Maui offers resorts for all travel styles and budgets, whether you’re looking for an adults-only resort to celebrate your honeymoon or a kid-oriented hotel for a multi-generational family vacation. Visitors will notice that most resorts are clustered around the communities of Kaanapali, on the island’s west coast, and Wailea in South Maui. Wailea is a huge community with multiple resorts and dining options, along with five golden beaches and a golf course on 1,500 beautifully landscaped acres. There are a few more luxurious resorts in ritzy Kapalua in northwest Maui, such as the beautiful Montage Kapalua Bay. Find an idyllic tropical hideaway for your next vacation with our list of the best resorts on Maui.
1 Hotel Wailea
Fotobron: Hotel Wailea
In Wailea, the adults-only Wailea hotel has a Zen Japanese vibe, with bamboo stands, koi ponds, waterfalls and mango trees, and is perfect for a child-free vacation or honeymoon. The 72 suites are spread across the grounds in groups of four and all have a separate sleeping and living area with a kitchenette. The décor features polished wooden floors and maritime art on neutral-toned walls. The stone-tiled bathrooms here are particularly impressive, with deep bathtubs and giant rain showers. On-site amenities include a romantic restaurant and a swimming pool with private cabanas.
Accommodation: Hotel Wailea
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2 Montage Double Bay
Kapalua Bay at ritzy Kapalua is one of the best luxury resorts in Maui. Set on 24 acres, it offers panoramic ocean views and just 56 suites that range in size from one to four bedrooms. Stylish and modern, each room is also ideal for families as they feature a fully equipped kitchen and in-room laundry facilities, as well as a furnished balcony and separate living and sleeping areas. Beyond the rooms is a pool with cabanas; a day spa with many treatment choices; and a few different dining options, including one serving gourmet Hawaiian cuisine.
Accommodation: Montage Kapalua Bay
3 Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea
Fotobron: Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea
This luxury resort in Wailea features a museum-worthy art collection and old-world elegance in white columns, coffered ceilings and open-air common areas with rattan chairs and ceiling fans. The 380 rooms and suites are quite spacious and most have private balconies with chaise lounges and tables. The marble bathrooms have giant bathtubs, La Bottega toiletries and separate showers. The best rooms and suites have ocean views, but some of the least expensive only have parking garage views, so know what you’re booking. Beyond the rooms are three on-site restaurants, including Hawaii’s only edition of Wolfgang Puck’s Spago. There is also a swimming pool and a large spa.
Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea
4 Wailea Beach Villas
Located on a private stretch of Wailea Beach, Wailea Beach Villas is a luxury property on an 27-acre gated resort next to the shops of Wailea Village. The villas are perfect for families, with the smallest having two bedrooms and the largest, five bedrooms. They all have private, furnished terraces with BBQ grills, modern kitchens and tropical island décor. And while it’s certainly family-friendly, Wailea Beach Villas also offers couples a beachside adults-only infinity pool. Additional on-site amenities include a family pool with waterfalls, a billiards room, and a beachfront spa with treatments in open-air cabanas.
Accommodation: Wailea Beach Villas
5 Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
Located near Wailea, Fairmont Kea Lani is an oceanfront resort with spacious suites and villas with ocean views. comfortable beds; large marble baths; and large, private, furnished balconies. Outside of the rooms, the property has three swimming pools, one of which is for adults only and another two connected by a 140-foot slide. There is also a spa, a kids’ club and a fitness center with yoga and other wellness classes. Four restaurants offer multiple dining options, from a full breakfast buffet to Hawaiian fine dining.
Lodging: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
6 Hyatt Residence Club Maui, Ka’anapali Beach
Located on beautiful Ka’anapali Beach, the Hyatt Residence Club is a luxury resort offering accommodations for single travelers ranging in size from one to three bedrooms. These are all equipped with separate sleeping and living areas with full kitchens and dining areas. Most also have at least partial ocean views from their private balconies. Beyond the rooms, amenities include a lagoon-style pool with Jacuzzi and a children’s pool area, as well as guest-only chairs on the beach with opportunities for water sports. There is also a gourmet supermarket on site for cooking dinner in your room, a fitness room and a free airport shuttle.
Accommodatie: Hyatt Residence Club Maui, Ka’anapali Beach
7 Royal Palace
Located directly on the water across from Kaanapali Beach, this resort features one and two-bedroom condos that are spacious and offer beautiful views. Each room is privately owned, so they are done up in different styles, but they all have a full kitchen, separate living and dining rooms and two bathrooms. They also have a private furnished lanai patio and washer/dryer. For resort amenities, you’ll discover multiple pools with cabanas, a gym, yoga studio, spa, and barbecue grills, but there are no dining options on site.
