Wailea: Maui’s Luxury Resort Destination

Wailea's Ulua Beach

Originally established as a resort community, Wailea has everything you’re dreaming of for your next Maui vacation. Wailea is blessed with exceptional beaches, including Polo Beach, Wailea Beach, and Ulua Beach. 

These South Maui beaches are great for swimming, snorkeling, and stand up paddleboarding. You’ll also find Wailea has plenty of other activities as well, such as world-class golf courses, a tennis center, as well as shopping and dining opportunities.

Wailea is also home to some of the most luxurious properties on Maui. The community features a variety of opulent hotels and short term vacation rental properties, as well as luxurious private residences. When planning your next trip to Wailea, we…

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Get Up Close and Personal with a Humpback

Whale Watch on Maui

The warm waters of the Hawaiian Islands support vibrant marine life. Every year, migrating populations of North Pacific Humpback Whales journey to this region between Autumn and Spring. The peak Maui whale season occurs between mid-January and March.

Locals and visitors alike enjoy a number of great options for observing these magnificent (and legally protected) creatures in a natural setting. The Alii Nui Royal Feast Dinner Sail, the Ultimate Rafting Whale Watch, and The Pacific Whale Foundation, all routinely conduct whale watching excursions on Maui.

They offer cruises permitting people to observe and photograph migrating Humpback Whales and other marine creatures. The activities of eco-tourism…

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Hawaii's Way to Say Merry Christmas To You

Mele Kalikimaka Santa Claus Maui

Featured in many of our favorite Christmas movies, the song "Mele Kalikimaka", made famous by Bing Crosby, has a special place on our Christmas playlists, but do you know the meaning of this song or how the name originated? Continue reading to learn more about this island greeting.

When we envision a Hawaiian Christmas it looks a lot different than celebrations across much of the US. Going to the beach for Christmas is a unique way to spend the holiday. Even if you're not spending the holidays in Hawaii, you may find yourself singing along to Mele Kalikimaka at some point during the season.

In traditional Hawaiian culture, this time of the year is known as Makahiki season which is the beginning of…

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A Worthy Tropical Challange

Kapalua Plantation Golf Course

Every year since 1999, Kapalua has hosted the PGA Tour's previous season winners for a tropical kick-off to the new PGA Tour season. These champions journey to the lovely Kapalua Plantation Course every January to compete in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. 

About The Kapalua Plantation Golf Course

Today, Kapalua actually boasts two superb 18-hole golf courses: the Kapalua Plantation Course and The Kapalua Bay Golf Course, regularly considered two of the best golf courses on Maui. Both offer championship golf conditions and exceptional Pacific Ocean vistas. The Kapalua Plantation Course in particular features abrupt changes in elevation in some places as well as a variety of playing conditions. Unlike the…

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A Beautiful Beach and Reef

Napili Bay Beach Maui

Lovely Napili Bay lies approximately 12 miles north of Lahaina, just a short distance south of Kapalua Bay. This crescent-shaped golden-white sand beach contains rocky outcroppings along both ends. Several luxurious condo developments overlook this scenic West Maui beachfront.

About Napili Bay

Similar to some other beaches along the far northwestern shores of Maui, this one receives protection against high waves. Coral reefs located about 100 feet offshore form a natural barrier. They help create excellent conditions for many different types of water activities: wading, swimming, snorkeling, paddling, and surfing.

Lovely tropical vegetation adjoins some portions of this section of coastline. A fine sand carpet in…

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Enjoy Golf In Wailea's Paradise

Golf Courses of Wailea

The acclaimed Wailea Resort on Maui boasts a variety of fun outdoor recreational activities. Golfing provides one of the most popular leisure pursuits. The Wailea Golf Club welcomes visitors to three outstanding golf courses: the Wailea Blue Course, the Wailea Emerald Course, and the Wailea Gold Course. These Wailea golf courses supply outstanding services and amenities.

The Wailea Blue Course

Golfing enthusiasts sometimes describe this course as "The Grand Lady" of the Wailea Resort. Developed in the early 1970s by Arthur Jackson Snyder (1917-2005) (the same golf course architect who created the Kaanapali Kai Golf Course), the resort's Blue Course offers 18 challenging holes. These links carry a 72-par…

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Surf, Paddle, and Get Together at Launiupoko Beach Park

Launiupoko

Just south of Lahaina, Launiupoko Beach Park is a wonderful place to enjoy mellow waves, great paddleboard conditions, and a large grassy area perfect for parties and get-togethers. Located at the base of the hill up to the Launiupoko residential subdivision, this beach park offers several picnic tables, showers, and restrooms as well.

About This Idyllic Beach Park in Lahaina

The park stands at Mile Marker 18 (Kai Hele Ku), along the Honoapiilani Highway just south of Lahaina (adjoining the only stoplight on the roadway between Lahaina and Ma'alaea). This beach park encompasses some 6.7 lush acres and includes both sections with thick vegetation, as well as a grassy lawn overlooking the…

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An Idyllic Coastal Retreat

Kapalua Bay West Maui

Kapalua Bay in northwest Maui enjoys an internationally acclaimed reputation as a spectacular recreational site. It adjoins the popular Kapalua Resort. This scenic section of West Maui's coastline offers magnificent views of the blue Pacific Ocean. During clear weather, people enjoy stunning vistas of Lanai and Molokai in the distance. The surrounding beaches and golf courses here appeal to vacationers from around the world.

The Beachfront at Kapalua Bay

A fine golden-brown sandy carpet forms a crescent along this shoreline. Both ends of the beach end in rocky outcroppings of hardened lava, reminders of West Maui's volcanic past. Blessed with warm, balmy weather and a sheltering reef, this location supplies an…

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Makena State Park Features Local Favorite Big Beach 

Big Beach Makena Maui

Beachgoers seeking an undeveloped shoreline appreciate the beautiful beaches in Makena State Park. This pristine site encompasses a stretch of Maui's southwestern coastline adjoining a thickly forested hillside. It offers magnificent Pacific Ocean views.

About Makena Beach State Park

This popular Hawaii State Park contains an eye-catching section of Maiu's shoreline, including several beaches. The most prominent, Big Beach, offers a broad expanse of fine white sand. It forms a thick crescent covering a length of nearly 3,300 feet. In some places, the beach spans widths of 100 feet between the water's edge and the adjoining hillside.

The sandy surface continues far offshore. Occasional rocky…

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Ka'anapali Beach is Maui's Royal Retreat

Kaanapali Beach

Scenic Ka'anapali Beach draws visitors to West Maui in large numbers. This location offers an ideal site for many types of ocean-based recreational activities. The warm, sunny climate of the region ensures people enjoy many opportunities to experience fun outdoor pursuits during every season of the year. Real estate buyers frequently search for luxurious properties overlooking this popular site.

There's a Lot to Love About Ka'anapali Beach

Beautiful Ka'anapali Beach provides a soft surface of fine golden-white sand. It extends in a crescent shape along the coastline of West Maui for a distance of just over a mile and a half. This oceanfront begins roughly two miles north of Lahaina, close to the Hyatt…

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