Set on an exclusive expanse of the sun kissed Kona-Kohala Coast, the Four Seasons Hualalai is a unique island showpiece; offering exquisite luxuries. Hawaii is a land of the Four Seasons but, the Four Seasons Hualalai is the grand-daddy of them all.
Conveniently located next to the airport, this resort is tucked neatly between the expansive black lava fields of the Kohala coast and the magnificent lava and sandy shoreline.
Accommodation and Staff
Quite sprawling and extensive, the Four Seasons Hualalai boasts intimate two-story bungalows and 243 expansive guest rooms.
This includes several villas and suites which are lovely, comfortable, large, and feature some of the most premier vistas of the oceanfront. All this exudes a nostalgic sense of Hawaii’s golden age. This is complemented by nature-inspired décor and fantastic outdoor living areas.
Four Season hospitality is generally known for its friendly and helpful staff. Well trained and well mannered, the staff here is known to go above and beyond to service guests’ needs.
The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai offers all of three Kona restaurants and two ocean-side lounges to choose from. Typical offerings here are of Hawaiian and Asian-Pacific cuisine.
The best restaurants include the:
‘Ulu Ocean Grill: Distinctively Hawaiian, this eatery offers dishes composed of local ingredients.
Hualalai Grill: Overlooking the Hualalai Golf Course, this eatery offers classic American steak and other signature choices.
‘Ulu Sushi Lounge: Along with stunning sunsets, this eatery offers light refreshments in a laid back lounge setting.
Outdoor, Natural Spa
The soothing elements of Hawaii are live here; with a unique experience being offered at the 28,000-square-foot Hualalai Spa. The facility offers fully personalized spa treatments using a variety of natural ingredients, including black lava salt, hibiscus and crushed macadamia nuts.
Of course, your preferred scented oil and botanicals will be used. This, enjoyed in a quiet stream in the open-air Waiea (Water of Life) garden. Of course, there are lap pool, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and cold plunges as well, all set amidst lush greenery.
For individuals looking to break some sweat and keep fit, there is the HualalaiSports Club, which offers a resistance and strength training studio featuring the latest in workout equipment.
Salt Water Lagoon
For a thrilling experience or a quiet, romantic evening, a visit to the close by Slat Water Lagoon may be best in the works. Here, visitors can go snorkeling and scuba diving. Here, the atmosphere is calm and inviting, the views are gorgeous, with fine white sand, black lava rocks, and turquoise waters.
The only downside may be the actual swimming beach. While it’s beautiful and private with turtles lapping about, there is a fair amount of lava rock along the oceanfront and it makes swimming a little less ideal. Still, the resort provides swim shoes.
The resort is very low key and almost never feels crowded; with an understated, yet immaculately luxurious old Hawaii feel.
The property itself is quite the exotic showpiece, offering a variety of oceanfront pools, beach areas and restaurants. Not only is it sprawling, private, and lush but offers calming vistas and lovely paths along the ocean that’s lit by torches at night.
Four Seasons Weddings
The resort’s amazing setting inspires large, beautiful weddings. The ocean background, inky-black lava rock, towering palm trees and stunning sunsets create a backdrop that inspires serenity.
Golfing at the Four Seasons
Golfing on a course crafted to improving your range and accuracy is not just exciting, but the kind of immersive experience that keeps golfers coming back. The Four Seasons Hualalai offers their 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature Hualalai Golf Course with over 7,100 yards of carefully groomed landmass.
The course sprawls over a fairly large area, beginning in a lush kipuka (oasis) and then flows across brilliant green fairways contoured against black lava and on to the ocean. Here, finishing holes, stunning vistas and graceful hazards create a wonderful seaside experience. In addition, there’s a clubhouse that almost doubles as a home away from home.
Every aspect of this resort and its property are spectacular with unbeatable rooms, food, activities and service. Indeed, the attentiveness of the staff is unrivaled, the recreational activities are phenomenal, and the décor of rooms exquisite. Indeed, this resort is great for couples and families.
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