Let the true spirit of Aloha surround you as you spend your days exploring underwater kingdoms, catching waves and throwing shakas. Live life at a turtle’s pace and let the worries and stress of day to day life get washed away in the warm island breeze. With panoramic coastal views and sunsets that dreams are made of, you have truly got tickets to the best show in town.

Location

What is the view like? Will I be far from the beach?

There is nothing that will prepare you for Hawaii’s black-lava North Kona coast or the rocky shoreline only steps away from the villa suites at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. White-sand beaches surrounded by tall palm trees create beautiful memories for your ohana (family in Hawaiian) – one magnificent sunset at a time.

Key Facts

  • historic Ka‘ūpūlehu is set on the picturesque Kona-Kohala coast of Big Island, Hawaii
  • half-hour drive from the city of Kailua-Kona and less than 20 minutes from the upscale boutiques of Kings’ Shops
  • the Big Island is home to the only active volcano that remains on the Hawaiian Islands and is located within a safe distance of the resort

What is special?

  • on especially clear days, look across the ‘Alenuihaha Channel and see Maui in the distance
  • where the Resort stands today, was an ancient Hawaiian fishing village where ancestors were able to sustain life using only natural resources
  • the resort’s beach front property allows you to soak in ocean views and jump in the water in a heartbeat

What do the guests say?

  • guests find this to be a very relaxing location that lends itself nicely to lounging the day away
  • many love that the grounds are well manicured and incredibly beautiful to explore
  • visitors call this the best place to be to watch the sunset

Accommodation

What kind of rooms can I choose from? What are the bathrooms like?

As you wake up to silhouettes of a tropical paradise, step outside into your very own lava rock shower sanctuary and enjoy the ocean front splendor Hawaii has to offer you. The Four Seasons Hualalai was designed and built with the Hawaiian aesthetic and spirit as its guide, leaving Kona’s lush and vibrant island nature to add its unique finishing touch.

Key Facts

  • 243 expansive guest rooms including 51 suites with private furnished verandas
  • opulent rooms with luxury bathrooms featuring oversized walk-in showers and separate bathrooms
  • choose from exceptionally spacious deluxe and superior suites consisting of one or two bedrooms

What is special?

  • book yourself in a first-level guest room or suite and refresh in outdoor gardens and lava rock showers
  • take in the views the rooms have to offer as they sit on two story bungalows separated by four stunning saltwater coves
  • get cozy in impressive canopy beds with bamboo frames draped in atmospheric gauzy fabrics

What do the guests say?

  • ground-level ocean view rooms are highly recommended
  • guests enjoy how comfortable and spacious the rooms are
  • many fantasize about the lava rock outdoor showers and wish to take them home with them

Pools & Spa

How many pools can I choose from? What does the spa have to offer?

Hawaii Island’s natural healing energy and resources are embodied and brought to life at Hualalai’s Spa set amidst lush greenery, as the Hawaiian way of life is incorporated in almost every treatment and amenity provided. Hang loose by the pool and dive into evening sunsets in one of seven on-site pools, leaving you with a sense of calm only the Four Seasons Hualalai can provide.

Key Facts

  • the 2600 m2 Hualalai Spa is set in tropical gardens and features a lap pool, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and cold plunges
  • a state of the art fitness facility allows you to stay on top of your daily fitness routine
  • wellness programmes consist of acupuncture, chiropractic care, naturopathic physicians, nutritional evaluation as well as nutritional care for young and old

What is special?

  • reconnect mind, body and soul through energy healing focusing on bodily blockages and alleviating stress
  • start your personal journey to better wellbeing with a number of fully customized wellness programs catering to your mental and physical health
  • let physical therapists develop a customized exercise program specifically designed to help your body heal

What do the guests say?

  • King’s Pond pool filled with spectacularly vibrant ocean creatures makes the stay most memorable for visitors
  • guests enjoy the diversity of pools to choose from that fits their day-to-day needs
  • yoga classes and energy healing are highly recommended for those looking to reconnect with themselves

Culinary

What kind of Hawaiian specialties can I expect? Can I dine by the ocean?

On the Big Island it doesn’t need to be Aloha Friday to have a sunset date. Make each evening special with luxurious dishes that are true pieces of art or laid back poke bowls by the shore. Let deciding on which cocktail goes best with the ocean blue, be your only worry as sunsets bring blissful closure to never ending beautiful days.

Key Facts

  • enjoy a wide variety of dining options ranging from Italian/Californian to Asian influenced seafood to intimate dinners on the beach
  • just steps from the water, a casual beach bar offers cocktails with a side of spectacular sunset, as well as all-day snacks
  • for breakfast let the tropical rainforest come straight to your table

What is special?

  • take a stroll down the beach and visit Ulu Ocean Grill, where sand and waves are just steps away from your table
  • order Hualalai’s signature Loco Moco dish for breakfast, a healthy salad for lunch or some delicious fish for dinner straight to your room
  • gaze up at the stars as you enjoy a personalized dinner menu to the sound of ukulele players and hula dancers swaying around you

What do the guests say?

  • dining by or on the beach makes the Hualalai dining experience unforgettable  
  • the thoughtful service completes the overall wonderful experience for visitors  
  • guests tremendously enjoy getting a glimpse of Hawaiian culinary culture

Activities

How close can I get to the volcano? How can I tour the Hawaiian ocean?

The adventure of a lifetime awaits you in the breathtaking beauty of Hawaii’s mountains, volcanoes and ocean views. The list of jaw dropping experiences are endless as you soar over rivers of lava in a helicopter, swim at hidden beaches, dine under the stars, hike lava fields or trek through the rainforest to glorious waterfalls. From ukulele lessons to historic star navigation, immerse yourself in Hawaii’s cultural history and its warm, clear waters full of colorful life.

Key Facts

  • get a hole-in-one at the renown 18-hole signature Jack Nicklaus course, set against an exhilarating natural backdrop
  • visit Kainalu, the sting ray at King’s Pond, and learn the basics of snorkeling and marine biology from an expert in the resorts lava-rock aquarium
  • experience all the Hawaiian ocean has to offer by canoe, paddle board, boat and more

What is special?

  • have a James Bond moment as you fly underwater with scooter snorkel lessons
  • set off to sea on ribcraft boats to spot humpback whales less than a mile from the shore or go for the Nalu adventure and swim with friendly wild dolphins
  • book a helicopter tour of the island and sneak a bird’s-eye view of plunging valleys, lava erupting Hawaiian volcanoes and lush rainforest

What do the guests say?

  • the Four Seasons Nalu Adventure checks off bucket lists and has guests raving about swimming with Hawaii’s peaceful wild dolphins
  • golfers love to spend their days playing golf on the resort’s world class Jack Nicklaus course with dreamy views
  • highly recommended to parents as kids love the wide variety of activities the resort has in store for them