Grand Wailea A Waldorf Astoria Resort

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Phone (808) 875-1234
Address 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, HI 96753
One of the best pool areas in any hotel we've ever seen.

• Building: High Rise • Building: Hotel • Building: Lanai / Balcony • Building: Rooms Open To Outside • Property: Business Center
• Property: Dining On Site • Property: Fitness Room • Property: Laundry On Site • Property: Stores On Site • Room: Coffee Maker
• Room: Hair Dryer • Room: Mini Fridge • Room: Safe • Recreation: Gear Rentals • Recreation: Hot Tub
• Recreation: Kids Club • Recreation: Pool • Recreation: Water Park • Recreation: Water Slides • Internet: Free In Room
• Parking: Paid Valet

The Grand Wailea A Waldorf Astoria Resort is the very definition of grand as it sits on a 40 acres of oceanfront land right on Wailea Beach Park. The ultra high end city of Wailea in Maui is about as good as it gets so the Grand Wailea fits in perfectly here.

The Pool

You can easily spend days here and never leave the resort because it is such a big property with plenty of on-site restaurants, the awesome Wailea Beach Park right outside, and an amazing pool area that is reason enough to stay here.

The pool area is really a water park with many different connected pools. There is an adults only if you want to relax a bit, but you'll likely spend most of your time at the Wailea Canyon Activity Pool. The Wailea Canyon is made up of several smaller pools that are all at different elevations and connected to each other via short water slides, a river rapids section, a white water slide, and a lazy river. There are waterfalls, a swim up bar, cabanas, a sand bottom area, rope swing to jump from, and much more.

Kids and adults alike can spend hours and hours just swimming through the pools and working their way from top to bottom over and over again. There are also a few really tall water slides to enjoy as well.

This is also home to the worlds only water elevator. It's an odd device and those who don't like enclosed spaces, especially those filling with water, may want to avoid using this. It works like this, you start in the lower pool and enter a door that leads to a cave like area (essentially a cylindrical vertical shaft which is open at the top). Inside is a giant and very sturdy raft, a round pontoon boat essentially, that can hold 20 or so people. They'll close the door and the cave / shaft will fill with water via waterfalls above and you'll get soaked along the way. As the shaft fills the raft floats to the top, about 1 story up.

It doesn't take long, maybe a minute or two, and then you'll walk out (still in water) at the top where you can access the upper pools and slides. Kids will love it.

Poolside service is available for food and drinks and cabanas are available for rent as well.

The Rooms

The Grand Wailea offers all sorts of rooms to fit most needs. Expect to pay around $25 per night for the resort fee which includes things like 2 bottles of water, unlimited local calls, coffee and tea in your room, an in room safe, a mini refrigerator, and free internet access.

If you really appreciate convenience and want to splurge a little, book a concierge level room at The Grand Wailea. These special rooms include access to the a lounge area as well as a exclusive business center area. The lounge area offers a complimentary breakfast each morning, tea and cookies during the day, and pupus and cocktails in the evening. The cocktails are free but tips are expected. There is a lot of convenience here, especially for the morning breakfast.


There is plenty to do at the Grand Wailea. In addition to the massive water park, you'll be able to rent gear for snorkeling, kayaking, or learn how to scuba dive in their controlled dive pool.

Of course, you're just a few steps away from the amazing Wailea Beach Park as well so you'll probably be spending a good amount of your time at the beach.

There is even the Fishpipe which is a large hamster ball device that you get in along with a few gallons of water while it spins around. Fun for some, absolute terror for others.

Teens have there own lounge call The Spot, and smaller kids will love the Camp Grande. We tried the dinner camp which runs around $95 per kid for a 5 hour session where they get to play, do activities, watch movies, play games, and even get dinner and snacks included.


There are some onsite dining options beyond the poolside dining we mentioned earlier, including the fun to say Humuhumunukunukuapua'a, Bistro Molokini, Cafe Kula, Volcano Grill & Bar, and more.

The onsite market (Cafe Kula) is also a quick serve food option and is probably the best value if you don't want to leave the property.


The parking situation at the Grand Wailea is all valet so expect to pay around $30 per day to use the valet parking service, plus tips.