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TRAVEL DIARY: FAIRMONT KEA LANI

This post is so long overdue – I had shared a couple posts here, here, and here when we were in Maui, but wanted to share a full review of where we stayed while visiting the island.

The Fairmont Kea Lani is an all-suite hotel in the Wailea area of Maui, in a neighborhood with several other upscale hotels like the Andaz Maui, the Four Seasons, Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea. There’s a beach path running between all these resorts, which is great for those morning walks. The Fairmont is on the far end, where the coast curves which means it’s a bit more secluded and private.


Fairmont Kea Lani
Fairmont Kea Lani

Fairmont Kea Lani
Fairmont Kea Lani Grounds

The exterior of the Fairmont Kea Lani, seems like a huge massive resort but didn’t feel that big, felt very intimate and comfortable. I really like the Hawaiian inspired décor with flowers everywhere.

We were immediately welcomed by the valet and bell staff, who greeted us with kukui nut and orchid leis. The lobby was this open air beauty full of greenery and holiday décor seeing as we were there during December. We got in pretty late and were excited to get to our room and unwind.


Fairmont Kea Lani
The amazing oceanrview from our room

The rooms at the Fairmont Kea Lani are basically circular, which I thought made for a great floor plan. The foyer featured a bar to the right, an open archway to the sitting room, and then circling to the left the bedroom which led into the bathroom circling back to the from foyer. I did a full room tour in my IG stories which are saved to my highlights if you would like to see the room.

The bar area had a tea and coffee station, as you’d expect, but the cabinet also had a mini-fridge (empty except for two complimentary bottles of water), and a microwave. A family could easily keep a few snacks in their room — we stashed fruit and yogurt in here for early mornings. I thought both were a very nice touches. .My favourite part about our room was the view, we had the most amazing ocean view where you could catch the famous Maui sunsets. For those traveling in a larger party, or family the Fairmont offers very spacious suites that can accommodate everyone comfortably. And if you want something bigger and with a kitchen you could also choose to stay in one of their villas close to the beach.


Fairmont Kea Lani
amazing lobby of the Fairmont

Fairmont Kea Lani review
holiday decor at Fairmont Kea Lani