MAUI, THE ISLAND OF LEGENDS, SOARING MOUNTAINS, SPARKLING WATERS – THE ISLAND OF DREAMS – AND TUCKED INTO THIS SLICE OF PARADISE IS THE FAMED FOUR SEASONS RESORT MAUI AT WAILEA.IF YOU’RE AFTER A-LIST STYLE PAMPERING, THIS IS THE RESORT FOR YOU!
We were transported from the airport to the resort via the luxury limousine service, and then escorted efficaciously to our suite after a traditional lei greeting. Four Seasons boasts the largest suites in Maui, and they weren’t kidding – even the ensuite was of gigantic proportions, with a shower and bath to die for! La Bottega amenities ensure your bathing time becomes a ritual, after which you can slip into the delicious terry robes. Even the slippers are unique – shying from the usual hotel white slippers, these were a gorgeous thong-style that I still wear in summer around the house!
So much here is complimentary: the kids’ program, a resort car to take you to golf or shopping and dining in the area, overnight shoeshine, a sandal repair service and they even have a Photo Ambassador who will help you capture those incredible sunset moments on your phone or camera!
You can pre-book cabanas and umbrellas. There is complimentary iced water and chilled towels at the pool and on the beach, as well as an Evian spritz or your choice of three SPF suncreens. Oh, and food amenities four times a day around the pool!
Make complimentary use of the snorkel equipment or learn to scuba dive or daily fitness classes such as pilates or aqua cardio; play a game of tennis, use the 24-hour fitness centre, paddle an outrigger canoe or putt your way around the green.
Head to the games room where there are big screens, game consoles, air hockey and pool tables and a library of reading material.
Of course, ladies might prefer the spa option … where the biggest decision might be whether you enjoy your massage in a treatment room or Oceanside. From traditional to speciality massages, to facial or body treatments, they have it nailed. If you’re far too relaxed in your cabana, just ask your attendant to organise a poolside massage!
Dining, especially at sunset, is a romantic’s dream at Ferraro’s where the open-air design vies with the delicious cuisine. A word of warning – go there hungry – it’s so delicious, there’s no way you won’t want to sample more than you should! Then there’s Spago, Duo and the Lobby Lounge, not to mention the in-room menu.
This resort has it all, even an adult’s only pool with a view the A-Listers clamour for. www.fourseasons.com/maui