A 1,500-acre oceanfront destination resort that includes three world- class resort properties-the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Kapalua Bay Hotel and Villas- as well as seven residential communities, three championship golf courses, two ten nis centers, three white sand beaches, and specialty shopping. The community was started in 1975 and currently is about 50 percent complete.
A 1,500-acre, mixed-use project on the coast of Maui, Wailea Resort features approximately 1,800 residences, six hotels, three championship golf courses, high-end retail shops, a tennis club, and other amenities. Perpendicular to the beach, the site rises from sea level to approximately 300 feet above, affording ocean views from many locations. The master plan of Wailea organizes development in zones that are roughly parallel to the coast. An open-space corridor– “the zone closest to the beach– “has been preserved, with a paved public walkway along the bluffs overlooking the ocean. The open-space zone connects with the hotel zone, which accommodates five of the six hotels, each with its own 15- to 39-acre landscaped compound. Public beach access has been integrated into the design at several points, and the project’s facilities “the golf and tennis clubs “are open to the public. Furthermore, the site planning has consciously embraced environmental and archaeological preservation.