We were pleased to find that this large resort was, thankfully, uncrowded. It is probably not as pleasant in the height of the season, when it is full.
Hotel staff and service was very good, with the exception of Humuhumu restaurant, which I have reviewed separately, and won't launch into a diatribe about here.
Our deluxe, ocean view room was comfortable and airy, with a decent sized balcony and lovely view, and a better than average bathroom (room 8033). We had mentioned it was our honeymoon, and each time we returned to our room, there was a sweet little notecard and sentiment, orchids on the bed, towel sculptures and other thoughtful little niceties.
The grounds are beautifully manicured, and we really enjoyed the quieter, adult only, hibiscus pool. Although you have to try out the world's only water elevator in the children's pool area. By anyone's standards, $300 per day for a cabana is excessive. The $75 per day casabellas overlooking the beach, but near enough the pools, are a much better deal.
We'll stay here again, but we'll find other places to dine. Also valet parking is $20 per day. Otherwise, it's a bit of a trek to free, self-parking.
By the way, there is some amazing art work around the hotel. Check out the amazing Botero sculptures. In a world where we are not all a size 6 and anorexic, they are refreshingly honest and charming.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is the ultimate destination for a fabulous Hawaii vacation, perfect for families, spa goers, honeymooners, golfers and active vacationers. Situated on 40 acres of lush, tropical Hawaiian gardens, Grand Wailea opens onto Maui's beautiful Wailea Beach, voted one of the best beaches in America, with elegant and newly-renovated accommodations, indulgent spa treatments, fine dining and thrilling recreational options. ... more less
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