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What We Love

  • Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Finalist: Best For Families
  • One of the best golf courses in Hawaii (it's an annual PGA Champions Tour stop)
  • The aquarium-like King’s Pond, a sand-bottomed swimming hole carved from lava, filled with sea water and thousands of fish (snorkel gear included)
  • Ka‘upulehu Cultural Center offers children and adult programs, most free: learn to dance the hula, play ukulele and speak Hawaiian.

What To Know

  • Restaurants are pricey and it’s hard to go outside the resort unless you rent a car
  • The resort is spread out making it easy for the directionally-challenged to get lost
  • The outdoor spa treatment rooms, while novel, are also quite loud as you can hear treatments next door. Opt for indoors.

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Tropical bliss carved from black lava fields, with seven pools, a Jack Nicklaus golf course and massive spa

The Look

Hawaiian modern. The 243 guestrooms and suites occupy either the top or bottom of two-story bungalows spread across the lush property and clustered around the resort’s seven pools. Interiors are island casual with louvered wooden doors and shutters, slate floors, rattan and bamboo accents and balconies or lanais with pools and ocean views. No rooms are far from water and sand, and indoor-outdoor floor plans in both rooms and restaurants invite in sea breezes and vistas.

Bed & Bath

Four Seasons uses custom-made mattresses and box springs in impressive canopy beds with bamboo frames draped in atmospheric gauzy fabrics. Book a ground floor room for large outdoor showers made of black lava rock. Inside, all rooms have the signature Four Seasons bathroom, spacious and done in granite with separate oversized soaking tubs and large walk-in showers. Other perks include entertainment centers with 42-inch plasma TVs and coffee makers with local Kona beans.

Beyond

The ‘ULU Grille is one of the more impressive restaurants you will find at any resort, with a such a serious commitment to locavore cuisine that they’ve teamed up with more than 160 island farmers and fishermen. By day it has a fantastic gourmet coffee and Bloody Mary bar that becomes a cocktail bar at night. Be sure to sample Hawaiian breakfast specialties like teriyaki beef and eggs, breakfast fried rice or loco moco. Other options include the thatched palapa Beach Tree Bar and the modern steakhouse style Hualalai Grille. It’s easy to work off your indulgences between outrigger canoe, surfing and standup paddle board lessons. Then you can bliss out in the 28,000-square-foot spa, which uses local ingredients like black lava salt, hibiscus and crushed macadamia nuts.

In the Area

While many guests never leave the self-contained resort, it is quite close to the coast’s main town, Kailua Kona, home of the famed Ironman Triathlon. From here, you can head out on a variety of excursions, including fishing with the Bite Me charter fleet, whose dockside bar & grill will cook your catch afterwards. Captain Zodiac is a long established company offering intimate snorkeling and coastal exploration trips, along with dolphin and whale watching, using the high-speed inflatable boats favored by Navy Seals. The Big Island’s Mauna Kea is the earth’s tallest mountain (from the sea floor) at 33,480 feet. Atop is the world’s largest collection of telescopes. Head to the top for a stunning sunset followed by guided star gazing.

How to Get There

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States

Reviews

A really special place
Feldar09

My wife and I spent 5 nights at this beautiful property. We had everything we could ever need without ever having to leave the resort. The staff was welcoming, the views breath taking, and the food delicious. Plus it is only a fifteen minute ride from the airport. There is truly something for everyone whether you want to stay active or just relax. It was everything you expect from a Four Seasons and more. I will definitely be returning to this property one day.

Heavenly Hawaii
JandKBoulder

This was our 5th stay at Hualalai and as heavenly as always! Every aspect of this hotel is perfection. The grounds are beautiful and meticulously landscaped. The smells of the blooming plumeria fill the air.The staff is all extremely professional, friendly and helpful. As our room was having a maintenance issue and we could not check in on time they upgraded us to the huge Milo Suite. The room was more than we needed but a real treat. They also gave us a bottle of Prosecco and some chocolates. Now this is customer service! The view from this suite gorgeous and in a quiet location behind the adult only Palm Grove pool. Although not a swimming beach we enjoyed lounging at the Beach Tree pool that was carved out of lava rock. Pool service by Kelly and team was super with lots of chilled water being offered throughout the day. We enjoyed lunch at the Resident's Beach Club. The poke, pizza and wine list great! Dinner at Ulu so memorable. Sitting ocean front, watching the sunset, taking in the fresh air so relaxing. The menu here so creative hard to choose. We dined on the freshest salads, sushi and fish entrees. We were then presented with a special dessert as they knew we were celebrating my husband's birthday! The breakfast buffet is amazing with everything one could want. Don't miss the macadamia sticky buns! Upon leaving the general manager made a point to ask us how everything was and say goodbye.The Four Seasons Hualalali is pretty much perfection! We will return!

Wonderful vacation !
ccx105

Faculties is good and covered for different guest type. The staff and housekeeping are serious about their job . Restaurants are world class . Making the stay very comfortable , highly recommend! Definitely would stay again!