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Nestled in the Lushness of Wailea

Nature has given gifts of breathtaking beauty with colors that evoke the senses. And it’s a gift in and of itself to be able to experience those offerings. Nowhere on earth is that more evident than in Wailea.

The sun pays a little more attention to Wailea, and for good reason — 1,500 acres of South Maui lushness are blessed by nature with the best weather on the planet. A collection of five crescent shaped beaches with golden sand, clear blue waters and mesmerizing rolling waves that stretch across a languid coastline. Each beach possessing its own personality and deserving of exploration with an early morning jog or a dramatic sunset stroll along the Wailea Beach Walk. In the winter months, this mile-and-a-half stretch of footpath turns into a locale where time comes to a standstill, as it becomes a prime spot for whale watching. Wailea is an area of tranquility and activity. Its unencumbered shores provide a staggeringly clear view of Molokini. And yet it’s only a 20-minute boat ride away where diving among colorful marine life awaits. Back on land, the activities are just as engaging. Immerse yourself in the island community and discover local foods and culture. Play on three world-class golf courses that provide stunning ocean views as a backdrop to the verdant playing grounds. The Shops at Wailea is the premier dining and retail destination on Maui. Embrace life in Wailea.

Whale Migration Every year, Humpback Whales migrate to warm Hawaiian waters. From November to May residents watch as they dance along the horizon. / Makena Beach State Park One of Maui’s most pristine stretches of shoreline, this secluded beach is an ideal place to enjoy a picnic or watch a beautiful sunset. / Water Sports The calm water off the Wailea coast is perfect for an assortment of water sports. From Stand-Up Paddle Boarding to snorkeling, opportunities abound.

Shave Ice A local favorite, Uluwani’s Shave Ice is the perfect way to cool off after an active day. / Local Fruit and Flora The fruit and flora found on Maui appeal to all senses. / Kihei Kalama Village From artisan crafts to the perfect sarong, treasures await at this open-air marketplace.