Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea 5.0

Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Plumeria Point is an ideal place for a small ceremony (up to 30 guests).

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 Plumeria Point is an ideal place for a small ceremony (up to 30 guests).
For gorgeous outdoor weddings (and scarce rain), you can't do much better than the Four Seasons Maui. Of course, excellent food, posh rooms, and phenomenal service comes with a luxury price tag. Read more about weddings at the Four Seasons Maui Plumeria Point is an ideal place for a small ceremony (up to 30 guests). The ballrooms can fit up to 300 guests. There's no special honeymoon suite, but many brides and grooms upgrade to the oceanfront suite. Wailea Beach, one of the finest beaches in Maui, is a crescent-shaped shore with light brown, powdery sand that stretches over one-third of a mile. The Four Seasons fronts a lovely section of the beach, which it shares with several other hotels. This family-owned property outside of Kaanapli's main strip hosts affordable, laid-back wedding ceremonies overlooking the ocean. Just note, however, that the bar fees can add up. Read more about weddings at the Royal Lahaina An oceanfront lawn at the Royal Lahaina, one possible ceremony site. Of the hotel's 350 rooms, there are two very distinct room types: 114 older Garden Rooms housed in cottages near the beach and 236 newer, but more expensive, Tower Rooms. The sleek interiors of the Tower Rooms represent the chicer side of tropical design: platform beds, textured white linens, wide slat-screen shutters, and monochrome photographs of Hawaiian life. Their true value, however, is in their incomparable ocean views. Most honeymooners opt for a one-bedroom oceanfront suite, such as the Molokai Suite. The four-mile-long stretch of soft sand at Kaanapali Beach attracts more tourists than just about anywhere else in Maui. But not many travelers realize that there's another stretch of beach beyond the massive lava outcropping, Black Rock, that has a much more tranquil shore and amazingly clear water. This is the beach in front of the Royal Lahaina. The Hotel Hana offers superb food and many stunning and secluded wedding locations -- not to mention two historic churches within walking distance -- but it can be difficult and expensive to reach this hotel. Read more about weddings at the Hotel Hana Maui Though the resort is located on Hana Bay, the property is on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with no direct path to the beach or the water. Instead, the resort provides a free shuttle back and forth to Hamoa Beach, a beautiful but rugged sandy beach with rough waves. The infinity pool overlooking Hana Bay is one of the resort's most stunning features. Guests receive free use of the spa facilities, including the outdoor, coed lava pool and locker rooms, which have a cold plunge bath, steam room, and outdoor shower. A full menu of services is available, including hair and makeup treatments for about $150 each. Hotel Hana's single-story cottages house everything from junior suites to three-bedroom, two-bath suites. All the units are spacious and every bit as modern (and large) as the rooms at a top Hawaiian luxury hotel, but with one huge difference: no electronics (unless you count the coffeemakers that brew the organic Kona coffee that's provided). At the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, you get a top-tier wedding at a top-tier price, with excellent food and alcohol, both large and intimate spaces to choose from, and unique add-ons. Just beware the weather. Read more about weddings at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua The oceanfront Beach House Lawn is one of the largest ceremony sites, and can fit up to 500 guests. Couples can pay for extras like a dove release ($300), a two-hour horse-and-carriage ride ($1,000), and a traditional Hawaiian blessing with a conch shell blower ($300). The 463 rooms and suites are among Maui's most luxurious. In addition to their modern, Hawaiian-inspired d├ęcor and plush new beds, they also have up-to-date electronics like large flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and iPod alarm/radios in each room. The resort provides direct access to the D.T. Fleming Beach Park -- a mile-long crescent of sandy beach. Situated on a rock between two beaches, the 22-acre, 546-room Wailea Marriott has panoramic ocean views and a serene vibe missing from some of the more crowded, neighboring resorts. Plus, weddings here are among the most affordable in rain-free Wailea. Read more about weddings at the Marriott Wailea Lanai Point is a small space for a ceremony best suited to groups of fewer than 10 people. Kaho'olawe Point is the primary ceremony and reception site. It can accomodate updwards of 200 guests if you book it along with the Kaho'olawe Lawn and the Molokini Lawn. The hotel has five great, oceanfront pools and two whirlpools, including a new, adult-only infinity pool with floating cabanas. Spacious, spiffy rooms are simply designed with plush beds, roomy marble bathrooms, and balconies that can host tea for two. The Fairmont is a slightly more down-to-earth luxury alternative to the more formal Four Seasons. In addition to its impressive range of food an alcohol, it also offers Aveda-based salon services on-site. Read more about weddings at the Fairmont Kea Lani The Polo Lawn, the largest ceremony and reception site, fits up to 300 people. All 413 units at the Fairmont are multiroom suites, and they're massive -- the standard suites are larger than the standard rooms of the neighboring Four Seasons or Grand Wailea. The differentiating factor between suite types is the view and balcony; oceanfront suites with wraparound decks are the cream of the crop, and the standard garden views are the lowest and cheapest; suites range from 840 to 1,100 square feet. Fairmont Kea Lani is fronted by Polo Beach, one of the most private-feeling in Wailea (all Hawaii beaches are public) due to its rocky surrounding shores.