I just came back from The Four Seasons Maui at Wailea after spending 8 amazing nights there! It was my 1st time at a Four Seasons resort and I was blown away - the service, attention to detail and amenities are worth a million dollars!
The location of the hotel is right in the heart of Wailea on a really great beach. You can paddle board and snorkel anytime and see a bunch of turtles and marine life. The outrigger canoe trip that is free at the FS is great - the guides give you a little bit of history about HI and show you some great spots to check out. If you like taking walks, the beach stretches all the way to the Grand Wailea (which is huge!) or you can take a nice path to the Fairmont along the cliffs.
The cabanas all over the resort are the best - you do have to wake up super early to get the best spots, but honestly there isn't a bad spot in the entire hotel. The cabana staff will service you all day - they bring water constantly, cold towels, as well as small snacks throughout the day (pineapple, Popsicles, brownies, rice krispy treats - all for free). You can also order food and drinks from a menu and even get spa treatments while u lounge. They even have sun block that you can use all day long - just in case you don't have yours!
The rooms are also excellent - we had the lower tier garden view room and it was spectacular. We were only able to see a small piece of ocean but who cares - the hotel is so great you don't spend anytime in your room anyway. The bed was super comfy and everything was extra clear. Housekeeping came to the room 2 to 3 times per day - constantly folded and changed towels, replenished toiletries, re-made the bed - they even folded our clothes that we just threw on the bed. They even give you fresh slippers almost every day!!!!
The food at the restaurants is very fresh and well prepared - my husband and I are foodies who are very critical. There wasn't a single dish we didn't like. Everything is expensive but so is everything everywhere in HI - the food prices at the resort were not any higher than a lower tier hotel or a great local restaurant.
I really can't say enough good things about the Four Seasons. While it is expensive, you definitely get a lot for your money and you will feel pampered like never before! I can't wait to visit one of their other tropical resorts in the near future!!!!