Home to some of Maui’s best beaches, Wailea is a popular resort community on the island’s s leeward coast. Championship level golf, shopping and world class dining are just a few of the areas amenities making a luxury vacation rental property in Wailea the perfect choice for your Hawaii vacation.
Things to Do
The advantage of staying in a resort community is the seemingly endless choice of activities to fill your days. Thanks to Hawaii’s beautiful climate, guests staying at a luxury vacation rental property in Wailea can enjoy the outdoors any time of year. The Wailea Golf Club is home to three of Maui’s best courses making the area a popular destination for golfers. Nature lovers can hike the beautiful Lao Valley and stop in for a visit at the park’s education center. Haleakala State Park is another favorite for hikers. Travel through the incredible bamboo forest or hike to Haleakala’s 10,000 foot summit to take in one of the amazing sunrises Hawaii is so famous for. The Makena Stables offer horseback riding at the Ulupalukau Ranch where you can visit Maui’s only winery. Marine life lovers will want to venture over to La Perouse Bay where you’ll see pods of spinner dolphins playing off-shore. If you’d like to get even closer to Hawaii’s ocean life, snorkeling at the Molokini Crater is a must. Listed as one of the top ten diving spots in the world, the small volcanic crater is believed to have erupted over 200,000 years ago and is home to more than 250 marine species. Its crescent shape provides shelter from the waves leaving the water calm and crystal clear. For beautiful photos, hop in the car and drive the incredible “Road to Hana”. This is the stuff postcards are made of as this route is filled with a never-ending stretch of breathtaking scenery. If you’re here during whale season, the Maui Whale Festival takes place through February and March, and those looking to see the visiting humpbacks up close will enjoy one of the many whale watching tours offered around the island.
There are several area beaches near our Wailea luxury vacation rental properties for guests to choose from. Mokapu Beach has a sandy bottom and is good for both snorkeling and swimming when the surf is calm. Ulua Beach is a crescent shaped golden sand beach and is one of the area’s most popular. Great for swimming and other water activities, this beach receives a lot of traffic during peak season so if you’re looking for privacy, this may not be the best place for you to lay your towel down. Located in front of the Four Seasons, Wailea Beach is the nicest of them all. Protected on either side, the water here is typically calm making it an excellent choice for swimming. This is also a great place to catch the sunset.
Restaurants and Nightlife
There is no shortage of great restaurants around Wailea’s luxury vacation rental properties. The area’s resorts offer five-star dining with Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, and Duo Steak & Seafood both located at the Four Seasons. Mulligan’s On the Blue is a lively Irish pub with nightly dinner shows and live music, and for cocktails, check out the Bumbye Beach Bar or the Lobby Lounge.
Guests staying at a luxury vacation rental in Wailea will love the Shops at Wailea! This is an open-air shopping center located ocean-side with traditional retailers like the Gap, and luxury brands like Gucci and Tiffany & Co. Shoppers will find unique locally made crafts and a variety of Hawaii souvenirs to take back home. The Kihei Kalama Village is also nearby with 50+ shops, restaurants and eateries.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
Wailea’s luxury vacation rental properties are located on the driest side of beautiful Maui which means you can count on consistently sunny weather for your vacation. Waliea receives an average of just 13 inches of rain each year. The temperature doesn’t vary too much throughout the year with an average high of 82 F in January and 88 F in July. Hawaii’s gentle trade winds blow in from the north east and keep things comfortable as the temperatures rise. The average ocean temperatures around our Wailea vacation rental homes is 76 F which means you’ll likely be spending a lot of time splashing around the Pacific! Please remember that the ocean around Hawaii can be extremely rough and conditions can change from day to day. Always read the safety signs posted on our beaches as these are here for your protection.
While there is plenty to see and do around Wailea’s luxury vacation rental properties, we still recommend a rental car for your stay so that you can explore the surrounding communities and easily access all that Maui has to offer.
Booking a luxury vacation rental in Wailea means you’ll be surrounded by the five-star amenities offered in a resort community without giving up the privacy, comfort and convenience of home. We provide our guests with high-end luxury accommodations and unparalleled customer service. Contact us to inquire about our vacation rental properties in Wailea and surrounding areas, and discover how we can help plan your dream vacation in Hawaii!