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Four Seasons Resort Hualālai set on the picturesque Kona-Kohala coast of Hawaii, is a magnificent destination for all the lovers out there. Built into its natural surroundings, the Resort combines history, culture, pure pampering and true aloha to all who come its way.
Located on a stunning one-half mile stretch of beach on the Northwest Kona Coast, Four Seasons Resort Hualālai is a tropical oasis that captures the essence of Hawai‘i as it once was. The contrast of ancient black lava rock with towering coconut palms, white sand beaches and azure sea creates opportunities for memories and photographs at every turn. With the Hualālai volcano behind it and the island of Maui in the distance in front, the Resort is situated on sacred grounds on one of the world’s most beautiful and mystifying islands.
Four Seasons Resort Hualālai first opened its doors for guests in 1996, and completed a $40-million enhancement in late 2009.
The Resort offers 192 guest rooms and 51 suites and villas, each taking their influence from the environment. Bamboo, thatch, and slate connect the structures, while earth-toned fabrics and furnishings adorn the interiors. Rooms and suites, all with private lanai are set in five crescents, each built around a unique water feature or the Jack Nicklaus golf course.
Believed to be the first Hawaiian island discovered by the Polynesians, Hawaii Island was the birthplace of King Kamehameha I, the unifier of the Hawaiian Islands. Formed by five volcanoes (Kohala, Hualālai, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Kīlauea), the Island is a place of extremes – from fiery active volcanoes to snow-capped mountain peaks, from acres of green pasturelands to vast ebony lava deserts, from lush tropical rainforests and verdant valleys to white, gold, black, and even green sand beaches. Out of 13 climatic regions on the planet, Hawai‘i Island has all but two (Arctic and Saharan.) This diversity, coupled with an appreciation of the history, culture, and sense of place of the island, create a rewarding experience for visitor and resident alike.
Surrounded by lush vegetation, sparkling ocean waters and stunning white-sand beaches, the comfortable and spacious accommodations at Four Seasons Resort Hualālai are housed in intimate two-story bungalows arranged in small crescents along the beachfront and golf course.
The 243 expansive guest rooms, including 51 suites, feature private furnished lanais, slate floors and natural hardwood trim to complement the palette of the surrounding environment, while walls are adorned with local art. Deluxe and Superior Suites are exceptionally spacious, with one or two bedrooms, while specialty suites and villas provide the utmost in space, comfort and privacy. Most first-level guest rooms and suites offer outdoor gardens and lava rock showers.
Living areas are designed for relaxation and feature an entertainment centre with flat-screen television, DVD/CD player and Bose entertainment system. Full granite bathrooms offer a deep soaking tub, dual vanity as well as a separate glass enclosed shower. Bedrooms feature an additional flat-screen television and iHome alarm clock/mp3 player.
As guests often enjoy longer stays, the Resort offers a wide range of dining options, from Italian/Californian to Asian- influenced seafood, to romantic or family dinners on the beach. The culinary philosophy is to start with ingredients from this island, and then beyond – ensuring the freshest, most sustainable ingredients available. Working with over 160 local farms, approximately 75% of the food served at the Resort is from Hawaii, the Big Island.
The essence of "barefoot elegance," the new Beach Tree restaurant has the feel of a Hawaiian beach house. Diners choose between al fresco beachside seating or an elegant covered dining room with 16-foot vaulted ceilings. An outdoor lounge sets the stage for the perfect beachfront cocktail in front of nightly live entertainment. Featuring Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with California and tropical influences, specialty dishes include: Gnocchi with oxtail ragout; Seafood Paella; and Hamakua, Crimini Mushroom and Fontina Pizza. Beach Tree offers over 60 wines by the glass, carafe or bottle and is open for lunch and dinner daily.
‘ULU Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge
The restaurant showcases a stylish blend of Hawaiian architecture and modern flair - a lively, informal setting where guests are inspired, surprised and delighted by Hawaii’s natural beauty and the flavors of the Pacific. Casual, friendly and knowledgeable servers guide guests through a social dining experience, highlighting an innovative ocean-to-table menu with playful tableside presentation. Cuisine is prepared oven roasted, flame grilled and wok fired, and signature dishes include: Oven Roasted Whole Fish, Lobster Wonton Soup and Table-side Ahi Poke.
The 28,000-square-foot Hualālai Spa integrates tropical gardens with cool interior spaces and feels distinctly Hawaiian. Guests are welcomed into a tranquil interior space rich with dark tropical woods, high-pitched woven ceilings and dappled sunlight falling through bamboo screens.
The Spa's 28 treatment rooms (14 outdoor, including two couples hales; eight indoor, including two vichy rooms; and four manicure/pedicure rooms) make up this healing sanctuary of wellness.
Guests are invited to enjoy complimentary pre and post-treatment relaxation in the extraordinary open-air Waiea or “Water of Life” garden. Located along a quiet stream, under the shade of lush foliage, guests can lounge, listen to the soothing sounds of the waterfall, smell the fragrant cinnamon gardenia and treat their feet to reflexology on a walk in the cool stream.
A number of treatments include the Apothecary, a unique place where Hawaiian ingredients from the Earth are chosen and mixed especially for the guest, based on specific needs and conditions of the body and mind.
Kūpuna (island elders) shared their healing traditions and knowledge of native plants and minerals to help in the creation of the Apothecary. With the guidance of their spa therapist, guests can choose from nearly 40 natural ingredients, 20 of them from Hawaii. Ranging from Hawaiian sea salt and volcanic mud to crushed macadamia nuts and fresh island flowers, these ingredients are custom-blended to create unique personalized spa treatments.
For treatments, guests choose between one of four new outdoor hales (including a couple’s hale) or an indoor air conditioned treatment room in which to enjoy their spa experience.
SEE... The Hualālai volcano and the island of Maui in the distance, in front of the Resort;
HEAR... The captivating stories about King Kamehameha I, the unifier of the Hawaiian Islands;
TASTE... The Oven Roasted Whole Fish, Lobster Wonton Soup and Table-side Ahi Poke at the ‘ULU Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge;
TOUCH...The sacred grounds on one of the world’s most beautiful and mystifying islands on Earth;
SMELL... The natural ingredients used for spa treatments. Ranging from Hawaiian sea salt and volcanic mud to crushed macadamia nuts and fresh island flowers, these ingredients are custom-blended to create unique personalized spa experiences.