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Four Seasons Resort Maui – Day one

The clock struck six when we checked-in, leaving just enough time for us to enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail while catching the last part of a hula show at Four Seasons Resort Maui’s lobby lounge.

Our Garden-view Room had direct access to a spacious lawn, where I practiced how to fly my new toy – AR.Drone 2.0 (and eventually, crashed it).

Dinner had three options at Four Seasons Resort Maui, the beachside Ferraro (Italian), DUO Steak & Seafood, and Spago (locally inspired cuisine). I opted for Spago; I was in Hawaii.

I tasted Master Chef Wolfgang Puck’s seven-course menu featuring items made with fresh Hawaiian ingredients, such as spicy ahi “poke” in sesame-miso cones, spicy fragrant Thai herb Hawaiian ahi sashimi, and smoked heritage pork & Kula onion risotto, paired with wines like the 2009 Château Musar Hochar Père et Fils and the 2012 CRU Cabernet Sauvignon.

Spago maui 7 course tasting menu
Spago Maui 7 course tasting menu

Four Seasons Resort Maui – Day two

Sunrise at Haleakalā (East Maui Volcano) was an option if we departed at 3:00 am. We rose at 5.

Plan B was to join Kai Kanani’s early bird snorkeling tour, which set sail at 6:30 am.
A 15-minute ride took us to Molokini, a beautiful, crescent-shaped volcanic crater located between the islands of Maui and Kahoʻolawe. I jumped off the boat and dived in with my snorkels, eager to see what was under the sparkly Hawaiian water. The Black Triggerfish and Moorish Idols were not shy at all; they swam so close to me I thought we were friends. Just as I was about to speak fish to them, a sea turtle glided by. I followed my new friend to its cave, where I saw more turtles.

We returned to the resort just in time for Four Seasons Maui’s outrigger canoeing session, a new complimentary program offered four times a day at the resort. We paddled Polynesian style with Four Seasons’ championship paddling team while listening to their wala’au (talk) and learning about the Hawaiian history.

We paddled around the reefs of Wailea Bay and saw another Hawaiian green sea turtle who came up the water surface to say hi.

Lunch was at Monkeypod, a 6-minute drive from Four Seasons. We went there more for its famed Mai Tai, which our canoe buddy recommended, than its food. The award winning Mai Tai is topped with Monkeypod’s honey-lilkoi foam, made in house. The foam adds sweetness to the drink as it melts. I’m not a Mai Tai drinker, but I like it.

After an intense morning we needed serenity, hence the Serenity Pool, Four Seasons Resort Maui’s adult-only infinity pool. We enjoyed a second glass at its swim-up bar while appreciating the stunning view of Lanai Island and the West Maui mountain range. Luxury cabanas equipped with flat-screen HD televisions and WiFi were available for rent, but who wants to stay at the poolside when you are in Hawaii? After the glass, we went back to the beach.

four seasons resort maui serenity pool
Four Seasons serenity pool

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