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.

Where to Eat in Wailea

If you’re looking for affordable options, KAPA Bar & Grill – Marriott, Maui (3700 Wailea Alanui Dr) and Pita Paradise (34 Wailea Gateway Pl) are great picks.

When to visit Wailea

Wailea in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Wailea in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Wailea


When flying to Wailea, you’ll arrive at Kahului Airport (OGG), which is located 23 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Wailea from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 50h 08m.


Another option to get to Wailea is to pick up a car hire from Honolulu, which is about 163 km from Wailea. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Thrifty, among others, in Honolulu.

Airports near Wailea


Airlines serving Wailea

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British Airways
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Air France
Good (638 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Singapore Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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ITA Airways
Good (323 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (448 reviews)
Japan Airlines
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LATAM Airlines
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Copa Airlines
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Where to stay in Wailea

From 5-star hotels such as the Hotel Wailea, Relais & Chateaux - Adults Only to great affordable options like the Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea, Wailea offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $1,059 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $1,415 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Wailea

Hiring a car in Wailea

Expect to pay $1.67 per litre in Wailea (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.00 and $26.66. 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 Economy car hire (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is, on average, 57% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.