Monday, November 5, 2012

Wailea--Hawaii's Millionaire’s Paradise Welcomes You

One trip to Wailea on Maui and you'll feel like you landed in heaven. The combination of natural beauty and upscale amenities offers you the best of both worlds. While the resorts in the area make it seem like Wailea is exclusive, nothing could be further from the truth. Wailea, while it's definitely paradise for the rich and famous, is within reach of the average traveler. First, there are many Maui vacation rentals to be had, like those offered by the Maui Rental Group. MRG vacationrentals offer direct access to the incredible Keawakapu Beach--one of the very best on Maui. You'll see the island of Kahoolawe in the distance, and enjoy nearly a mile of soft sand. It's secluded, and slopes gently into the ocean with no sudden drop off.

Another thing to know is that all the beaches in Wailea are open to the public and offer public restrooms. So what seems like a closed resort beach is actually accessible by anyone. You can have the best of both worlds--stay in a private, deluxe vacation rental, enjoy Maui and Wailea on your terms, and still get your fill sun-filled days on your pick of the world's best beaches.

Near Mokapu and Ulua Beaches.
Wailea Beach is on Maui's south shore. Sunbathing, swimming, inviting surfing and body boarders. The beach is flat, with calm, gentle waves, making it perfect for whale watching from the shore during the winter. There's a walkway that connects you to restaurants and hideaway coves with native plants.

For those that want more than just beachcombing, snorkeling is a popular pastime in Wailea. Mokapu Beach, Ilua Beach or Polo Beach are great choices, with something for beginners and experts alike.  You can also kayak or paddleboard.

When you're done at the beach, head to Wailea Golf Club. It offers three 18 hold courses. When it opened in 1993, the Gold Course was recognized as one of the 10 best new courses and its reputation remains strong today. It hosts the Wendy's Champions Skins Game.

No trip to Wailea would be complete without a spa treatment or two. The Grand Wailea Hotel houses the Spa Grande, Hawaii's largest spa--50,000 square feet of luxury, voted one of the top 10 spas in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure magazines. It offers treatments for all age groups using a variety of treatments. With all the resorts in the area, there are also many other choices for fantastic spa treatments.

You'll become so immersed in Wailea, you might forget you're on Maui, which many consider to be the most beautiful of the Hawaiian Islands. Maui is an island of quaint small towns, upscale resorts and hotels, and many natural wonders (Haleakala National Park). Find black sand at Waianapanapa Beach, drive along with Hana Highway for incredible scenic beauty, or visit the Maui Ocean Center for an up close view of marine life.

Don't wait any longer. Plan a vacation to Wailea--it's a trip you'll remember forever. One warning: once you arrive you won't want to leave, and once you leave, you’ll immediately plan your trip back.