Stayed for 3 nights at the four seaons. What a great time. great deal.
We checked in seamlessly. upgraded to ocean view room (really a partial view). champagne welcome. The entry area is beautiful and well designed. Leis upon arrival. Juice and coffee out for free. Business center at the entry area with 5 computers and lots of printers.
The room was spacious and very clean. Typical four seasons bathroom with a huge soaking tube, glass shower. double sinks. marble everywhere. The L'Occtaine bottles were huge- they replenish twice a day, so hide them and they leave more- so great. Had piped in music of your choice- we listened to Hawaiian music almost exclusively. Robes in room nice. Wet bar area with clear refrigerator- you can bring your own, or you can order packages for the mini bar.
The bed was nice and sheets so nice. The TV large, AC and fan nice (especially after staying in Hana and No AC!). The living area was adequate. Had plantation shutters, so some light came in in the morning. The balcony was very nice- kind of an angle view of the ocean, but still nice. Could not hear the ocean. heard neighbors only once...
They turn down the rooms with foot slippers, bed turned down and music playing.
The restaurants were less impressive at the hotel- ate at Duo- was pretty much just like Ruths Chris, but not as good. The breakfast brunch was very good, but expensive. Made to order omlettes and waffles. At 6pm they had a guy go around blowing a shell and lighting all of the torches- very nice. Sunsets were gorgeous. the itialian restaurant has a better ocean and sunset view.
The beach was wonderful. They will put out chairs and umbrellas for you. there was almost no one at the hotel when we were there and had absolutely no trouble getting chairs at the beach or pool. they come around with water and fruit and juice throughout the day. They have free snorkels and snorkeling along the rocks on the left have some great fish and we saw 5 sea turtles! They also have paddle boards and you can go on an outrigger canoe as well. There is a 2 mile paved walkway along the edge of the beach from one end of the resort row to the other- ran it twice and it was absolutley beautiful and neat to see the back of the other resorts. Run in the morning- already hot and humid.
The pool was undergoing renovations from 2-5pm- did not use at all. The relaxation pool for adults only looked very peaceful and nice with great views. We couldn't find a pool or jacuzzi to use after 6pm- they appeared to close... Tube in the room worked fine.
The shops were reasonable. Had a wonderful pedi/mani. Did not use the spa. There is an activity room with pool tables, Wii and PS2/3 and guitair hero avaialble with a large TV for sports. There are outdoor exercise equipment and a private room for training.
We spent a lot of time away from the resort too- ate at the Waterfront- very good. Ate at the Pineapple grill- very nice, but long drive. Went on a triology trip to Lanai- the best snorkeling ever. It was a drive to each place, and going 40 pmh is hard to get used to even after a week. Also went surfing at Lihue (rented a board and brought our own rash guard- beginners) and did lots of shopping there. Also more upscale shopping at the grand wailea- did not go there
Definately would come back in a heart beat and would stay only at the four seasons- it was the best by far!