Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Editor’s Pick: Maui Hotels & Resorts
Looking for a paradise hotel for your honeymoon? Maui Hotels and Resorts are renowned for their high level of excellence and value in one of the world’s premier vacation destinations. From enormous deluxe rooms to championship golf courses, each hotel offers something out of the ordinary.
Here we have selected five quality, four to five star Maui hotels which are perfect places to create a heavenly vacation or unforgettable honeymoon.
Each fabulous hotel is highlighted below for its main service strengths and exquisite locations.
Fairmont Kea Lani Resort Wailea Makena
Address: 4100 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea Makena, Hawaii
Fairmont Kea Lani Resort at Wailea Makena is the only luxury all-suite and villa oceanfront resort on Polo Beach with 22 acres of tropical landscaping and lagoon-style pools. This hotel was mentioned on the World’s Best Hotels List by Travel & Leisure Magazine.
Fairmont Kea Lani Resort is a top destination resort for honeymoon couples, and also boasts one, two and three bedroom oceanfront villas and good value sunny breakfast packages.
Each one-bedroom suites comprises a spacious living room, separate bedroom, and over-sized European-style marble bathroom. While one, two and three-bedroom oceanfront villas with full kitchens and private plunge pools connected by a 140-foot water slide and swim-up bar, plus an adult lap pool. Other resort facilities include 4 restaurants, Lobby Bar, Bakery & Deli, Spa Kea Lani, year-round children’s program, a hair and nail salon, fitness center, business center, and concierge.
The Fairmont Kea Lani is close to Wailea Golf Club’s three championship courses, 11 tennis courts at Wailea Tennis Club, and boutique shopping at Shops at Wailea.
Four Seasons Resort Maui Wailea Makena
Address: 3900 Wailea Alanui Wailea, Maui, Wailea Makena, Hawaii
Four Seasons Resort Maui is also one of the top resorts in Hawaii. It is located on Maui’s southwestern shore at Wailea Makena. The Four Seasons Resort is exceptionally grand in concept, but gracefully executed, with great attention made to its unique ocean-front setting.
Four Seasons Resort Maui is an enchanted enclave of pools, terraces and exotic gardens nestled against Wailea most magnificent gardens. The U-shaped design of the building ensures dramatic and dazzling views of beautiful white sand beaches.
The Four Seasons offers an endless choice of activities, with pleasure trips performed on their own sixty foot catamaran to Haleakala National park. Helicopter rides, shopping, whale watching, and horseback riding are just a few of the activities not to be missed.
The Wailea Golf Club, whose championship Gold, Emerald and Old Blue courses, is actually directly across the street from the resort, which make Wailea an absolute golfer’s paradise. The Wailea Tennis Club’s eleven-court complex with three lit for night-time play is nearby.
Grand Wailea Resort
Address: 3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea Makena, Hawaii
The Grand Wailea Resort is one of Maui’s finest resort, which also offers something for everyone. It has an unparalleled pool system, the 2,000-foot long Wailea Canyon Activity Pool.
The hotel complex includes the Napua Tower and five independent guest room wings, all offering a very high level of quality accommodation. Guest rooms are extremely spacious with a top of the range room size of 5,500 square feet for the Grand Suite.
All over sized rooms come with either a king or two double beds. The room amenities include a private patio, separate bath and shower area, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, very large color TV with cable, in-room movies, three direct-dial telephones, in-room mini-bar, complimentary safe and coffee-maker.
It also has the largest spa in Hawaii, and has been rated as is one of the Top Ten American Spas by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine.
Sheraton Resort & Spa Maui Lahaina
Address: 2605 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Hawaii
The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is synonymous with quality accommodation. This luxurious resort is set at the foot of the legendary Black Rock, overlooking the pristine Kaanapali Beach and features breath-taking views of the islands of Molokai and Lanai.
The moment you arrive at Sheraton Maui, the elevated grand entrance presents you with the majestic Pu’u Keka’a rising above a panorama of the blue Pacific and neighboring islands crowned in clouds.
Amongst the 23 acres of lush tropical surrounds, an immense oceanfront swimming lagoon meanders at great length, with lava-rock waterways, enchanting bridges, and a mind relaxing open-air spa.
Most of the rooms have ocean views, each with its own private balcony, which makes for a truly outstanding position. Its cliff side location also boasts to have one of best areas in Maui’s for snorkeling.
The Ka’anapali Resort area appeals to all ages with shopping and dining at Whaler’s Village, 36 holes of championship golf at Ka’anapali Golf Courses, Ka’anapali Sugar Cane Train, and some of the most romantic sunsets in the Pacific on Ka’anapali Beach.
Westin Maui Resort & Spa Lahaina
Address: 2365 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Hawaii
Westin Maui Resort & Spa is many traveller’s favorite hotel, famed for its guest room bedding and fabulously large pool, area and waterslide. Located on Ka’anapali Beach, one of the world’s most romantic stretches of sand, this spectacular four-diamond resort inspires you to indulge in all that Maui has to offer.
Each spacious guest room features a private terrace or ‘lanai’, coffee maker, private bar and a host of other useful amenities. All rooms fresh, modern décor and feature the trademarked “Heavenly Beds.”
Recently a $5 million dollar expansion of this Resort and Spa has created a new spa, which is expected to be the prototype for all future Westin spas around the world.
Romance, snorkeling, scuba diving, five waterfalls, championship golf and tennis, casual and a la carte dining, the only limit is your appetite for adventure. This resort has it all.
There are many activities to do for all guests, from the action packed Westin Kids Club, to shopping, sports and a breathtaking sunset with oceanfront dining at Ka’anapali’s premier restaurant, Tropica. With its six restaurants and lounges plus exciting evening nightlife, there’s plenty to keep anyone occupied.
There are priceless art treasures to be discovered in the resort and beautifully maintained grounds to enjoy.
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