Gold List 2009
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
3900 Wailea Alanui Drive
Tel: 800 334 6284 (toll-free)
Tel: 808 874 8000
It's impossible to find a mediocre view from this U-shaped "flower- and art-filled resort." Staff greet guests with "champagne, a cold towel, and a lei" at check-in. Rooms, in tones of blue, coral, and gold, have koa furniture and receive "twice-daily service, with orchids left here and there." Ferraro's has "phenomenal Italian cuisine," and its beach attendants serve complimentary ice water and pineapple. Also free are activities such as outrigger paddling.
Also featured on the: Gold List for 2005, Gold List for 2006, Gold List for 2007, Gold List for 2008, Gold List for 2010, Gold List for 2011
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