Stayed here for 4 nights as part of our honeymoon. Hadn't stayed at a four seasons before and was worried it would be too snooty. I was completely wrong. The staff were friendliest and most helpful group of people I've ever met at a hotel.
Location: The hotel is located in Wailea which is the upscale part of Maui. The shops are a short drive away. You are also a short drive away from Kihei which has more mid range restaurants for those of us who dont want to spend $200 a meal.
Front desk - Very friendly, easy check in process. When you arrive they lei you and valet your car and bring your bags to your room. The ginger mint lemonade in the lobby is addictive.
Room: We had a partial oceanview which let us look at the ocean while on the lanai. Room was very spacious. The bathroom was especially huge as well. Plenty of room for the Mrs. to spread out her stuff. Towels seemed to be replaced at least twice a day. They also had a sleep menu which let you get different kinds of pillows or a foot massager etc. Wife loved this stuff and went nutty on it. Buckwheat pillows and all.
Pool. There are three pools. Serenity pool for quiet adults. Kids pool and also a mixed use pool. The non serenity pool wasnt loud so you didnt have to goto the serenity pool for peace and quiet. The serenity pool chairs did however get booked up very quickly most mornings. They are pretty much all taken by 830am. They let you leave for an hour before you have to give up your chair so you can sign up for the next available chair and they will phone you when ready. The views from the infinity pool are amazing. There is also hot tubs next to both adult pools which were nice. When we were there it seemed to always get windy at around 4pm to the point where being in the pool was annoying because it blew the water up over the infinity edge. Mornings were best though. We also loved how they came out with cold towels and facial spray. They also provided sunscreen at all the pool huts.
Beach: The beach in front of the hotel is awesome. Its public but I think its hard for non hotel guests to get there so its not too busy. Amazing sandy beach. We snorkeled to the left of the hotel along the rocks and saw lots of enormous turtles. Like 4-5 foot long. It was amazing that you could see them so close. There were some fish but I was unimpressed. The coral isnt that colorful or vibrant. The huge turtles hung out in the bay between the Fairmont and 4S. About 1/3 of the way in between. Well past the rocky point you see from the 4S but still next to shore.
Restaurants: Went to Ferraros for lunch and Spago for dinner. Ill review those separately but quickly both were awesome.
Grounds: Well kept with lots of activities. They had croquet, lawn bowling, and a putting green(need some more love though). They had a yoga class which my wife loved. I joined her and liked it as well. Nice view over the ocean. Its definitely not as easy as it looks. Tennis courts were great. They provided tennis raquettes, balls, and even shoes if needed.
Outrigger Canoe activity. This was awesome. It is a free activity where they teach about the Hawaiian canoes and take you out on the water. Very fun and the guys running the activity were super friendly. First they teach you about it and how to paddle on land. Then they take you out for 30 minutes. You only paddle for about 10 minutes at a time before you take a break. Not strenuous at all. Just fun to be out on the water. If youre here definitely take advantage of this one!
Spa: We also had couples massage in the beach huts. The spa had a nice set up with showers, steam room and bathroom with good razors and all the essentials for getting ready. The massage itself was good but not different from other massages I've had from RMTs.
Overall I do have to say the service here is amazing. Way above anything we have had before. This isn't going to be the cheapest place you'll stay but the experience was definitely worth it. If you can afford it you won't be disappointed.
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