Beautiful ocean front property set in the heart of Maui's luxury hub - perfect for families. If you're on a honeymoon, you may want to try another hotel. It looks like there were pretty good restaurants and bars (inside the resort and at the pool area), however some spots are under renovation, so it's hard to tell. The beaches are picturesque and they offer various activities (which cost extra) from paddle boarding, intro to scuba diving, fitness & yoga classes and of course relaxing by one of the full service pools. There are several family areas and an all adults pool, if you're looking for something low-key.
I'm at a time when you are so much for a few years and it will not have the right thing.
The first place in my room.
You get what you pay for here with this incredible hotel/resort. I came here for a friends wedding. We spent the rest of the long weekend hanging out by the gorgeous pools and enjoying cocktails at the bars.
They have the best pool ever! Great for kids of all ages. There are water slides from pool to pool and the rope swing is a hit with kids. It's never crowded because it's so big. The rooms are nice, we upgraded to deluxe ocean view and it was beautiful! It's also super close to the wailea mall, you can walk there in less than 10 minutes to shop or dine.
Grand Wailea has enough pools to last a lifetime. Very fun water slides and such right on the ocean. Highly recommend the smoothies. Be sure to reserve beach chairs though.
The Grand Wailea is not your typical Hilton property. This is part of the Waldorf Astoria collection, and the grounds are most on par with other top resorts. The pools are great for kids and families, and there is plenty of on-site shopping and dining. if you need more of either, just walk across the street.
A Waldorf Astoria brand hotel, part of the Hilton Family of Hotels. It was as luxurious as we hoped with a high level of customer service.
Our room had an amazing, 9th floor ocean view. The King bed was very comfortable as well as the couch (with a pull out bed) in the room. Each room appeared to have a patio, too. We enjoyed sitting outside and watching the sunset.
The hotel is located in Kihei, about 30 minutes from the Kahului airport, right along the beach and is great as a romantic getaway or for families. Check out the pools or stroll along the walking paths in and around the hotel property. A small shopping center is also walking distance from the hotel. I recommend renting a car as many sites of interest on the island are not close-by.
For kids, the Grand Wailea is pretty epic. They have more than 9 pools, starting at 40 feet above ground and ending at sea level, connected by a river that moves fast in some places and slow in others, plus tons of water slides, fountains, etc. For adults, the rooms are amazing and there is lots of good spots for relaxation. One of the nicest hotels on the island.
If you're going to pick a full-on resort hotel on Maui, then this South Maui property on beautiful, golden-sand and swimmable Wailea Beach is a beauty. Regular hotel rooms can seem a bit small, but the location is ideal.
If you have kids, this is the place to go. The multiple pools can entertain for hours. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. We will definitely be back.
I am not sure if you have booked your hotel/your price range but you mentioned kid friendly activities. I stayed at this hotel when I was younger and with my family and LOVED it. I was occupied by the pool all day, which is really like a mini water park. It includes a water elevator, a lazy river, countless slides, a rapid pool, a swinging rope, volleyball and much more. Not to mention, the hotel itself is absolutely gorgeous.
If you want pool action for kids nothing beats this place. Great slides and a water elevator to go back on top. Highly recommend booking a cabana on the poolside in advance. Beach side access is better at fairmont because of beachfront suites.