Grand Wailea Resort Events

Monthly Events

December Calendar of Events

BMI Maui Songwriters Festival
December 8 – 13, 2015

Intimate in-the-round acoustic shows and fiery full-band concerts held at choice island venues including Charley’s Saloon, the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, and the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort will feature the world’s best songwriters sharing songs and the stories behind them.

View Grand Wailea Lineup | View Full Festival Website

‘Tis the Season of Aloha

A treelighting ceremony, Santa arriving on Hawaiian voyaging canoe, and a gingerbread village built by na keiki (children) from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui (BGCM) are all reasons to celebrate the holidays in Hawaii. The month of December 2015 is themed `Tis the Season of Aloha at Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort on the tropical island of Maui, and Grand Wailea celebrates the holiday season with aloha (love and caring, the breath of life). Many of the December month-long activities and programs benefit local charities including Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, The Maui Food Bank and Women Helping Women.

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New Year’s Eve Party
Thursday, December 31, 2015

9:30pm – 12:30am | 12am Fireworks off Wailea Beach
Grand Dining Room Maui
21+ years of age

$95 general public | $85 Grand Wailea members and guests
Tickets available at 808.891.3311
72 hour cancellation policy

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E Ala E
Third Thursday of Every Month | 6am – 7am
Sunrise Experience with traditional Hawaiian chant and rejuvenation of mind and body. Swimwear recommended.

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Ka Malama Dinner

A Chef’s Choice dinner prepared by Chef Michael Lofaro and Hawaiian Cultural Ambassador Kainoa Horcajo, with foods inspired by, fished, and gathered according to the Hawaiian Moon Calendar.

3rd Thursday of Every Month. $150/person, includes wine and cocktail pairings.
For reservations, call 808.875.1234 x51
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James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour
February 5th and 6th, 2016

The James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour returns to Grand Wailea this February!

Host Chef Ryan Urig, Grand Wailea

Celebrity Chefs: 

  • Richard Blais, Juniper & Ivy, San Diego
  • JBF Award Winner Hubert Keller, Flour, Las Vegas; and Burger Bar, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Beijing, China
  • Kristen Kish, Boston
  • Michael Voltaggio, ink. and ink.sack, Los Angeles
  • JBF Award Winner Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto and Jams, NYC; and Adele’s, Nashville
  • Mixologist Manny Hinojosa, Tequila Cazadores and Tequila Corzo, San Francisco

Friday Cocktail Party 5:30 P.M.
Saturday Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner 6:30 P.M.

Friday Night Cocktail Party: JBF members and general public $50

Saturday Night Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner:
Visa Signature cardholders $240
JBF members and general public $250

VIP Weekend Pass: JBF members and general public $280

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Kids Eat Free 
At Grand Wailea, Keiki ages 5 years and younger dine for free for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

  • Promotion valid only for guests staying at the resort and with a paying adult.
  • Promotion includes Breakfast Buffet at the Grand Dining Room, Bistro Molokini, Humuhumunukunukuapua’a and Volcano Bar off the Keiki menu.
  • Meals include drink, keiki entrée and dessert
  • Valid for more than one child under 5 with an adult as long as they are registered to the guest room.
  • Room service and Café Kula not included

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Kids Dine All Day

An all-inclusive dining program for children ages 6 to 12

  • Daily fee of $35 per child includes breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Breakfast buffet at Grand Dining Room Maui, Keiki Menu options with a paying adult at Bistro Molokini, Volcano Bar, and Humuhumunukunukuapua’a
  • Not valid for Room Service or at Cafe Kula
  • Minimum of one adult entree purchase to activate promotion each time
  • Kids Dine All Day is subject to change or may be discontinued without notice

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Ongoing Monthly Events

Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Experience at Grand Wailea
Grab a paddle and jump aboard a 6-seat traditional Hawaiian outrigger hoe wa’a (canoe) to experience the thrill and history of Polynesian voyaging and learn about Kealaikahiki channel referred to as the Polynesian highway between Honua`ula (modern day Wailea, Maui), Tahiti and the rest of Polynesia using celestial navigation. Turtles, whales, and an occasional Hawaiian Monk Seal can be seen closer from the canoe. Canoe rides leave Wailea Beach fronting Grand Wailea daily and include 30-minute to 90-minute excursions.

For more information and pricing, visit Hawaiian Outrigger Experience

The Grand Luau at Honua’ula
Enjoy the magical enchantment of Honua’ula. Take part in a voyage of the first Polynesians who discovered this sacred island we call Maui and the co-existence of gods and goddess of Hawaii living in harmony. Meet Pele- the goddess of fire, Kananaka- the mermaid of Maui and step back into a journey filled with traditional chant and hula bringing the history of our island home Maui, to life.

