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7 Reasons Maui’s Grand Wailea is the Ideal Destination for a Wellness-Inspired Getaway

by Staff

Everyone knows this simple fact to be true: Hawaii remains to be the ultimate tropical vacation destination. Let’s take a look at Maui, for instance—an adored oceanic oasis that promises everything you need to reset and renew. Nothing solves your problems quite like the healing properties of the sun and sea. Throw in a spa, a sound bath and something to make you sweat, and you’ll be good as new.

We’ll let you in on a little secret: Grand Wailea is the destination for a wellness weekend in the tropics. Situated above the pristine shores of Maui, this Waldorf Astoria resort is the ultimate Hawaiian retreat, complete with delicious food, exciting activities and enlightening experiences. This luxurious Maui resort embodies the epitome of Hawaiian hospitality, offering a serene haven for guests in search of a luxe, wellness-inspired getaway. If you’re yearning for a Hawaii vacation that nurtures both body and soul, look no further than this tropical paradise. Here are seven reasons why Grand Wailea is the ultimate spot to say aloha to healthy living. 

 

1 | More Pools, Less Problems

Wellness-Inspired Getaway Maui
Credit: Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Pools are the love language of Grand Wailea. Guests can lounge by nine stunning pools, each offering its own unique atmosphere and amenities. Dive into the tranquility of the adults-only pool, where serenity reigns supreme—a peaceful escape for those seeking quietude amid the tropical paradise.

For families and thrill-seekers, the activity pools beckon with a splash, featuring the Lava Tube Slide, an exhilarating journey full of twists and turns that ends in a refreshing splashdown. There’s even a beautiful beach with waterfalls and caves, as well as seven waterslides, white water rapids, a Grotto Bar, a whirlpool and sauna and the adults-only Hibiscus pool! Whether you’re seeking a leisurely dip, a heart-pounding adventure, or simply a sun-soaked retreat, the pools at Grand Wailea were designed with every type of traveler in mind.

 

2 | Culinary Curiosities

Wellness-Inspired Getaway Maui
Credit: Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Nourish your body with delectable cuisine crafted from fresh, local ingredients at Grand Wailea‘s acclaimed restaurants. From farm-to-table fare to innovative creations infused with island flavors, every dish is a celebration of Hawaii’s vibrant culinary heritage. Set in a fully redesigned space amidst stunning ocean views, Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa invites guests to indulge in an all-new menu with a seafood market atmosphere. For a taste of Italy, visit Olivine, a restaurant named after one of Maui’s primary minerals that features coastal Italian cuisine, such as fresh salads, handmade pastas, wood oven pizzas and more.

Botero Lounge is an elevated lobby bar with outstanding sushi and sensational sips. Or wake up to a view of sea and sky while having breakfast at ‘Ikena, where you’ll enjoy fresh tropical fruits, freshly baked pastries and made-to-order omelets. For those who prefer to sleep late, head to Grotto Bar for a poolside snack or a leisurely (liquid) lunch. For healthy to-go options, swing by Loulu (which carries a selection of best-selling products from the iconic LA-based organic grocer and café, Erewhon) or Aloha Trick Pony, an on-site food truck that features tasty tacos and smoked brisket nachos. For guests who are sticking to the wellness theme, enjoy salads and bowls at Wailea Surf Haus while at the beach. With a variety of places to eat and drink on-site, including room service, there really is something for everyone at this Maui resort.

 

3 | Grand Lūʻau Experience

For a truly special evening reserve your spot at Grand Wailea’s Grand Lūʻau! This extravagant experience immerses guests in a vivid tapestry of sights, sounds and tastes from an exclusive vantage point at a private table with Wailea Beach as the backdrop. The feast features fresh eats like ‘ahi poke, Kālua pig, teriyaki steak and Molokai sweet potatoes, along with desserts like pineapple upside down cake and Haupia (a traditional coconut Hawaiian pudding). Enjoy an evening filled with interactive entertainment, engaging hula lessons and spectacular performances that bring Maui’s myths and legends to life in a stunning display of color and fire.

