Fairmont Kea Lani Resort in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

Seriously, why do I have to live so far away from Hawaii?! This post is long, long overdue. As in, my husband and I finally made our first trip to Hawaii in late 2015 and then had to go back in 2017… and here I am, finally sharing the remainder of my travel guides with two trips’ worth of suggestions. I have two full travel guides for Maui coming soon – one for Wailea (but start with this post!) and another for Kapalua. And if you’re planning a multi-island trip and heading to Kauai, be sure to check out my travel guides for Princeville (north side) and Poipu (south side). My Princeville guide is actually my most popular blog post ever, just saying!

Anywayyyy… On our first trip to Maui, we stayed at the Fairmont Kea Lani, which is now one of my all-time favorite hotels, located while visiting Wailea. Given the experience we had, it comes as no surprise that this year, U.S. News Travel the resort received awards for Best Maui Hotels and Best Hawai’i Hotel. This resort was one of the main reasons we came back to Wailea. A few years ago the resort went through a $70 million renovation and let me tell you, it’s pretty incredible. One of my favorite things about it is that the entire property is made up of suites and villas, so you literally can’t go wrong with any room. Read on for lots more about our experience at the Fairmont!

Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, Hawaii

What to Do

One of the things I love most about Hawaii is that it’s a tropical paradise while also offering lots to do to stay active. My husband isn’t one to spend a week sitting still on the beach {though I definitely could & he is getting better at it!}, so we like to have activities while we’re on vacation. And it’s always nice to do a few things that qualify as a workout to avoid getting completely off track. Plus when you’re in a place like Hawaii, anything outdoors is enjoyable!

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