A path winds along the ocean, just off the water, wrapping around headlands and linking the stretches of beach (Wailea, Polo, Ulua and Mokapu) and hotel grounds in Wailea. It’s windy, and it is beginning to cool down as the sun sets in the West.
Wailea Beach is flanked by the Andaz Maui, the Wailea Beach Marriott, the Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea and the Four Seasons Maui, and the path winds through the base of each resort – providing easy access to restaurants. We still had an hour before our dinner reservation so we went for a wander along the path, past the Four Seasons and Wailea Point. The rocks jut out into the sea and you can make out Molokini crater,the West Maui Mountains and Lana’i in the distance. There was green everywhere, dotted by pink, purple and white flowers – that’s what struck me about Maui, just how lush the vegetation was and how vibrant the flashes of color were. We turned back when we hit the Fairmont Kea Lani hotel, where the trail ends at Polo Beach Park. The views were breath-taking, and although I didn’t during my week there, I noted that it would be a gorgeous place for an early morning run – I’m sure the few people we ran into on the path in shorts and sneakers would agree.
Dress and Bracelet from local Maui stores.