Wailea Beach Villas has brought a new twist to discovering the
magic of Maui. Guests of the upscale property can explore the
island in the hands of the resort’s private adventure guide who
entertains, educates and awakens recreation lovers to unique
outdoor activities and environments. Managed by Destination Hotels
& Resorts, Wailea Beach Villas has created a Maui Adventure
Guide Experience package to bring it all together for vacation
The personalized plan covers five-night accommodations and one
complimentary half-day excursion with the resort’s private
adventure guide, Charlie Fleck. Through Dec. 19, rates are from
$1,225 per person, based on a maximum of four people in a
For their Maui Adventure experience, guests can choose from
hiking in a bamboo forest, paddling an outrigger canoe complete
with snorkeling at Turtle Town, taking surf lessons and other
island activities. For maximum flexibility, the half-day itinerary
can be customized to meet the needs of each group.
Fleck has been showcasing the beauty of Maui to guests since
Wailea Beach Villas opened two years ago. He is a two-time state
champion Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddler who spends almost equal
time on and in the water as he does land. Along with his knowledge
of the island, Fleck uses his deep love for nature and happiness to
help him provide memorable experiences to guests.
Fleck launched the private adventure guide service for guests of
the resort to provide them with an alternative to larger, more
commercialized trips. His philosophy synchronizes with that of the
resort to tailor each outing so visitors can discover something new
and different every day of their vacation. Fleck also can be
reserved for full- and multi-day excursions that are customized to
meet each guest’s needs.
“We get all kinds of requests, but hiking seems to be the most
popular,” said Fleck. “I've gotten to know the visitors and owners
at Wailea Beach Villas really well, and work closely with many of
them to customize special excursions. For example, I went on a
multi-day trip with one family to show them some of the other
islands, as well as the unique things to see and do while exploring
Fleck noted that guests appreciate the option since it’s not so
“A lot of our guests say their special outing was the highlight
of their trip. Most are really glad to get out of the normal
tourist routine such as going on large, organized trips,” he said.
“They’re happy to have the unique experience and see things that
most people don't get to see.”
As for Maui’s myriad of options, Fleck personally prefers
outrigger canoeing or hiking.
“Or for guests who aren't as active, I can take them on picnics
or driving tours,” he said.
Another one of his favorites is to take people on a picnic to
the Garden of Eden on the drive to Hana.
“But for those seeking a little more activity, I really enjoy
the outrigger canoe trips with snorkeling off the shores of Wailea.
I compete in outrigger canoe races, so this is a unique way to
share my passion and a slice of Hawaiian culture with our
Wailea Beach Villas is an exclusive residential resort with an
enviable location along Maui’s famed Wailea Beach. It offers
luxurious accommodations ranging from 1,900 to 3,100-square-foot
villas situated on 12 acres of lush gardens and refreshing pools.
Guest amenities include two swimming pools, a state-of-the-art
fitness facility, business center, an activity room and room
The resort is within walking distance of more than five resort
restaurants and is conveniently located next to The Shops at Wailea
with its upscale boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars. The
dedicated concierge staff at Wailea Beach Villas is prepared to
accommodate guests with their vacation desires, from personal chefs
to in-room spa services, private butlers and more.