the largest. It also boasts a population of 144,444, giving it the third largest population of the Hawaiian islands.
10. Westin Maui Resort and Spa
Situated directly on Ka’anapali beach, the Westin Maui Resort and Spa is just a short walk away from Whaler’s Village. Part of a hotel chain, this one is a source of pride for them thanks to the abundance of beach activities, excellent service, and comfortable rooms done in appealing colors and décor. Give special consideration to the Beach Tower, which houses newly designed accommodations that go above and beyond. Completely child-friendly, the Westin Maui Resort and Spa has what it takes to make the number ten spot on our top ten list.
9. The Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa
Located at Pu’u Keka’a on Ka’anapali Beach and situated on 23 incredibly lush acres that have been meticulously landscaped, the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa is one of the finest on the island. They offer a sunset cliff-dive ceremony, which has been offered since 1963, and a 142-yard lagoon-style swimming pool that is perfect for kids and adults alike. With more than 508 Pacific-view rooms with other islands in the distance, guests are certain to find one that is perfectly suited for their needs and the needs of their family. The oldest on the beach, Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa was built before there were set height limits on buildings, making it unobtrusive and beautiful with its surroundings. The Sheraton Maui comes in at number nine on our list for too many reasons to count!
8. The Old Wailuku Inn
More a bed and breakfast than a hotel, the Old Wailuku Inn stays true to its heritage. Built in 1924 in Wailuku, the county seat of Maui, it was given its name by cultural expert and advisor Hokulani Holt. As a tribute to Don Blanding, Hawaii’s poet laureate of the 20s, each of the ten rooms available features a flower from one of his poems, with a themed centerpiece quilt and work of art. This quaint place will have you remembering your Hawaiian vacation for years to come, and it will definitely have you coming back for more, which is why it makes number eight today!
7. Travaasa Hana
This is considered an ‘experimental resort concept’, even more so than the Hotel Hana Maui that preceded it. However, the hotel alone is more than enough reason to visit Hana, if only for the ruggedly beautiful landscape that surrounds it. With a focus on the adventuresome side of life, it is situated around five adventure categories for guests to choose from, including wellness, the culinary arts, culture, fitness, and adventure. They feature a wonderful luau, which is one of the culture activities, and will be one that is certain to be remembered for years to come. This wonderful hotel is a great choice for anyone, giving it a push into the number seven position.
6. Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
This is the newest luxury resort in Wailea, and it is located on the south shore of Maui. Guests can find their own little piece of paradise when they stay in one of the luxury villas offered there, in addition to 305 rooms and 35 luxury suites that are all-inclusive. Rooms feature neutral color and furnishings, which make for a comforting, non-intrusive environment. Villas feature a choice of private plunge pool or hot tub, and all rooms have nearly panoramic Pacific Ocean views. The Andaz Maui is one of the most satisfying hotel options in Maui, so it comes in at number six on our list.
5. The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
This classic Four Seasons property has a magnificent beach location on Wailea’s South Shore, and it’s certainly one of the most elegant hotels of all located on the beach. Club floor rooms and Oceanfront suites sit a bit higher and offer more privacy excellent service, and outstanding amenities. Complimentary cabanas are available at both ocean and pool, and unbelievable adventure packages will make your vacation like none you’ve ever taken. With such a high level of luxury, an abundance of activities, and some of the best accommodations on the South Shore, The Four Seasons slips into the number five spot with ease.
4. Grand Wailea Maui
No matter who you are or what your reason for visiting, the Grand Wailea Maui is one of the most amazing choices you can make for your stay. Grand Wailea offers luxurious rooms and suites with some of the most incredible views Maui has to offer. Enjoy tours that are full of culture, plan weddings and events that will live long after they are over, and check out our interactive map to discover all the hotel has to offer. From shopping to dining to plain old relaxing, you will find what you are looking for at Grand Wailea Maui, which puts it into the number four spot!
3. Fairmont Kea Lani Maui
Fairmont Kea Lani is an island oasis that is a banquet for all that you are, as the lush greenery and rich vistas feed the eyes, So the Fairmont, and all that it has to offer, will feed your body and soul. An abundance of activity awaits guests, from the three pools (one is adults-only) to Willow Stream Spa, and on to the Hawaiian Cultural Program, tennis, and championship golf. There is so much to do you cannot possibly do it all during a single stay. With a combination of rooms, beach villas, and luxury suites, you are sure to find just the right spot for you and yours at Fairmont Kea Lani, and the views they offer certainly don’t hurt. All of these things and much, much more enable the Fairmont to come in at number three on our list.
2. Montage Kapalua Bay
Situated on the waters along Namalu Bay, the Montage Kapalua Bay Hotel gets the number two spot. When it comes to accommodations, they offer both Residences and Grand Residences, with Residences coming in one, two, or three bedrooms with a variety of magnificent views, and Grand Residence that come in three or four bedrooms with different views. Also, be sure to check out the room packages and other offers. Enjoy luxury dining on-site, as well as a spa, destination experiences, golf, recreation, and arts and culture. There is something for everyone in the family there, including activities and experiences for the family unit as a whole. For one of the finest Hawaiian island vacations you have ever had, you definitely should consider Montage Kapalua Bay!
1. The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
From swimming and other water sports to tennis and golf, guests will never find themselves with nothing to do at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. There are many pools to choose from, and you can even indulge in a private cabana! Located in one of the largest nature preserves on Maui’s northwest shore, views include the ocean, plenty of gorgeous banyan trees, and other natural ranges and rock formations. Eat at the on-site restaurant here, and take a post dinner walk around the hotel labyrinth, featuring a soothing, relaxing landscape. This hotel is more than perfect for families, with something for everyone, and offers plenty of rooms and suites to meet your needs and desires. These are the reasons the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua makes number five today.
Written by Lily Wordsmith
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