Wailea, Makena, Maui Update

Wailea Makena Ocean View – Photo by Katie Nicoletti, RS

Maui Reopened – What is Open in Wailea, Makena?

The excitement on Maui’s re-opening continues! There is noticeably more people on the beach, more cars on the road and the restaurants are busier.  Many of the hotels and restaurants on the West Side have already re-opened.  Some of the South side hotels and restaurants are opening soon. And the Luau’s too! Here’s the latest news we have:

Let’s start with the hotels: 

Grand Wailea is opening its door on November 15th, Four Seasons Maui on the November 20, Fairmont Kealani, Andaz Maui and Wailea Beach Resort Marriott are scheduled to open November 1, 2020. Hotel Wailea has been open since October 15th.  I reached out to Grand Wailea and Four Seasons to ask if the restaurants in their resorts are also going to be done when they open the hotel, and I have not heard back from them yet.  I will give you an update as soon as I hear from them.

Restaurant update in Wailea Makena:

For Fine Dining, Nick’s Fishmarket at Fairmont Kealani is opening on November 1st. Ko Restaurant, also at Fairmont Kealani opening on November 5, and Morimoto at Andaz opening on November 1. Humble Market Kitchin at Wailea Beach Marriott is now open.

Monkeypod opening November 19.

I will add to the list of fine dining, Five Palms located in Mana Kai next to Keawakapu Beach. Although technically it is Kihei and not Wailea, it is close enough and the ocean view from their restaurant is amazing!  Not too formal but it is a good place for a date.

Nancy Beebe, RS shared a photo taken at Wailea Kitchen also known as Coladas.

For a more casual dining (but not too casual), Wailea Kitchen is the place to go. It is under new management. It is located next to the Wailea Tennis Courts. It is it like a big open air covered lanai. Good food and drinks, with a tag line “clean food, dirty drinks”. Another choice for dinner is Lineage and Longhi’s located at The Shops At Wailea. Lineage has a new chef, Chef Mini Kang Toride. The hours of operation is 5pm to 9pm daily (with happy hour 5-6 at the bar). Longhi’s  is also open, daily from 8am to 9pm, with happy hour 3pm to 6pm. (update Nov. 6 – Tommy Bahamas is now open 12 noon to 8pm)

One new favorite place for breakfast or brunch is actually a coffee shop at Wailea Village: the Akamai Coffee Shop.  It has the perfect location and set up in addition to great coffee. When in Wailea, this is definitely a good stop. It is a convenient and nice place to meet a friend, or even a client.

Many of you are asking, “is Monkeypod Kitchen open yet?” The answer is “no, not yet”.  What is open at the Wailea Gateway is Pita Paradise and we highly recommend them too! Fresh Fish and good Mediterranian dishes. Parking used to be a problem at the Wailea Gateway, but not at this time.

Mulligan’s on the Blue is open for lunch and happy hour/dinner. Mulligan’s is open-air Irish-American restaurant & bar at Wailea Blue Course offering live music & ocean views.

Manoli’s Pizza Co. is opening for fresco dining on November 3, 3pm to 9pm. Manoli’s is family-owned restaurant & bar serving pizza, drinks & Greek appetizers with open-air seating.

For casual “mostly to-go or carry-out dining”, you can go to Island Gourmet Market at the Shops at Wailea. They do have a few seating area inside and a few outside facing the parking lot.  Another quick option is The Market Maui the the Wailea Gateway Center.

How about the Luau?

Are Luau going to start back up? Can we reserve seating now?

The Feast of Mokapu (the Luau at Andaz) starts on November 22 (they are now taking reservations). Marriott Luau (Te Au Moana) have a Thanksgiving Luau on November 26. Reservations is being taken now.    Go to Maui Luau for the list of various Luau’s available on Maui.  

Wailea-Makena Real Estate

Wailea Realty Corp. + Windermere Real Estate Office is open 7 days a week at The Shops at Wailea.   There are brokers/agents ready to  assist you on your Maui Real Estate Needs. You may also call 808-879-1991.

There are many Condos and Homes available in the market at Wailea Makena.

Some of the popular condo communities in Wailea are:  Keala o Wailea, Kai Malu at Wailea, Wailea Ekahi, Wailea Ekolu, Wailea Elua, Palms at Wailea, Wailea Palms, Grand Champions, and luxurious condo villas,  Hoolei.

Beautiful home can be found on these neighborhoods in Wailea:  Wailea Fairway Estates, Wailea Golf Estates and Wailea Golf Vistas

Marvelous Luxury Homes are available in Makena are at Makena Homes Page.

There are many options and opportunities on Wailea Makena Real Estate. Call us at 808-769-1991 or contact us HERE.


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