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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
Trip Report Index:
- Introduction and Planning
- Alaska Airlines First Class & Getting Locked Out of Our Car!
- Hyatt Regency Maui, Ocean Suite
- Hyatt Regency Maui
- Eating Around the Hyatt Regency Maui
- Activities Around the Hyatt Regency Maui
- Hyatt Regency Maui Ocean Front Room
- Grand Wailea – Terrace View Room
- The Grand Wailea
- Grand Wailea Spa
- Eating Around the Grand Wailea
- Activities Around the Grand Wailea
- The Road to Hana
- United Flight From Hawaii
- Blog Giveaway & Conclusion
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!
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!
There’s also the “world’s only” water elevator which takes you up to the top of the series of meandering pools.
Each pool is connected with a short snake pool or passageway and a small slide.
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!
In addition to the slides, there’s also a rope where you can jump in…
…a basketball net, and a 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…
…and tons of surfers.
There must have been at least 50 surfers in the water. There’s also a 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.
We saw kids playing in the sand.
I could get used to being at the beach everyday!
There’s also a beach walk that snakes all around the coast.
The views were so pretty!
We saw birds perhaps looking for their lunch.
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.
There was Gucci…
…Tiffany & Co….
Longhi’s Restaurant…but the prices on the menu were a bit high at $15 for a salad…
…Lappert’s, an ice cream and coffee shop…
…and more. Needless to say, we didn’t buy anything at this mall!