Our family, with a range of children, ages 8 yrs, 19 yrs, 22 yrs, absolutely LOVED our week here...However, this may not be the perfect resort for everyone. First of all, it is a small resort (which we like) therefore the pools are small, pretty simple, and if you want to sit around them, be prepared to rub elbows with other guests. We always opted for a cabana above the beach and got up early to claim one of the more "private" ones. (If you sleep in and/or shop first, the prime cabanas start opening-up around 3 pm). Or you can sit down at the beach which is beautiful and less crowded; get up in the morning for perfectly calm and crystal clear water to go snorkeling. Note:around 12 noon, the wind and the waves pick up significantly! We used to stay at the Grand Wailea when our older kids were young, but my 8 yr old loved the FS; the kid's program is great plus she made friends around the pool (somehow FS manages to make honeymooners and families happy!). For the person who complained about lack of "Hawaiian" culture, my reply is that the weather, the water, the views, and the food (Ferraro's and Spago's were great) are what FS Maui is all about. Book a luau and take a drive around the island to get a culture fix. Yes, the FS is pricey but remember there is no resort fee, valet parking is complimentary, the kid's program is complimentary, beach equipment/snorkel gear is complimentary, the Spa is out of this world, and the service thru-out the resort is abosolutely top notch! I don't think the word "no" exists in the vocabulary here. We've already made our reservations for next year!
Other off-site notes: good food at Pacific O in Lahaina and Sansei Sushi in Kihei, Nick's Fishmarket was a disappointment. If you've seen one too many luaus but still want a show, try "Ulalena" in Lahaina...it's like a Hawaiian Cirque du Soleil. Snorkeling is wonderful at the FS beach but if you want a boat trip to snorkel at Molokini, I recommend the Kai Kanani which departs from the Maui Prince. It's a nice small boat with a great crew. The 6:30-8:30 AM trip is great...Molokini gets really busy with large boats and lots of people after that.
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