Wailea Beach Marriott Resort

Hello everyone!

With our holiday to Hawaii sadly over, I thought I would post a review of the beautiful Wailea Beach Resort in Maui. I don’t think I’ve ever stayed somewhere that amazing before and I was very sad to be leaving.

 

Interiors & Exteriors of the hotel…

We arrived fairly late at night so we weren’t welcomed by the view of the ocean, however the grounds were completely lit up ensuring everyone could still see its beautiful structure. To reach the hotel, you must drive down the road which turns off towards the Shops at Wailea and the car park before arriving at the lobby. The road is sheltered by huge trees which have been scattered with lanterns, so when you return at night time it looks like twinkling lights in the sky.

Upon arrival at the lobby you are greeted by the valet service who take your car to be parked in the hotel’s private car park. You are also welcomed by hotel employees who put either a shell or flower lei around your neck before guiding you to the front desks.

The entire lobby area is very open, with just a roof to cover you from any potential rain. The front desks are positioned off to the left side with the main attraction being the water feature surrounded by plenty of different types of comfortable seating. In the daylight you can see the ocean right from where you get out of your car, and if you walk closer to the end of the balcony you can view parts of the luscious green and floral gardens of the resort.

 

Dining…

 

 

In the central lobby area, at the far left is the Humble Market Kitchen restaurant where you can eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has an incredible view of the ocean and the majority of the seating in the restaurant is either next to or near that view. This restaurant offers delicious food for all times of the day, however we only ate there twice for dinner. We ate here for our first night, I had a seared tiger shrimp scampi which was a pasta dish with a buttery sauce – amazing. The second time we were there for dinner was a welcome evening for our group of 25 guests, they guided us to a private room and served us delicious food without a long time to wait.

 

We ate at HMK for breakfast many times as you had such a wide selection of amazing food to eat! There is either the choice between ‘continental’ (which is just a range of cereals, fruit, juices and pastries), the ‘adult’ which is free rein of the whole of the buffet (hot cooked food, fruit, cereals, pastries and juices) or a set meal from the kitchen (dishes like omelettes, pancakes and traditional Hawaiian food). You are offered hot drinks once you are guided to your tables and the waitress/waiter continuously refills your water glasses and coffee cups during your breakfast also.

 

 

Whilst sunbathing at our favourite pool by the bar, the staff pop round with food and drinks menus all day. You are able to order any soft or alcoholic drinks to drink while you lounge and also grab snacks or full lunches too. If you wanted to sit more civilised, there are bar stools, casual tables or dining tables just a step away from the pool. Most days we ordered cold drinks like juice or cocktails (mum only as I am still under age!) but if you wanted any water, they have iced water dispensers infused with lemon or lime with a basket of plastic cups alongside. We had lunch here a couple of times, mainly just eating sandwiches and snacks like hot wings and fries.

 

 

By the NALU adventure pool there is a ‘food truck’ called Mo Bettah Food Truck which offers snacks and refreshers like poke bowls, shave ice and casual family lunches.

The Whale Tale’s Beach Bar is great for anyone just looking for a drink whilst looking out at the ocean views. 

 

 

Around the corner from the lobby, you can locate a Starbucks where they obviously sell tea/coffee but also crisps, sandwiches and breakfast bites.

 

 

Every couple of evenings the hotel offer a Luau where you can reserve your space for your family. They have performers who put on a show, teaching you the traditional dances and also Hawaiian backgrounds. A delightful buffet is made for all reserved guests. Usually when the sun is shining, the Luau takes place on the grass in front of the ocean, however if it rains, they have a large ballroom where they host it inside. 

 

 

The hotel also offers a private dining option for anyone looking for a more romantic setting. You can either sit at the ocean’s edge or on a floating cabana with a personal attendant.

 

Facilities…

At the front desk, the receptionist guided us through a map of the hotel, explaining all of the facilities they had to offer. After giving us our room keys, we walked past all those facilities downstairs to block 4. Our rooms were next to each other and connected by a locked door inside the rooms.

Our room was a twin with two large double beds, en suite bathroom and a balcony looking out onto the NALU adventure pool. Included in the room is also a TV with many different channels, a hair dryer and a safe. Inside the double door wardrobe you are given about 15 clothes hangers, an iron with an ironing board, a suitcase holder and Wailea Beach Resort robes.

 

 

The bathroom was huge, perfect size for the three of us! The shower has two different heads, one a handheld and the other a fixed rainfall shower head. Each day the maid refreshes your towels, makes your beds and replenishes the shower gels, shampoos/conditioners and also a luxury body scrub. Although they come to clean in the mornings, the maid service also visits in the evenings to double check if you need any extras which was handy if we used up the towels in the morning and wanted fresh clean ones for night time.

 

 

For children, there is a games room with room key card access only to make it more secure for guests. Inside they offer video games, board games, foosball and plenty more to entertain. 

Any time you need to relax you can visit the Mandara Spa where you can select a luxury treatment.

For those who like to be active but not outdoors, there is a fitness centre where you can work out. If you would rather see the view though, you can either join a free yoga class or just take your mat to a chosen quiet area. 

My dad was there for business so the hotel has many different meeting rooms and also places for events/weddings.

In terms of swimming pools, there are many located around the resort. Our favourite was the ‘Ohi Pools which look right out onto the ocean. One of the pools is on a lower level with some loungers and private cabanas. We liked to lounge by the main pool on the same level as the KAPA bar and grill. For adults, there is an adult only swimming pool, a quiet zone with a clear lookout onto the ocean, which is called the Maluhia Serenity Pool. The NALU adventure pool is where you’ll find the majority of the children at the resort as it includes the resort waterslides! This area includes loungers for parents to relax and also the food truck for quick refuelling with food. 

 

 

Dotted around the resort are shacks which sell beach shirts and also have clean free towels for all guests. 

 

 

The only thing I would is that this hotel is great for people who want a relaxing holiday with not much desire to explore outside of the hotel. This is because where you have so much to do and get up to at the Beach Resort, it’s almost a waste not to make the most of it. I definitely want to come back to this hotel, everything just went right – I’ll have to get saving though, this place is beautiful so of course it’s going to be expensive!

For any more in depth information, visit the Wailea Beach Resort website!

Until next time…

xo

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