The weather in Wailea can change on a dime, sometimes every few minutes, so visitors have to be prepared or they might find their trip spoiled.
But the general weather conditions are perfect for relaxing. The temperature typically varies from 65°F to 87°F and is rarely below 60°F or above 90°F.
Below, we answer all your questions about Wailea’s weather and how to prepare for it.
Where is Wailea?
Located on Maui’s south shore, Wailea is a destination for travelers seeking upscale resorts in a relaxed island setting. Wailea is home to the Four Seasons Resort and the Grand Wailea Resort, two of the most luxurious resorts on Maui.
You can reach Wailea by car or by boat. The drive takes about 40 minutes from Kahului Airport, and another five minutes to walk down Wailea Alanui Drive to Wailea Beach Park and Spouting Horn.
If you prefer to travel by boat, you can take a ferry from either Maalaea Harbor or Kihei Boat Ramp (where water sports activities are available).
Wailea is known for its gold coast beaches which are great for swimming and snorkeling. The area is also popular among surfers because of its waves and offshore reefs.
When Is The Rainy Season In Wailea?
The weather in Wailea is often sunny and warm, perfect for a relaxing vacation experience, with moderate temperatures year-round.
With an annual rainfall of 15.2 inches Wailea is one of the driest places in not just Maui, but all of Hawaii. But the rainy season in Wailea is unpredictable and can vary year by year.
When planning a trip, keep in mind that the rainiest month is December, and there might be rain all through the month. The driest month is June.
The wettest season is Spring which brings 49% of the island’s yearly precipitation. Whereas Fall is the driest season, with only 5% precipitation.
So if you’re planning a trip to Wailea, consider sometime in the Fall, like September or October.
What Time Of Year Is The Best Times to go?
The best time to visit Wailea depends on what you’re looking for.
Generally speaking, April through May and September through November are the best times to visit Maui. For one thing, they’re the colder seasons—neither the high nor low tourist seasons—which means that there are fewer crowds and lower prices than at other times in the year.
In April through May, particularly, locals come out of their winter hibernation and flock to their favorite beaches and resorts.
If you want to see the sun and blue skies, visit between September and November when temperatures are cooler. During this time, Maui’s trade winds stop blowing so the island receives less rain. The water temperature is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking.
What to pack for Wailea weather?
Hawaii is known for its tropical climate, so what should you pack for Wailea’s weather?
You will need swimsuits, of course. And you’ll want some shorts and T-shirts to wear during the day, both at the beach and in the evenings. If you like snorkeling or scuba diving, you’ll also want a mask and fins.
There are some things that you can’t live without. While packing you may want to make sure you have the following:
- Raincoat: it rains almost every day in Wailea—in spurts—and sometimes it rains hard so you need a raincoat. A must-have.
- Long trousers: to protect yourself from the sun and bug bites, you should use long pants. It’s a must-have
- Tie or scarf to cover your mouth and nose from the dust and sand that can be very strong in Wailea. It protects you from bug bites too.
- Flip flops: if you’re on the beach flip flops are needed.
- Sunscreen lotion: sunscreen a must to protect yourself from the sun, especially during summertime.
- Hat and sunglasses: use wisely as they protect your eyes from the sun.
Can’t Wait To Visit Wailea?
Ultimately, you’re going to want to adjust your behavior based on the forecast. On a wet and windy day make sure to dress in warmish clothing and keep an umbrella handy.
And even if it is sunny, and the temperature is high, you may still want to pack a light sweater or umbrella as a precaution against sudden changes. Maui is a tropical climate, after all.
Being prepared for Wailea’s weather will ensure that when it does rain or storm, you can still relax and enjoy yourself!