With co-host Lanai Tabura still traveling the world at the moment (he’ll be back for the next episode), Aloha Bruce flies solo once more on our latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. Bruce is joined for this special podcast by Rie Takahashi, the Leisure Sales Manager at the exquisite Fairmont Kea Lani Resort on Maui, the beautiful Valley Isle.
Bruce and Rie talk about the many wonderful amenities at the resort, and about some of Maui’s favorite attractions. Bruce says that the Fairmont Kea Lani resort is one of his favorite Hawaii properties. Ms Takahashi explains that the Fairmont Kea Lani is located in Wailea, about 30 minutes from the Kahului Airport (OGG) on Maui’s sunny south side.
Rie says the Fairmont Kea Lani is conveniently located and provides fairly easy access to popular locations like the Hana and all the way up Haleakala. The resort comprises 22 oceanfront acres and, 413 suites, and 37 beach villas. Aloha Bruce recalls a recent trip to the resort and says the secluded beach there feels “almost like your own”. Rie notes that the Fairmont doesn’t share the beach with any other resort, although the beach is open to the public.
Bruce notes the value villas at the Fairmont Kea Lani resort offers to large groups or families. Rie says the suites are ample at over 800 square feet and discuss luxury amenities available in the suites. Other advantages for families booking suites are noted. Ms. Takahashi says that all of the villas are 2-3 bedrooms and two stories. The beach villas are literally just steps from the beach.
Rie also talks about the adult pool and two family-friendly pools with slides and other fun amenities and organized activities for kids. Bruce and Rie also talk about pool cabanas that are available for daily rentals. Other amenities include fresh fruits and healthy snacks offered poolside.
The conversation moves to the restaurants and dining options available at the Fairmont Kea Lani.Ms. Takahashi talks about a breakfast offer, as well as renovations to several eateries and a fitness center with Peleton bikes and a virtual training center with online trainers. Bruce mentions Nick’s Fishmarket and a convenient grab-and-go center with pizza, poke bowls and a variety of other tasty items. Rie mentions the signature Ko Restaurant and its mix of island and Pacific/Asian cuisine.
Various spa treatments and massage packages are also available in state of the art facilities at the Fairmont Kea Lani. Bruce and Rie note that many perks are included with the resort fees at the property, adding value to an already amazing resort property.