Wailea has a lot of wonderful restaurants, most with beautiful ocean views. Each of the luxury hotels will usually have at least 3 nice restaurants. In today’s modern age, a lot of the Hotel restaurants have been ‘farmed’ out to many of Hawaii’s top chefs! This is a wonderful thing for those seeking to dine out at a luxury hotel. The cuisine is better, and the staff appreciate cooking and serving world class cuisine. Those of us that live on Maui, or that visit often, are treated to many culinary events, both in Wailea, Kaanapali and Kapalua. In fact we are seeing many other types of food and farm to table events here on Maui.
1 nice aspect of dinning out at a Wailea or Kaanapali Beach Hotel, is the boardwalk out front, it’s perfect for an after dinner stroll. 1 idea is to save room for dessert; then stop for coffee and a decadent dessert at 1 of the many other restaurants……….. in a different resort. Most are easy to access.
Wailea has several restaurants that are not inside the luxury resorts. Wailea Restaurants like MonkeyPod by Peter Merriman. Peter Merriman is one of Hawaii’s 12 original Hawaii regional cuisine Chefs here in Hawaii. I enjoy having Happy Hour at either Humu or the Botero bar at the Grand Wailea, then walking over to Ko’s at the Fairmont Kealani for one of the best dinners ever.
Back in the day, there was a Chocolate Buffet for $7.99! All things chocolate……