Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A "GRAND" PIECE OF PARADISE

The Grand Wailea on the island of Maui is a treasure to visit. Here are some of the pictures we made on the grounds.

This is a path that goes for several miles along the beach. It connects the resorts and shopping areas as well as some fine restaurants.


Below is the beautiful, open-air dining room where we had breakfast each morning.

This light was massive! And, so beautiful when lit!


The courtyard between the room towers was so lush and green. Several thatched huts were available for quiet times. There were streams running through it, making lovely sounds as they ran over the rocks. Striking sculptures were all along the path. It is all lit with tiki torches at night. (Here, too, are the 'bird bushes!)
This chapel is on the grounds and is used for many 'destination weddings.' There is stained glass depicting moments from Hawaii's history on all 4 sides. The inside walls, floor and pews are all made of native koa wood! It will take your breath away!

Property Description (from their website)

The Grand Wailea is truly a "Grand Hotel" fronting beautiful Wailea Beach.

The Five Diamond Grand Wailea Resort is centered around six major design cornerstones: flowers, water, trees, sound, light and art. Enjoy extensive waterslides and a top notch beach.

The Grand Wailea is the last of the famous "Destination Hotels" built in Hawaii. There was no expense spared in building this hotel. The second you step foot onto this property it will take your breath away. Magnificent vistas, gorgeous art & sculptures and exquisite attention to detail are the hallmarks of this hotel.

8 comments:

new mom in law said...

WOW!! That pretty much sums it up. WOW!!

Looking forward to house updates...much progress while you were gone?

Sharon said...

What beautiful photos. I can see that you had a relaxing time while you were there.
Thanks for sharing, and yes how's your house coming along?

nancygrayce said...

What a beautiful place! It really does look like a paradise!

Greg C said...

Ok maybe I will go there one day. My family is dying to go but I am the one holding back. It does look lovely.

JILL said...

I've stayed at the Grand Wailea twice on business trips and ate in the dining room several times. It's so beautiful there, isn't it? And I loved being able to walk to the little shopping area. Many of the resorts don't have shopping like that nearby and a girl's gotta have some retail therapy, even in the midst of paradise.

andi said...

Absolutely stunning. Can't wait to see you tomorrow.

Ang baylis said...

Oh-My-Goodness! I SO want to go there! I'm SO happy you went there and super happy you posted these amazing pictures!
Love you,
Angie xoxo

Musicaljean said...

Every picture is absolutely stunning, but my favorite is the one of you and Don. You're so cute together.