Four Seasons invites you to dream bigger with our collection of over-the-top, out-of-the-box Maui activities. Let us help you check off the most thrilling items on your personal bucket list – or maybe add some new experiences.
Explore the starter ideas below, including incredible things to do in Maui and beyond. Our expert Concierge team will custom-tailor every experience to surpass your wildest expectations. Or tell us your private fantasy for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and allow our dream makers to create your own truly Unforgettable Experience.
Operation Protect Maui: Saving the Rainforest
Become an essential crewmember in a one-of-a-kind ecological adventure to protect Maui’s ecosystem against invasive species. Fly over Maui’s most remote rainforest peaks and valleys on a low-flying, doors-off helicopter volunteer mission to eradicate an invasive species called “miconia.” By your side is University of Hawaii’s invasive weed management specialist, Dr. James Leary, inventor of “Herbicide Ballistic Technology” (HBT), which he uses to eliminate miconia plants with paintball gun projectiles filled with herbicide that can be delivered effectively from 400- to 50-feet from the aircraft. This exhilarating experience, allowing you to explore Maui in a way that only a few others can, is exclusively available for guests of the Resort.
MAUI PHOTO ADVENTURE
Embark on a one-of-a-kind photography tour with nationally acclaimed fine art photographer Daniel Sullivan. Having recently trekked 220 miles (354 kilometres) around Maui's stunning coastline with the mission of documenting the legacy of the ancient King’s Highway, Sullivan knows every nook and cranny of the island. With Sullivan by your side, you will travel deeper, learning priceless photography tips along the way, on a private tour customised to your unique desires and goals. This photographic journey, in one of the most dramatic settings on Earth, guarantees you will both satisfy your wanderlust and come away with images worthy of hanging on your wall.
SERENITY POOL AFTER HOURS
Elevated above Wailea Beach, with unparalleled panoramic views of neighbouring islands and the West Maui Mountains, the Resort’s Serenity Pool is now available from dusk to dawn for guests who are seeking a once-in-a-lifetime Unforgettable Experience. A personally prepared multi-course dinner by the Resort's masterful culinary team will be customised for you in private consultation. From a couple's massage in a private luxury cabana outfitted by Missoni to a cooling dip in a saltwater pool lined with flickering candles, every whim can be accommodated to create your ultimate fantasy.
KONA COFFEE HELICOPTER TOUR
Serious coffee aficionados are always on the search for the perfect brew, and many would argue that Kona coffee holds the title of World’s Best. So why just bring home a bag of beans when you can have an authentic farm-to-cup experience? To discover the ultimate coffee, journey the 78 miles (126 kilometres) to the neighbouring Big Island via a private custom helicopter charter, launching just minutes from Four Seasons. Your destination is Bolton Estate, home to the award-winning Kona Coffee & Tea Company. The company’s owner will guide you on a customised tour of the farm and provide a tasting of various beans and roasts. The adventure continues as you helicopter back to Maui, taking in the spectacular highlights for which the Big Island is famous. There is no better vantage point to see volcanic lava flows, the majestic Hamakua coast, and Waipio Valley, which boasts 2,000-foot (610-metre) sea cliffs and 1,200-foot (366-metre) waterfalls. Then return home to Four Seasons.
A Taste of Island Life
After an exhilarating helicopter tour over rainforest peaks and the island's famous dormant volcano, Haleakala, touch down on Hana Ranch for an expertly guided behind-the scenes tour of the working cattle ranch before heading over to explore a nearby private organic farm exclusively available to Four Seasons Maui guests. As lunch is prepared by Four Seasons Executive Chef Craig Dryhurst and Hana Ranch Chef Gary Johnson using the bounty from the ranch and farm, embark on a customizable adventure through and around historic Hana Town. Climb through lave tubes, relax on a black sand beach or hike to hidden waterfalls before returning for a proper feast, served in the ranch’s picturesque farmhouse, accompanied by a bottle of wine hand-selected by a Four Seasons sommelier to complement Maui’s freshest flavors.
Whale Watch Photo Excursion: Seasonal, December – May
Join underwater fine-art photography duo, the Cesere Brothers, on an incomparable Hawaiian whale-watching adventure. This highly customisable excursion allows you to experience the whales with two of Maui’s most knowledgeable whale experts and top photographers, Dan and John Cesere. The Cesere Brothers are part of the Keiki Kohala research team, an organisation dedicated to preserving Maui waters as a nursery, where mother whales can safely raise their calves. They are also award-winning photographers and artists-in-residence at Four Seasons Maui. This tour is perfect if you want to take your own above- or below-water shots of marine life, or if you simply wish to enjoy the show while the experts capture images for you to take home. Tours do not include underwater photography of humpback whales, but focus on Maui’s other plentiful and vibrant marine life. Whatever your preference, your custom whale-watching adventure will be one-of-a-kind.