Luxury Resort's 5th Annual Couples Season, set for September 1 through December 15, 2018, offers guests access to culinary masters, fine artists, cultural ambassadors, sommeliers, and more, creating deeper connections to the island and each other.
WAILEA, Hawaii, July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Seasons Maui, the island's only five-star, five-diamond resort, has unveiled a full calendar of thoughtfully tailored programming in anticipation of this fall's popular Couples Season. Set for September 1 through December 15, 2018, the Resort's 5thannual Couples Season will highlight its passionate craftsmen as well as the island's most intriguing characters, as they lead unexpected experiences to encourage a deeper journey for their guests.
"One of the best parts of traveling as a couple is reconnecting by sharing new experiences," says General Manager Marc Bromley. "We are thrilled to be able to offer couples a calendar of imaginative experiences that have been developed by our world-class employees and partners. I truly believe that granting our guests first-hand access to our exceptional people will leave an indelible mark."
Set against the stunning backdrop of Maui's sun-drenched southern coastline, these experiences join the long list of things to do, from on-property activities to once-in-a-lifetime Unforgettable Experiences, that the iconic resort offers its guests year-round:
Inspired island craftsmen fill an open-air poolside market in this under-the-stars weekly pop-up event. This unique glimpse into the island's eclectic art scene guarantees guests will find take-home treasures, as they enjoy cocktails by the resort's master mixologist, Ben Yabrow, and the sounds of local musicians.
The Resort dedicates a whole day to the art of lei making in celebration of the ancient craft. Taught by the island's master weavers, guests are encouraged to let their creativity shine as they transform gorgeous blooms into stunning lei po'o (head lei). Lei will also be on display throughout the day, and guests will be able to order customized lei.
The Mobile Feast
Unexpected delights await adventure-diners who crave a bit more than the predictable sit-down dinner. The Resort's talented culinary team and expert mixologists and sommeliers will lead diners through an interactive culinary journey across the resort's award-winning restaurants, including Wolfgang Puck's Spago, Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante, DUO Steak and Seafood, and the Lobby Lounge.
Hawaiian Star Stories
Guests are invited to talk story under the stars with one of Hawaii's most promising navigators, Kala Baybayan Tanaka. She recounts the brave history of her Polynesian wayfinding ancestors, who used only the stars, wind and currents to find their way to the Hawaiian Islands—and her own recent journey navigating the Pacific on a sailing canoe.
Watch a video about Kala here.
Believed to have been first prepared by native Polynesians, Hawaii's most popular food trend, poke, continues to sweep the nation. The Resort's expert chefs will demonstrate how to make the different variations of poke that are now found across the islands. Guests are invited to sample the delicious dish, which is paired with Maui Brewing Co.'s handcrafted local beer, at the weekly Poke Pop-Up party.
Makena Mornings and Fotog Fridays
Professional adventure photographer Daniel Sullivan has spent his life behind a lens and the last several years capturing every inch of Maui's dramatic coastline. Now, he shares the secrets behind his artistry with guests in twice-weekly two-hour interactive sunset photography tours of the island's scenic southern shore. Early birds will love "Makena Mornings," while sunset seekers will be awed by "Fotog Fridays."
Champagne & Oysters
Dramatic Maui sunsets are accompanied by a champagne sabering ceremony at the Resort's beachfront pop-up champagne and oyster bar. Guests can indulge in oysters hand-shucked-to-order as they meet the Resort's up-and-coming sommeliers.
Arriving to the islands in the late 1800s, Japanese immigrants brought with them many cultural traditions, which are still celebrated in Hawaii today. Chef Kela Lau Hee shares authentic Japanese techniques with guests during her weekly hands-on sushi and sake class. After working with the island's freshest produce, guests will dine on a delicious lunch.
To make reservations for Couples Season, contact your travel advisor, call toll free (US/Canada) 1 800 334 MAUI (6284), or email the Resort at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Four Seasons Resort Maui: Maui's first and only Forbes Five-Star resort is nestled on 15 acres of the breathtaking Wailea Coast. The 380-room oceanfront property is world-renowned for its comfortable opulence, impeccable service, luxurious amenities and for living in harmony with its environment and community. A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Famer, the resort in Mauiis also home to one of the nation's top-rated spas committed to wellness and three of Hawaii's most acclaimed restaurants—Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante, Spago Maui and DUO Steak and Seafood.