Wailea News and Blog Updates

Lava Tube Slide comes to Grand Wailea

Grand Wailea Resort invested in a multi-millon dallar renovation of their pools. The standout feature is a three-story Lava Tube Slide thrill ride! The tube joins these other water activities:

  • Wailea Canyon Activity Pool
  • River Rapids
  • Water Elevator
  • Adults-only Hibiscus Pool
  • The swim-up Grotto Bar and Volcano Bar and Grill

The Grand Wailea is hosting many other holiday activities. There are many Santa sightings and Christmas services at the on-site chapel.

Read more details on MauiNow.com.

Groundbreaking: 68-Unit in Wailea

There’s a new development in Wailea! Makali‘i, modern, eco-sensitive townhomes, offers 68 two- and three-bedroom residences. Enjoy sweeping views of Molokini and Kaho‘olowe, as seen from the many floor to ceiling windows. The Wailea townhomes development also includes The Resident’s Club. The club offers an infinity pool, exercise room, and spa.

The official ground-breaking took place recently to celebrate a milestone of 70% pre-sold.

Read more details on MauiNow.com.

BMI Maui Songwriters Festival: Nov 29-Dec 2, 2017

The BMI Maui Songwriters Festival is joining us on Maui for the third year in a row. The event features live performances and events across Maui. Both the artists and the organizers “sing the praises” of having an event of this kind on Maui. In keeping with the spirit of Aloha, a portion of the proceeds are donated to Dorvin and Betty Leis Charities, Inc., the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and the BMI Foundation.

“Last year’s event was one of the most unique performances I’ve ever had in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.” – headline musician, Eric Church

From the Maui Songwriters Festival Press Release:

The third annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival, happening November 29th- December 2nd, combines the lush landscapes and local flavor of Maui with the international acclaim of country music’s best. This one-of-a-kind festival puts a spotlight on the art of songwriting with intimate sets from an all-star line-up. Country superstar Eric Church will be returning for the second year in a row to headline the festival along with GRAMMY winning Country music singer songwriter Maren Morris and ACM’s New Male Vocalist of the Year, Jon Pardi.

The third annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival is sponsored by Goodfellow Family Foundation, XPeri, SunTrust Bank and Texas Roadhouse. Delta Air Lines is the official airline of the festival, with additional support provided by the Marriott Wailea Beach Resort which is offering special rates to attendees.

More Details for the Maui Songwriters Festival:

Read more about the BMI Maui Music Festival on MauiNow.com.

Purchase tickets, starting October 6th.

Traveling to Maui? Book special rates at the Wailea Beach Resort.


UPDATE Oct 25, 2017:

We have a special public event to announce, as part of the Songwriters Festival. Mark your calendars! Free Happy Hour at Tommy Bahama’s from 3-5 pm on Wednesday, November 29.

Happy Hour at the Maui Songwriters Festival! graphic

Waiting for Wailea? Tinder couple has first date on Maui.

You often hear that people who are glued to their electronic devices have developed increasingly short attention spans. This story will upend a lot of those stereotypes!

Tinder couple whose 3 years of messages went viral enjoy first date in Hawaii

This is the headline from the ABC News – Good Morning America website which covered this amazing new twist on the time-honored theme of “young love.”

These two college students texted each other via the Tinder phone app. Unbelievably, they never actually met until Tinder arranged for a visit to the set of GMA, followed by a trip to Hawaii.

Imagine having your first date at the luxurious Grand Wailea resort on Maui!

Watch the GMA clip here:

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