2011 Featured Hotel: Hotel Wailea Maui

Posted by Adam Warner

wailea.jpgSituated high atop the slopes of Wailea in Southwestern Maui, Hotel Wailea Maui is an intimate and relaxing utopia offering breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the island's tropical landscape.

Imagine waking up each morning in your spacious suite to gorgeous ocean vistas, colorful gardens and the sight of nearby mountains just off in the distance. This is Hotel Wailea Maui -- a sanctuary for rejuvenation and relaxation set in the heart of Maui and a perfect destination for your honeymoon.

Meanwhile, the tranquil property features 72 one-bedroom suites at an impressive size of 900-square feet. The units are elegantly decorated with an "island vibe" and feature kitchenettes, huge bathrooms, Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions. Also, guests will discover their own private veranda, a separate bedroom and living area, luxury linens, a standing shower and deep soaking tubs.

With relaxation at the heart of Hotel Wailea Maui's mission, it's comes as no surprise to find Hotel Wailea Spa peaceful and revitalizing. Guests can enjoy the dry saunas, pressure body showers and sensuous whirlpool, plus a variety of massages and facials provided by an experienced spa staff. Highlighted spa services include Shiatsu, Reflexology and even traditional Hawaiian techniques, like Pohaku and Lomilomi.

A romantic dinner at the hotel's award-winning restaurant Capische? is not to be missed. Recently named "Best Italian Restaurant in Maui" by Zagat, Capische? offers excellent Southern Italian cuisine with a tropical twist. Enjoy the most romantic meal of your honeymoon as you dine under the stars in the garden or while watching sunset from your table on the terrace. Renowned Chef Brian Etheredge has created a fabulous menu featuring fresh, local ingredients from Hawaii while keeping the focus on sophisticated yet traditional Italian fare.

Capische? also offers an exclusive private dining experience that many guests will find irresistible. Through the restaurant's interactive Il Teatro service, diners will get a personal chef to create for them a specialized menu of gourmet cuisine and wine tasting -- all served in a private dining room. Il Teatro is ideal for newlyweds looking for that perfect romantic dinner they'll remember for a long time.

Guests can burn off that extraordinary meal at Capische? thanks to exclusive access to world-famous Wailea Golf Club, easily the best and most picturesque course in Maui. The club features three amazing courses (Gold, Emerald and Blue), all of which provide stunning ocean views, undulating greens and challenging bunker play. Just minutes from the property, guests can easily get back and forth thanks to a complimentary shuttle.

And for those days when guests just feel like hanging out, the hotel also features a relaxing pool and sun deck, a state-of-the-art fitness center, business center and signing privileges at the Grand Wailea Resort, located just a few minutes away.

Conveniently located in beautiful Wailea, where temperatures never stray too far from the high 70s and low 80s, Hotel Wailea Maui is accessible to many of Maui's top attractions and activities. For instance, Maui's famous Makena Beach (or Big Beach) is just a few miles south of the property. Meanwhile, trendy boutiques, galleries and restaurants make up the Shops at Wailea, which is located right down the street. Plus, access to Mt. Haleakala, the Road to Hana and excursions to lively towns Lahaina and Paia are easily within reach.

For those couples looking for unique hotel packages, look no further than Hotel Wailea Maui. The property offers a variety of vacation packages designed for passion and pleasure, including "Honeymoon", "Spa", "Active", "Celebration" and "Golf" getaways.

Currently, Hotel Wailea Maui has an enticing honeymoon package that includes a pair of 50 minute massages at Hotel Wailea Spa, two Hotel Wailea Maui custom robes, a bottle of champagne, passion fruit juices and assorted chocolates upon arrival.

Plus, as a 2011 Featured Hotel, it's easy to create a custom Hotel Wailea Maui honeymoon registry. Within the "Instant Registry" feature on Traveler's Joy, simply select Hotel Wailea Maui and your registry will be up and running in no time.

Check in with Hotel Wailea Maui, the ultimate getaway for relaxation and rejuvenation. Average rates go for around $250/night. Click here for more information.