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Wailea is located on Maui's southwestern, palm-fringed "gold" coast and has been described as the "Beverly Hills by the Sea." This planned resort development sits on 1500 acres of black-lava shore with five beautiful beaches, a shopping village, three world-class golf courses, a tennis complex and several upscale resort hotels. Wailea has every kind of outdoors recreation, including swimming, snorkeling, skiing, deep-sea fishing, surfing, hiking, horseback riding and more. Just off shore from Wailea lies "Turtle Town," a popular dive site so named because of the green sea turtles that inhibit the area. A 3-mile round trip coastal path makes a great hike with spectacular views in all directions, and the trails' south end borders an exquisite native plant garden. For shopping, the Wailea Shopping Village has everything from art galleries, jewelry, film and photography supplies, clothing shops and restaurants. There is also a free Polynesian show every Tuesday afternoon at the village. If you are looking for a spectacular "Hawaiian fantasy" vacation, nothing compares to Wailea on Maui's south coast.

Surrounding areas: Maalaea, Hawaii (4.9 mi), Makena, Hawaii (6.3 mi), Ulupalakua, Hawaii (7.8 mi), Kula, Hawaii (8.2 mi), Kahului, Hawaii (9.3 mi), Pukalani, Hawaii (9.6 mi), Wailuku, Hawaii (10.4 mi)

Wailea Vacation Rentals

Wailea Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Aston Wailea Resort3700 Wailea AlanuiWailea, HI (808) 879-1922
Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa3850 Wailea Alanui DrWailea, HI (800) 888-6100
Palms At Wailea Resort3200 W Wailea Alanui DrWailea, HI (808) 879-5800
The Fairmont Kea Lani4100 Wailea Alanui DrWailea, HI (800) 659-4100
Maui Coast Hotel2259 S Kihei RdKihei, HI1.4 mi.(808) 874-6284
Aston Maui Lu Resort575 S Kihei RdKihei, HI1.8 mi.(808) 879-5881
Mana Kai Resort2960 S Kihei RdKihei, HI2.6 mi.(808) 879-1561
Aston Wailea Resort-tower BLDG3700 Wailea Ala Nui DrKihei, HI2.7 mi.(800) 367-2960
Maui Lu ResortSouth Kihei RdKihei, HI2.7 mi.(808) 879-5881
Maui Sun HotelEast Lipoa StKihei, HI2.7 mi.(808) 875-9000
Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort3550 Wailea Alanui DrKihei, HI3.6 mi.(808) 879-4900
Four Seasons Resort3900 Wailea AlanuiKihei, HI4.6 mi.(808) 874-8000
Maui Prince Hotel Makena Resort5400 Makena AlanuiKihei, HI6.6 mi.(808) 874-1111
Maui Beach Hotel170 Kaahumanu AveKahului Maui, HI10.1 mi.(800) 367-5004
Peace Of MauiHaliimaile RdMakawao, HI11.7 mi.(808) 572-5045
Maui Park3626 Honoapiilani RdLahaina, HI16.4 mi.(808) 669-6622
Best Western Pioneer Inn658 Wharf StLahaina, HI17.2 mi.(808) 661-3636
Aston Maui ParkLower Honoapiilani HwyLahaina, HI17.4 mi.(808) 669-6622
Kaanapali AliiNohea Kai DrLahaina, HI17.4 mi.(808) 667-1400
Kahana Falls ResortLower Honoapiilani RdLahaina, HI17.4 mi.(808) 669-1050
Renaissance Kapalua Bay HotelOne Bay DrLahaina, HI17.4 mi.(808) 669-5656
Maui Marriott Resort100 Nohea Kai DrLahaina, HI19.4 mi.(808) 667-1200
Hyatt Regency Maui200 Nohea Kai DrLahaina, HI19.6 mi.(808) 661-1234
The Westin Maui At Kaanapali BCH2365 Kaanapali PkwyLahaina, HI19.9 mi.(888) 625-4949
Kaanapali Beach Hotel2525 Kaanapali PkwyLahaina, HI20.1 mi.(808) 661-0011
Sheraton Maui Hotel2605 Kaanapali PkwyLahaina, HI20.2 mi.(808) 661-0031
Aston Kaanapali Shores3445 Honoapiilani HwyLahaina, HI20.8 mi.(808) 667-2211
Embassy Vacation Resort104 Kaanapali Shores PlLahaina, HI20.9 mi.(808) 661-2000
Royal Kahana4365 Lower Honoapiilani HwyLahaina, HI21.6 mi.(808) 669-5911
Valley Isle Resort4327 Lower Honoapiilani RdLahaina, HI21.6 mi.(808) 669-5511
The Ritz Carlton Hotel1 Ritz Carlton DrKapalua, HI22.0 mi.(808) 669-6200
Napili Sunset46 Hui DrLahaina, HI22.2 mi.(808) 669-8083
Heavenly-hana Inn4155 Hana HwyHana, HI29.4 mi.(808) 248-8442
Hotel Hana MauiHana HwyHana, HI29.8 mi.(808) 248-8963

Wailea Weather & Climate

The island of Maui has both rain forest and desert conditions. The southwest side receives only 12 inches of rain, mostly during the winter months, and the east side receives approximately 90 inches per year. Mountain regions may get over 300 inches. The constant breezes keep Maui's temperature very comfortable. Trade winds are nearly always calm in the morning hours. Kona winds come from the opposite direction of trade winds and usually indicate that a rainstorm will soon arrive. Maui is known for its many rainbows, which usually occur in early morning or late afternoon, depending on wind direction and wind speed. Severe weather such as tsunamis and hurricanes are possible but rare on the Hawaiian Islands. The southwestern side is considered the sunniest, driest region of Maui.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 67°F 51°F 3.21 in. 77°F
February 68°F 51°F 1.89 in. 77°F
March 68°F 51°F 1.57 in. 77°F
April 69°F 53°F 0.72 in. 77°F
May 71°F 54°F 0.26 in. 78°F
June 73°F 55°F 0.05 in. 79°F
July 74°F 56°F 0.08 in. 80°F
August 75°F 57°F 0.09 in. 80°F
September 74°F 57°F 0.13 in. 80°F
October 73°F 56°F 0.62 in. 80°F
November 71°F 55°F 1.59 in. 79°F
December 69°F 52°F 2.42 in. 78°F

Wailea Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Kahului airport (OGG) located about 10 miles north of Wailea in Kahului, Hawaii, the Lanai airport (LNY) located approximately 32 miles west of Wailea in Lanai City, Hawaii, the Waimea Kohala airport (MUE) located roughly 72 miles southeast of Wailea in Kamuela, Hawaii, and finally the Kona International At Keahole airport (KOA) located around 74 miles south of Wailea in Kailua / Kona, Hawaii.

Wailea Attractions

Water Parks
Hawaiian WaterworksEwa BeachHI108.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Dunes at Maui Lani Golf CourseKahuluiHI9.3 mi.
Elleair Golf ClubMauiHI12.5 mi.
Pukalani Golf ClubMauiHI12.5 mi.
Sandalwood Golf CourseMauiHI12.5 mi.
Waiehu Golf CourseMauiHI13.1 mi.
State Parks
Ukumehame Beach State ParkHI8.8 mi. 
Iao Valley State ParkHI10.7 mi. 
Launiu Poko State ParkHI14.3 mi. 
Pua‘aka‘a State ParkHI22.0 mi. 
Wai‘änapanapa State ParkHI29.3 mi. 
Loren Adams Museum of Fine ArtLahainaHI17.4 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Waikiki AquariumWaikikiHI97.0 mi.
Honolulu ZooHonoluluHI98.6 mi.

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