We can’t say enough about this hotel. Also, Grand Wailea just introduced their new Lava tube slide (Dec 2017), it is a fast slide that will take you all the way from the top of the pools racing down to the bottom. Good fun!Hope the above helps a little bit if you are deciding whether or not to stay here.More. Overall, the hotel is nice, the beach is great and the pool is fun, but the crowds at the pool and the beach were insane. See more ideas about wailea, water park, wailea maui. It's a must stay! Please see our partners for more details. If you like something a bit smaller and more intimate, try the Kea Lani. We were misled into believing that you couldn't book the cabanas until 48 hours prior. I went there at 7:00 AM, grabbed my chairs and stayed there. Pools & Water Activities. Overall, we had a wonderful stay here for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. Two days wasn’t nearly enough time to spend at the Grand Wailea and here’s why. This is a remarkable place to stay. This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC, Grand_Wailea_3850, Manager at Grand Wailea, responded to this review, This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC. I found it was a real bummer to have to drag my vacationing rear end out of bed at 6:45 AM and reserving chairs, but it was a must because we wanted shade. We said we didn't think that made sense. I was not pleased with the breakfast buffet and received a refund when I complained about the cold food and lack of service. Much better than the double beds at the Westin. Book the cabanas when you book your room. Maui itself is an amazing place to visit but this hotel adds the finishing touches to what could be a perfect vacation/honeymoon/escape - the hotel was grand with superb service. Book the cabanas when you book your room. This cannot possibly be true when we called, they said ALL the cabanas were committed for the entire week. Be sure to book your family photos with Pacific Dream Photography at the hotel! • Explore unique Maui attractions, such as the Road to Hana, Haleakala National Park, Molokini Crater, and Iao Valley State Park • Relax on Wailea Beach basking in the warm Hawaiian sun • Cool off in our nine sparkling pools featuring a new 3-story lava tube slide, lazy river, water elevator, and swim-up bar When we arrived at the Grand Wailea on the first day, our heads were spinning due to the amount of people at the beach and pool. By the end of our stay, she felt like a friend, and that made a world of difference at such a big hotel. We spent the first 5 days of our trip at the Hyatt on Kaanapali beach (loved it) and wanted to try Wailea for the last 3 days. The setting and staff make up for any minor issues. Security around the pools were good and they tried to enforce the 1 hour rule but most people actually were following the rules like us and used the lounge chairs we reserved. Grand Wailea Maui Resort, Wailea Picture: Water Park - Check out Tripadvisor members' 5,601 candid photos and videos. The grand entrance with stately statues and water features make a great first impression for this high-end, Waldorf Astoria property.. We recently enjoyed a four-night stay at Grand Wailea and want to share our impressions with you. more. If you are coming to this hotel you should be aware of several things. They do have all the equipment you want for a week for $99 which is reasonable IF you actually can use them safely...We had two queens, first floor, accessible room. First, you pretty much need to be at the pool to reserve lounge chairs by about 7:40. They covered several chairs and left. Photo courtesy: Grand Wailea. Get them while they last! Almost no one else did. Saved me some money, but had to stress about getting up on time to get my chairs, wrist band and towels. We were misled into believing that you couldn't book the cabanas until 48 hours prior. We are not renewing our resort membership or returning. The pools and beach were very nice. Convenient and free breakfast, cookies, cocktails and snacks throughout the day was a real bonus! This cannot possibly be true when we called, they said ALL the cabanas were committed for the entire week. At places like four seasons and mandarin oriental, they charge a lot, but you feel like all they care about is making you happy. We believe that very best service experiences are genuine, anticipatory and personalized and we will continue to work to ensure our guests find that level of service at our hotel. I travel a lot and I can't say I have never been more disappointed in a resort experience. These rooms go for $850 per night? The Four Seasons, in our opinion, is one of the finest properties all over the world. Anyone who can afford the Grand Wailea is very blessed, as we are, but skip it ...because you will be underwhelmed. Please see our partners for more details. Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. Most of these have been repeated frequently in previous reviews. Rooms were large with great views. Reading reviews from people who have visited more than once, it seems like more space is being used by cabanas than in the past. I was not pleased that valet parking cost $30 a day and that you really need a car if you are going to stay for any length of time. The staff is friendly and helpful and there were always plenty of people at the check in desk and concierge desks to help. If you are coming to this hotel you should be aware of several things. Treat yourself!!! Or maybe you want a bar or lounge to make it a pool party? Wow! It adds a significant amount of money, but you will have a better time. We try to travel here over Spring break. See 8,150 traveller reviews, 6,063 candid photos, and great deals for Grand Wailea, ranked #7 of 9 hotels in Maui and rated 4 of 5 at Tripadvisor. Those staying at the hotel can generally use the hotel’s on-site water park or a water park located nearby. Tired property and tired service...overpriced. Located on 40 acres of tropical landscape, this luxurious Maui resort on white sand Wailea Beach boasts 5 restaurants, a spa, a water park and 3 golf courses. Adults Only and Adult Friendly Hotels in Wailea, Hotels near Aqualani Beach and Ocean Recreation, We compared the lowest prices from 17 websites, We compared the lowest prices from 18 websites, We compared the lowest prices from 15 websites, We compared the lowest prices from 14 websites. It adds a significant amount of money, but you will have a better time. A hydrotherapy bath circuit is also featured. It is a beautiful, large, sprawling resort but with better service than I was led to believe by reading other reviews on TripAdvisor. The amenities never stop. First, you pretty much need to be at the pool to reserve lounge chairs by about 7:40. The main attraction for kids visiting Grand Wailea is the 25,000-plus-square-foot Wailea Canyon Activity Pool, filled with waterslides, rapids, rope swings, caves, a lazy river and a sand beach. The beach is one of the best on the island. By the way, the cabanas are free at the Four Seasons but no pool in...If you are coming to this hotel you should be aware of several things. In our opinion, it is one of the prettiest islands in the world. They are routinely rated top in Maui by all travel magazines. What is the water elevator at the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort and how is it fun? Nice open ambiance and lots to choose from. By the way, the cabanas are free at the Four Seasons but no pool in the area (on the island?) They should keep everything open later. The water’s small waves are great for bodysurfing and paddleboarding, and the southern edge of the bay has healthy reefs where sea turtles like to swim, so it's a popular snorkel spot. Refrigerator for your own items. But, when they advertise "rack rate" at $ 850 per night, during Spring break, you expect more, and, yet, they don't deliver. At places like four seasons and mandarin oriental, they charge a lot, but you feel like all they care about is making you happy. I was pleasantly surprised at the service from the check-in. We also ate at the new restaurant Amasia twice during our last visit. It is pricey but we'll worth it in my opinion. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. We were upgraded to the Napua tower!! 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