Walking the Wailea Beach Walk to Spago’s at the Four Seasons, Maui, Hawaii, USA


One of the benefits of staying right in the heart of Wailea is the ability to walk the Wailea Beach walk between wonderful resorts and spectacular coast line. During our stay, we walked from the Fairmont Kea Lani up to the Four Seasons Resort Wailea Maui, all while taking in the coast and sunset views this particular postal code has to offer.

This post is one chapter on our trip to Honolulu & Maui, Hawaii, United States of America. This trip was redeemed through Alaska Mileage Plan and Fairmont President’s Club. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.

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Activity: Walking the Wailea Beach Walk to Spago’s at the Four Seasons Hotel, Maui, United States of America

We had a super relaxing stay at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, Maui, United States.

For dinner one night, we took the Wailea Beach Walk from the Fairmont Kea Lani over to the Four Seasons.

The Wailea Beach Walk from Fairmont to Four Seasons

Walking the Wailea Beach Walk:

The Wailea Beach walk is one of the nicest ocean walks that are out there and the scenery is perfect for a walk or a run. I was lucky that I was able to get in a run here on our first morning while MrsWT73 caught up on some sleep. Google doesn’t recognize the use of back ways off the property, making this walk much shorter than the posted 27 minutes.

Looking Back Southwards Towards the Fairmont Kea Lani
The View of the Fairmont Kea Lani Beach
Walking Northwards along the Coast Line of the Wailea Beach Walk
Coastal Views of Rocky Beaches
Landscaped Gardens on the Wailea Beach Walk
Late Afternoon and Evening Walkers
Views Towards the Grand Wailea Resort by Waldorf Astoria
Waves Crashing Ashore

The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea:

We finally arrived at the intimate Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. It is a smaller scale property that is wedged between two others. It still has a wonderful view and tiered pool area overlooking the ocean.

The Pools at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

I had intended to have us go Ferraro’s for a sunset drink. Unfortunately, the Four Seasons has a terrible set up with the bar offering only standing room for sunset drinks. There were lots of tables but nowhere to sit as they were all blocked for dinner reservations.

Ferraro’s Patio at the Four Seasons
Sunset Drinks at Ferraro’s
A Bit of a Crowded Space

Sunset at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea:

We ended up giving up on Ferraro’s since the standing around clutching your drink got old pretty quickly and taking our drinks out to a nearby pool lounger to watch the sun set which is somewhat off set from the NW angle of the Four Seasons property orientation.

Sunset Views from the Four Seasons
Sunset Views offset from the North Westerly Orientation of the Four Seasons

After the sundowner, we had a bit of time before our 7:30 PM reservation at Spago’s. We went up to the lobby bar and took into another drink there while we waited for our table for 7:30 PM. We enjoyed some nice pupus, olives, cheese plate and a local Kona Brewing Company beer.

Local Pupus
Celebrating the Day with a Kona Big Wave Golden Ale Beer
Fresh Pupus

Spago Maui Wolfgang Puck:

We continued onto Spago’s in the Four Seasons. It was a bit of a mainstream choice, but these selections satisfied MrsWT73’s sometimes straightforward palette. We had a nice table with a pleasant view over the grounds.

A View from our Table in Spago’s

The crowd seemed to be mostly older mid career couples attending a nearby aviation conference with dinner tastes that seemed to run towards expense accounts.

The menus were contemporary. They were exciting enough for me but main stream enough for MrsWT73.

Spago Maui Wolfgang Puck Menu

An amuse bouche was brought out with compliments of the chef. It was a hot tomato soup of some kind. We settled on a bottle of Cristom Pinot Gris from Williamette Valley in Oregon. As can be expected, there were lots of terrific West Coast USA wines available.

A Tomato Amouse Bouche
Cristom Williamette Valley Pinot Gris

I went for a repeat and had another Hawaiian Big Eye Seared AhI tuna with micro-greens. It was well prepared and presented beautifully – much nicer than Nick’s Fishmarket at the Fairmont the night before.

Hawaiian Big Eye Seared Tuna with Microgreens

MrsWT73 had the Indian spiced mahi mahi with Kuala Parsnip Puree. It wasn’t too her liking, due to the spice of the sauces not pairing with the fish to her tastes. A thumbs down from her on this one.

Indian spiced mahi mahi with Kuala Parsnip Puree

The service at Spago was again like Nick’s; it was surprisingly absent. We poured our own wine for most of the evening as the glasses ran dry at every opportunity. The staff were pleasant however when they were around, they just weren’t around that often.

We took the courtesy Fairmont Cadillac Escalade back to the Fairmont Kea Lani after our dinner and they were around to collect us within 7 minutes of making the call.

My Thoughts on the Wailea Beach Walk:

The Fairmont Kea Lani is situated almost right in the middle of the Wailea Beach Walk. It’s a great location to be in as walking to other restaurants and hotels is easy. The coastal scenery is also spectacular, making this part of Maui a spectacular and inspirational place to stay. The ability to be able to walk to Spago for dinner also makes for a great option when staying the Wailea area.

If you’ve paid visited the Four Seasons or the Wailea Beach walk, did it make it into your travel memories?

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