Welcome to Wailea
Beyond the beaches? With its tidy golf courses, protective privacy walls and discreet signage, Wailea looks like a members-only country club. South Maui’s most elite haunt, it stands in sharp contrast to Kihei. Don’t bother looking for gas stations or fast-food joints; this exclusive community is all about swank beachfront resorts and low-rise condo villas, with all the glitzy accessories.
If you’re not staying here, say a loud mahalo (thank you) for Hawaii’s beach-access laws that allow you to visit anyway, with dedicated public parking lots.