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Four Seasons and Kid

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Four Seasons and Kid

Hello,

I hear some people say that the Four Seasons is not good for families, and children aren't allowed to make noises in the pools. Other people say it's fine for families. Any opinions?

Our agent is trying to encourage us to go to the Hyatt or Westin, which she feels are better for kids, but we want to spend a lot of time on the beach, and I'm getting a mixed picture of the beaches in West Maui. Some people seem to say it's just a walk down the strip from the Hyatt to decent beach areas, but others say that entire side is less than ideal for beach going.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Four Seasons and Kid

Sounds like you've talked to a lot of people who don't know what they are talking about. There are plenty of people who take kids to the Four Seasons. I've never stayed there, but do know they have an adults only pool, so there are places to get away from them if the others don't like noisy children. The beaches in the Wailea or wonderful.

The beaches in Kaanapali where the Hyatt and Westin are located are also wonderful. The one in front of the Hyatt is small due to erosion but you just have to walk perhaps a couple of minutes down the beach to get to a place where it's bigger. Don't know of any one who has said the beaches in Kaanapali are less than desirable, that's just not true!!

Ocean conditions will mainly be determined but what season you are coming. If in the winter months they will be better and more consistent in south Maui where the Four Seasons is located. If coming in the summer months the same holds true for the west/north side of Maui which encompasses Kaanapali.

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Are your kids well behaved? If yes, don't think you would have a problem as 4S definitely cater to children...but the atmosphere is more dignified than the Grand Wailea..which is a kids paradise disney atmosphere due to the pool!

4S also has a great game room as well!

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FS Maui is GREAT for kids! Between play pens at the pool, their daytime child care (Kids for All Seasons), their teen menus at the restaurant and their (optional) baby proofing in the rooms it's hard to beat. There's a nice children's pool at FS. While FS doesn't have the elaborate slides and pool that the Grand Wailea does next door, it's service for kids is over the top. There is a separate adult-only pool for people who don't want to hear kids in the other pools. I would say the vibe at the all-ages pools is pretty mellow (kids certainly play in them, but there's not a lot of raucous horseplay or screaming) but not in a way that will stop them from having fun. The beach is great, too. It's considerably more expensive than the Hyatt or Westin, but the location and service can't be beat. It's really an outstanding family destination.

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4. Re: Four Seasons and Kid

The 4S sounds like it is very kid friendly, and I'm talking about very undignified toddlers. Haven't met a dignified toddler yet. They will childproof your room for you, let you use beach toys. I would pick the 4S for that and so many other reasons.

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Thank you guys so much! This is very helpful.

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6. Re: Four Seasons and Kid

Four Seasons is kid friendly and they have a great staff for kids.

There is also nothing wrong with the beaches in West Maui, in fact I find them more swimmable than South Maui on a consistent basis.

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7. Re: Four Seasons and Kid

The Four Seasons is perfect for young children. The same people who say that the 4S isn't kid friendly are the same that say you shouldn't fly first class with really young children.

Do what you want to do and if you are considering the Four Seasons you belong at the Four Seasons.

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8. Re: Four Seasons and Kid

What time of year will you visit Maui? How old is your child?

Do you want a hotel? You might prefer a condo, where you'd have 'Room Service' via your kitchen fridge, a washer/dryer, much more *space*, and...Mom and Dad would have their own private bedroom. Most condos have everything a hotel offers, including maid service as often as you want it. You can still go to hotels to patronize their restaurants, bars, spas, etc. All beaches in Hawaii are public; most condos provide beach equipment.

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