Wailea Beach Villas To Increase Resort Inventory

Luxury oceanfront villas and penthouses set to open

By: Dawna Robertson

Travelers preferring upscale resort accommodations will be pleased with yet another option in Maui’s Wailea Resort. Wailea Beach Villas, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is currently under construction on the last remaining parcel of Wailea coastline.

Nestled within an 11-acre tropical garden, the property’s 98 residences will be completed by March 2006, with some units available as early as this month. The spacious villas and penthouses will range in size from 1,800 - 3,100 square feet, with a choice of two- or three-bedroom floor plans.

“Wailea Beach Villas will represent a new paradigm in condominium resort living by combining the comfort of a private residence with all the services and amenities of a destination luxury resort,” explained Maynard Torchiana, managing director of developer Lokahi Ventures, LLC.

All units will be lavishly appointed with distinctive furnishings and large lanais with built-in barbecues. Other amenities will include complimentary high-speed internet access, and kitchens and bars that will be fully-stocked upon request.

The complex will feature 20 elevators offering individual unit privacy and accessibility, two swimming pools including an adult-only option, numerous plunge pools, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, business center and an activity room.

The gated residences will also feature 24-hour security and front desk reception, bellman/valet services, a concierge and “au pair” childcare services. Housekeeping and maintenance will also be available in addition to the personal employ of butlers and private chefs.

Rates are expected to range from $825 - 3,000 nightly.