Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

4100 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, Hawaii, 96753, USA

Gleaming white spires and tiled archways are the hallmark of this stunning resort that's particularly good for families. The spacious suites have comfortable furnishings and come with microwaves, DVD players, and marble bathrooms. The villas, also just redone, are the real lure, though. Each is a two-story structure with a private plunge pool, two (or three) large bedrooms, a laundry room, and a fully equipped kitchen—margarita blender included. You can order in a chef to cook a feast of fresh island fish or steaks on the grill, and—best of all—housekeepers do the dishes. A fantastic haven for families, the villas are side by side, creating a sort of miniature neighborhood; request one on the end, with an upstairs sundeck. The resort has a small, almost private beach, and the award-winning Ko restaurant. The Willow Stream Spa offers such exotic treatments as three types of Hawaiian rain showers complete with appropriate lighting and music, a hot lava-stone foot bed, and a heated mud bar. Free cultural activities include outrigger canoe paddling, Hawaiian language lessons, and tours.


  • for families, this is one of the best of the South Shore luxury resorts
  • on-site bakery and deli are good for picnic fare


  • some feel the architecture and design scream anything <i>but</i> Hawaii
  • $35 resort fee daily


Phones: 808-875–4100 | 800-798–4552


413 suites, 37 villas
Rate Includes: No meals