If you haven’t noticed, most of my photos lately were taken while in Maui for our ‘baby moon’. We stayed at the Four Seasons in Wailea and I’ve received numerous requests for a blog post reviewing this resort. I typically only review resorts if they are more pricy and people want to know if it is actually worth it. (I did Excellence Playa Mujeres in Cancun last March – and I wasn’t not the biggest fan of this resort.)
Anyway, moving on, I’ll just say it – we LOVED the Four Seasons in Maui. It was the perfect place for a baby moon and we keep saying we want to go back with the baby! But I will break it up in to categories and share some feedback/stories on everything!
^This is a view of the resort from the lobby area – overlooking the pool and ocean. There are restaurants to the left and the right of this pool.
When we travel, I usually work for 4-5 hours in the morning and then spend the afternoon out exploring or by the pool/water. Keep in mind we went in early February and the entire island of Maui was very busy – almost every resort on the island was full apparently. That being said, I am sure our hotel was pretty full — but each day around 1pm when we would head to the pool, it never seemed ‘packed’ or busy – and there was always a cabana open for us. This was shocking to me because most of the time in vacation spots, everything is taken when you go out that late in the day. However this resort has so many options for sitting by the water that there was never any need to get out early and reserve a spot.
Also, the resort is super kid friendly – but you never loud or out of control. Many of the families who brought children hung out at a different pool that was still very nice. There were a TON of families and children there when we were there but I kept noticing that it was never loud or chaotic. I even texted my girlfriend about it and she said “they must put something in the air to calm down the kids!” (Keep in mind I have 6 neices/nephews so I know crazy it can be with kids.)
The next couple of pics were taken around lunch time. We ate lunch next to the pool every single day because the food was SO good. Honestly, the food that was served while at the pool was better than the dinners we ate at restaurants at night! One day we just had chips & guac which was SOOO good, the next day we tried the Nachos which were incredible, and another day we split a chicken club sandwich — and oh em gee, I’d kill for that sandwich right now! The food is definitely not your typical ‘by the pool’ food at all!
One afternoon, my friends Audrey & Tara came to our resort while the husbands went golfing. It was so fun to just sit with them under a cabana and drink ‘Lava Flows’ and eat a kids meal and chat while it was nice and quiet. The people who are working come by every hour or so and give you a cool rag, offer you an Otterpop, frozen grapes, refill your water, etc.
They staff are so incredibly kind and thoughtful – with me being pregnant, they would bring me out a big fluffy pillow to lie back on.
^^view from the pool of the ocean w/our yummy drinks!
^^girls day at the pool.
^^day one at the pool! (full blog post on this look HERE.)
^^cooling off in the main pull.. and fixing my hair! (full blog post on this look HERE.)
We spent a couple of days upstairs are the adult pool. This pool is referred to as the serenity pool and is for 21 and older. You can bring your phones up there, but they ask that you keep them on silent and you are not allowed to talk on the phone. This area does tend to fill up faster! There’s a swim-up bar just to the left of John. Everyone was drinking these really cute pineapple drinks so I had him get us one! They were cute and so tasty.. plus the fruit in Hawaii is just soooo good – I never turned it down!
As you can see the pool over looks the ocean and is infiniti like – so the views are so cool!
We sat by the pool and had lunch up there on the last day – the shot below is of our sandwich and fries. 🙂 (thats the sandwich I mentioned earlier!!) I will say – the food and drinks were pretty expensive but according to our friends who stayed a few resorts down, all of the hotels food and drinks are marked up like crazy! (We won’t be doing much traveling for a while since I am in my third trimester and John has some bad rotations so I justified the priciness with that, lol.)
^^My sunglasses are available HERE – and I wear the ‘Havana’ ones.
^^another view from the Serenity pool!
My hot pink swimsuit is available HERE (bottoms here) and is $30!! And my cover up with the cute side ties is available HERE. Also, I got a ton of questions about my Tory Burch flip-flops – they are available HERE in ‘Vintage Vachetta Leather’
^^A shot from our bathroom – I had a TON of people ask about my PJS – they are available HERE.
Okay, let me cover the rooms really quickly… they are very nice and spacious. I really don’t like small rooms at all so I was relieved to have plenty of space (even closet space!). I also loved how large the bathrooms were – it was so fun and easy to get ready because there was plenty of countertop space and extra mirrors so John and I never ran in to each other. There are built in speakers throughout the bathroom that have 5 stations which really nice, relaxing music playing.
Also, since I’m in PJS I thought I’d talk about my favorite part of the resort – BREAKFAST. Oh em gee. I literally would talk about it all day… not sure if it is my pregnancy hunger or just that it is that good but I was obsessed. When you arrange your reservations before going, you get a chance to add on the breakfast package which is what we did. John and I get up early so I can work – so we knew we wanted to be able to quickly run over and grab breakfast. It was an enormous buffet and the food was not your typical buffet food. I would always get lots of fresh fruit, eggs, etc. and John would have chocolate chip pancakes made for us! They were like gourmet pancakes – super fluffy and nearly melt in your mouth. Typically, I try to eat healthy on trips – especially at breakfast – but not on this trip, oops! I told John if we ever go back, it may not be as fun bc I will probably feel guilty eating so much.
^^Dress is back in stock and available HERE. **Selling out quickly again!!**
There are lots of pretty little areas around the resort w/huts and places to sit in the shade. I really loved relaxing in the hammocks.
^^Beach area in front of the resort. I will say, I was not crazy over how the beach in front of the resort was public. Often times, resorts have a private area but in Maui it didn’t look as if any resort had a private area?! It was still beautiful but we preferred to sit by the pool where it was more relaxed and quiet.
A few other randoms:
There is Uber in Maui. (lol, I’ve had people ask!)
We didn’t use it much because the resort has vehicles that will take you within two miles. So if we wanted to go to a different resort or to the shops, they would just drive us there and pick us up.
We didn’t rent a car.
Next door is the Grand Wailea which has some really good restaurants – we at there the first night with our friends. We also did a lot of a shopping at the Shops of Grand Wailea.
The staff at Four Seasons is SO incredible – makes it worth the price. Very thoughtful – added a bib, stuffed animal and body pillow since I was pregnant!
Okay, that wraps it up! I hope this answers some questions for you. Let me know if you have more questions. <3