5 Reasons to long weekend at the Fairmont Kea Lani
The Fairmont Kea Lani is conveniently located along the beach in Wailea towards the southern coast of Maui and easily accessible from Kahului airport with many direct flights to the Hawaiian island daily. There are countless things to do, eat and see both at the hotel and nearby. Whether you’re planning to go for a long weekend or even longer, here are a few reasons you should visit Maui for a long weekend.
Sunset from Haleakala
Haleakala National Park requires reservations up to 60 days in advance to watch the sunrise from the summit due to the sheer volume of people wanting to do it. Skip the early morning wake up and watch the sunset from the summit! You’ll be able to make it back down in time for a bite to eat and a cocktail at KŌ at the Fairmont Kea Lani.
Grab a Private Cabana
Relax around the adult pool at the Fairmont Kea Lani in a private cabana. You’ll be practically spoon fed fresh fruit, mochi, snacks and unlimited soft drinks all day long. The sun loungers get taken early at the hotel, reserving a cabana will make sure you have your own private space all day long, come and go as you please.
Drive to Lao Valley State Park
After being closed for two years, Lao Valley State Park is open again. Drive through the lush green Hawaiian rainforests, explore the rivers and streams, smell the flowers and reconnect with nature. Take your camera, this part of Maui has endless photo opportunities.
KŌ is a restaurant within the Fairmont Kea Lani. The food is plantation-inspired cuisine, and some of the best food you’ll experience on the island. This restaurant is reason enough to fly to Maui for a few nights. Try the Kobe beef or some of the freshly made sushi!
Explore Makena State Park
Just a few minutes drive or a short bike ride from the Fairmont Kea Lani is Makena State Park. It’s the perfect place for long beach strolls and even has a few short hiking trails if you’re looking to burn off some energy. Wake early for a sunrise or stay late for sunset and you’ll have this magical place all to yourself.
This piece was written in collaboration with Travel Mindset and Accor Hotels. As always, all opinions are my own.