Top 10 Resorts in Maui

Throughout the Valley Isle, there’s a vast selection of hotels, B&Bs, and Maui resorts to stay at while on vacation. Whether you’re a visitor on vacation, or a Hawaii resident looking for the best staycation destination in Maui, you’ll be more than pleased with the variety of resort options available.

Maui’s top resort destinations are located in South Maui (Wailea & Makena) and West Maui (Lahaina, Ka’anapali, and Kapalua).

Top 10 resorts in Maui

Depending on your preference, guests can stay at resorts that are perfect for families with kids, luxe resorts that are best for couples and adults, and resorts that are just a stone’s throw from championship golf resorts. Enjoy learning more about the best Maui resorts!

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Four Seasons Maui Resort & Spa

On Maui’s South Shore, Four Seasons Maui Resort & Spa is located in Wailea. No matter where you choose to travel in the world, the Four Seasons is always a top choice.

It’s one of our favorite Maui resorts for so many reasons. It’s positioned in an unbeatable Wailea location and offers diverse and unique amenities, luxurious services, incredible all-around staffing, fabulous dining, and much more. The Four Seasons Resort always exceeds expectations, and their Maui resort is nothing short of fantastic.

Maui’s Four Seasons is an intimate resort with a family pool and adults-only pool, beach access, and a luxurious spa that offers a variety of spa treatments, including medical aesthetics. The property also has a gym, game room, indoor and outdoor lounge areas, a local artist showcase, childcare, and various activities. Their restaurants are also rated some of the top restaurants on Maui.

Four Seasons Maui has a distinct approach to guest satisfaction, and they always seem to have a new surprise waiting just around the corner. Hear nightly live music, participate in their wellness programs, and enjoy relaxing in a genuinely positive atmosphere. It’s also common to find food and wine-related events at the Four Seasons Maui Resort. If you plan to stay at their Maui property, we suggest you follow them on social media to stay up-to-date on their upcoming weekly, monthly, and seasonal events.

Dining Options: DUO Steak & Seafood, Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante, Spago Maui & Lobby Lounge.


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Andaz Maui

Located in Wailea, the Andaz Maui Resort is ideal for adults who would like to stay at a modern, hip, adults-only style resort in Maui. The Andaz is not exclusively adults-only, but their property offerings, amenities, and services tend to attract more adult travelers.

The Andaz is one of Maui’s newest resorts. The decor is clean and streamlined. They have successfully infused the beauty of Hawaii’s flora, fauna, and natural landscape into the architecture.

Upon entering the Andaz, guests are guided down a water feature walkway to guest services and the concierge area. Immediately, all will be completely enthralled by the vast South Maui views.

The Andaz offers many incredible services and amenities, the swimming pool areas are divine, and the beach access is perfect. All of the rooms are outright luxurious, and there are many indoor and outdoor lounge areas to enjoy. The Andaz is also located a quick walk from Wailea locales and the famed Shops at Wailea. The location is perfect if you want to explore Wailea’s unique offerings like shopping, golf, and various beach activities.

Dining Options: Ka’ana Kitchen, Morimoto Maui, Lehua Lounge, & Bumbye Beach Bar.


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Grand Wailea Resort & Spa

The Grand Wailea Resort & Spa is one of the most legendary resorts in the Hawaiian Islands. Here you’ll find a large South Maui resort that provides a vacation home for various visitors: families traveling with small children and elderly families, couples on honeymoons or celebrating anniversaries, corporate groups, Hawaii residents on staycation, and more.

There are many unique offerings at the Grand Wailea, and two of the top are services at Spa Grande and the Grand Luau at Honua’ula.

Grand Wailea is a great choice for guests looking for a large-scale resort with a large variety of amenities and services. Their pool areas are lovely, and beach access fronts the resort. Guests can partake in many ocean activities, exclusive Maui golf package deals, and more. The Grand Wailea also has a chapel on the property for guests considering getting married on Maui. If you’d like to enjoy one of the best weekend brunches on Maui, check out the Sunday brunch at the Grand Dining Room.

