Everything you wanted to know about HBO’s ‘The White Lotus’ resort — and how to book

Aug 22, 2021

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If you’re one of the 1.9 million viewers who tuned into last week’s finale of “The White Lotus” and are still wandering around humming the spooky-but-catchy theme song, you’re not alone.

And, if you’re a resort fanatic like us, you may still be thinking about the stunning Hawaiian beachfront property where the show was filmed. Here’s what we know (don’t worry, no spoilers).

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Where was “The White Lotus” filmed?

The property dubbed “The White Lotus” in the show is actually the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, one of the island’s most luxurious properties.

Here, you’ll find the same top-notch amenities highlighted on the show: A killer breakfast spread, state-of-the-art spa, stunning infinity pool, and sunset views for days.

TPG’s Zach Griff had the tough job of reviewing the property back in September of 2019. He remarked that the rooms were spacious with modern touches, the food was top-notch, the pools great and there was plenty to do (scuba lessons, anyone?). Before you start to feel too bad for him, though, he noted that during his stay the resort was too crowded for its own good, the check-in experience was lackluster (where’s our consummate concierge Armond when you need him?), and the Wi-Fi overpriced. So, manage expectations accordingly.

Related: Luxury in Wailea: A review of the Four Seasons Resort Maui

How to book

While you may not be able to book the actual Pineapple Suite featured in the show, you have plenty of other options, ranging from a basic Ocean-View Room to the Maile Three-Bedroom Presidential Suite. As Griff notes, room rates start at about $550 a night.

(Photo by Zach Griff / The Points Guy)

Because it’s the Four Seasons, there’s unfortunately no relief to be had in terms of booking with points and miles. You can, however, take the edge off by booking through the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts portal, which is open to all cardholders of The Platinum Card® from American Express and Centurion card and can unlock incredibly valuable inclusions such as daily breakfast for two; a room upgrade at check-in, subject to availability; a noon check-in, when available; a 4 pm guaranteed late checkout; complimentary Wi-Fi and a $100 food-and-beverage credit.

Related: Get free breakfast, upgrades and more with the Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts program

For those still eager to visit Wailea to catch one of those incredible sunsets and with a few points to burn, check out Marriott’s Wailea Beach Resort, Hyatt’s Andaz Maui or Hilton’s Grand Wailea.

Photo courtesy of Zach Griff / The Points Guy.

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