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It's all about the experience at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, and that philosophy is reflected in the special amenities provided in the rooms. While trendier boutique hotels may offer the latest gadgets — often with an extra fee — Four Seasons sticks to its all-inclusive policy, offering just enough conveniences without overwhelming you. Everything is subtle, efficient and non-invasive. You may not notice the daily activity list on your nightstand — placed there every night during turndown service — or the fax machine hidden in the bottom cabinet of the living room's entertainment center. The goal at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel is to provide everything you need, but not force you to notice.
A welcome gift is left in the room when you arrive, often a spread of artisanal cheeses with a special jam or yummy dark-chocolate-covered Kula strawberries. The private mini-bars can be stocked to meet your needs, from your favorite candy bars to locally brewed beers to honey-roasted macadamia nuts. The huge bathrooms have in-room music systems, and you get to pick the genre of tunes. On the nightstands, you'll find iHome alarm clocks, where you can dock your iPod, iPhone or mp3 player and listen to your own personalized soundtrack. The hotel also loans out Kindles, gaming consoles, DVDs and CDs on request. All of these amenities make for a great stay, but our favorite perks at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel happen to be outside of the rooms and by the pool — think Evian spritzes, chilled towels and ice cream. The staff will even clean your sunglasses for you.