Grand Wailea

Maui, Hawaii

There’s no mistaking Wailea Beach. Black lava, by way of Haleakala, the resident volcano on the island, flanks this exclusive strip of Maui’s south shore. And sitting regally on one of the most beautiful beaches in America is the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa. There are 40 acres of lush, tropical garden with shining scenic vistas to roam. Water is everywhere – it jets in jacuzzis, meditates in Koi ponds and reflecting pools, and plays havoc on three championship golf courses. Guests may dine oceanside in private cabanas or at the floating Humuhumunukunukuapua’a restaurant offering spectacular views of the Pacific. In the evening, lounges come alive and by day health goes holistic in the Spa Grande. The hotel is also home to an extensive high art collection – there are works by Picasso, Botero and Warhol throughout the resort. Guests ache for a lifetime on the lanai.