Last month, Mr. Feather and I took advantage of the long MLK holiday weekend and spent a few days in Maui, relaxing and enjoying the sun! This time, we tried out a resort I had never stayed at before – the Fairmont Kea Lani. Mr. Feather’s mom and her husband were also staying there, and it was incredibly convenient to be in one place.
While we had never stayed at the Kea Lani, we had been there a few times, always when at the Four Seasons and when walking over to the Fairmont’s in house restaurant, Nick’s Fishmarket. The one thing I had always remembered about the Kea Lani was it’s huge, very grand open lobby.
As soon as we walked in, we were greeted with the customary lei and kukui nut necklace, and some delicious ice cold juice.
After checking in, we headed up to our room – an oceanview king. Every room in the Kea Lani is a suite – great for families! A large living room greeted us as soon as we opened the door.
The bedroom was equally large with ample space. Both the living room and bedroom had their own sliding door leading out to the balcony, which had a dining table, four chairs, as well as a lounger.
The ocean view from our balcony – it was an “angled” ocean view of the type you’ll find in most hotels in Maui. There were a few rooms on the ends of each floor which had a full on ocean view – these were very expensive!
Our balcony was quite large, and also faced over the resort grounds itself – below were the largest pools, with a slide connecting them. As you may be able to guess from the slide, these pools allowed children and we didn’t spend too much time there. The families we saw though were having a great time.
Our bathroom was large, with a big separate soaking tub (which I used) and two individual sinks.
I also loved the shower! It was in an “open” style and perfect for the Maui vibe, but not too open that water was splashing everywhere. The shower was also spotless. I have a weird thing with hotel showers and always hold my breath that they will be completely clean (and if they’re not, I have nightmares the whole trip).
The toiletries were a pleasant surprise – Rose 31 from Le Labo, a nice musky rose scent. Very cool and I was told that all Fairmonts are now using this line.