Four Seasons Maui Resort at Wailea has just opened its $9 million Serenity Pool to rave reviews. Most of the limited complaints, in fact, came from a very specific demographic: hotel guests under the age of 21.
Strictly adults only, the 15-acre resort’s third saltwater pool was designed with a great deal of calm in mind.
“It is so quiet up there,” said Mark Simon, the property’s director of marketing. “It just adds that level of serenity and quiet that is so hard to come by, and it’s definitely a place where you can go to relax and not have to deal with Marco Polo or any of that kind of thing.”
The 4,100-square-foot Serenity Pool Terrace is home to six luxury cabanas, each occupying 160 square feet and featuring an HD TV, plush couches, oversize chaise lounges, a safe, wireless Internet access and mini-refrigerators stocked with drinks.
Nestled within a vibrant tropical garden, the pool’s infinity-edge design underscores panoramic views of the West Maui Mountains and Lanai. Two large hot tubs, along with four state-of-the-art bubble loungers, were built into the pool itself, and bathers reluctant to leave the chlorine-free water can paddle over to a swim-up bar — drier patrons are invited to frequent the terrace’s walk-up saloon.
Four Seasons guests can also sample from a range of distinctive cocktails and cuisine, facials, massages and “pampering amenities” that are, of course, all available poolside.
One of the pool’s most distinguishing details, however, awaits guests beneath the water: An underwater music system greets divers with crystal-clear tunes.
“When you dive underwater that’s when you’re like, ‘Man, that’s really nice!’ ” Simon said of the below-water melodies. “And then the weird thing about it is as soon as you pop up your head, the music is gone.”