Situated on the slopes of Haleakala on the east side of Maui, Wailea is most prominently recognized as the home of the Grand Wailea Resort and Spa. However, the city and its almost 6,000 residents find that the area’s upscale and extravagant architecture and planning provide for the perfect living environment. Residents of real estate homes or condominiums for sale benefit from the local resorts’ complimentary services that many residents can take advantage of. Accordingly, Wailea provides an affluent community for residents to enjoy the beauty of Maui and nature from the safety of a secure neighborhood with the amenities of any world-class town.
A nice feature of Wailea is the placement of all utilities underground and landscaped roadways. Originally built to serve the upper class clientele of the beachfront resorts, residents of Wailea also enjoy the well-kept area roads, beaches, and resources. The Shops At Wailea provide one of the greatest selections of stores in Maui with the likes of Gucci and Fendi but also local jewelry stores and other favorite eateries. Nearby are championship golf courses, tennis courts, and other recreational facilities. Wailea also hosts the annual Maui Film Festival and Maui Writers Conference.
Because of Wailea’s prominent location along the leeward side of the island, many water sports and tours originate in Wailea, including an armada of ships destined for snorkeling charters to the offshore crescent island of Molokini. Additionally, a variety of other activities including whale watch cruises, Haleakala bike tours, and historical walking tours begin in Wailea. Residents typically enjoy the upscale feeling of the area and the amenities that come with such status. Although upscale, residents and visitors both appreciate how Wailea has maintained its island charm and sense of community through years of development and change.