The Penthouse is a 5 story building at the back of the property about 200m from the beach. The views from the upper floors are awesome - a full 180 degree view of the Ocean and sunsets. Our unit was a large 2 BR 2 bath, fully equipped with BBQ on the outdoor Lanai(balcony) . You reach your unit with a lift that just services your unit by the key card. So each lift stops at only the floor and unit for the key card. Nice privacy feature. There are shops including some a high end food market, and some restaurants directly across from the unit which is very convenient. You have covered parking in the garage which is also serviced by your lift and very close to the unit.
If you like self catering, (cooking) this is great. There are no restaurants in the Wailea Beach Villas complex, but there are in all the neighboring hotels which are an easy walk. There is a separate adult pool right by the beach, and staff to provide beach lounges, umbrellas and towels on the beach. No need to rush down to reserve a spot. Nice sandy beach location shared with the Grand Wailea and Four Seasons. Great snorkeling - had a turtle literally swim into me close to the shore. The Wailea Beach Villas also have larger villas 3-4BR for bigger parties. This is a luxury accommodation home away from home. It is not inexpensive, but based on the space and location of the units, totally worth it.
I was very impressed with the condo we stayed in. Beautiful views of the ocean, with easy access to the beach. The owners of the condo provided everything you need for a stay. Even a Maui guidebook, movies and Hawaii music. The housekeeping staff was excellent. A nice surprise was that this beach connects to Wailea beach. The condo faced the pool/hot tub and I was worried about noise. It was very quiet. If you are looking for a relaxing area to stay in, this is it. The beaches were never packed...unlike the ones in the Lahaina resort area.
Golf, golf, and more golf: the Wailea Golf Club’s three courses are a main attraction. Particularly, its Emerald Course is renowned for being one of the most friendly for women. Because the club is seaside, golfers can squeeze in seasonal whale watching during tee time. Shoppers can spend a few greenbacks at The Shops at Wailea, an upscale galleria with Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Tiffany & Co.