The adults-only pool at the Andaz Maui lit up at night
I recently visited the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
in Hawaii for the first time. The Andaz definitely caters to a younger/hipper crowd than some of the other high end hotels in the area. If you’re looking for in-your-face Hawaiiana, look elsewhere. The Andaz Maui has warm, zen minimalist vibe.
The Modern Facade of the Andaz Maui
My husband and I arrived before check in time, and our room (we booked a suite) was not yet ready. The Andaz host suggested we head the Bumbye Beach Bar to wait until she came to escort us to the room. The bar had wifi access (no password required), great views of the lagoon pool and Mokapu Beach, and particularly delicious Mai Tais. After two rounds, our host showed us to our suite, room 640.
The resort’s open and airy entry
The staff at the Andaz was friendly and top notch. I was particularly impressed with the concierge. She remembered my food allergies and made sure they were passed on to restaurants, even when we changed restaurant picks or re-scheduled reservations.
The seating area in living room of suite 640
Suite 640 was spacious, well laid out, and technology friendly– great for a modern day couple who both work remotely.
Left: the work desk in room 640 Right: The dining room table in 640
There were several pools, including an adult/no kids one and several cabanas for hire, which was nice. Loved the wifi access (even at the beach) and I always appreciate the no password required. Every hotel should be this tech friendly.
The welcome amenity and lei
If I had to nitpick, I thought the ukelele player in the Lehua Lounge could have bothered to wear an aloha shirt. I also noticed a few room service trays lingered in the hallways a bit longer than the should have. Minor complaints for an otherwise fabulous stay.
The patio was filled with modern furniture and comfortable
One of the Andaz’s most amazing features is Morimoto Maui restaurant, which is FANTASTIC. My husband and I almost always get tired of every hotel’s restaurants after three days. Not so with Morimoto. We dined there four times during our stay and I’ve been missing it since I got back. Even if you choose to stay somewhere else in Wailea, don’t miss heading to the Andaz Maui for dinner at Morimoto Maui.
Left: the window seat in room 640 Right: a reading nook in the bedroom
The room’s king sized bed has sliding doors that can open to the shower windows
The walk-thru shower and soaker tub in Suite 640
My husband thought the furniture in our suite could have been more comfortable, however I had no issues with it. I LOVED the bathroom’s huge shower and soaker tub. The room was quiet and I slept well in the king bed.
The hanging chair on the patio was a great place to watch the Wailea sunset
The Lagoon Pool at the Andaz Maui
How fun is this indoor sandbox in the reception area of the Andaz Maui?
Yogurt with granola on the breakfast buffet at Ka’ana Kitchen
The breakfast spread served at Ka’ana Kitchen was amazing. Since my husband is a Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond Member member, our breakfast was included. The staff went out of there way to clarify which menu items were not included so there were no surprises on the bill. (Note: The Breakfast Amenity for Diamond Gold Passport members was recently downgraded.) The mimosa made with passionfruit and guava is not to be missed.
Delicious Mai Tai served at Lehua Lounge
The view from Bumbye Beach Bar
Obligatory selfie in sunglasses of the Andaz Beach Crew
The Andaz Beach Crew was very helpful and also has a great instagram account @andazbeachcrew.
Gorgeous sunset as seen from room 640 at Andaz Maui
Rates start at $423.00
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