Wailea travel guide

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You're Going to Love Wailea

With a population of 5,938, Wailea is a must-see destination in Hawaii, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 6 days in order to fully appreciate everything Wailea has to offer.

Where to Eat in Wailea

If you’re looking for affordable options, Humuhumu - Grand Wailea (3850 Wailea Alanui) and Joe's Bar & Grill (131 Wailea Ike Pl.) are great picks.

Most popular restaurants in Wailea

Wonderful (544 reviews)
Wonderful (406 reviews)
Wonderful (372 reviews)
Wonderful (288 reviews)
Wonderful (279 reviews)
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Wonderful (175 reviews)

When to visit Wailea

Wailea in September
Estimated package price
2 travelers
Flight to Wailea
3 nights at hotel
Wailea in September
Estimated package price
2 travelers
Flight to Wailea
3 nights at hotel

How to Get to Wailea


When flying to Wailea, you’ll arrive at Kahului Airport (OGG), which is located 14 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Wailea include Alaska Airlines, Delta and Iberia. The shortest domestic flight to Wailea departs from Kailua-Kona and takes around 35m.


Another option to get to Wailea is to pick up a car rental from Honolulu, which is about 101 miles from Wailea. You’ll find branches of Advantage and Lucky Owl Car Rental, among others, in Honolulu.

Airports near Wailea


Airlines serving Wailea

Good (3,644 reviews)
Good (671 reviews)
British Airways
Good (3,376 reviews)
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Good (4,166 reviews)
Air France
Good (814 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,218 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,168 reviews)
Excellent (1,788 reviews)
Good (1,399 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (3,945 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (721 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (4,213 reviews)
Good (1,602 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (595 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (584 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (806 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (1,011 reviews)
Good (879 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (19 reviews)
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Where to stay in Wailea

Average rates range from around $486 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $926 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Wailea

Most booked hotels in Wailea

Hotel Wailea, Relais & Chateaux - Adults Only
Excellent (9.4, 102 reviews)
Four Seasons Resort Maui At Wailea
Excellent (9.3, 163 reviews)
Fairmont Kea Lani - Maui
Excellent (8.7, 182 reviews)
Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui
Excellent (8.6, 222 reviews)
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort - A Concept by Hyatt
Excellent (8.4, 89 reviews)
Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea
Excellent (8.5, 49 reviews)

Renting a car in Wailea

Renting a car in Wailea costs $49 per day, on average, or $292 if you want to rent if for 6 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 14% more expensive than at Kahului.

Expect to pay $4.13 per gallon in Wailea (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $49.51 and $66.02. The most frequently booked car type in Wailea is Full-size (Class Full-size Van or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice rental cars (Class Special Car or similar) are, on average, 72% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.