WHEN in the tropical paradise that is Maui and looking for a distinct approach to beach resort luxury, look no further than Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, Hawaii’s only all-suite and villa luxury resort.
Situated along the stunning golden-sand Polo Beach off Maui’s Wailea coast, this oceanfront property is a favorite among couples and families who want to create lasting island memories and truly experience the spirit of aloha.
The spacious one-bedroom suite can comfortably accommodate a couple or family of four and features separate living room and bedroom areas, a full entertainment system with two flat screen TVs, and an oversized marble bathroom.
The extensive foyer pantry area comes complete with a beautiful granite countertop, a compact refrigerator, microwave, kettle, and Keurig coffee maker. To top it all off, the private furnished lanais allow for romantic dinners with the in-room dining service overlooking the blue water.
Meanwhile, the luxury beach villas come in two- or three-bedroom options, perfect for multi-couples or a large family. Villa guests can enjoy a full gourmet kitchen with a range-top stove, a toaster, a Nespresso machine, cookware and dinnerware, and a courtyard barbecue grill.
A bonus in the villas is the private furnished courtyard fitted with a plunge pool, two chaise lounges, and a table for four. Fire up the grill, turn up the music, and crack open a few cold ones for a picture-perfect summer getaway.
For a uniquely Maui-style dinner, head to Fairmont Kea Lani’s signature restaurant Kō to sample a diverse range of delectable eats from Maui’s sugarcane plantation era, from quintessential Hawaiian delights inspired by Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese, and Japanese cuisines. Much of the food here spans many generations and originates from the chefs’ tutus and aunties, while still utilizing farm-fresh produce.
For a trendy post-dinner cocktail bar setting, Luana offers an energetic atmosphere that quickly reminds you to make the most of that beautiful Maui setting. Sample cocktails, spirits, wines, brews, or an unconventional concoction while soaking up some of the best views along the Wailea coast.
To while those hours away, there are three pools including an adult-only space for ages 18 and above as well as two activity pools which include a waterslide for children of all ages. Stay cool poolside and receive signature service in cabanas located on all three pools. The hotel’s fitness and wellness program is also comprehensive; whether you choose yoga, bootcamp or prefer an aqua fitness workout, here’s a chance to stay toned even when on vacation.
To keep kids occupied, the resort’s Keiki Lani Kids Club offers supervised activities for kids facilitated by accredited and experienced staff. Whether it’s storytelling, arts & crafts, or learning new Hawaiian phrases, kids will be occupied while parents have their alone time.
The award-winning Willow Stream Spa is often recognized as Hawaii’s Top Hotel Spa and features locally-inspired treatments that combine Maui-sourced products with ancient Hawaiian traditions that honor nature, people, and spirit. The latest in spa technology is combined with deep-rooted traditions for an experience like no other.
The Natural Hawaiian Journey, for instance, combines rich flora, fruit, earth deposits, and waters to revive the face and body. This includes a Hawaiian salt scrub followed by a nutrient-rich clay mask, a citrus mask for the scalp, and finally, a sheen of vanilla bean and coconut body butter.
The spa also offers manicure and pedicure stations, hair styling services, a heated stone mud bench and foot bed, three Hawaiian rain shower experiences, a steam room, and a mud bar. Fairmont Kea Lani provides a wide-reaching array of luxury experiences for a Hawaiian holiday to cherish.
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