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Fairmont Kea Lani – Wailea, Maui
The Wailea area is marked by a string of golden beaches, perpetually green golf courses, world-renowned restaurants, and a tidy row of high-end resorts. The community is one of the most luxurious on Maui and is the retreat of choice for well-to-do travelers and residents. But even in an area known for its grandeur, the Fairmont Kea Lani stands out— not only in design but also in service, accommodations, and amenities.
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Kea Lani – Scene, Rooms, Restaurants, Amenities
Equal parts elegant, equal parts family-friendly, the Fairmont Kea Lani attracts both couples and families with children. The resort boasts features that cater to both groups, including separate swimming pools for adults and families. Spread over 22 acres, it’s impossible not to be impressed by the resort’s sumptuous design— from the opulent rooms to the castle-like lobby where staff members greet guests with fresh orchid leis.
The Kea Lani is known for its 450 palatial suites and villas— some of the largest in Wailea. The standard one-bedroom suites measure a whopping 860 square feet and are outfitted with plush amenities like flatscreen TVs, soaking tubs, and small wet bars. The two-bedroom and three-bedroom suites are dual-level with homey features like full kitchens, washer/dryers, and access to a private terrace with a plunge pool and BBQ grills.
There’s no shortage of dining options at this sleek hotel. The Fairmont Kea Lani is home to top Maui restaurants like Nick’s Fishmarket, known for its fresh seafood, Hawaiian/Mediterranean flavors, and garden views. Meanwhile, the resort’s signature restaurant, KO, has received dozens of accolades for its island-inspired dishes. Guests can also visit the Luana Lounge in the lobby for craft cocktails, fine wines, and fresh sushi.
Fairmont Kea Lani Amenities
The Fairmont is packed with amenities geared toward every type of guest. The most noteworthy is the Willow Stream Spa, which has been voted the Best Spa in Hawaii by Travel and Leisure multiple years running. Of course, the family pool and waterslide are also a hit among kids. The resort also features a fitness room, kids club, and countless daily activities— from hula and ukulele lessons to chocolate tastings.
There are countless activities within a short drive of the resort, but the golden sands at Polo Beach command attention. This quiet strip of sand is perfect for swimming and offers decent snorkeling off the southern point. Maui Sailing Canoe also offers snorkeling excursions that depart directly from the sand at Polo Beach. This one-of-a-kind tour takes visitors on an authentic sailing adventure aboard a Hawaiian canoe.
On this sailing, paddling, and snorkeling experience, guests will get a glimpse into Hawaiian seafaring culture, ancient navigational techniques, and Hawaiian history. If you’ve had enough of the sun, countless golf courses and The Shops of Wailea are just a short drive or shuttle ride from the resort.
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