Spring Break to Maui: Activities Around the Grand Wailea

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Emily:  There are lots of things to do in and around the Grand Wailea, including the Road to Hana which will have its own post.  This post will cover:

  • Spa Grande at Grand Wailea
  • Pools at Grand Wailea
  • Kalama Beach Park next to Kihei Caffe
  • Wailea Beach Park behind the Grand Wailea
  • The Shops at Wailea
Grand Wailea Activities

By the Grand Wailea Beach

Trip Report Index:

Spa Grande at Grand Wailea

One day after breakfast, we walked around the hotel and to the spa, where we booked our massages for later that day.  Daraius requested an aromatherapy massage, and I requested a Shiatsu massage.  I’ve never had one before, but always love when masseuses apply pressure to my pressure points—it’s so relaxing!

Here’s a post on the Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea.  It was one of the nicest spas which I’ve ever visited!

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Inside the Spa Grande

Pools at Grand Wailea

After booking our appointment, I went to the pool, while Daraius went to work and then out for lunch (again, fish tacos!)

The pools at the Waldorf are amazing.  There are at least 7 different pools, most of which are all connected.  Everything is beautiful, and I loved how the water was about 4’5” inches almost throughout the entire property.  This made getting around a bit easier for someone like me, who doesn’t get to practice my swimming skills every day!

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Grand Wailea Pool

There’s also the “world’s only” water elevator which takes you up to the top of the series of meandering pools.

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Water Elevator

Each pool is connected with a short snake pool or passageway and a small slide.

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Pool Passageway

After finding a spot, I went to the water elevator, rode it to the top, and then started sliding down each slide –all seven of them — until I reached the bottom.

It was super fun and easy!

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Water Slide

In addition to the slides, there’s also a rope where you can jump in…

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Jumping Rope

…a basketball net, and a water volleyball net.

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Water Volleyball Net

There’s also a sandy area to mimic the actual beach, along with several hot tubs and kiddie pools.  

These were best pools which I’ve ever been in!

Kalama Beach Park next to Kihei Caffe

Our last morning in Hawaii, we went to Keilia Caffe again, and we walked over to the park across the street which has amazing views…

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By The Beach

…and tons of surfers.

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There must have been at least 50 surfers in the water.  There’s also a kids play area.

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Kids Play Area

Wailea Beach Park behind the Grand Wailea

After the public beach, we went back to our hotel and to check out the hotel’s beach facilities.

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Beach by The Grand Wailea

We saw kids playing in the sand.

I could get used to being at the beach everyday!

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At the Beach

There’s also a beach walk that snakes all around the coast.

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Beach Walk

The views were so pretty!

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Pretty Views

We saw birds perhaps looking for their lunch.

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Birds Looking for Food

The Shops at Wailea

There was also a luau at the hotel, which we did not try, and shops located near the hotel, which we also did not visit.  One could take a 10 minute walk from the hotel to the shops, or it would be about a 5 minute drive.

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The Shops at Wailea

There was Gucci…

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…Tiffany & Co….

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Tiffany & Co.

…Longhi’s restaurant…Grand Wailea Activities

Longhi’s Restaurant…but the prices on the menu were a bit high at $15 for a salad…

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Longhi’s Menu

…Lappert’s, an ice cream and coffee shop…

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Lappert’s Hawaii

…and more.  Needless to say, we didn’t buy anything at this mall!

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15 responses to “Spring Break to Maui: Activities Around the Grand Wailea

  1. Did you use points to book this resort? if so which one? Thanks

  2. sorry I found the answer. thanks

  3. sheldon cooper

    This looks like a giant tourist trap.

  4. Tommy Bahamas at the Shops at Grand Wailea is quite fine. It’s not on the beach, but close enough for the ocean breezes. The food is decent, the fruity drinks are awesome (especially during the happy hour), and I LOOOOVE the permanently-painted weather forecast: “Today’s Weather: Mostly Sunny with a few Windward and Mauka Showers, highs in the Eighties, Trades 10-15 miles per hour.” Every time I’ve been there, that’s basically what the weather was 🙂

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