Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Invites Guests Who “Give Back” to “Come Back”
As part of a commitment to promoting responsible travel, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is asking guests to take a trip that gives back—to Maui and themselves.
Today, the Resort announced a new “Mālama Hawaiʻi” volunteer experience that allows guests to discover Maui’s storied past through hands-on processing of historic artifacts and documents at Lahaina Restoration Foundation. The reward for participation: a USD 250 resort credit to be applied to their current stay and a gift certificate for a one-night luxury accommodation in an Ocean View Room for a future stay.
“Mālama means ‘to care for,’ and this program is perfect for guests that are not only interested in leaving Maui a better place than when they arrived but also finding a deep meaningful connection to this very special place we call home,” said Four Seasons Resort Cultural Ambassador “Aunty Wendy” Tuivaioge.
Lahaina Restoration Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission to restore, preserve and protect the physical, historical and cultural legacies of Maui, and honor the era of the Hawaiian monarchy. Guests will embark on a three-hour discovery of Maui’s history through measuring, describing and/or transcribing historic artifacts and documents from all eras of Maui’s past, including Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, missionary, whaling and sugar periods. The experience includes a brief training session, work with historic objects, and a tour of a historic site or museum customized for the guest’s interest.
Lahaina Restoration Foundation Deputy Executive Director Kimberly Flook said, “We are excited to offer a chance for guests to connect with Lahaina Restoration Foundation and to assist in the important work of museum collections care. By volunteering through the Resort’s Mālama Hawaiʻi program, we will be able to further open the door to the past and bring more of Maui’s unique stories to a broader audience.”
The Resort originally launched the initiative upon reopening its doors in November 2020, in collaboration with Pacific Whale Foundation, as part of the state’s Mālama Hawaiʻi program. Guests who volunteer for shoreline debris monitoring and clean-up work receive the same reward of a resort credit and future one-night accommodation.
Over the duration of the program’s first six months, thousands of pieces of debris have been documented and discarded by the Resort’s guest volunteers. “Four Seasons Maui has helped to bring engaged visitors to the island that are providing valuable community science work,” said Pacific Whale Foundation Conservation Advocate Shelby Serra. “Guests are both removing the immediate threat of marine debris from our shorelines, while contributing valuable data that helps Pacific Whale Foundation mitigate the threat to whales, dolphins and all marine life.”
Resort guests who are interested in participating in the Mālama Hawaiʻi program may contact the Concierge via email at [email protected] for more information.