Living in the Bay Area, we are so spoiled because its pretty easy to jump on a quick nonstop flight to Maui! Hawaii has always been one of my favorite destinations but Maui specifically always makes my heart sing.
The Andaz Maui at Wailea opened in 2013 and I'd venture to say that its Maui's chicest resort! When you arrive at the hotel you first see a visually stunning Ambrato stone walk way leading to the open air reception area, complete with homemade lavender lemonade and a large sand pit in the center. Once you enter the lobby you can see three stunning tiered infinity pools draping over the edge of the property. These infinity pools give you insane views of the beach and ocean while sipping a Mai Tai!
This hotel is very sleek and sexy but does not lack any of the comforts that you would expect in a luxury resort. Each room not only has high thread count sheets and a huge walk in shower but also boasts an iPad, complimentary reusable water bottles and local snacks to enjoy during your stay. The hotel also has a 24 hour market that serves everything from acai bowls to homemade donuts in the morning. The hotel has two other restaurants on property, Morimoto and Ka'ana Kitchen. Morimoto is right on the edge of the property so you can sit on the patio with your nigiri tasting and watch the sunset. Ka'ana Kitchen serves innovative and unique flavors that center are Maui Farm to Table.
The Andaz Maui at Wailea always keeps me coming back for many reasons but mostly because the staff here makes you feel like family, you become their Ohana.