Wailea is located approximately 35 minutes from the airport and is considered to be one of the very most upscale areas on all of Maui. It is a peaceful, luxurious resort environment with miles of beautiful beaches for walking, swimming and snorkeling. For those who enjoy golf and tennis, Wailea is an ideal setting. Shopping for luxury goods can be done at the nearby Wailea Shopping Village. Shopping for groceries and other basic items can be done right next door in the town of Kihei.
The hotels and condos in the area tend to cost a bit more, but the quality is considered to be some of the very best on Maui. So, it's well worth the money!
The beaches in the Wailea are some of the most beautiful in all the Hawaiian islands. There is a beach path that is well preserved that can be used to stroll from resort to resort or restaurant back to your hotel.