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10 best resorts in Maui
Who hasn’t dreamed of a Maui vacation? Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian islands and is the second most popular tourist destination (after Oahu.) Maui is the perfect destination for honeymooners, families, and anyone who loves beautiful white sand beaches. If you’re looking for the best resorts in Maui, you’ll have plenty of options.
Maui is shaped somewhat like a lopsided figure 8. The two main resort areas are the Wailea/Makena/Kihei area in South Maui and the Ka’anapli/Lahaina area in West Maui. For this list of the best resorts in Maui, I have split it up into South Maui, West Maui, and Hana which is on the far east side of the island. You’ve probably heard of Hana because of the famous Hana Highway.
Maui is one of the best places to see whales in the winter and offers some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii. With diverse landscapes, top-rated golf courses, high-end resorts, and some of the best adventure activities around, Maui the perfect vacation destination. If you’re looking for things to do in Maui, check out my post on the 7 best things to do on Maui.
Now, let’s get to the 10 best resorts in Maui.
Wailea/Kihei/Makena area (South Maui)
1. Four Seasons Maui Resort at Wailea
No list of best resorts would be complete without mentioning the Four Seasons. The 5-star The Four Seasons Maui Resort at Wailea is no exception. Located in Wailea close to many other high-end resorts, the Four Seasons is perfect for honeymoons.
The Four Seasons shares a beach with the Grand Wailea (mentioned later) which is another beautiful resort.
2. Hotel Wailea
The Hotel Wailea is one of the highest rated resorts on Maui. It is adults-only making it the perfect choice for a honeymoon. It is not located on the beach but has beautiful views. You can take a hotel shuttle, drive, or even walk down to Wailea Beach.
The Hotel Wailea is also a great spot for a destination wedding. I photographed a destination wedding at the hotels Molokini Lookout and it was beautiful!
3. Grand Wailea
Unlike the adults-only hotel Wailea, the 4-star Grand Wailea is a great resort for families. It features a fun waterpark and shares a beach with the Four Seasons resort.
4. Fairmont Kea Lani
The Fairmont Kea Lani is another hotel in the beautiful Wailea area. This 4.5-star resort is all-suites and is great for families. It is located on Polo beach.
5. Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
The Andaz Maui is a luxury resort set on 15 oceanfront acres. The four on-site restaurants offer fresh, local cuisine that is some of the best on the island. If a high-end eco-friendly resort is important to you, the Andaz Maui is a great option.
Ka’anapali Area (West Maui)
6. Hyatt Regency Maui
The Hyatt Regency resort and spa is located at the end of Ka’Anapali Beach. Amenities include oceanfront golfing as well as a traditional luau.
7. Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa
The Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa is located on Ka’Anapali Beach right in front of Black Rock. If you love snorkeling, this may be the resort for you! Black Rock offers some of the best snorkeling on Maui.
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8. Marriot Ocean Club
The Marriot Ocean Club is located right in the heart of the 3-mile Ka’anapali Beach. The 3 towers are named after the main islands of Maui Nui (Molokai, Lanai, Maui.) The Marriot Ocean Club also has suites which make it a great oceanfront option for families.
9. Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
Located in West Maui, the Ritz-Carton Kapalua is perfect for golfers and those who want the best of the best in a 5-star luxury resort.
Hana (East Maui)
10. Travaasa Hana
This 4-star resort is the only resort in Hana. It was voted to #1 boutique hotel in 2018 by Hawaii magazine. If you’re looking to experience the “real Hawaii” this is the perfect resort for you! The spa is highly rated and this is one of the few resorts in Hawaii that offers an “all-inclusive” option that includes meals.
I hope that this list of the 10 best resorts on Maui was helpful. If you’re wanting to visit the Valley Isle, I’d love to help you plan your trip! I am a Hawaii destination specialist and can help you plan your Maui vacation from start to finish. Creating your custom vacation doesn’t cost anything extra, so why not leave the planning to an expert?
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