Is there anything better than sitting on Maui’s sandy shores and enjoying a sunset over the Pacific. The orange hues painting the coastline with a warm glow. The palm trees swaying behind you. It’s perfect. The Fairmont Kea Lani is located on the Maui’s Wailea coast and provides a special place to embrace the Aloha spirit. Additionally, the hotel is rich in activities and amenities, making this a perfect destination no matter why you’re going. Family trip to Hawaii, check; romantic honeymoon/anniversary, check; getting married, check; going to Hawaii because it’s the most gorgeous place on earth, check.
The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui offers Hawaii's only oceanfront all-suite and villa resort. You’ll be able to choose from 3 separate room classes, One Bedroom Suites, Two Bedroom Connecting Suites, and Luxury Beach Villas. I give details of each below:
One Bedroom Suites: These rooms are absolutely huge. At between 860-1100 square feet, they are 2.5-3.5 times the standard US hotel room size. It’s a suite afterall. The rooms include a king or two doubles, as well as a sofa sleeper. Given this, a family of 5 would be able to fit in the room. How refreshing! Each room has a large private lanai. The room cost will increase based on view and size. If you move from streetview to mountain, or mountain to ocean, the overall cost will increase. The corner suites (with wrap around lanai) increases the size from 860 to 1,100.)
Two Bedroom Connecting Suites: The Two bedroom suites are two 860-onebedroom suites connected by a private exterior foyer entrance. It provides a ton, a ton of space!
Luxury Beach Villas: the Luxury Villas can be two or three bedrooms, and offer oceanview or oceanfront locations. This option is unquestionably the largest option at the resort, with square feet climbing to 2,200! All villas include a gated lanai w/ plunge pool and BBQ, as well as breakfast for 4 guests (2 bedroom) or 6 guests (3 bedroom.)
Ko is one of the main restaurants at the resort, and you can visit the restaurant’s website here. The menu features tastes of the island, drawing on all the cultures that have contributed to the Island’s cuisine. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.
Ama Bar and Grill is open for lunch and dinner and provides everything from burgers and flatbreads to steak frites.
Nick’s Fishmarket in one of Maui’s best seafood restaurant. It offers a wide range of seafood dishes such as Hawaiian pink snapper and yellowfin ahi tuna, but also provides options like rack of lamb and steak. The restaurant is open for dinner.
The resort has too many activities to cover so I thought I would touch on a few.
Hawaiian Canoe Experience: Head into the Pacific on an outrigger canoe for an hour of fun. The experience pairs a foursome with two staff paddlers to guide you along this adventure. Reservations are recommended for this free activity.
‘Ōlelo Hawai’i Session: Learn the history of the Hawaiian language, and how to pronounce several words.
Hula and Ukulele Lessons: Learn how to dance and play, the Hawaiian way.
Torch Lighting Ceremony: A nightly torch lighting ceremony is a perfect way to end your day, or start your night.
Beach/Pools: Enjoy hanging out at Polo Beach or one of the resort’s three pools. The beach has a sandy bottom, clear water, and is a perfect spot for family fun. Two of the pools are lagoon-style pools connected by a 140 foot water slide. There’s also an adult-only pool.
Willow Stream Spa: The resort’s Willow Stream Spa is one of, if not the, best spas in Hawaii. The spa uses locally sourced products, and local Island traditions, to provide an unsurpassed experience.
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