The Grand Wailea is one of the stars of the Wailea resort town, thanks to a central location and some impressive facilities.
But if you want to access the Grand Wailea pool or fitness suite, or the short walk to Wailea beach, you have to pay for a room.
So, what exactly can you expect from a room at the Grand Wailea?
What Are The Rooms Like At The Grand Wailea?
Light and airy, the rooms at the Grand Wailea have been decorated to make the most of the South Maui setting.
A neutral palette is brought to life with splashes of color, and enhanced by the light streaming through the impressive windows.
The decoration is crowd pleasing, intended to appeal to the wide range of guests that check in at the Grand Wailea. Maui-inspired artworks help to create a sense of place, and the pale wood furniture adds to the sunny destination vibe.
All rooms at the Grand Wailea have a lanai, with teak furniture for relaxing in privacy. These are decently sized balconies, allowing guests to really rewind in style and take in the Maui sunset.
The Grand Wailea is also home to the Napua Club, which houses slightly larger rooms that have a similar laid-back vibe to the main rooms.
How Big Are The Rooms At The Grand Wailea?
All the basic rooms at the Grand Wailea are an impressive 640 square feet. This isn’t the biggest of the Wailea hotel rooms—that’s the Fairmont’s unbelievable 860 square foot—but it’s still hard to beat.
And it’s better than the Grand Wailea’s closest rival, which is the 600 square foot to be found at the Four Seasons.
With 640 square foot to play around in, the rooms feel spacious and airy. Even for a long stay, these rooms remain comfortable.
Thanks to the extra space, the rooms don’t just feel like a bed and a bathroom, which can be an issue even at luxury hotels. Instead, the room becomes a sanctuary. A standard room at the Grand Wailea has enough beds to sleep four.
Four people are likely to find the room a little confining, but there’s still enough space for a relaxing stay. For a couple, a standard room should feel more than ample.
The rooms at the Grand Wailea come with several amenities to make your stay more comfortable.
Standard rooms are equipped with a 55″ HDTV, Wi-Fi, a mini refrigerator, a safe, a Keurig coffee maker, and a private lanai.
Bathrooms at the Grand Wailea are attractive, decorated almost entirely in white, giving a clean and luxurious feel to the space.
Each bathroom features a deep and spacious tub, perfect for soaking in after a day of exploring in the sunshine. There’s also a separate shower, which is also spacious.
The Grand Wailea bathrooms are comfortable, if not spectacular.
The standard bathrooms aren’t exactly romantic, and are better suited for families. There are only single sinks, but with large, back-lit mirrors that make getting ready easy.
What About The View?
Directly outside the Grand Wailea resort is the impressive Wailea Beach, with views stretching across the Pacific Ocean to nearby islands.
Some rooms are placed so that the lanai looks directly over the sea, but you have to pay a premium for the view. Other rooms face the garden and resort, and some do, unfortunately, look over the back of the resort.
How Many Rooms Does The Grand Wailea Have?
The Grand Wailea is one of the biggest resorts on Maui, with 780 rooms available across the property.
Although the Grand Wailea is huge, when at full capacity, you can definitely tell that there are crowds.
The Grand Wailea accommodates everyone, and at peak season, there are few places to seek serenity.
How Much Is A Night At The Grand Wailea?
A night at the Grand Wailea starts at $325, but rooms do tend to go for significantly more than this.
Expect to pay around $600 for a night in a terrace view room, with prices increasing depending on the view.
Suites and larger rooms are priced higher again. There is also a resort fee.
Grand Wailea Suites
There are several suite options available at the Grand Wailea, which are more than double the size of the standard room.
The suites pair the standard bedroom with a large and comfortable living area, and a few extra amenities to really make the upgrade worth it.
Apart from the space, one of the real benefits of the suites are the upgraded bathrooms.
Combined with the large lanai and comfortable furniture, you can really make a Grand Wailea suite into a home away from home.
Do The Suites At The Grand Wailea Have A Kitchen?
The Molokini suite and the Wailea suite are the two largest suites offered by the Grand Wailea, and these both include a kitchen.
The Alii suite and the Honua’ula suite are smaller, and don’t have kitchens or kitchenettes.
In the Napua Club tower, there are a few more suites with kitchens. The Napua Club Suite, Royal Suite, Nani Suite, and Grand suite all include kitchens.
Grand Wailea Villas
The Grand Wailea is an extensive property, and it includes several villas. The Ho’olei villas are opulent, perching just back from the ocean and tucked into the mountainside.
This is an incredible place to stay if you really want to make yourself at home in Maui, with three bedrooms offering space for up to eight guests.
Your own private lanai is the perfect place to watch the Maui sunset, perhaps with a cocktail you whipped up in the well-equipped kitchen.
Home Comforts In A Luxury Setting
The rooms at the Grand Wailea are light and airy, ideal for families seeking a comfortable space to relax in.
Pay for an ocean view of this beachfront location, or settle in on your private lanai overlooking the gardens. The rooms don’t have the most romantic décor, but the luxury finishes make for a special stay.
Other Places To Stay In Maui
We’ve written quite a bit about all of Maui’s available lodging, and continue to do so, but we wanted to share a few more places to stay from our friends at Booking.com.
A Resort Stay: The Four Seasons Resort in Wailea is the cream of the crop of resort stays, with restaurants, ocean views, an on-site spa, and the Shops at Wailea are just down the road. Couples particularly love The Four Seasons!
Bed and Breakfast: Sometimes, it’s all in a name, and Adventure in Paradise is exactly what it sounds like, located in Haiku on Maui’s north shore. Wake up to a 180 degree view of Haleakala summit every morning from your private patio.
Hotel: The highly rated Maui Sunset hotel combines laid-back atmosphere and the beach of Waipuilani Park. Also, it’s only 1.7 miles from the Elleair Maui Gold Club!
Vacation Home: Find your home away from home at Puu Koa Palms, six minutes from Hookipa Beach, and near the Hana Highway. Also particularly great for couples!
Villas: If you’re looking to vacation in style with your own villa try the Andaz Maui, which include all the expected amenities along with grills and plunge pools.