Anyone stayed at the Grand Wailea on Maui?? - Page 2

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 23

Thread: Anyone stayed at the Grand Wailea on Maui??

          
   
  1. #11
    CLS's Avatar
    CLS
    CLS is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Silver Creek, San Jose CA
    Posts
    1,780

    Default

    As Knick said it is a great place for kids with all the pools enjoy!
    Photography
    Hidden Content

  2. #12
    icruze's Avatar
    icruze is offline L4P Consigliere
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    1,832

    Default

    Stayed there it was excellent. Check out the Napua Club rooms. You get a little bit extra. Most of my pics are on an old computer. I'll try to transfer them.
    2011 Audi S4
    Porsche 997S (Sold)

  3. #13
    fusionstorm's Avatar
    fusionstorm is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    SF Bay Area - San Mateo & Piedmont
    Posts
    2,231

    Default

    Thanks for the feedback, gents. I'm going there the first week of April for my company's Presidents Club trip. Hopefully they'll have some specials for their spa - - that'll make the wifey happy.
    When I'm not here, I'm slinging IT infrastructure or gone golfing

    2007 E550 - the DD
    2006 Touareg V10 TDI - the baby mobile

  4. Remove Advertisements
    Luxury4Play.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #14
    khaiser is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    1,144

    Default

    That place is AWESOME. Find out what time the sun sets, and make dinner reservations at the restaurant there. The view watching the sun come down over the water, is priceless. Sometimes you will even see dolphins jumping in and out of the water, and it looks awesome, especially when the sun is going down. Ask for a table as close to the edge as possible.

  6. #15
    Brian H's Avatar
    Brian H is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    5,217

    Default

    I stayed there when I got "Maui'ed" as they called it.
    I liked the fact there is an adult pool and hot tub, no kiddies splashing.
    They have a pretty cool water elevator, which was worth checkin out.
    Especially the pools that are connected by slides, in the middle, theres a hidden bar and
    several hidden jacuzzis thoughout.

    We did some sNuba- which is scuba but the tank floats on a raft so you dont have to be certified- HIGHLY recommend doing this!!
    Morning Molokini Snorkel

    Have a great trip!

  7. #16
    khaiser is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    1,144

    Default

    Also, when you are there, do the drive to Hanna. We rented a jeep and drove ourselves. You can also take a tour bus/van. It really depends on your preference. We kept driving past Hanna, and came around the other side of the hotel. Make sure you have a SUV/4 wheel drive if you do this. If you like off roading it can be really fun. The roads after Hanna are not paved, but the drive is a blast!

    Also check out Haleakla Crater. It is a drive up 10k feet above sea level. Again, you can drive yourself, or take a tour bus/van.

  8. #17
    fusionstorm's Avatar
    fusionstorm is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    SF Bay Area - San Mateo & Piedmont
    Posts
    2,231

    Default

    Just got back Saturday from 8 days at the Grand Wailea. I'll post a few pics, as well as cross post a Chowhound entry, later this week after I do the writeups and upload.
    When I'm not here, I'm slinging IT infrastructure or gone golfing

    2007 E550 - the DD
    2006 Touareg V10 TDI - the baby mobile

  9. #18
    503Tim's Avatar
    503Tim is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    2,981

    Default

    Yeah I will be going at the end of the month, its my first time so excited to hear what fun there is.

  10. #19
    JR.'s Avatar
    JR.
    JR. is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    958

    Default

    we just got back as well.. 1.5 weeks - two islands..

    we got to the Grand Wailea at about 3 pm, walked out to the beach and were shocked how packed it was. umbrella after umbrella, wow!
    well... it was spring break.

    we had just been at the hapuna beach prince on the big island and as expected, no one was there. huge basically vacant beach.. us and the sea turtles.. magnificent..

    the grand wailea adult pool and hot tub were good but the place is huge. lots of walking.

    if you have kids, it is a good place to stay. the pools and slides were stimulating enough for the kids to hang out there on their own. same with the beach, plus they could order their own food and drinks. the beach path is great exercise every morning.

    i would recommend: mama's, pacific o's, sea watch, capeece, sarento's all have sea views. the worst dinner we had was at the hotel.

    things that we did that we fun:

    1. Haleakala sunrise bike tour down the mountain was cool, sunrise was out of this world. (very early start but worth it)
    Maui rental information - Haleakala Bike Co. Maui, Hawaii - Bicycle down Haleakala Mountain upcountry maui hawaii activity bike tour Maui Hawaii

    2. morning sea kayak whale trip. paddle your ass off but very cool.

    3. mid day snorkel trip to molokini crater on a zodiac. fast, small boat and no one was out there when we were. lots of fish and the deep blue is spectacular. must do, very special place!
    Snorkeling and Rafting on Maui Hawaii -

    4. and then of course are the whales.. truly magnificent

    wanted to helocopter and zip line but ran out of time.












    .
    Last edited by JR.; 04-14-2009 at 03:52 PM.

  11. #20
    fusionstorm's Avatar
    fusionstorm is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    SF Bay Area - San Mateo & Piedmont
    Posts
    2,231

    Default

    Here's some of the few pics that we took whilst there. I'll f/u in a day or so with a recap of the restaurants we ate at while there......

    View from our suite (we were at the southern end of the resort near the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a restaurant)



    View from the adults-only pool area looking out towards the beach & ocean



    Sunset at the Old Lahaina Luau





    Back 9 of the Makena North golf course (awesome twilight deal of $60 for 18 holes!!)









    View from the Aloha Market Place restaurant in Lahaina (good food, fair prices, nice deck area)





    And some of the liquid goodness we schlepped over from the mainland.....

    When I'm not here, I'm slinging IT infrastructure or gone golfing

    2007 E550 - the DD
    2006 Touareg V10 TDI - the baby mobile

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

You MUST be 18 years or OLDER to Register for Luxury4Play. By selecting "Yes", you are performing a legal acknowledgment that you are 18 years of age or older.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by scoobie.com.