Fairmont Kea Lani
Address: 4100 Wailea Alanui Dr.,
Neighborhood: South Maui
Luxurious Adobe-style digs on the sands of Polo Beach may play host to Hollywood's A-list - yet this fantastic oasis is also a great value, considering the all-suite accommodations and extravagant amenities. Many say its stark white, Moorish edifice, with its gleaming arches and turrets, looks a bit out of place in Hawaii but once you step inside the marble lobby overlooking the dazzling Pacific, there's no doubt where you are. Secluded Polo Beach has exceptionally calm waters with prime snorkeling areas or guests can opt to cool their jets in the series of oceanfront swimming pools, linked by waterslides and surrounded by tropical gardens and grotto spa. Chilled towels, fresh pineapple, and massages are offered up poolside. 413 elegant and lofty suites (at least 840 sq. ft.) come with a king-size bed, a living room with entertainment center and sofa sleeper, a large marble bathroom with a party-size shower, a kitchenette, and a lanai that overlooks the pool and beach. Pale, creamy color schemes accented with Hawaiian botanical prints make up the smart and sophisticated units. If you don't mind splurging, book the ultimate beachside indulgence with a secluded bungalow right on the sand. These two- or three-bedroom villas come with private courtyards and a plunge pool, a full-size kitchen, high-speed internet, and a washer/dryer.
Tags: luxury | beachfront