The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui occupies 22 acres directly alongside the ocean on the southwestern coast of Maui. Proudly billing itself as Hawaii’s sole suite-exclusive hotel property, this luxurious facility is home to 413 spacious one-bedroom suites and 37 luxurious ocean-side villas—available as either two-bedroom or three-bedroom units. Here you’ll be welcome to experience whatever you want from an outstanding and expansive menu of hotelwide amenities. A stay at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui provides you with access to an award-winning spa (Willow Spring Spa), six unique on-site restaurants/bars/cafes (including Kō, which has been named Maui’s “Restaurant of the Year”), three different pools (including both an adults-only facility and a kid-friendly one that features a nearly 150-foot waterslide), and an assortment of additional hospitality and concierge services.
Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Ambiance
One of the most commonly remarked upon elements of the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui experience is how relaxing guests often find it to be. Here you’ll encounter a very knowledgeable and friendly staff devoted to making your visit to Maui a highly memorable one. The hotel’s location—squarely on the beach, with stunning views of this unforgettable setting in all directions—is perfect. The primary public areas of the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui look remarkably like you’d imagined an elegant, seaside villa to appear: graceful, curved ceilings rise above polished marble-and-stone floors, while courtyard fountains ripple peacefully nearby. Despite the presence of other guests around, it is very easy to feel a special kind of calm and tranquility while moving through the lovely spaces of this well-regarded hotel.
Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Hotel Rooms
As a guest of Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, you’ll have a choice between two different types of accommodations: one-bedroom suites and ocean villas. Depending on the individual unit, one-bedroom suites typically range anywhere between approximately 850 and 1,100 square feet of space. There is usually a separate bedroom area set-off from the room’s living area—which comes with a hideaway-bed sofa.
Typical in-room amenities for one-bedroom suites include a deluxe entertainment area that comes complete with two large, high-definition, flat-screen televisions, a mini-fridge, and a microwave. You’ll have your own personal “lanai” here: a lovely balcony space that is fully furnished with a table and chairs. The bathroom is quite sizable and done up in marble; it comes with two sinks and separate bathtub and shower.
Located right off Polo Beach, ocean villas at Fairmont Kea Lani Maui are designed with families and/or group vacations. You’ll have your choice of a two-bedroom villa—checking in at some 1,800 square feet of space—or a three-bedroom villa—quite spacious at approximately 2,200 square feet. These ocean-side villas are the perfect home-away-from-home for all your Maui adventures.
Ocean villas come with all the fine amenities found in one-bedroom suites: here you’ll have multiple flat-screen televisions, two fine marble bathrooms, and a similarly appointed private lanai. However, you’ll also have your unit’s very own full kitchen—with marble countertops and stainless-steel appliances—and a splendid furnished courtyard. There you’ll find tables, chairs, a BBQ grill, and your very own pool.
Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Hotel Amenities
A number of hotelwide amenities are yours to enjoy during your visit to Fairmont Kea Lani Maui. Like many resort-destinations in the area, they do add-on to your bill an additional “resort charge” (here it is approximately $40) that covers the usage of such services, but most guests deem the extra fee worth it, as it entitles you to such perks as in-suite bottled water, unlimited Internet access, parking for one car, and an array of other pool and beach privileges.
You’ll also have access to the hotel’s acclaimed Willow Spring Spa. This full-service establishment has won numerous awards for its excellence. Open daily between the hours of 7:30am and 7:00pm (reservations are recommended), Willow Spring is home to some 13 indoor-treatment rooms, 4 signature-treatment rooms, and 2 outdoor-spa cabanas, as well as 4 manicure stations, 4 pedicure stations, and 1 make-up station. The menu of services is extensive and full of luxurious facials, massages, body treatments, and a great deal more.
You’ll be spoiled for in-house dining options at Fairmont Kea Lani Maui. In addition to in-room dining service, which is available 24/7, there are 6 different restaurants located on the grounds of the hotel. Quick, casual options here include Kea Lani Restaurant, a buffet-style breakfast joint which is open every morning between the hours of 6:30am and 11:00am; and Caffe Ciao Bakery & Market, open 6:30am to 9:00pm each day, where you can grab all manner of coffees, teas, soups, salads, and sandwiches. Located right alongside one of the hotel’s pools, Ama Bar & Grill is a delightful treat of a swim-up bar. LUANA is your go-to spot for specialty cocktails and live music. Finally, the hotel’s two high-end selections are Kō, an award-winning establishment specializing in creative takes on all sorts of Hawaiian, Filipino, Chinese, and Portuguese, cuisines; and Nick’s Fishmarket, considered the best place on all of Maui to enjoy a seafood meal.
There are many more additional amenities regularly on display here, too. The hotel operates a fitness and wellness program that hosts a variety of special classes. Le Surf Wailea and Willow Spring Spa Boutique are two on-site shops that sell everything from cosmetic products and perfumes to swimsuits, children’s clothing, and jewelry. The pool offerings here are terrific as well: the resort features three different swimming pools—one of which is adults-only, and one of which has a waterslide that is a can’t-miss for kids—and a number of whirlpools.
Fairmont Maui – Wailea Neighborhood
The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui is located in Wailea, on the island of Maui, right on the edge of gorgeous Polo Beach. In addition to all the on-site amenities available right on the hotel’s 22-acre property, there are many other restaurants and shops to be found within a 15-minute drive either north or south. The Maui Ocean Center (the Aquarium of Hawaii) is only a 25-minute drive to the north; Mākena State Park, with its pristine, undeveloped beaches, just ten minutes to the south; and the spectacular dormant volcano, Haleakalā, inland about 50 miles. Other suitable accommodations in the general vicinity of Fairmont Kea Lani Maui include Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Maui Coast Hotel, and many, many more.
How is it Ecofriendly?
The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui has long been an strong, proud advocate of what it describes as “responsible tourism practices and sustainable hotel management.” Since 2001, the hotel has had its own “Planet21” team committed to issues of sustainability and environmental consciousness. In the nearly two decades of its existence, the Planet21 committee—made up of hotel employees, executives, and staff members—has launched over 50 distinct projects intended to make the resort a more ecofriendly establishment and a better community partner.
What do such practices and policies look like in action? The list is long and impressive, but here are a few of the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui’s most striking and successful green ventures. In August 2016, the hotel finished installing over 1,500 solar panels on its property; these panels generate nearly 850,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year, and it is believed that they will reduce on-site energy usage by over 10%. Fairmont Kea Lani Maui also partners with Clean The World, a charity that works with hotels across the globe to diminish the waste of unused bath products; as a result of this partnership, Fairmont Kea Lani Maui has made certain nearly 2,500 pounds of bath products that otherwise would have been sent to landfills have been recycled for use by those in need. Also, Fairmont Kea Lani Maui routinely organizes and leads dives along the coast of Maui that work to clear the seashore of debris and trash; in particular, these efforts reduce the amount of harmful plastics and fishing waste that threaten the fragile yet wonderful ecological balance of this spectacular coastal region.