Fairmont Kea Lani 

The quintessential luxury Hawaiian beach resort

Kea Lani’s esteemed reputation is built on Fairmont’s famed service ethic. It’s bells and whistles, but they’re the best bells and whistles, and it’s all-suite to boot.

Its location on sleepy Polo Beach, the only hotel on its two crescent beaches, combined with an impressive list of features makes the Fairmont Kea Lani a cosseting holiday resort. Refined architecture and Hawaiian vibes are found in the property’s grand archways and colourful artwork on display, not to mention the picture-perfect ocean that sprawls out in front – it’s genuinely hard to fault this place. For a sophisticated hotel it is family-friendly, but there’s a dedicated adults’ pool if you’re especially child-phobic. Naturally, dining onsite is delectable, but should you wish to spread your wings Wailea Village is just a five-minute drive away, there’s even a courtesy car.

Why we love Fairmont Kea Lani

  • There's plenty to do here, from learning how to paddle a traditional outrigger canoe to a lesson in how to play the ukulele.

  • It's worth the early start to watch sunrise over the dormant Haleakalā volcano

  • Nick's Fishermarket is one of Maui’s best seafood restaurants

  • In the evening, head to the Lower Lagoon Pool to witness the traditional lighting of the torches

5 stars
17 hours (excluding layover time)
Fronting Polo Beach in the upmarket area of Wailea
Approx. 40 minutes from Kahului airport
Beach, Honeymoon


  • Restaurants & bars
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Golf
  • Good to Know

There's a lovely selection of dining options here, from family-inspired recipes at Kõ Restaurant to fresh seafood served at Nick's Fishmarket. For more relaxed settings, opt for AMA Bar & Grill or Makana Market for light snacks.

Kõ Restaurant
The award-winning restaurant offering island family dishes with a modern twist.

Kea Lani Restaurant
Start your day with a visit to the extensive breakfast buffet in the open-air restaurant.

Nick's Fishmarket
One of Maui's most famous fish restaurants with an impressive wine cellar boasting 2,000 labels.

AMA Bar & Grill
There's plenty of local dishes on the menu at this relaxed setting with ocean views.

Makana Market + Café
Serving homemade pastries, salads, pizzas and sandwiches.

Luana Lounge
Head to the spacious lounge for sunsets, seafood and cocktails.

Head to Makana Market + Café for Pang's Poke, a delicious bowl of freshly caught Maui fish.

Combining Hawaiian healing therapies with locally-made ingredients, unwind with a treatment at The Willow Stream Spa. Indulge in the Natural Hawaiian Journey which includes salt scrubs, a clay body mask and a full body massage using vanilla bean and coconut body butter. Facilities include indoor treatment rooms, outside spa cabanas, steam rooms, sauna and rain experience showers.

Fairmont's Inspire Your Energy Programme offers a range of outdoor fitness classes including Pilates, mindfulness, aqua fitness and yoga at sunset.

Learn about the Hawaiian traditions with a visit to the resort's Hale Kukuna cultural centre, have a lesson in playing the ukulele or hula dancing. If you are visiting between the months of December to March, there is a chance you may get to see humpback whales off the coastline. Each evening listen for the sound of the conch shell, signalling the start of the torch lighting ceremony.

Choose from one of the three heated swimming pools - including an adult-only - or head to the crescent sands of Polo Beach for snorkelling, body surfing and boogie boarding. Look out for green turtles as you take to the water in a traditional outrigger canoe, go sea kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding or take a lesson in scuba diving.

Enjoy a round of golf on one of the three local championship golf courses.

Minimum stays apply.

It is standard practice for resorts/hotels within the USA to charge a mandatory resort fee which is payable locally.

This fee can be anywhere between 5USD to 40 USD per room per night and is not included in the cost of your Kuoni holiday.

A credit card is required at time of check-in for incidental charges, pre-authorised for $100 per night.

This will be refunded at the end of the stay minus any costs incurred.

Minimum check-in age is 18 for lead guest.

This is a 100% non-smoking hotel.

Locally Paid Fees & Taxes: Expect to pay approximately $59 per room per night for hotel resort fees and local taxes.

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