If you have ever stayed in Wailea you know why this particular area on the island of Maui is described as a Tropical Paradise...if not, you are about to!
CONDE NAST TRAVELER MAGAZINE'S 2013 READER'S FIRST CHOICE AWARD again goes to Maui (20th time): The 'Best Island in the World,' as well as 'Best U.S. Island' for the 22ND consecutive year, stating that readers rave about this “veritable paradise.”
Mark Twain and Robert Louis Stevenson were among the first famous tourists to publicly marvel over Maui. Repeat visitors often return to Maui's sunny South Coast...where the peaceful atmosphere, tropical landscaping and sweeping vistas, pleasant weather, and palm-fringed golden sand beaches are unrivaled!
A warm Aloha greets you at our family’s spacious 1-bedroom, 2-bath, 1022 sq ft condominium (an upper level end unit) plus a double lanai at The Palms at Wailea. With vaulted ceilings and attractive Hawaiian decor, and situated amid the tropical grounds of The Palms at Wailea in the scenic world-class resort of Wailea, you can be sure of a classic Hawaiian setting for your stay.
The Palms at Wailea resort is located 16 miles from Kahului Airport. Scenic Keawakapu Beach is a pleasant 10 minute walk, partly along The Palms at Wailea tropical waterfall path. Or, in less than 5 minutes from our door-to-sand, you may drive and park in one of two lots adjacent to, but hidden from, scenic palm-fringed Keawakapu Beach. Shopping for groceries or whatever your needs may be in Kihei Town, or taking in The Shops at Wailea... each is a very short drive, or you may choose to walk to The Shops at Wailea either along the beach or along the golf course.
Imagine awakening to the soothing sounds of tropical songbirds... viewing the bluest of oceans through the palms...with breakfast on the lanai...also a perfect spot to relax after the beach, to read, to contemplate...in sun or in shade...and to enjoy dinner at sunset.....always a spectacular view from our lanai as it sets behind the island of Lana'i. Our second (top) floor, end unit location allows us more privacy and the ability to leave the doors wide open to welcome tropical breezes.
Ours is one of the few condos at The Palms at Wailea that is fully air conditioned...and on our lanai is a Weber gas BBQ, both at no extra charge to you. (In contrast, The Palms On-Site Management charges $15/day for A/C, and $10/day for a portable BBQ). We have free Internet access and all calls to the US and Canada are free. We invite you to share our family's comfortable 'Tropical Getaway' for your stay and we wish you Aloha and Hana Hou...
Repeat guests have enthusiastically compared their stay at our Palms at Wailea Condo with a stay at a high-rise luxury hotel: our roomy floor plan and spacious lanai, convenient dedicated parking place just steps from our private entry, attractive and comfortable tropical decor, The Palms at Wailea grounds with sweeping ocean views, inviting pool and Jacuzzi: 'Comparable luxury....incomparable privacy for a fraction of the cost!' Stroll down the hill to famous 'Wailea Beach Walk' which ambles by Andaz Resort, The Marriott, The Grand Wailea, The Four Seasons, and The Fairmount Kea Lani, where you may jog or walk several miles in each direction in the sand or on a paved walkway, or both!
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Driving Directions for the 25 minute drive from Kahului International Airport (OGG) to our Palms at Wailea Condo will be sent after final payment is received.
AND NOW MORE ABOUT WAILEA.....
WHALE SEASON: Maui has earned the distinction as one of the best places in the world to whale watch from December to April when the ocean has been described as 'whale soup.' Take a commercial boat tour or watch from the shore.
In MAY the International Festival of Outrigger Canoes in Lahaina is a cultural event you won't want to miss.
In JUNE the Maui Film Festival in Wailea: three large outdoor screens, on the beach, between the Wailea Blue and Gold Golf courses, or the Celestial Dome Theater atop the Marriott Wailea Beach Resort.
Golf, Tennis, Spas, Restaurants.
Close proximity to some of the world’s most renowned spas where non-hotel guests are welcome to enjoy nurturing in a tropical retreat serviced by professional estheticians and massage therapists.
Wailea features four World-Class golf courses: The Wailea Blue, Gold, and Emerald Golf Courses. (Please see the Wailea Golf Club website below) or the near-by Makena Golf Course. When reserved through The Palms Activities Desk, our guests receive discounts on golf at many of the Maui courses including The Blue Course and Makena. Reservations may be made with The Palms Activities Desk 30 days or less before arrival. The nearby famous Wailea Tennis Club has 11 courts, three with night lights. There are also public tennis courts and a municipal golf course in nearby Kihei.
When you tire of the convenience of your own kitchen and private outdoor grill, tropical dining and nightlife await nearby. Here is a list of recommendations from previous guests:
Merriman's MonkeyPod Kitchen - Wailea
Sansei - Kihei (discount nights Sunday, Monday and Friday)
Eskimo Candy - Kihei (best fresh seafood market, eat in, take out)
Five Palms - on the beach Kihei
Sarento's - on the beach Kihei
Big Wave Café - Kihei (5-6 pm half price dinners)
Cheeseburger in Paradise - Wailea & Lahaina
Maui Tacos - now in several locations (this tiny, very casual strip mall eatery was ZAGAT rated in 2009 & 2010!)
Joe's - at Wailea Tennis Club (half price dinners 5:30 - 6:30)
The Fish Company - Pa'ia
Mama’s Fish House - Pa'ia
Kula Lodge - Kula
Hailemaile - UpCountry
Home Made Cafe - Kihei - at Azeka Shopping Center/Makai: (Known for their yummy Malasada's!)
Time has slipped by quickly, but we wanted to let you know that we had a really nice time at your condo again this year. Your place is great and we would like to come back next year for two weeks hopefully.
John and Barb, North Vancouver BC
Jane & Dean Burroughs from The Central Coast of California
The location! Lushly landscaped, non-commercial Wailea on the sunny south side of Maui......has beautiful golden sand, palm-fringed beaches with views of the islands of Lana'i and Kaho'olawe, Molokini crater, the West Maui Mountains and Haleakala.... With four Championship seaside golf links: Blue, Emerald, Gold, and Makena.
We absolutely love our tropical 'home away from home'...our well-cared-for, well stocked condo has many comforts to make everyone's stay more pleasant.
From our door to the sand of lovely Keawakapu Beach it is less than a 10 minute walk; or, a 2 minute drive to several parking lots close to, but not visible from, the beach. Walking south Keawakapu Beach continues with lovely Wailea Beach Walk and ambles along Mökapu, Ulua, Wailea, and Polo Beaches: unrivaled beaches for every activity, including tidepooling and excellent snorkelling and scuba diving.
In addition to our world-class location, our nicely appointed condo offers the comforts of home in an upscale tropical setting. From The Palms salt water pool and jacuzzi are expansive ocean/island/mountain views. Awaken to the sounds of tropical songbirds...the soft rustle of palm fronds...and watch the day come alive as the sun rises over Haleakala. The day is yours to enjoy...and Maui has a broad variety of temptations. At dinner on our lanai you can watch the sun set on the island of Lana'i.
Whale Watching Season on Maui: December through April. Maui is world renowned for the large whale population that returns to island waters from Alaska each year and can be seen from the shore or viewed up close on commercial whale watching tours. Excellent tidepools at nearby Keawakapu Beach and Ulua Beaches. Excellent snorkelling at Ulua Beach, where Pacific Whale Foundation docents staff an information station to answer your questions and offer guidance about the sea creatures seen at the reef.