Before your vacation begins, don’t forget to plan for how you’re going to get to the Shops of Wailea.
Know that there is a parking charge: parking is $6 per hour, but the maximum charge that you can pay for your parking is $40.00 per day.
There are many ways to get there but we have some tips that will make your trip a little easier and take the stress out of finding parking at the shops of Wailea and tips about where to park.
How do I get to the Shops of Wailea?
The Shops at Wailea is a luxurious open-air shopping center in the heart of the Wailea Resort on the island of Maui. It features over 70 shops and restaurants including high-end brands such as Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Tommy Bahama, Tiffany & Co., Swarovski, David Yurman, and many more.
Its proximity to the Four Seasons and Grand Wailea hotels means you can access the shops without having to venture outside the resorts.
- To get there, you’ll need to drive along Highway 30 until you reach Makena Road. Take a right on Makena Road and follow it for about two miles until you reach Keawakapu Beach. You’ll then see the entrance to The Shops at Wailea on your left.
- If you’re staying in South Maui, take Highway 30 to Wailea Alanui Dr. and drive towards the Four Seasons Maui at Alii Drive (turn left). From Kahului, take Highway 30 toward Kihei and turn right onto Kihei Kalama Pl., which leads directly to the shopping center.
- If you’re staying in central Maui, take Highway 310 to Wailea Alanui Drive, which is one block from Seascape Resort and two blocks from Four Seasons Maui at Alii Drive.
Visitors will find convenient parking accommodations near The Shops at Wailea with valet services available for an additional fee. For guests who are interested in checking out other parts of Maui, rental cars are available on site.
What Shopping Options Are Available?
There are lots of shopping options in Wailea, Maui. The Shops at Wailea are located on the southwestern end of the property and offer everything from high-end clothing to souvenirs and art. If you’re looking for something specific, you’ll likely find it here.
The shops at the Wailea are open seven days a week, year-round. You can find a variety of restaurants and merchandise stores to check out while you’re there.
Wailea center is home to many different restaurants, such as Roy’s, which specializes in Hawaii Regional Cuisine; Bellini’s Ristorante, which serves authentic Italian cuisine; and Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, offering fresh sushi and sashimi as well as Hawaiian-style poke dishes.
If you’re looking for a place to get your passport stamp for your Maui vacation, or simply want a souvenir from your trip, this would be a great place to stop by.
Tips While Parking At The Shops of Wailea Maui
When parking at the shops of Wailea Maui you should proceed with caution.
The Wailea shops are one of the most highly-coveted shopping destinations in Hawaii. With several high-end stores, restaurants, and even a nail salon, it has to the potential to do some serious damage to your wallet.
Treat the area carefully, however, and you can still enjoy the wares here without spending too much money. Here are some tips for parking at the shops of Wailea Maui:
- Stay with the flow of traffic.
- Park parallel to the curb, not in the middle of a parking space.
- If you can’t park parallel, try to park so that your front or rear wheels are within the lines of your parking space.
- Plan ahead when going to the Shops of Wailea. Try to avoid peak hours if possible because they’re busy all day long.
- Do not park in front of the stores or you may be towed away. Most stores and shopping centers have several tow-away zones. In Wailea, these zones are marked with red paint on the sidewalk.
- Don’t block other people’s driveways or turn lanes.
Always remember to lock your car doors and close your windows when you leave your car, even if it’s just for a minute. Thieves count on you being distracted when you’re running errands.
They are also looking for expensive items in plain sight such as purses, cameras, laptops, etc. Do not leave them visible in the car. Keep them out of sight and lock them in the trunk. If you have a convertible, raise the top before leaving your car unattended.