The Unfolding Story of Wailea, Maui
Welcome to a place so compelling you can feel its presence and energy even when you close your eyes. Like recalling a treasured distant memory or dream, it’s not about how it appears; it’s about how it makes you feel. Wailea is a warm and welcoming place, rich in local lore and well known as a wonderfully unique place on Maui for its generous sun, ease of accessibility and irresistible intimate vibe. Indeed, this former fishing village—whose name means “the waters of Lea” after the ancient Hawaiian goddess of canoe-building—has become a bounty of beauty, recreation and entertainment, with over 1500 acres of beaches, resorts and activities.
Awaken your sense.
Your thoughts. Your life.
Kaulana ka moana o Wailea—Famous is the ocean of Wailea.
— Clifford J. Naeʻole
Beaches, including the renowned Wailea Beach, Polo Beach, Mōkapu Beach, Keawakapu Beach and Ulua Beach Park.
The average temperature year-round in Wailea.
The average water temperature year-round in Wailea.
Total acres of spectacularly beautiful land.
Acres of ancient beauty within the ‘Āhihi-Kīna‘u Natural Area Reserve, home to many rare and endangered species of native animals, as well as top snorkeling and diving sites
The year the iconic lava fields of ‘Āhihi-Kīna‘u were formed, after the last eruption of Haleakalā.
To the summit of Haleakalā. From ancient times and moʻolelo of the volcano goddess Pele and the demigod Maui to present day, Haleakalā National Park is a majestic destination rich in history and known for incomparable views of sunrises and sunsets.
The time of morning it’s most likely to spot dolphins swimming in La Perouse Bay, an excellent spot for hiking and snorkeling.