Evening Shows on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday unless noted.*
*Dates subject to change.
Check-in starts at 4pm; Pre-show activities start at 5pm
Call 808.875.1234 extension 51 to reserve your tickets and inquire about dates with our Lobby Concierge

The Grand Luau at Honua’ula Activities and Menu

Torch Lighting Ceremony
Join us at Humuhumunukunukuapua´a for a conch shell blowing and torch lighting ceremony.

  • Daily, 5:15 p.m.

Complimentary Beach Yoga
Welcome the Maui morning with an easy and energizing Yoga session on the beach – great for beginners. Grand Wailea guests are invited to join us every morning for a complimentary group beach yoga session. Meet at the aerobics room for sign up and a towel and our teacher will lead you to the beach.

  • Monday – Saturday, 7am

Complimentary Art Collection Tour
Grand Wailea is home to the largest corporate art collection in the state of Hawaii with more than 70 original paintings, murals, sculptures, graphics and artifacts.

  • Tuesdays and Fridays, complimentary, 10 a.m.
  • Meet at Napua Gallery on the four floor by Café Kula.

Complimentary Botanical Tour
Tour the property with Grand Wailea’s Director of Landscaping, Jim Heid, as he speaks to the native Hawaiian flowers, plants, and fruits on property and their significance to the island.

  • Thursdays at 10am
  • Meet at Concierge Desk

Complimentary Cultural Tour
Journey through Hawaiian eyes with Kainoa Horcajo, Grand Wailea’s Hawaiian Cultural Ambassador, as you visit sites of cultural significance around the resort and learn more about their stories.

  • Every Wednesday, 10am – 11am
  • Meet in Main Lobby at Mermaid Fountain

Complimentary Scuba Lessons
Experience the joy and excitement of scuba for the first time and learn all you need to know to join us on an escorted ocean dive.

  • Novice scuba users can join us twice daily in the comfort and safety of Hawaii’s only specially designed scuba pool,complimentary.
  • Certification classes and special tours for certified divers also offered.
  • Daily and complimentary, 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Call 808.875.1234 ext. 4590 to RSVP.

Visit Five Star Wailea for more information on offered dives and pricing.

Artists in Residence
Browse through a display of sculptures, paintings, photography, wood turnings and ceramics from select local artists

  • Lobby level near Botero Bar.
  • Art available for purchase.
  • Tuesdays and Fridays, complimentary, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Outdoor Painting
Every Thursday, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
$40 per person + $25 materials fee

Capture the natural beauty of Grand Wailea´s gardens with artist–in–residence Roxanne Broadbent. Designed for beginning to intermediate artists, this outdoor acrylic painting class offers a demonstration of basic technique followed by the opportunity to create your own work of art. With a maximum of 6 students per session, you´ll receive one-on-one support and instruction enabling you to produce a finished painting that you can enjoy for years to come. This class is available to anyone age 14 and up and all materials are supplied by Grand Wailea. For information and to sign up, visit or call NaPua Gallery at ext. 4907 or direct at (808) 874-0510.

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Beginning Watercolor Painting
Every Tuesday, 9am-12pm
$40 per person + $25 materials fee

Join Grand Wailea Artist in Residence, Mary Faustine, for a peaceful morning of watercolor exploration. Bring in your favorite photos of your Maui vacation to recreate into a beautiful watercolor painting. Stencils of tropical fish are available as well to mix and match to make your own aquarium scene. The focus will be on color and design. Class takes place in an intimate, creative, comfortable garden setting on the scenic grounds of the Grand Wailea overlooking the Koi Ponds. Classes are limited to six students, ages 14 and up. All materials are provided. For information and to sign up, visit or call NaPua Gallery at ext. 4907 or direct at (808) 874-0510.

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Outdoor Photography: Light, Composition & Gesture
Every Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
$40 per person + $25 materials fee

Take your photography to the next level with internationally acclaimed master photographer, Michael Gilbert. This award–winning artist has developed a hands–on program for photographers of all skill levels. You´ll enjoy practical classroom instruction taught by Michael or a visiting guest artist, followed by a photographic exploration of Grand Wailea´s spectacular grounds. With limited class size, you´ll enjoy personalized tips throughout your excursion. At the conclusion of the class, your images will be downloaded and you´ll observe the process of producing photographic canvases firsthand. Plus, you´ll take home a finished 16–inch canvas of your best shot from the day. Materials are supplied by Grand Wailea. All cameras welcome – even cell phones! Sponsored by Breathing Color, Canon, and Tamron. For information and to sign up, visit or call NaPua Gallery at ext. 4907 or direct at (808) 874-0510.

*Times, prices and program elements subject to change without notice.

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