An exclusive and elevated retreat with zen-inspired gardens and 180-degree views of the ocean.
Unadulterated Hawaii luxury awaits at this incredible hotel on Maui’s western shore, which is the only Relais & Chateau property in Hawaii. You could be forgiven for thinking you have this entire place to yourself as you wander through the spacious garden. There are hidden-away nooks, private gazebos, tree-shaded orchards, cosy fire pits and sea views at almost every turn. Even the fitness studio has the wow factor; if 180-degree views of the beautiful grounds and the Pacific beyond aren’t a good enough reason to work out (try aerial yoga or a boot camp session) we don’t know what is. Down by the shore – which is reached by eco-friendly Telsa cars – there’s staff to provide you with towels, bottled water and umbrellas and you can rent paddleboards and kayaks to explore the region’s glorious coastline. You can also give kite surfing a go with lessons at Kanaha Beach.
As you would expect from Relais & Chateau, the cuisine here is really something to write home about. The chef, Zach Sato, and his team source their produce as locally as possible and there’s a real focus on artisanal and organic ingredients. The main venue is The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea where there’s an incredible menu of seasonal, island-grown dishes. For a special occasion there’s the Treehouse which is like a secret retreat where a 7-course private chef dinner is served alongside breathtaking ocean views.
This is an all-suite hotel with wonderfully spacious accommodation options with either a garden, partial ocean view or a full ocean view. The style is exquisite with coral and limestone walls, features and furnishings created using local and sustainable wood and light oak floors. Each suite has a furnished balcony and the floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors mean that the outside can be brought in.
In the hills above the resort community of Wailea, a short drive in one hotel’s own Telsa vehicles from the beach and the town
Good to know
Guests over 16 years are welcome at this hotel. 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.
• Make the most of the complimentary activities on offer: Hawaiian Outrigger canoeing experience every Wednesday morning, tropical mixology class every Saturday morning and a cocktail reception every Friday afternoon.
Restaurant, private tree house
*Denotes local charge