We then took a look at neighbor Grand Wailea Resort, which costs $399 a night, to compare. They charge a resort fee of $25 per room per night, as well as a mandatory valet fee of $30 per night (no self-parking available).
The resort fee entitles you to:
· Unlimited use of Spa Grande's fitness center
· Complimentary yoga classes
· Twice-daily scuba clinics at dive pool
· Daily use of mountain bikes
· Beach umbrellas with chair(a $50 value subject to inventory)
· In-room high speed internet access (up to 2MB)
The Grand Wailea charges $125 a day for its Children's Program, with discounts for multiple kids enrolled.
The nearby Fairmont Kea Lani, which comes in at $347 a night (rooms are all suites oe villas), doesn't charge a resort fee, but does bill for WiFi at $14.50 per night. However, if you sign up for the free Fairmont President's Club, that charge is waived.
The freebies here include:
· Access to the 24-hour fitness center
· Umbrellas and chairs at pool and beach
· Kids under 5-years old eat free with parents
· Free admission to cultural activities and celebrations
The Fairmont charges $85 a day for the Keiki Lani Kids Club with a discount for multiple children.
So, who wins? The winner appears to be the Four Seasons, when all is said and done, even when looking at the initial heavier price tag. But we say any Hawaii resort that's giving away this many freebies is definitely worth considering.
[Photo: Four Seasons Maui]