The Best Luxury Hotel / Resort in Maui, Hawaii – Travelrows Choice


Maui Island Beach Hawaii

Maui is a Hawaiian Island and a very popular destination for luxury vacation packages. The fastest way to find Maui’s best luxury accommodations is to open google maps and find resorts with highest prices. But we are not looking for easy ways. In this article we will review the best 10 Maui luxury hotels by the following criteria:

  • Location
  • Hotel chain
  • Built year
  • Year renovated
  • Distance from the airport
  • Beach access
  • All – inclusive?
  • Family and kids friendly
  • Waterpark
  • Water sports
  • Golf
  • Near by attractions and things to do
  • Interesting about the hotel

There won’t be a rating or a winner as different people have different preferences. Just check out them below and choose what luxury hotel in Maui is the best for you. Not much pictures either (for easy navigation) – every hotel has a link to it’s official website to get to know it better. www.travelrows.com

Maui luxury hotels on the map:

Here is our Top 10 choice:

  • Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
  • Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
  • Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort
  • Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui
  • The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
  • The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Ka’anapali
  • Hyatt Residence Club Maui, Ka’anapali Beach
  • Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
  • Travaasa Hana, Maui

And below, why we think they are the best:

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

Official website

Satellite map and reviews:

  • Location – Lahaina, Maui
  • Hotel chain – Hyatt
  • Built year – 1980
  • Year renovated – 2010
  • Distance from the airport – about 30 miles
  • Beach access – Sandy long beach
  • All – inclusive? – No, has breakfast included option for extra pay
  • Family and kids friendly – Yes
  • Waterpark – No, but the pool decor is amazing
  • Water sports near by  – Yes
  • Golf near by – yes, 0.6 miles away
  • Near by attractions and things to do – Yes, a lot
  • Interesting about the hotel  – on-site penguins and flamingos

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is a luxury 4 star resort with a yellow, sandy long oceanfront of Ka’anapali Beach. A lot of entertainment available to adults and kids on site and near by.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Official website

Satellite map and reviews:

  • Location – Wailea, Maui
  • Hotel chain – Four Seasons
  • Built year – 1990
  • Year renovated – 2016
  • Distance from the airport – about 18 miles
  • Beach access – Sandy beach
  • All – inclusive? – No
  • Family and kids friendly – Yes
  • Waterpark – No, but has some waterslides
  • Water sports near by – Yes
  • Golf near by – Yes
  • Near by attractions and things to do – Yes, but mostly water related
  • Interesting about the hotel – contemporary Hawaiian art collection

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is a luxury 5 star oceanfront resort with amazing tropical gardens. Perfect for honeymoons and couples but still very kids friendly. Most of activities around are water sports and water animals related.

Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort

Official website

Satellite map and reviews:

  • Location – Wailea, Maui
  • Hotel chain – Hyatt
  • Built year – 2013
  • Year renovated – was not renovated yet
  • Distance from the airport – about 17 miles
  • Beach access – Sandy beach
  • All – inclusive? – No
  • Family and kids friendly – Not much to do for small kids
  • Waterpark – No
  • Water sports near by  – Yes
  • Golf near by – Yes, 1.9 miles away
  • Near by attractions and things to do – Water sports, beach activities
  • Interesting about the hotel – Multiple pool levels

Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort is a luxury 4.5 star resort from Hyatt hotels chain situated on Mokapu Beach. Fairly new for a hotel age and has all you need for an exceptional beach vacation. It’s a perfect destination for weddings, special events and celebrations.

Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui

Official website

Satellite view and reviews:

  • Location – Wailea, Maui
  • Hotel chain – Hyatt
  • Built year – 1976
  • Year renovated – 2016
  • Distance from the airport – about 25 minutes drive
  • Beach access – Beaches on the right and left
  • All – inclusive? – No
  • Family and kids friendly – Yes
  • Waterpark – Has water slides
  • Water sports near by – Yes
  • Golf near by – Wailea Golf Club
  • Near by attractions and things to do – Shows, beaches, sea activities
  • Interesting about the hotel -NALU Adventure Pool

Wailea Beach Resort is a 4.5 star luxury resort of Marriott hotel chain, located in Wailea, Hawaii. Unfortunately, this hotel does not have a perfect sandy beach right in front, but it does not mean it is less luxurious than others. It’s championship-level golf courses, exceptional amenities and stunning views attract lots of vacationers each year.

The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas

Official website

Satellite map and reviews:

  • Location – Kaanapali, Maui
  • Hotel chain – Marriott
  • Built year – 2003
  • Year renovated – 2005
  • Distance from the airport – 28 miles
  • Beach access – Perfect sandy beach
  • All – inclusive? – No
  • Family and kids friendly – Yes
  • Waterpark – Has water slides
  • Water sports near by – Yes
  • Golf near by – Yes
  • Near by attractions and things to do – Mostly water related activities
  • Interesting about the hotel – pre-order groceries online

The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas is a villa type 4 star holiday resort from Marriott hotel chain. Stylish and spacious rooms with washer, dryer, kitchen are perfect for big families, who look for more privacy and home style living.

