Family Fun In A Hawaiian Paradise

Voted one of the world’s best golf and spa resorts, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea offers a chic and sophisticated retreat for couples, families and fairway fans alike.

Here on one of Hawaii’s finest beaches, you can enjoy complimentary snorkeling equipment, scuba demonstrations and outrigger canoe–paddling excursions. Re-balance in a yoga or Feldenkrais stretch class, rejuvenate with an island-inspired spa treatment or relax at the adults-only Serenity Pool. Club Level Rooms offer top-floor views and extra perks at the private Lounge — it’s a great gathering spot for hors d’oeuvres or after-dinner drinks.  

Discover the best that Maui has to offer with Four Seasons. The following is a sample family itinerary. 

Day 1: Haleakala Volcano

The time difference plays a convenient role in an adventure to Haleakala Volcano in time to watch the sunrise.

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Morning

  • You’ll be up quite early on your first day, the perfect time to experience the magical sunrise at Haleakala National Park.
  • While up at Haleakala, you can expect elevations of 10,000 feet (3,050 metres) and cold temperatures, so pack a sweatshirt, long pants and sneakers.
  • Visit the Concierge Desk for printed directions to the summit and for help determining the sunrise time and the best time to leave the Resort.
  • Drive your rental car to the park, or arrange to be picked up at the Resort by a tour guide.
  • If you’re driving, we recommend ordering a picnic basket of fruits, pastries, juices and coffee or hot chocolate from In-Room Dining the night before.

Afternoon

  • One advantage of driving your rental car up to the summit is the ability to explore the surrounding area as you please later in the day.
  • Driving will allow you the flexibility to combine this excursion with a trip to Alii Kula Lavender Farm or the Kula Botanical Gardens.
  • For the adventurous, Piiholo Tour blends a short hiking experience with zipline crossings, a swinging bridge and an introduction to Hawaii’s unique and fragile landscape.

Evening

  • Relax after your busy day with a casual dinner and shopping at Tommy Bahama or Longhi’s at the Shops at Wailea.
  • At the end of your evening, Lappert’s Ice Cream is an absolute must-do.  

Day 2: A day of leisure

A day at the pool can be a fun, simple way to relax on Maui.

Morning

  • After breakfast, kick it up a notch by enjoying the water sports available to you at the Resort.
  • Grab snorkel equipment at Snorkels, our beachside stand, and explore the ocean off our beach.
  • Boogie boards, kayaks, skim boards and paddle boards are available for rental through Maui Undersea Adventures, our on-site scuba centre.
  • Encourage children ages 5 through 12 to join our complimentary Kids For All Seasons Program.
  • Not only will it offer them a chance meet other kids, it will give Mom and Dad some time to hit the Spa or play a round of golf at the nearby Wailea Resort Courses.

Evening

  • End your day with a spectacular oceanfront dining experience at Ferraro’s. Known for its rustic Italian Cuisine, Ferraro’s offers specialty menus for the youngsters as well.

Day 3: Explore Lahaina

Explore the original “Whaling Town of the Pacific.”

Morning

  • Gather your family for the tempting breakfast buffet at DUO. Try made-to-order omelettes, waffles, pancakes and more.
  • We think the banana-macadamia nut pancakes with coconut syrup are a must-have.
  • Enjoy more pool and beach time today before heading to the West Side. First stop: the Maui Ocean Center.
  • Fun for all ages, this marine park houses an exceptional collection of endemic species, including tropical fish, eels, sea turtles, rays, and sharks.
  • Over 60 self-paced interactive exhibits are available to guests, and naturalist presentations are given throughout the day.
  • Expect to spend approximately two hours in this extraordinary underwater world.

Afternoon

  • Lahaina, known as the original Whaling Town of the Pacific, is your next stop.
  • Front Street, a 1-mile (1.6-kilometre) boardwalk with art galleries, shops, museums and restaurants, is the heart of Lahaina.
  • Be sure to visit the marina, where you can watch surfers if the surf’s up, as well as parasailers, jet skiers and boats moving in and out of the harbour.
  • A banyan tree over a century old sits on a full block.
  • Under the tree, local crafters showcase their art, including carvings, paintings, hand-blown glass, Hawaiian quilting, handmade jewelry and more.

Evening

  • After your day of exploration, you'll be more than ready for the Old Lahaina Luau. Expect a full island buffet, open bar and Hawaiian Entertainment.
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Day 4: Snorkel Molokini

Explore a crescent-shaped atoll off Maui’s coast.

Morning

  • Starting at 9:00 am, a half-day tour on the Kai Kanani, a 65-foot (20-metre) catamaran, is just the trip for the entire family.
  • On the tour, you’ll sail to Molokini, a marine and big-bird sanctuary that’s also a very popular snorkeling destination.
  • The crescent-shaped atoll provides clear visibility and is perfect for experienced or beginner snorkelers.
  • The tour includes equipment and instruction as well as a continental breakfast, deli-style lunch and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • You will experience two snorkel spots, Molokini and Turtle Town, before returning to the dock at 1:00 pm.

Afternoon

  • After your snorkel tour, drive south to see the solidified lava fields of La Perouse for more photo opportunities.
  • You can even make a stop at Makena Beach, the famous “Big Beach,” to enjoy its mile of white sand.
  • Keep in mind that Makena Beach is a public beach with no amenities available.
  • If you choose to stay a while, take some snacks and water or hope that a lunch wagon is parked outside the parking lot.

Evening

  • Return to the Resort for a cozy family dinner in the comfort of your guest room.

As a Preferred Partner of Four Seasons and Virtuoso property ask about the special amenities we can offer!

In the Know 
The resort can arrange expert-led whale-watching excursions aboard a custom-built catamaran during prime whale season (December–April). 

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