 

4 | A Spa Sanctuary

Step into a realm of bliss and tranquility at Grand Wailea’s brand new Kilolani Spa. Recently opened in February 2024, this world class spa will soothe your senses with an array of rejuvenating treatments inspired by Hawaiian healing traditions. From muscle melting massages to invigorating body scrubs and facials, each therapy is crafted to promote relaxation, renewal and balance. Immerse yourself in the healing powers of the resort’s signature treatments, such as the Helu Pō Ritual—intense bodywork aligned with the current phase of the moon—or the Lomi Pōhaku Hot Stone Massage, designed to torch tension and restore harmony. Pulling inspiration from the Hawaiian moon calendar and the breathtaking beauty of the islands, this visually stunning space is the ideal setting to hit the reset button.

 

5 | Mindful Movement

Fitness is easy when you’re surrounded by natural beauty, and there’s no shortage of natural wonders in Maui. Grand Wailea offers an array of outdoor activities designed to invigorate the body and uplift the spirit. Wake up with the sun with sunrise yoga sessions that overlook the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean, or embark on guided meditation sessions set in lush tropical gardens. For those seeking a more dynamic workout, the resort provides state-of-the-art fitness facilities, including cardio machines, strength training equipment and group fitness classes led by experienced instructors. And for the adventurous among you: the outrigger canoe tours will have you greeting whales, swimming with sea turtles or snorkeling in a prime location. There is limited room for these tours; be certain to make advance reservations. At Grand Wailea, you’ll also have the opportunity to go stand-up paddle boarding and scuba diving—or simply relax and take a seaside shavasana

 

6 | Holistic Hospitality

Grand Wailea will make you feel comfortable the moment you arrive. Here, you can embark on a holistic wellness journey that is tailored to meet your individual needs and aspirations. The resort offers a variety of immersive wellness options designed to promote wellbeing and personal growth. Guests have access to a comprehensive range of resources that will nurture their physical, emotional and spiritual health. Delve into the cosmos with astrology classes led by knowledgeable guides who will offer insight about celestial influences and how they shape our lives. Experience the power of sound healing, where soothing vibrations and resonant tones promote deep relaxation and inner harmony, restoring balance to mind, body, and spirit. Explore the biostation, where advanced therapies and personalized wellness programs optimize health and vitality from the inside out. Elevate your fitness regimen with a diverse array of classes, ranging from high-intensity workouts to mind-body practices like yoga and Pilates, led by experienced instructors who inspire and motivate. Let Grand Wailea guide you on a wellness journey of self-discovery, empowerment and holistic healing.

 

7 | Island Adventures

Maui’s island excursions include a myriad of exhilarating adventures that showcase the natural beauty and diverse landscapes of the Valley Isle. Take the legendary Road to Hana, a scenic journey along winding coastal roads adorned with lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls and panoramic ocean vistas. Hiking enthusiasts can explore Maui’s verdant trails, from the summit of Haleakalā, where the sunrise casts a breathtaking palette of colors over the volcanic crater, to the lush valleys of Iao Valley State Park, steeped in ancient Hawaiian history and cultural significance. Dive into the crystal-clear waters surrounding Maui on snorkel and kayak tours, where vibrant coral reefs teem with marine life, offering glimpses of colorful fish, sea turtles and majestic manta rays. Maui is an island that has no shortage of unforgettable experiences, and this resort in Maui offers easy access to all of them!

 

Grand Wailea
3850 Wailea Alanui Dr
Wailea, HI 96753
808.875.1234

Jane Adler is a marketing and branding consultant by trade, but a writer by preference. She shares a name with Meryl Streep’s iconic character from It’s Complicated and is presently trying to manifest that life (particularly that Santa Barbara house) for herself. Jane is an avid consumer of content and carbs and often used the latter to write on the former.

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