Watch whales or celebrities at Maui Four Seasons at Wailea
In June, during the Maui Film Festival, the paparazzi camp out on the beach fronting the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea for one reason. It practically comes with a guarantee, written out in the beach’s gorgeous white sand, of celebrity spotting.
Not only can such A-listers as Paris Hilton, Felicity Huffman, Sandra Oh and Jessica Alba get their Kate Somerville skin care fixes at the resort’s indoor/outdoor spa, but their waiters at the resort’s fab restaurants (Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, DUO and the Italian Ferraro’s) replace the customary white napkins for black ones when the stars come out in their LBD’s (little black dresses). Wouldn’t want to spoil a LBD with a whisp of white lint now, would you?
This stunning resort even has its own fragrance. Yes, Palena’ole (as the fragrance is called) is spritzed around the spa, on the oshibori towels at Ferraro’s and around the pool. It was concocted for the resort, by Ajne, an organic apothecary that specializes in custom designed fragrances and oils, and contains a mix of maile, the flower often used in leis, sweet orange blossom, green leaves, and bitter fruit. While there, guests can even have the famous perfumer to the stars create a 100 percent natural scent for them.
The amenities at this 15-acre oceanfront property are without peer. The bathrooms all have marble tubs, the waiters at the pool serve ice-cold Evian and there’s a complete list of activities for the keiki (kids) including milk and cookies upon arrival. A $9 million adults-only Serenity Pool has an underwater music systems and 160-square foot cabanas with their own flat-screen TV’s. The fitness center offers free yoga, pilates and tai chi classes, as well as free bicycles for exploring the island.
This modern version of the old Hawaiian palaces has 305, near 600-square-foot guestrooms, 80 percent of which look out at the ocean, and 75 suites. The granddaddy is the 5000-square foot Maile Suite that comes with floor to ceiling walls, three bedrooms and a price tag of $14,000 per night.
To find out more about this resort that has pulled down hundreds of accolades including Mobil’s five-stars and AAA’s Five-Diamond Award, click here.