Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is asking guests to take a trip that gives back — to Maui and themselves – as part of its commitment to promoting responsible travel.
The resort has unveiled a new “Malama Hawaii” 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 is a US$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.
“Malama 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,” explains 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 Hawaii, 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.
Originally, the resort launched the initiative when it reopened its doors in November 2020, in collaboration with Pacific Whale Foundation, as part of the state’s Malama Hawaii 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.
During the first six months of the program, thousands of pieces of debris have been documented and discarded by the Resort’s guest volunteers.