One of Kihei, Maui's affluent resort districts (The other being Kaanapali). Wailea is home to many of Maui's Five Star Hotel accommodations. World renowned golf courses make this a retreat for many winter snowbirds. Many luxury golf estates line the golf courses of Wailea and Makena. Wailea Shopping Center, Wailea Town Center, and Wailea Gateway Center make up Wailea's shopping area, which brings fine dining, shopping, medical facilities, and wine & cheese stores.
Wailea is also home to beaches known worldwide for their beauty and privacy. Further south is Makena which is home to Maui's Big Beach, Maluaka Beach, Oneloa Beach, turtle town, and La Perouse. In this area of Maui multi-million dollar beach front properties exist.