This post is part of our 5th Anniversary Trip to Maui.
I’ve written about my excitement on staying at the brand new Andaz Maui at Wailea more than a few times. See my planning posts here and here. Having so much anticipation may have set the bar too high and my expectations big, but now that we’ve actually stayed there, I can say it has become my most favorite resort in all of Hawaii. The rooms, the ambiance, the service, the pools, the beach! All of these came together to provide us with the most amazing stay. The service was top-notch. Everyone was super helpful, friendly, and made us feel like ‘ohana (family)! They all went the extra mile to make our stay special and we are so grateful to all of them. Mahalo Andaz Staff!
Two weeks before we arrived I was contacted by the concierge by phone – she wanted to welcome us to the Andaz and ask if there was anything she could do to help. She also provided information on activities she could book either onsite (like the spa) or outside (snorkel excursions and Road to Hana tours, etc.). She sent me an email with all this information in brochure format which I found really helpful. I had already booked our spa appointments but she kindly booked me a sunset appoint for the “free photo shoot” with Pacific Dreams Photography. “Free” is not necessary all free – it includes the 300 dollar sitting fee, and 1 image (digital or print) taken in front of the Andaz property. All other beach photos taken are available to purchase if you like, at around 30 bucks per picture. We ended up purchasing three pics we liked a lot and then our free Andaz pic brought it to four. I will share these at the end of this post.
Sorry this post is going to be long, but full of pictures. I initially wanted to do smaller posts on every single thing but I thought it’ll make a more thorough and bigger impact if I just show most of the property at once. So enjoy the picture tour of the Andaz Maui! (all pics taken by me with either an iphone, Canon point and shoot, or a Panasonic Lumix GF1 micro 4/3 camera.)
Our concierge walked us up to our 6th floor room and here’s what we saw:
The bathroom is the star of the room, with it’s own separate glass enclosed shower. Our room didn’t have a tub, but you can upgrade to one that does:
I like how we never really needed to buy water – they supplied us with refillable water bottles and there are complimentary water filling stations (with filtered water) on every floor, near the elevators.
Here are some pictures of the pool and beach:
There’s a state of the art gym too:
There were also snacks in the lobby daily:
Here are the shots we took with Mike, our photography, from Pacific Dreams photography. He was great and put us at ease. For someone who used to be a photographer, I’m pretty dismal in front of the camera, but he gave us a lot of guidance.
I already posted this but it is my fave:
Wish I would have known about the shoot sooner because I would have tried to get into better shape. 🙂
We miss the Andaz! Next up I will detail the breakfast buffet at Ka’ana Kitchen and Spa Awili in pictures…
Read more about our Maui Oct/Nov 2013 Anniversary Trip including more Andaz fun!