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Review of Wailea Beach

Wailea Beach
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US$93.19*
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Cultural Outrigger Canoe and Turtle Tour
Ranked #1 of 43 things to do in Wailea
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Such a wonderful laid out beach, and so much room for those who want to soak up the sun or enjoy some paddle boarding or snorkeling. Love it!

Thank Rebecca P
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Wailea beach has a 1.4 mile concrete beach front pathway running between the hotels and the beach itself. The width varies from 4 to 6 feet wide. Very popular with pedestrians and joggers. Dogs, skaters, rollerbladers, and bicyclists prohibited.

It starts from the public access roadway to the beach just north of the Wailea Elua Village. It stretches 1.4 miles to the public access roadway south of the Fairmont Hotel. This runs along the beach, separating the beach from the various luxury hotels in the area, including the Grand Wailea, the Marriot, the Four Seasons, Wailea Point, and the Fairmont.

I ran to and from there twice at 620am in the morning. The brand new Andaz hotel has added a section with a rope bridge of boards just north of the Wailea Elua Village.

The pathway is crowded at dawn, when temperatures are coolest in the day, and also at sunset, when people gather to walk and watch the sun setting in the west. From this vantage point you can see Molokini and Kahoolawe. There are areas of the pathway in the south where one side is a stone retaining wall, and the other side heavy vegetation. And once you pass the hotel Andaz with the new rope board pathway, the trail ends in a sandy path through dense vegetation.

There are spots near the Grand Wailea, the Four Seasons and the Andaz hotel where refreshments, sunscreen and snacks are sold from hotel kiosks. Difficult to run in crowded conditions, and the hotel staff also water various plants and grasses near the path, so the pathway can be slippery. The pathway is completely wheelchair accessible from the Wailea Eulu village through the Fairmont -smooth concrete with no stairs. However the pathway is as narrow as 4 feet in some areas, with solid barrier borders -.e.g. no adjacent grass to run around people.

The pathway is not as large nor as long as the 5 mile, 12 foot wide Kauai East Coast Path. the narrowness is why bicyclists and skaters are prohibited. Bathroom facilities at the public access paths north of the Wailea Eulu Village, and south of the Fairmont hotel.

1  Thank robert c
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Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

Clean, calm and quite. Loved the beach, the sand was beautiful and soft. And you are surrounded by classy resorts. It's a short beach but worth a visit

Thank restless2travel
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

This beach is long, with nice sand, allowing for great walks. The surrounding hotels (Grand Wailea, Marriott, Four Seasons) are beautiful & the Shops at Wailea convenient when you need a break. The surf is gentle & enticing. It's a bit of a drive if you aren't staying in Kihei or Wailea but worth a visit at least once!

Thank 283jennifere
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

What we love the most about this beach area is that there is ample room, and the ocean has a smooth sandy floor. How often are you in the ocean and step on rocks, or debris, or slimy substances? Not here. Sand bottoms for a long way out into the ocean. No need for water shoes in this beach! LOVED it here. The beach is right in front of the Grand Wailea, but accessible from the Wailea Beach Marriott, or the Four Seasons as well. Remember this ... beaches are PUBLIC PROPERTY. You don't have to be staying at any hotel to enjoy this wonderful resource.

1  Thank furnitureruss
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