Words fail to describe how luxurious you’ll feel rubbing elbows with celebrities in this über-elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. Perched above Wailea Beach’s golden sand, the Four Seasons inhabits its own world, where poolside attendants anticipate your needs: cucumber slices for your eyes? Mango smoothie sampler? Or perhaps your sunglasses need polishing? The adults-only infinity pool with underwater music, private cabanas, and a swim-up bar is what all pools aspire to be. The roughly 600-sq.-ft. guest rooms feature dream-inducing beds, deep marble bathtubs, walk-in showers big enough for two, and furnished lanais, most with superlative ocean views. If you get stuck with a North Tower room over the parking lot, ask politely to be moved. The sublime spa offers an incredible array of body treatments ranging from traditional Hawaiian to craniosacral and Ayurvedic massage. (As nice as the spa facility is, treatments in the oceanside thatched hale are even more idyllic.) The resort’s restaurants, Spago, Ferraro’s, and DUO, are great; the lively lobby lounge has delicious sushi, craft cocktails, and sunset hula. Finally, this might be the island’s most kid-friendly resort: Perks include milk and cookies on arrival, toddler-proofing for your room (everything from furniture bumpers to toilet-seat locks), keiki menus in all restaurants, a high-tech game room, and the unmatched, complimentary Kids for all Seasons program from 9am to 5pm. In “Couples Season” (Sept–mid-Dec), a variety of unique activities (some complimentary) allow adult guests to sharpen skills like photography or cooking, as well as learn new ones, like celestial navigation. As you admire Kahoolawe across the channel, be grateful for the resort employees who use their precious vacation time to help reforest it. No resort fee. Tip: Wedding parties should book #798 or #301—stunning suites with room for entertaining.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
3900 Wailea Alanui Dr.
Our Rating Neighborhood Wailea Phone 800/311-0630, 808/874-8000 Prices Double $655–$1,220; club floor $1,640–$1,970; suite $1,350–$2,850. Children 17 and under stay free in parent’s room. Packages available. Valet parking $34. Amenities 3 restaurants, 4 bars w/nightly entertainment; babysitting; free use of bicycles; free children's program; concierge; concierge -level rooms; putting green; use of Wailea Golf Club’s 3 18-hole courses; fitness center with classes; 3 outdoor pools; room service; resort shuttle; luxury spa and salon; 2 on-site tennis courts; use of Wailea Tennis Center’s 11 courts; watersports equipment rentals; free Wi-Fi ($20 for premium). Units 380 units Web site Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Map3900 Wailea Alanui Dr. Maui
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