Dining Options: Humuhumu, Bistro Molokini, Grand Dining Room, Cafe Kula, Botero Lounge, Grotto Bar, and Volcano Bar & Grill


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Fairmont Kea Lani Resort

The beautiful and inviting Fairmont Kea Lani Resort is also located in Wailea. We love this Maui resort for many reasons, including its oceanfront property, super friendly staff, and always fragrant walkways.

Maui’s Fairmont Resort is a medium-sized resort with a diverse set of guest offerings. They have a large family swimming pool area with a waterslide, a swim-up bar, and a private adults-only pool. The beach is easily accessed via a grass-lined pathway, and guests can book many ocean activity sports to enjoy from this Maui resort.

The Fairmont is located within five minutes from world-famous South Maui golf resorts, Shops at Wailea, off-property restaurants, live music, and entertainment in neighboring Wailea areas.

If you’re planning to stay at the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, check with their concierge upon arrival to learn more about their weekly food and wine-related events at the Luana Lounge.

Dining Options: KO, Ama Bar & Grill, Nick’s Fishmarket Maui, MAKANA Market & Kea Lani Restaurant


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Wailea Beach Resort

The Wailea Beach Resort is one of South Maui’s oldest resorts, yet it’s also one of the most recently remodeled. This resort is smaller than other South Maui resorts but offers many guest amenities, including golf packages and ocean activities.

An unmistakable sense of charm is uniquely innate at the Wailea Beach Resort. Upon entering, all guests will instantly feel positive aloha vibes from the staff. There are colossal ocean views, and all parts of the property are optimal for enjoying a South Maui sunset. Even if you do not stay at the Wailea Beach Resort, try to find time to enjoy a sunset happy hour or early dinner from this property. In fact, guests are highly encouraged to dine at Humble Market Kitchin at the Wailea Beach Resort. It’s one of Roy Yamaguchi’s (of Roy’s Hawaii) most exclusive culinary ventures.

For guests that would like to enjoy a South Maui luau, they can easily book tickets to see the Te Au Moana Luau at the Wailea Beach Resort. Presented by Tihati Productions, this is one of the best luaus in the Hawaiian Islands.

Dining Options: Humble Market Kitchin, KAPA, Whale’s Tale Beach Bar, Nalu & Starbucks.


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Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa is located in beautiful West Maui. Situated on the north end of Black Rock, here is a fabulous Maui resort in Kaanapali. From all parts of this resort, guests will surely enjoy stunning outer island views from sunrise until sunset.

During Maui’s Winter whale watching season, it’s possible to see whales breaching in the distance from the shoreline and from the ocean-facing rooms on this property. Although Maui’s Hyatt is not an adults-only resort, it’s undoubtedly a top choice if you’re looking for a more mature vacation environment.

The Hyatt is an excellent choice for those looking to golf, shop, and relax on vacation. Its location is adjacent to Ka’anapali golf courses and within a 10-minute drive to the world-famous Kapalua Golf Resort. The resort has a shuttle to take guests to and from West Maui locales, and Whalers Village is just moments away, for a variety of shopping, entertainment, and dining choices.

For those looking to add a Maui luau into their vacation itinerary, plan ahead of time to book tickets for the Hyatt’s Drums of the Pacific Luau. It’s an excellent luau for the whole family and is especially recognized for its fire dancing performances.

Dining Options: Japengo, Umalu, Son’s Steakhouse, Swan Court, Grotto Bar, Honolulu Coffee, and more.


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Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
(Black Rock)

The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is located on the South end of Black Rock beach in Ka’anapali. Here is one of the most unique and beautiful resort properties in West Maui. Although the Sheraton appears to be built into Black Rock, it’s actually just nestled by its side.

Black Rock is one of the most popular areas to snorkel in West Maui and is located at the end of the Ka’anapali beach boardwalk that connects Ka’anapali oceanfront resorts to shops, beach bars, and restaurants.

