As Maui's only AAA Five Diamond and Mobil Five-Star resort, Four Seasons Resort Maui provides a unique vantage point for exploring Maui’s natural majesty.
Art Collection in the Resort
The Resort has amassed a never-before-attempted collection of contemporary Hawaiian fine art, now is on display in the public areas and guest rooms. The collection, which encompasses works from Hawaii's statehood in 1959 to the present day, weaves together the story told by this next generation of artists working, living or born in Hawaii. It reflects Hawaii's rich palette and textures, while evoking the energy of the land and sea in a bold style. A podcast tour is available from the Concierge.
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters offers exhilarating scenic helicopter tours of Maui. Choose from a variety of unique aerial adventures that explore the island's mountains, valleys, lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls and rugged shorelines. Blue Hawaiian's expert pilots are state-certified tour guides and can answer all your questions about Hawaiian culture and ecology during your flight. Your unforgettable adventure will be captured on DVD, available for purchase directly after your tour.
Maui Undersea Adventures
Providing a unique and thoroughly customized experience, Maui Undersea Adventures offers visitors the opportunity to experience Maui at its finest. Guests can dive lava caverns, visit marine preserves, explore shipwrecks, kayak and embark on eco-snorkelling expeditions, all while learning about environmental conservation and conscientious diving/kayaking practices.
The drive to this charming coastal town and forest reserve takes you past black-sand beaches, old lava flows, lovely waterfalls, dense rain forests, lush groves of mango and a bamboo forest under the monkey pod canopy. Isolated fishing villages may be seen along the way, as well as roadside stands.
Kealia Pond Wildlife Refuge
Royal fishponds in the early 18th century, these coastal salt marshes are now bird sanctuaries and winter homes to migratory birds from the northwestern United States. They are also home to two endangered birds – the Hawaiian stilt and the coot.
Lahaina is a charming and historic whalers' port with unique boutiques, souvenir shops and numerous waterfront dining options. The Lahaina Historical Society offers complimentary handbooks for those interested in taking self-guided walks through the many historic sites and dwellings throughout Lahaina.
The grave of Charles Lindbergh, the aviator who completed the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris in 1927, may be found in Kipahulu in southeast Maui.
Producing champagne and unique pineapple wine since 1974. You can take the 25-minute tour of the winery, then head to the tasting room at King's Cottage for samples.
The Iao Needle State Park
This park features walkways through lush green botanical gardens in a tropical rainforest and is a great area for picnics. It is also the site of the Iao Needle, the famous 2,000-foot (610-meter) lava rock pinnacle.
This coral-and-rock building was erected in 1834 by Reverend Dwight Baldwin. He taught the Hawaiian people reading and writing; agriculture and mechanics; and constitutional government and finance. He also helped save the people of Maui, Molokai and Lanai from smallpox during the epidemic of 1853. Known to be one of the oldest buildings in Lahaina, the Baldwin Home has been restored and displays original furniture, photographs and artefacts depicting Baldwin's life as a missionary and physician.
The Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
Previously the residence of a sugar plantation superintendent. Exhibits explain the process of growing sugar cane and producing sugar in the factory. Photo murals and artefacts depict life in a sugar plantation community – the people and events that created Hawaii's predominant industry for nearly a century.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
The visual and performing arts are the center of attention year round at the home to the island's most renowned arts groups, including the Maui Philharmonic Society, the Maui Symphony Orchestra and the Maui Academy of Performing Arts.