As you’d expect from a Four Seasons it’s luxurious and the service levels are excellent. On site dining is also very good - we had two excellent dinners on site at Spago and Ferraro’s and walked 10 minutes up the road to Ko at the Fairmont for another excellent meal.
But, you can’t get away from the feeling that you’re in a really big hotel, which could be anywhere. The sea view rooms are arranged around a large Italianate style courtyard (which was lovely, but felt oddly out of place in Hawai’i), set quite a long way back from the sea. If you look at a 45 degree angle then yes, one of the two chairs on your balcony gets a view of the sea in the distance. But if you look straight out, or whatever way you look from the other chair you see another 200 or so identical balconies.
The pool deck is a bit unimaginative in terms of design and again with Italianate style fountains could have been anywhere.
We much preferred the other Four Seasons resort on the Big Island, and also the Montage on Maui. We’ll probably stay at the Montage in preference next time we return to Maui.More