First Look: Four Seasons Lanai

[trip style = luxury + sun]

Editor's Note: As a mega-fan of all things Four Seasons, I've been asked to guest judge the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea's Couples Season photo contest, where in true FS form, each prize is worth more than $2,000 USD. Book a stay and enter here. Open to residents of Canada, USA, UK and Australia.

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When I stayed at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bayjust a 40-min boat ride from Mauitwo years ago, I promised myself I'd come back. Beyond style, it had soula soul that kept me from wanting to leave, as well as instigated my return. 

Look for more photos and details on what I would call my Hawaii "spirit hotel" in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, here's a sneak peek to put this retreat on your radar. 

 The pool

The pool

 The rooms  —  easily in my top five for design, finish and wow-factor 

The rooms easily in my top five for design, finish and wow-factor 

 An open-air Nobu outpost overlooking the ocean

An open-air Nobu outpost overlooking the ocean

 Nightfall

Nightfall

[photos by @tripstyler]