The 3.5-star Palms at Wailea Maui by Outrigger condominium features two story Mediterranean-style buildings situated on a gently sloping hillside looking out to the scenic Wailea Coast. Just minutes from boutique shops and art galleries, popular beaches and some terrific restaurants, the Palms at Wailea is an oasis of lush tropical gardens, beautiful views and unbelievable sunsets.
The Palms of Wailea has a beautiful free form pool with a large sun deck and whirlpool spa as well as barbeque grills and picnic area. There is a stream that wanders down the property through the tropical gardens and walkways to stroll on to enjoy the beauty of the property. Complimentary coffee is offered daily in the lobby. There is a Mandatory Check-out cleaning fee will be added to room cost at check-out. Optional housekeeping service during stay is by request (fee) only allowing the privacy of spacious condominium style living. There are three championship golf courses in the Wailea area and the Palms offers guest privileges at the Wailea Tennis Club. At the Activities Desk you can rent snorkel equipment, boogie boards, surfboards, umbrellas and even children’s sand toys. The beach is about a 15 minute walk and the elegant Shops at Wailea only a 10 minute walk. Keawakapu Beach is less than a mile from the condo and has great snorkeling toward the north end and boogie boarding when the trade winds are blowing.
The Wailea area of Maui is not only beautiful with absolutely gorgeous beaches and scenery, but it is rather upscale and the restaurants and shops reflect that. If you plan to have meals at your condo, check out Kihei, which you pass on your way to Wailea. Three of Hawaii’s four major grocery stores are located in Kihei, including Foodland, Safeway and Star Market. If you belong to Costco, bring your card since there is a store close to the airport on Dairy Road, especially great if you are with your family or a group.
There is a wide variety of restaurants in the Wailea and Kihei area, from very expensive to inexpensive. For a special evening out you can try Capische in Diamond Resort in Wailea. The award-winning owner/chef Brian Etheredge has created one of the most romantic dining experiences on the island with spectacular views and wonderful Italian/French cuisine. Also in Wailea is the not as expensive Joe’s, run by award-winning chef Bev Gannon, featuring fabulous Hawaii Regional Cuisine and panoramic ocean views.
Just a short distance away in Kihei are two moderate priced restaurants including Spices, an open air restaurant, featuring the spices and flavors of the Southwest and Louisiana. One of Maui’s newest destination restaurants, Spices is very popular with the locals. Stella Blues Café is a long time favorite with the locals featuring mouth watering baby back ribs, fresh local fish and grass fed Maui beef. They also do thin crust pizzas, great hamburgers and have an extensive menu geared to good-value family dining.
This is a lovely property, well maintained and staffed by the Outrigger organization and ideally located to take advantage of all the many attractions on the south shore, from whale watching to snorkeling at Molokini, to a visit to the Maui Ocean Center to hiking in Iao Valley and, of course, the most popular adventure of all, Haleakala for sunrise.