How much are you willing to pay for world-class accommodations in a tropical paradise? If you have about $10,000 to spare then you might want to consider staying at Maui’s Wailea Beach Villas. The elite oceanfront property set amidst an 11-acre tropical garden opened a few weeks ago and is looking for discriminating travelers to cater to.
In fact, to celebrate its grand opening, the resort is offering bonuses to visitors who book reservations by July 31, 2006 for visits prior to December 15, 2006. Guests who reserve a two-bedroom penthouse or a three-bedroom villa will receive a complimentary evening with a personal chef. Diners will be able to choose from a selection of dishes served by private service staff in the comfort and privacy of their own Hawaiian hideaway.
Penthouses and villas range in size from 1,900 to 3,100 square feet, with a choice of two-or three-bedroom floor plans. All of the suites include large patios with built-in barbecues that overlook Wailea Beach, consistently rated one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The complex also features two swimming pools, private plunge pools, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, business center and activity room. Rates range from $1,100 to $3,000 nightly with a five-night minimum.
In the land of luxury suites the Wailea Beach Villas is considered down right affordable, compared to the Presidential Suite at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. Decorated in French marble with Italian mosaic tiles the suite costs a jaw-dropping $14,000 per night. The hotel’s Taipan Suite goes for a more modest $6,500. Several blocks away, at New York’s Four Seasons Hotel, the two Presidential Suites go for $15,000 per night each. To put that price tag into perspective, consider this: according to the American Automobile Association, in 2005, the average rate for a hotel room in the United States was $90.90 per night.