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

Aug. 22, 2021
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Everything you wanted to know about HBO's 'The White Lotus' resort — and how to book
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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.

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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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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,400+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and our Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023