Wailea News and Blog Updates

It’s Restaurant Week Wailea Time Again!

Every May and November, the Wailea Resort Association hosts this delicious event, Restaurant Week Wailea. This May, we have 19 Wailea restaurants offering special fixed price menus for your delight! Plus, the Maui Food Bank receives a portion of the proceeds are donated to the . That’s what we call a triple win! Make your reservations in under a minute by using the direct links to Open Table on our #RWWailea page.

The Maui News has some interesting back story on this semi-annual event.

Wailea Resort is renowned for award-winning culinary talent, exceptional restaurants and celebrity chefs, who will once again create remarkable three-course, chef-inspired prix-fixe menus for $29, $39, $49 or $59 per person.

Read the full article on The Maui News website.

Marin Magazine Highlights New Lava Tube Slide in Wailea

Marin Magazine recently featured the Grand Wailea’s multimillion-dollar pool renovation. One of the highlight’s of the resort’s massive network of pools, wet bars, and lounging areas is a three-story Lava Tube Slide!

Here’s the kind of endorsement that cannot be bought:

After triple testing all of the slides, my 16-year old daughter Natalie and her friend, Ali gave the entire resort a big thumbs ups.

You can read the full review of Grand Wailea’s upgraded Lava Tube Slide here at Marin Magazine.

Wailea Hotels Lead the Growth in Luxury Class in Hawai‘i

Hawaii and Wailea are hot, hot, hot for visitors! Wailea hotels led in all three tourism measures so far in 2018:

  • Highest RevPAR (average revenue per available room)
  • Highest ADR (average daily rate)
  • Highest occupancy rate (90.8%).

Why so strong, you may ask? Maui wins ‘Best Island’ awards year after year, for over two decades now. Wailea hotels reported the highest rates statewide. You can choose from many world class, luxury Wailea hotels.

If you are looking to visit Wailea, now is a great time to look as April and May are considered “shoulder season.” That includes easier access to mainland flights, too.

All classes of hotel properties reported RevPAR growth in February. Luxury Class hotels led the market, growing both RevPAR to $477 (+15.7%) and ADR to $587 (+12.0%), with occupancy rising to 81.3% (+2.6 percentage points). Upper Class (+11.1%), Upper Midscale Class (+10.9%), and Midscale & Economy.

Read the full article, Wailea Resorts Continue to Lead State in Highest Daily Rates, Occupancy, on MauiNow.com

Photo Credit: Aerial Photo of Wailea by Randy Jay Braun.

Yes, Wailea is a Family-Friendly Maui Destination!

Travel writers have a way of visiting a place and discovering juicy details that may not be known to the residents! Recently, travel writer, Margot Black, (@BlackInkPR on Twitter) posted about family-friendly activities in Wailea and shared some Hawaiian history as well as where to find lava pancakes! Many of the photos in the article are her own – more proof that Wailea is as fun and amazing as we know it to be, with or without the professional pics.

On our way back to the hotel we were starving and looked for somewhere to eat that would host a bedraggled, post-kayak ocean-drenched family and found a relaxed restaurant in a strip mall. It had a bunch of bikers that were meeting and eating, as well as roosters running around. We ordered giant juicy burgers and my son made eye contact with a very large chicken who was enjoying a stroll inside the restaurant. It was a delightful stop and one of those unforgettable and wonderful travel moments.

Read her family-friendly Wailea article on PeterGreenberg.com.

Wonders of Wailea in the Dallas News

The Dallas News recently featured a wonderfully comprehensive article about vacationing in Wailea. All of the major Wailea resorts were mentioned by the Special Contributor, Connie Dufner.

With all due respect to the famous Vegas slogan, what happens in Maui doesn’t stay in Maui. And that’s just fine. Lucky sojourners there take away memories that last far beyond their stays — the brilliant blues of the Pacific; the soothing, mesmerizing sounds of surf; the taste of tart and creamy guri guri; wafts of a sizzling luau.

Read the full article about our wondrous Wailea resorts here:
Find the Wonders of Wailea at the 5 Resorts

Looking to make a booking at Wailea Resorts?

Please visit our Wailea resorts and accommodations section.

Sunset Magazine Features Wailea and the Fairmont Kea Lani

Sunset Magazine reached out wanting to feature Wailea for their March, 2018, islands’ themed issue! Sunset Magazine is one of the longest standing travel and lifestyle magazines around. We think their readers and our community are a great fit. They’re having some fun over on Instagram to spread the word about Wailea. You can follow them @sunsetmag.

To celebrate March’s islands-themed issue, we’re partnering with the Wailea Resort Association (@wailearesort) and the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui (@fairmontkealani) to give away a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two to the crescent-shaped shores of Wailea.

Contest Submission Dates:

January 17,2018 – February 14, 2018

Consider sharing this with friends or family who’ve been looking for a way to come play in Wailea! Here’s the original Instagram post.

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