Maui Resorts Earn Accolades Aplenty

Maui resorts get the recognition they deserve By: Marty Wentzel
Aerial of Kaanapali Resort, Maui // (c) 2011 Kaanapali Beach Resort Association
Aerial of Kaanapali Resort, Maui // (c) 2011 Kaanapali Beach Resort Association

The Details

When planners create a destination resort, they try to make it as unique as possible so it surpasses other resorts in the region and beyond. On Maui, the accommodation areas of Kaanapali, Kapalua, Makena and Wailea have become distinctive and desirable destinations for travelers, and the numerous awards they receive each year highlight their successes. Following are a few of the most recent national honors that Maui’s resorts have garnered from selective judges and savvy travelers.

Kaanapali Resort 

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
-AAA Four Diamond Award
-Conde Nast Traveler Gold List
-Travel + Leisure “500 World’s Best Hotels” List

Kaanapali Beach Hotel
-Travelocity “Top Hotel” Excellence Award

Kaanapali Golf Courses
-Golf Week “Best Tour Places You Can Play” List

Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa
-Conde Nast Traveler “Top 25 Hotels in Hawaii” List
-Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award for four consecutive years

Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas
-SpaFinder “Top Ten Favorite New Getaway Spas” List

Kapalua Resort

Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
-AAA Five Diamond Award
-Meetings West “Best of the West” Award
-Orbitz “Best in Stay” Award
-Spa Magazine “Favorite Resort/Hotel Spa - Hawaii and South Pacific”
-Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Service” List
-TripAdvisor “Top Ten Hotels for Romance in the U.S.” List

Makena Resort

Makena Beach and Golf Resort
-Travel + Leisure “500 World’s Best Hotels” List

Wailea Resort

Fairmont Kea Lani Maui
-Conde Nast Traveler “Top 15 Hawaii Golf Resorts” and “Top 125 Golf Resorts”
-Conde Nast Traveler “Worldwide Gold” List
-Travel + Leisure “500 World’s Best Hotels” List

Four Seasons Resort Maui
-AAA Five Diamond Award
-Conde Nast Traveler “Top 100 Hotels” List and “Top Spa-Hawaii”
-Travel + Leisure “500 World’s Best Hotels” List
-Travelocity “Top Hotel in the U.S.”
-Trip Advisor “Best Hotel in the U.S. for Romance”

Wailea Beach Villas
-Conde Nast Traveler “Top 100 Hotels in the U.S.” List
-TripAdvisor First Place - Specialty Lodging Category

Wailea Golf Club
-Golf Digest “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses” List
-Golfweek “Best Courses You Can Play” List
-Golfweek “Best Resort Courses” List

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