Four Seasons Maui Review

Close your eyes. Now imagine you’re in paradise, listening to the sound of the ocean, fruity cocktail in hand, sun shining, palm trees swaying, beautiful people and views everywhere, the distant sound of a ukelele, the smell of tropical flowers and not a care in the world. Add a five-star resort into the mix, and you’ve found yourself at Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, one of our favorite places in all of Hawaii.

Four Seasons Maui

Unlike other big resorts in the area, and perhaps one of its best selling points, the Four Seasons doesn’t have to try too hard to be impressive. Everyone is calm, there are no frantic vacationers trying to find their way to the pool, and everything is exactly and perfectly accessible, convenient, relaxing and beautiful. Read our full review of the property below to see what you can expect in resort heaven.

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Serenity Pool

Our tour of the property began with the Serenity Pool, an adults-only pool reserved for guests 21 and over. If you’re looking for a relaxing, quiet day outdoors, this is the spot. The infinity pool comes with unparalleled panoramic views of Wailea Beach, the West Maui Mountains and the neighbor Island of Lanai. Grab a complimentary pool lounge chair or reserve one of the six luxury cabanas. Some of their cabanas can include a flat-screen TV, a mini-bar with champagne, wireless headsets, a safe, couch, and a ceiling fan.

For guests who enjoy listening to music by the pool, simply dive underwater where you’ll hear the specially designed underwater music system. Grab a cocktail at the gorgeous swim-up pool bar or hop in one of the two jacuzzis and treat yourself to a day of resort bliss. Furnished by the Missoni Home Line, the Four Seasons plans on renovating their cabanas. We can’t imagine what would need to be updated, but we’ll leave it to the experts.

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Keiki Pool

While it can be fun to watch your children enjoy sand for the first time, it’s not always equally amusing trying to remove it later. Enter the Keiki Pool, complete with a waterfall, slide, pool toys, and complimentary amenities. Amenities include chilled towels, sunscreen, aloe vera, and even frozen cherries passed out by the amazing pool attendants. If that’s not worth avoiding a mouth full of sand, we don’t know what is.

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Fountain Pool

Holy pool! This pool is everything you could dream of and then some. Heated perfectly to a comfy 82 degrees, the Fountain Pool offers 80-feet of pure relaxation. This Four Seasons Maui pool has whirlpools, poolside food and beverage services, and complimentary pool cabanas for you and your family and friends. If the urge arises, guests can even enjoy a cooling Evian spritz, cucumber slices for their eyes, and decompressing poolside spa treatments.

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Oceanfront Lawn

Situated just below the Serenity Pool, the Oceanfront Lawn is the perfect place to post up in a hammock and let the warm ocean breeze do its magic. If you’re planning on getting married on Maui, the lawn also doubles as the ideal spot for dreamy wedding ceremonies and receptions, backed by panoramic Pacific Ocean views and gorgeous South Maui sunsets. Are you planning on attending the Maui Film Festival? Don’t miss the Taste of Chocolate, a chocolate lovers dream come true that’s held right on the Oceanfront Lawn.

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Wailea Beach

No Maui resort is complete without a picturesque beach to accompany it. Wailea Beach is one of our favorite family-friendly options, a sprawling oasis of turquoise water, golden sand, spectacular views, and sunshine.
Catch some shade in one of the many complimentary chaise lounge beach chairs, a refreshing change from other resorts that require exactly additional chair deposits.

This shallow and sandy bottomed beach is perfect for small children as well as older members of the family due to its calm nature. At the Four Seasons Maui beach, guests can also take advantage of daily activities like introductory reef diving, offsite diving, Rebreather & Nitrox diving, night diving, underwater scooters, and scuba certifications. Guests can also enjoy daily, snorkeling rental for a small fee, and introductory in-pool scuba lessons. For a truly relaxing treat, massage services in one of three available oceanfront hales is always a tempting idea.

During the North Pacific humpback whale migration to Maui every Winter, the Four Seasons Maui Resort proves to be one of the best places to on-shore whale watch in South Maui. Although this may seem redundant, the Four Seasons Resort is also one of the best places to watch the sunset in Maui. Even if you don’t stay here, have dinner at one of their amazing restaurants around sunset time. You will for sure, be pleased, in awe of Maui’s grandeur, and catch some incredible photo opportunities.

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Dining Options

The Four Seasons Maui Resort offers one of the best collections of resort dining in Hawaii. Everything that the Four Season’s Resort on Maui does is the best of the best, so you can only expect the best, and most unparalleled dining experiences throughout their foodie options.

Wolfgang Puck’s Spago:

Wolfgang Puck’s Maui version of Hawaii-Regional and California-style infused fine dining is open nightly for dinner service. One thing for sure that you can know upon walking through the Maui Spago doors is that amazing culinary innovation awaits you. The culinary team at Spago Maui is handpicked, and you can guarantee to be tastefully entertained by an extremely well-versed, gourmet talented kitchen team.

Ferraro’s Bar E Ristorante:

At Ferraro’s, guests will be enthralled with beachside, open-air dining with an authentic Italian Cucina Rustica cuisine. Menu items seem to rotate seasonally, the wine and cocktail list is superb, the staff is only the best, and you’ll never be disappointed. They are open daily for lunch, appetizers, and dinner service. They also have live music every night. Ferraro’s patio is one of the best places to watch the sunset in South Maui, and the ambiance eludes even its self. Ferraro’s is always a fabulous choice for a fantastic meal in paradise.