Accommodation: Kaanapali Alii
8 The Ritz-Carlton, Double
Fotobron: The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
The Ritz-Carlton is one of the most luxurious accommodations on Maui, just a few minutes’ walk from Kapalua Bay beach and on beautifully maintained grounds. It features elegant rooms and suites with luxurious bedding and soft duvets, large flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and marble bathrooms with bathtubs. Beyond the rooms, amenities here include six restaurants with locally inspired menus; a large luxury spa with a range of treatments; a fitness center complete with personal trainers; and a lagoon-style swimming pool divided into several parts, including an area for children. The property is also home to two golf courses and the Kapalua Golf Academy.
Accommodation: The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
9 Wailea Beach Resort, Marriott, Maui
The Wailea Beach Resort is not located directly on the sand, but it is only a few minutes’ walk from Wailea Beach. And while it is set back, it faces the ocean and offers beautiful views from its 547 rooms and suites. These are located in low-rise buildings spread throughout the lushly landscaped property. All rooms offer comfortable beds, Nespresso machines and flat-screen TVs, modern décor and a private patio or balcony. On-site facilities include four swimming pools, as well as one for adults and one with slides for the kids, a family area with arcade games and the brand’s signature Mandara Spa. There are also a number of dining options.
Accommodation: Wailea Beach Resort, Marriott, Maui
10 Andaz Maui in Wailea
Fotobron: Andaz Maui in Wailea
The Andaz Maui is a trendy, design-oriented luxury hotel on Mokapu Beach. It is mainly suitable for couples, although children are welcome. The rooms are hip, with minimalist decor and concept bathrooms built in the middle of the sleeping area. Also on site is a fantastic infinity pool, built in levels overlooking the ocean, and a luxurious spa with its own relaxation pool. There are also several dining options, including a good Japanese restaurant.
Accommodation: Andaz Maui in Wailea
11 Travaasa Hana
Fotobron: Travaasa Hana
If you just want to escape modern life, the Travaasa Hana is a solid choice. It’s located on the east coast of Maui – so the sunrises are fantastic – and with the exception of the family suites, the rooms have no TVs, radios or clocks, although there is WiFi. Choose from junior suites, the aforementioned family suites, or ocean view cottages, some with private hot tubs. The all-inclusive plan offers meals and spa treatments, and on-site amenities to distract you include a lava rock jacuzzi, ukulele and lei-making lessons, among other activities.
Lodging: Travaasa Hana, Maui
12 The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas
Located on 16 acres of Kaanapali beach, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas just opened. It offers spacious, modern 1, 2 and 3-bedroom villas, all featuring super-comfortable Westin Heavenly Beds, a full kitchen and a separate living area. and dining area, and large bathrooms with bathtubs. There are also high-end amenities such as Bose sound systems and refrigerators with ice makers. Other resort amenities include a restaurant serving local produce, a lagoon-style pool with oceanfront cabanas and a children’s pool.
Accommodation: The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas
13 Aston Mahana in Kaanapali
The 215 individually owned condos at Aston Mahana are another option in Kaanapali, especially if other places are booked. Located on Honokowai Point, the family-friendly property offers apartments of various sizes, from studios to two-bedrooms. All rooms have full kitchens and ocean views, and some have floor-to-ceiling windows, but the quality of each apartment’s furnishings varies as they each have different owners. There is also no restaurant on site. That said, there is direct beach access, a small pool, hot tub and BBQ grills.
Accommodatie: Aston Mahana in Kaanapali
14 Napili Kai Beach Resort
Napili Kai Beach Resort is located on the tranquil Napili Bay, known for its excellent snorkeling. Set in a collection of low-rise buildings (none are more than two stories) spread over 10 beachfront acres, it features a relaxed, traditional Hawaiian style. The 163 rooms, studios and suites all have some sort of ocean view, along with the island’s décor. Away from the rooms, on-site amenities include four pools, two hot tubs and a restaurant right on the beach. It is also next to a golf course.
Accommodation: Napili Kai Beach Resort
15 Aston bij The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
The Aston at The Whaler is a relaxing beachfront property in Kaanapali, located in two towers next to Whalers Village Shopping Center and across from Kaanapali Golf Course. Guests have a choice of island-style studios or suites. They are all spacious, clean and have a private balcony and a full kitchen. Away from the rooms, amenities include a swimming pool overlooking the sea, a gym, a sauna and tennis courts. Although there is no restaurant affiliated with the property itself, it offers private direct access to the shopping center next door, where you can There are plenty of beachside eateries, as well as shops and a whale museum.
Accommodation: Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach