From the beginning the Four Seasons has been about providing an unforgettable experience that’s heavily focused on guest relations and a commitment to customer service that has become the hallmark of the brand.
55 years later, the five-star hotel chain still maintains those exceptional standards and continues to create high-end quality that attracts affluent travelers who want to indulge on their getaway.
Each Four Seasons hotel offers first class amenities and attractions and if you’re one of their guests seeking a unique and thrilling adventure, select locations can personalize an extravagant event to your liking. It’s a service called “extraordinary experiences” and we just had our own memorable excursion at the paradisiacal Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea called A Taste of Island Life, which is a lavish afternoon at Hana Ranch, a sustainable farm that strives to nurture the environment for future generations to enjoy.
So after we spent a day relaxing, soaking up the Hawaiian sun at the three top notch pools—the adult only serenity pool which overlooks the ocean is a must–and dined at the hotel’s fabulous restaurants like DUO Steak & Seafood, we went on our remarkable Maui outing.
With the assistance of Adventure Quinn, a premier luxury customizable tour company on the island who works with the Four Seasons Resort in Maui to coordinate the trip, we started off the day with a 45-minute helicopter ride with Paradise Helicopters.
Many of the pilots are ex military pilots, so you’re in good hands as they take you on a soaring adventure to see the wall of tears—luscious misty mountains full of waterfalls and a peak above Haleakala, the dormant volcano that composes 75 percent of island before arriving to Hana Ranch.
As we touched down at the ranch local cultural guides, who gave us a behind-the-scenes look at the organic farm, greeted us and gave us a tour around the Four Seasons garden. We planted butter lettuce and forged our vegetables that were incorporated into our delicious meal prepared by Four SeasonsExecutive Sous Chef Marco Calenzo and Hana Ranch Chef Jon Watson.
As the duo and their team cooked our mouth-watering meal, we were taken to a beautiful black sand beach where we took in the picturesque views and went on a short hike. We drove around in a high-end black shuttle to various areas of Hana Town, a local and tourist hotspot, and learned about the Maui culture and traditions.
The cultural guides were attentive, interesting to talk to and full of personal touches to enhance our experience like surprising us on the beach with fresh coconuts for us to drink from.
After our day out on the town we headed back to the ranch where the back porch of the farmhouse was exquisitely set up with long wooden tables accentuated with simple décor, like sunflowers, which looked stunning as we sat down and facing the green countryside.
The feast began with a variety appetizers and homemade dipping sauces, a small salad, followed by risotto topped with seared Ahi tuna and the main course, which for me was a grilled white fish accompanied with vegetables I picked from the garden, while others noshed on beef. For dessert I had a chocolate mousse made with avocado and cacao topped with raspberries. Our meals were served with a wine hand-selected by a Four Seasons sommelier to complement Maui’s freshest flavors and the day could not have been better planned or more perfect!
And if you have dietary restrictions or limitations, it’s no problem at all. The chefs will of course accommodate to your needs.
While we chose to hit the beach and check out Hana Town, guests can choose to explore the ranch and area in a number of different ways. You’ll always have a cultural guide, but you can do a UTV tour of the ranch, take a coastal horseback ride, mountain bike through the trails on the ranch or take the car service to different locations like we did. It’s 100% customizable.
So how much does this fab extraordinary experience cost? $16,500 for one to six people, but it’s completely adjustable depending on the customizations. This service is exclusively for Four Seasons Maui hotel guests.
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