by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Situated along 15 acres of beach in Maui, the Andaz Maui at Wailea is a luxurious resort for families. The resort has 297 guestrooms and suites, with seven other luxury rentals available. Guestrooms and suites come with complimentary beverages and snacks, free Wi-Fi and balconies. All have ocean or beach views.
Resort activities include four infinity-pools, 15 acres of beach, water sport rentals (for a fee), lei-making classes, coconut weaving classes, fitness classes on the beach and the Awili Spa and Salon.
There are five onsite dining options. The Ka’ana Kitchen serves up dishes made with local ingredients and flavors true the island. The Morimoto Maui restaurant offers sushi, fish and other asian-inspired seafood dishes. The Mokapu Market is open 24 hours a day and offers everything from snacks and sandwiches to soda, wine and beer. For smaller bites, try the Bumbye Beach Bar, great for breakfast with coffee, juice and fresh baked pastry items. For farm-to-table cuisine, head to the Lehua Lounge, where adults will also enjoy specialty cocktails true to the island.
Our Editor Loves
- Located on 15 acres of soft sand
- Complimentary in-room mini-bar with snacks and beverages
- Free Wi-Fi
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
by Sophy D
After reading all the reviews on trip advisor I was turn between andaz and grand wailea. I am sooo happy I chose the Andaz! What an amazing experience from start to finish. The staff was outstanding! We were warmly greeted by the valet staff and given leis. Inside we were once again greeted by the front desk w/cold towels and lemonade as we reclined on couches and relaxed during our check in. The lobby views were phenomenal both day and during sundown as live music played in the background. Our room was adorable ( although we asked for an upgrade to a room w/a view we did not get it:( I still enjoyed our room and it’s simplicity, cleanliness and modern touches. The pools were so relaxing and although spread among 4 floors -seating areas did get crowded. Drinks by pool and food were delish but very pricey. We dined at both restaurants Ka’an and Morimoto both which were excellent and highly recommend but again except to pay top dollar. The 24 market was good too and convenient. I particularly enjoyed the well equipped gym which had my favorite Peloton bike!!The beach was beautiful but strong waves at times. Andaz has truly thought of everything in that you don’t need to pack any beach gear with you-it’s all there and included in your daily resort fee ( is snorkeling gear) We took advantage of most of the included activities-but I highly recommend you book in advance because they book up fast. We enjoyed the mixology class, kayake and canoe. My kids thoroughly enjoyed their art class at the Welzie studio. What I don’t recommend is the free photo shoot. Was such a waste of 45min-pics did not come out good and in the end the pics were super expensive to buy.
The concierge staff Ben and Julia were super helpful and kind. The valet staff always had our car ready and towels nearby when we ventured off the resort. The free shuttle was most helpful when we wanted to dine/wine in local Wailea restaurants or shop.
I briefly visited my second choice Grand Wailea and was so happy I chose Andaz-aesthetically GW looked a bit dated/worn. But beyond its modern beauty the staff/customer service at Andaz really made our staff memorable
I highly recommend this resort. This was my first stay at the Andaz and it didn't disappoint. It is a beautiful property. The customer service is outstanding. My family (kids 12 & 14) stayed for 6 nights. It is very family friendly. They had some nice amenities that were included in the resort fee. The only con I can think of is that the food is overpriced. However, there are places near the hotel you can drive to for meals. We would definitely stay again!