DUO Steak and Seafood:

Here, you can enjoy fine dining with locally-sourced ingredients, specialty cocktails, and a poolside and ocean view. DUO is open daily for breakfast (buffet), and dinner service. They have a variety of steak and seafood items on their everyday menu, but we suggest that you try their 35-day dry-aged ribeye steak. Yum.

Lobby Lounge:

If you’re not able to make it to a luau, don’t worry. Check out the lobby lounge during sunset and enjoy a live hula show and sunset torch lighting ceremony. Operating nightly, guests can conveniently enjoy delicious cocktails which include a new craft cocktail menu featuring modern-tropical cocktails, fresh sushi, light pupus (appetizers) and desserts.

In-Room Dining:

Enjoy breakfast in bed or dinner on your private lanai with in-room dining, available for order 24/7. Ready-made picnic baskets are also available for meals-to-go when you’re perusing Maui’s best attractions.

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Activities

If you’re looking to try something new on your next trip to paradise, the Four Seasons offers an assortment of complimentary classes and activities, including Hawaiian outrigger canoeing, oceanview yoga, pilates, aqua cardio fusion, meditation, island-run, Barre, core classes and more. For an extra fee, guests can also enjoy stand up paddle boarding (SUP), tennis clinic, Yoga, and Spin It Up classes. In addition, the Four Seasons Fitness Center is outfitted with a weight room, and an outdoor ocean-facing cardio room, all available 24-hours a day.

For some classic entertainment basics, head to the Game Room, fully equipped with a pool table, shuffleboard, ping pong table, board games and big screen TV with gaming systems like Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Complimentary frisbees, footballs, volleyballs, beach balls, and DVDs are also available on request. There is no shortage of things to do in the Four Seasons Maui Game Room, it’s definitely another well thought out perk of the resort.

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Salon & Spa Services

The Four Seasons offers a variety of services at the Spa & Wellness Center, including the Hawaiian Lomi Mohala Massage, hydrafacials, chiropractic services, cryotherapy, facials, acupuncture, and i-Lipo services.
Guests can also easily reserve a poolside treatment or an oceanside massage for a super unique Maui spa experience. In addition, individual guests and wedding parties can also enjoy full makeup and hair services at the onsite Salon.

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Shopping

Here on Maui, we obviously love to promote our local artists, and so does the Four Seasons! This is just another reason why we love the Four Seasons Resort on Maui. Every day, they have an Artists’ Showcase featuring the best local artists from around Maui; rotating collections of photography, paintings, jewelry, glass art, and so much more. Call the Four Seasons Maui concierge for more info.

The Maui Four Seasons also has three amazing boutique shops; Ports, Cabana, and 22 Knots. They offer a variety of clothing, jewelry and beach gear.

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Kids for All Seasons

Open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, this Kids Program is like a lavation paradise fairytale come to life. Available for children 5-12 years old, Kids For All Seasons includes activities like lei-making, rock climbing, Hawaiian bowling, sand-castle building, storytelling, tropical arts, and crafts, gecko hunts, hula lessons, movies and more. It’s a whole lot of fun!

For parents that want to enjoy a little relaxing alone time in paradise, this is the perfect option for keeping your kids entertained. During peak seasons, special event nights also include a crab hunt hangout, pirate night, a survivor night and a chef showdown. Babysitting services are also available upon request through the Nanny Connection.

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Rooms & Suites

Featuring the largest rooms and bathrooms in all of Maui, the Four Seasons offers 383 guest rooms & suites. Unlike other resorts, all guests can enjoy their own private lanai, perfect for morning coffee with a view, and watching the sun fade into the ocean during sunset. Complimentary guest room services include twice-daily housekeeping, evening turndown service, a tea/coffee maker, bathrobes and slippers, your choice of a down or hypoallergenic duvet and pillows, Nespresso, WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and special welcome amenities.

When choosing a guest room or a suite, resort guests have many room options to choose from, including Mountain-Side, Garden View, Deluxe Garden-View, Ocean-View, and Deluxe Ocean-View. All rooms were renovated in 2015.

One of the premier suites at the Maui Four Seasons Resort is the Lokelani Residential Suite. Gracefully spread over 4,400 square feet, this suite is fit for royalty with three bedrooms, a furnished outdoor space, a 5,000 sq. ft. private garden, panoramic oceanfront views, media room, dining area, sound system, teak hardwood floors, kitchenette, personalized premium bar, master bathroom circular tub, private outdoor exercise equipment, tropical flower arrangements, reserved Fountain Pool cabanas, private catered dinner service, laundry services, complimentary transportation in a luxury SUV or minivan, complimentary strollers, cribs, and so much more. As you can see, the Four Seasons Resort in Maui is much more than just your average resort with it’s creme de la creme guest offerings.

Guests of the Lokelani can also take advantage of the Complete Suite Package with door-to-door airport transportation services through Uber. If you have the opportunity to splurge (and we do mean splurge), this is the place to do it.

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Obviously, the Maui Four Seasons is a supreme choice when choosing luxe resort-style accommodations in Maui. With complimentary amenities like Kids For All Seasons, pool cabanas, and no resort fee, Four Seasons is driving some stiff competition. Above that, the level of hospitality and customer service is unparalleled.

From the concierge to bartenders, pool attendants to administrative staff, you definitely feel warmly welcomed at all times.