Four Seasons Hualalai
Hualalai, Hawaii's Big Island
At a Glance
Snorkel with over 2000 fish and a 21 year old eagle ray in the hotel's own pondAnna Bleasdale
Head down the left hand side of the beach to look out for turtles who often nest in the areaAnna Bleasdale
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The Four Seasons Hualalai is a lush green tropical oasis of landscaped gardens and golf courses fringed by a white sand palm lined beach backed by the dramatic moonscape of black lava fields that typify the north-west coast of Hawaii's Big Island.
The easy access from Kona airport, only 20 minutes away, coupled with its extensive grounds and facilities and long beachfront make the Four Seasons Hualalai ideal for families, couples and honeymooners wanting to experience the diversity and extraordinary geological wonders of the Big Island.
The 243 guest rooms and suites are housed in two-storey lava rock bungalows which blend into the tropical foliage and are arranged around the golf course and numerous swimming pools. They ooze luxury, with Hawaiian/Balinesian inspired decor, slate bathrooms, and furnished lanais (balconies). The spacious suites have 180-degree ocean views and are perfect for families. Larger groups and families will be tempted by the free stranding Hawaii Loa and Makaloa villas which can be booked as 2 or 3 bedrooms.
A trio of restaurants includes the Hualalai Grille American Grill, seafood-centric Ulu Ocean Grill and sushi lounge, and the revamped Beach Tree, serving Italian-influenced California cuisine in a relaxed Hawaiian 'beach house' setting. Over 75 % of food served is from Hawaii island with the chefs working in partnership with over 100 local farmers and fisherman.
Despite its quiet luxury, the resort is also very child-friendly, with a great series of activity programs organized by the Kids for All Seasons club and the Ka Hui teen activities.
One of the great attractions of the Four Seasons Hualalai are the abundant sport and recreation facilities on hand including golf, tennis, numerous swimming pools, and the Hualalai Sports Club with its state of the art fitness studio, outdoor climbing wall and endless choice of groups classes.
In all there are seven swimming pools to tempt you from the 25 meter lap pool at the Spa, the adults only Palm Grove pool, family friendly lagoon-style Sea Shell pool and sand-lined shallow children's Keiki pool. Not forgetting the spectacular Kings Pond which is a 1.8-million gallon “aquarium" carved out of the natural lava rock and filled with a mixture of fresh and ocean water. With over 3,000 tropical fish from more than 75 species swimming freely (including a spotted eagle ray). Complimentary snorkeling equipment is on hand as well as activities such as ray and fish feedings and snorkeling lessons.
Golfers are kept challenged by Hualalai’s Jack Nicklaus Signature course that runs dramatically through the lava fields with incredible ocean views. It’s one of the best of the many great resort courses in Hawaii and host to the annual Mitsubishi Electric Championship, a limited field PGA Champions Tour.
If however all you want to do is lie on a white-sand beach you’ll be more than content and from November to May you may have the added bonus of whale and dolphins sightings just offshore.
If spa treatments are on the agenda, book a massage at the Hualalai Spa where you can select local ingredients (perhaps volcanic ash or macadamia nuts) for your personalized treatment.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai boasts 243 well-appointed guest rooms, villas and suites, spread through two-storey bungalows surrounded by lush greenery. The decor, inspired by nature, includes a very interesting collection of native art.
Location & Directions
Hualalai, Hawaii's Big Island
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is situated on the site of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village Kaupulehu, on the Kona-Kohala Coast on the West of Hawaii's Big island.
When to go
Hawaii's Big Island is a year round destination with a tropical climate, with the very best months being April to September. Temperatures are high throughout the year but never excessive, as humidity levels are manageable. There is a rainy season from December to March which is also ironically, the tourism high season, when the scenery is at its most lush and long, hot days break up the rainy spells.