Our tropical villa has lovely ocean views from the lanai which captivate you as you have your morning breakfast or catch the sunset in the evening after a relaxing day at the beach or pool. The villa is very spacious (1022 square feet inside, plus 2 covered fully tiled lanais with 374 square feet outside) and faces an expansive lush garden area lined with lovely palm trees stretching out to the ocean. This is considered one of the most desirable one bedroom villas at the Palms because of it's beautiful ocean views, 2 lanais, and close proximity to the pool and clubhouse.
Our villa was remodeled in August/September of 2008, and offers our guests a truly tropical haven. Furnishings are 'Tommy Bahama' style. There is 20 inch porcelain tile throughout the villa, with ceiling fans in master bedroom and living room and dining area. There are also two separate air conditioners for those that want to stay even cooler in the master bedroom and living room. There is a 42' plasma television in living area, and a 36' television in the bedroom. DVD/VCR player and CD player and ipod dock with stereo in living area. Portable telephone with free calls to U.S. and Canada included. Wi Fi is included in the villa, as well as at the pool area. Also added is our special guest cabinet stocked with spices, foil wrap, plastic wrap, napkins, tea, coffee filters, condiments (small packets) and a cooler for the beach. There are also boogie boards and beach chairs for use at the beach. We have two outdoor lanai's. A lounging lanai with two new lounge chairs and a table, and a dining lanai with a new table for four that has counter height chairs to take in the breathtaking views of the ocean.
The whale shaped pool surrounded by palms has breathtaking views of the ocean and Kahoolawe Island giving the 150 unit, low rise, Mediterranean complex a quiet elegance. Yet, two minutes drive away are the Shops at Wailea, featuring Gucci, Coach, Longhi's Restaurant and Ruth's Chris Steak House.
Also, only two minutes away by car (5-6 min. walk), is Keawakapu Beach with one-half mile of soft white sand, two entrances and three free parking lots. This is a great swimming and snorkeling family beach complete with bars and restaurants at the end of the beach.
Wailea, a planned community, is the Beverly Hills of the Islands with $10,000,000 homes and hotels with $600/night starter rooms. It has the best climate in Maui with annual rainfall of 10 inches, compared to Kaanapali's 29 inches. The average high temperatures range from 80 degrees to 89 degrees.
Golfing in the Wailea area is spectacular. Wailea boasts 3 golf courses, one of which has hosted the Wendy's Senior Skins game. Nearby Makena has 2 beautiful ocean courses. Makena is also the home of Big Beach. It is famous for its body surfing and boogie boarding. Pack a picnic lunch, a beach umbrella and make an afternoon of it at Big Beach!
Check with the activity desk in the lobby, and book any of the many activities offered on the island. The activity desk offers golf discounts in Wailea.
Opulance abounds as you drive south on Wailea Alanui along hotel row. Treat yourself to an afternoon at the spa at the Grand Wailea, dinner at Nick's Fishmarket restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel, or Wolfgang Puck Spago's restaurant at the Four Seasons. These are a few of our favorite indulgences.
Distances by Car:
Keawakapu Beach - 2 minutes
Shops at Wailea - 2 minutes
Grand Wailea Hotel & Spa 2.5 minutes
Five Palms and Sarento's Restaurants - 2 minutes (romantic beach dinners)
All 3 Wailea Golf Courses - 3 minutes
Makena's 2 Golf Courses - 4-5 miles
Big Beach - 7 miles
We have traveled to Hawaii nearly every year for the past 25 years and found that Wailea was our haven, so in 2007 we bought our little piece of paradise to visit each year, and fall more in love with the islands each time we do. We have lived in Northern California for the past 26 years, but Wailea is our home away from home and we extend our warm aloha welcome to you. May you enjoy the Palms and Wailea as much as we do. Lynn & Norval
Mornings and evenings on the lanai are the perfect way to start and end the day. We love sitting on the lanai in the morning enjoying a cup of coffee and gazing at the calm ocean, listening to the birds, and enjoying the aroma of the flowers in paradise. In the evening, we love to sit out with a drink and watch the sunset. It is spectacular. Later, we enjoy an evening of barbecuing on the lanai, and having a peaceful dinner with island music in the background - then a dip in the pool or spa.