At the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, guests can enjoy a lovely Maui resort property with wide-open spaces, grass areas, various swimming pool lounge areas, quick beach access, restaurants, and more.

If you want to experience a top West Maui luau, The Maui Nui Luau also takes place at the Hyatt, offering another unique advantage for guest satisfaction. At sunset, the luau begins with a conch shell blow and an outstanding diving performance from the top of Black Rock. Make sure to book luau tickets ahead of time.

If you have a chance to book an ocean-facing room at this West Maui resort, you will not be disappointed! West Maui views are always gorgeous, but they’re incredibly unique from the Sheraton’s beachfront vantage point.

Dining Options: Sand Bar, Teppan-yaki Dan, Cliff Dive Grill, Mai Tai Bar, Coral Reef, and Black Rock Shave Ice.


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Westin Maui Resort & Spa

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is another remarkable resort in West Maui! No matter which worldwide Westin location you choose, guest satisfaction is always high-ranking with this resort group.

At the Westin Maui Resort & Spa, guests savor their Maui vacation with gorgeous amenities, ultimate privacy, location conveniences, and opportunities to enjoy a holiday with a classy home-like accommodation.

The Westin is also home to the Wailele Polynesian Luau, a Maui luau well-regarded for entertainment and a menu full of locally sourced ingredients. The Westin also provides a complimentary shuttle to and from Westin’s neighboring ocean villas and popular West Maui locales.

For guests looking to enjoy all that Ka’anapali and West Maui have to offer, the Westin is centrally located. It also happens to be ocean front, overlooking Maui’s Kahekili Beach (Old Airport Beach). Kahekili Beach is a super West Maui beach choice for sunbathing, stand-up paddleboarding, bodyboarding, swimming, or a beach run.

Dining Options: Waicoco, Hale Mo’olelo, and Hale ‘A.


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Montage Kapalua Bay

Located in Kapalua, the Montage is undoubtedly one of Maui’s most unique resorts. This resort stands apart for many reasons due to its unique approach to guest services.

For example, upon booking with Montage Kapalua, guests work with one resort contact for everything: pre-arrival services and activity bookings, airport transfers, guest check-in, and everything else necessary during their stay. When guests arrive in their gorgeous lobby, their resort point person is there to greet them. Besides a warm and inviting welcome, all guests will enjoy the jaw-dropping views from first sight until the last day of their vacation.

Many things are possible at Montage Kapalua Bay. It’s one of the best resorts for a West Maui wedding, and there are many unique services and activities to enjoy daily. Guests can shop at painstakingly hand-chosen local vendor pop-ups throughout the week and enjoy food and wine events and various wellness gatherings. If you’re looking for one of the most romantic private dining experiences on Maui, plan ahead of time to enjoy a gorgeous meal for two at the Kapalua Cliff House.

Dining Options: Cane & Canoe, The Hideaway, Hana Hou Bar & Sunset Patio, and In-Residence & Private Dining* (at Kapalua Cliff House)

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The Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua

The Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua is an all-around unique Maui resort. Located near the Kapalua Golf Resort, this resort is popularly frequented by avid golf enthusiasts and their families. In addition to championship golf packages, guests can find a variety of activities ranging from ocean sports to wellness, Hawaiian cultural experiences, sightseeing, and eco-adventures.

The Ritz-Carlton group has been remodeling the Kapalua property piece-by-piece over the past few years, and they’ve done quite a beautiful job! Although the Ritz in Kapalua has always been stunning, now it’s designed in a more modern fashion that supports technology and the natural tropical scenery surrounding this gorgeous property.

The Ritz-Carlton is renowned for its historically superb guest services and high-end amenities. At their Kapalua location, guests will find that benefits will exceed expectations. A West Maui resort will undoubtedly impress with the spa, dining options, swimming pool areas, and beach access.

Dining Options: The Banyan Tree, ULANA, Alaloa Lounge, Burger Shack, ‘Olu Cafe, Kai Cafe


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