The 1,500-acre resort of Wailea boasts some of the best shopping and dining.
The statistics speak for themselves: average annual rainfall, 11 inches. Average temperature, 82 degrees Fahrenheit. Wailea time is spent outdoors: at five crescent beaches, three championship golf courses, 11 tennis courts and a long, scalloped shoreline. Snorkeling and swimming sites abound, including the world-renowned Molokini. Ocean craft dot the horizon as outrigger canoes, catamarans and sailboats celebrate the good life. From the mile-and-a-half coastal walk, the signs of joy are everywhere in the panorama of blue and green. Golfers have the best of the game at the Emerald and Gold courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and the Wailea Blue, designed by Arthur Jack Snyder. wailearesortassociation.com
Stroll the 1.5-mile coastal walk.