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Official website

Satellite map and reviews:

  • Location – Kapalua, Maui
  • Hotel chain – Ritz-Carlton
  • Built year – 1991
  • Year renovated – 2017
  • Distance from the airport – almost an hour drive
  • Beach access – Yes
  • All – inclusive? – No
  • Family and kids friendly – Yes
  • Waterpark – No
  • Water sports near by – Yes
  • Golf near by – Yes
  • Near by attractions and things to do – Water sports, boat tours, trails
  • Interesting about the hotel – 17,500-square-foot spa

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is a luxury 5 star resort in Kapalua, Maui. It has a sandy beach access but not very close, you will have to walk to it (golf carts are available). Check out about their Jean Michele Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment. Whale watching is one of their activities and it’s amazing!

The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Ka’anapali

Official website

Satellite map and reviews:

  • Location – Lahaina, Maui
  • Hotel chain – Marriott
  • Built year – 2017
  • Year renovated – a new building
  • Distance from the airport – about 30 miles
  • Beach access – Sandy beach
  • All – inclusive? – No
  • Family and kids friendly – Yes
  • Waterpark – Has water slides
  • Water sports near by  – Yes
  • Golf near by – Yes
  • Near by attractions and things to do – A lot of things to do around
  • Interesting about the hotel – WestinWORKOUT® fitness studio

The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Ka’anapali is a 4 star luxury resort at the less-populated, picturesque northern end of Ka’anapali Beach. Lagoon style pool, world-class resort amenities, pool and play area for kids and much more – are just perfect for a family vacation.

Hyatt Residence Club Maui, Ka’anapali Beach

Official website

Satellite map and reviews:

  • Location – Lahaina, Maui
  • Hotel chain – Hyatt
  • Built year – 2014-2015
  • Year renovated – a new building
  • Distance from the airport – about 18 miles
  • Beach access – Sandy beach
  • All – inclusive? – No
  • Family and kids friendly – Yes
  • Waterpark – No
  • Water sports  near by – Yes
  • Golf near by  – Yes
  • Near by attractions and things to do – A lot of things to do around
  • Interesting about the hotel – It’s actually a timeshare type of resort

Hyatt Residence Club Maui, Ka’anapali Beach is a timeshare type 3.5 stars luxury resort. Good thing about this club – you get a vacation home type accommodation plus you can use water slides and other amenities of Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, which situated right next to it.

Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

Official website

Satellite map and reviews:

  • Location – Wailea, Maui
  • Hotel chain – Fairmont
  • Built year – 1991
  • Year renovated – 2014
  • Distance from the airport – about 17 miles
  • Beach access – Sandy beach
  • All – inclusive? – No
  • Family and kids friendly – Yes
  • Waterpark – Has waterslides
  • Water sports near by  – Yes
  • Golf near by – Wailea Golf Club
  • Near by attractions and things to do – spa, wellness, water sports mostly
  • Interesting about the hotel – Hawaii’s the only all-suite hotel

Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is a luxury 5 star all-suite and villa resort located on Polo Beach. Fits perfectly for families (though it has an adult pool too), for relaxing in spa, for diving and other water sports and activities. Luxury beach villas, two-bedroom connecting suites and one bedroom suites with spectacular views are waiting for you.

Travaasa Hana, Maui

Official website

Satellite map with reviews:

  • Location – Hana, Maui
  • Hotel chain – Preferred Hotel & Resorts
  • Built year -1946
  • Year renovated – 2016
  • Distance from the airport – about 30 miles
  • Beach access – Sandy beach
  • All – inclusive? – Yes
  • Family and kids friendly – Yes
  • Waterpark – No
  • Water sports near by  – Yes
  • Golf near by – Wailea Golf Club
  • Near by attractions and things to do – spa, wellness, water sports and other activities
  • Interesting about the hotel – The only Maui’s all-inclusive resort and spa

Travaasa Hana, Maui is a luxury 4 star tropical retreat. Though, it does not have a good beach access we still think you will be interested in this experiential resort (there is a Red Sand beach 0.3 miles away from the hotel) . Travaasa Hana is the only resort in Maui that has all-inclusive concept. You can choose, if you want your dining to be all-inclusive or A La Carte.

In conclusion

Maui is a wonderful place to visit at least once, hotels are amazing and nature is calling. This is Hawaii! Every resort has its classic set of must have things – spa, golf, water sports, local shows and cuisine. Try them all! If you need help with booking a vacation package with one of those hotels, Contact Us or visit our Luxury Travel page for more information.

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6 thoughts on “The Best Luxury Hotel / Resort in Maui, Hawaii – Travelrows Choice”

    1. If you are planning to visit attractions, sightseeings and other activities, yes – you better rent a car. If all you need is a beach and a spa, then no.

    1. A lot of travelers think the same. But when it is not – you get to know local food and culture better and Hawaii is the right place for it 🙂

    1. Not at all. Timeshare resorts are on a better level now. You probably will be offered to visit their presentation but you don’t have to. If you pay in full for your vacation, you enjoy your stay at the hotel and should not be disturbed. I have recently had experience staying in a timeshare resort and it was great!

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