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Wailea, Hawaii
Country United States
State Hawaii
County Maui
 • Total 10.7 sq mi (27.8 km2)
 • Land 7.5 sq mi (19.3 km2)
 • Water 3.3 sq mi (8.5 km2)
 • Total 5,938
 • Density 553.2/sq mi (213.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-10 (Hawaii-Aleutian)
Area code(s) 808
FIPS code 15-76935

Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaiʻi, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 5,938. Prior to 2010, the area was part of the Wailea-Makena census-designated place.


Wailea is located at 20°41′24″N 156°26′21″W / 20.69000°N 156.43917°W / 20.69000; -156.43917 (20.690104, -156.439108).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.7 square miles (27.8 km2), of which 7.5 square miles (19.3 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), or 30.70%, is water.


Wailea Resort is a 1,500-acre (6.1 km2), master-planned resort located on Maui's sunny, southern leeward coast. Its development is guided by two important documents: a master plan that allegedly ensures low density and good community planning, and the Wailea Community Association's design guidelines which claim to preserve Maui's island environment in all new building projects. Wailea was named one of the country's 99 Best Recreational & Residential Private Communities in America. Many of Wailea's single-family and condominium complexes offer gated entryways for enhanced security and privacy. Utilities are buried underground, and roadways are landscaped. Nearby are Wailea's many amenities, including restaurants, championship golf courses, tennis facilities, shopping, and beaches.

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