I find it amusing that the Wailea Marriott has recently changed its name to the Wailea Beach Resort. Why does that make me smile? Because they are the only oceanfront resort in Wailea which does not have a beach. That's why.
There are beautiful sandy beaches on either side within easy walking distance, though.
I'm a guy who likes to get out into the ocean several times each week and interact with the creatures I encounter there. I often swim with dolphins, sharks, rays, and whales. Check out my photos on my website: www.TropicalLight.com