Four Seasons Hualalai

Big Island, Hawaii

The hotel

Its dramatic oceanfront location setting hasn’t stopped Four Seasons Hualalai going a bit OTT on the pools. Not satisfied with 4 adult-only and family oceanfront and lap pools; there’s a 1.8 million gallon lava rock aquarium, where you can swim with more than 4,000 tropical fish, an ocean pool with lava breakwater and resident turtles, and a children’s sandy beach pool with mini-sunbeds and toys. They haven’t skimped on the dining either, with a Californian-come-Italian beachside restaurant, classic American steakhouse, lounge offering sushi, evening charcuterie venue, and ‘ULU Ocean Grill, whose chefs work with more than 160 local farmers and fishermen for true farm-(and ocean)-to-table dining. Add the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course, tennis club, cultural classes by local Elders, and endless family adventures, and you’ll definitely need to extend your stay.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Paddle Boards
  • Games Room

Where is it

On Hawaii Island, this oceanfront resort is located on the North Kona Kohala Coast, known for its white sands. It’s 18-minute drive from Waikoloa King Shops, 30 minutes from the city centre, and 45 minutes from Waimea. Transfer time from Kona airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

243 rooms and suites. All with TV, DVD player (DVD library available), iHome clock radio and docking station for iPod/MP3 players, complimentary WiFi (for up to 2 devices), telephone (free local calls), coffee maker with coffee and tea, filtered water (refreshed daily), safe, hairdryer, iron and board, beach tote use, and lightweight yukata bathrobes (children’s bathrobes, toiletries and child-proofing items available on request). Ocean Golf-View Rooms are 635 sq ft, are located in the upper or lower level of the bungalows, and have ocean views over golf course’s 18th green, and 1 king-size or 2 double beds, and 1 rollaway bed or crib, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Poolside Rooms and Partial Ocean-View Rooms are 635 sq ft, are located in lower level of bungalows in Beach Tree and Sea Shell Crescents, and have a furnished lanai (terrace), an outdoor lava rock shower (on request), and 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Ocean-View Rooms, Prime Ocean-view Rooms, Ocean-view Deluxe Rooms, Oceanfront Rooms with similar amenities are also available.

Superior Suites – Ocean Golf View are 1,050 square foot, are located at the ‘ULU Terrace, and have distant ocean views over golf course’s 18th green, a lanai, an outdoor lava rock shower (lower level suites) an additional guest powder room with shower, a spacious living area, a separate dining area (selected suites), and 1 king-size bed, and a double sofa bed or 1 rollaway bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Superior Suites – Poolside View are 1,050 sq ft, located in the lower levels of the Beach Tree Crescent bungalows, and has beautiful garden views towards Beach Tree restaurant, a private lanai with access to pools or garden, a spacious living area, a separate dining area (selected suites), an outdoor garden shower (selected suites), an additional guest powder room with shower, and 1 king-size bed, and a double sofa bed or 1 rollaway bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. This suite is also available as a 2 bedroom connecting suite.

Superior Suites with Ocean View, Prime Ocean View, Oceanfront are also available. Deluxe Suites are larger and are available with an Ocean View and Prime Ocean View.

The below suites offer the following amenities: Dedicated Suite Concierge; choice of dining credit, golf for two, or two spa treatments; daily American breakfast; pressing and packing and unpacking services; deluxe fruit basket, lei and welcome amenity; high-speed internet access.

‘Anelakai Suite is 1,050 sq ft, is located closest to the ocean in King’s Pond Crescent, and has ocean views, an extended lanai with plunge pool, a private lawn, direct beach access, an outdoor shower in the main bathroom, an additional guest powder room with shower, and 1 king-size bed, and 1 rollaway bed or crib, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. This suite is also available as a 2 bedroom connecting suite.

‘Ohana Suites are 1,441 sq ft, are perfect for families, are located in the lower level of Sea Shell and Beach Tree Crescents, and have ocean or pool views, a large living area with oversized lanai, an additional guest powder room with steam shower, and 1 king-size bed, and 1 rollaway bed or crib, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. This suite is also available as a 2 bedroom connecting suite.

Wai’olu Suite is 1,711 sq ft, is located in the lower level of Palm Grove, overlooks the Palm Grove’s pond and has ocean views, a large living area opening onto an oversized lanai, an additional guest powder room with steam shower, and 1 king-size bed, and 1 rollaway bed or crib, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. This suite is also available as a 2 bedroom connecting suite.

Milo Suite, Kailani Suite, Kou Suite, Ho’onanea Villa, Makaloa Villa and Hawaii Loa Presidential Villa are also available.

8 dining options including Beach Tree (Californian with Italian and tropical influences). ‘ULU Ocean Grill (‘Regional, Seasonal and Artisanal’ menu, complimentary wine and coffee tasting on select nights). Hualalai Grille (American steakhouse with fresh local fish). ‘ULU Sushi Lounge (oceanfront bar, cocktails, dinner). Beach Tree Bar and Lounge (casual menu, beachside). Hualalai Trading Company (casual dining and shopping, morning pastries and coffees, vintage-style soda fountain, evening chacuterie, wine, snacks and bocce ball games). Dining Under The Stars* (private dining experiences, dinner, reservations required). Complimentary early morning coffee. 24-hour room service*. Welcome drink, lei and oshibori on arrival. Beach access. 6 swimming pools including adults-only, kids’ pool (with white sand beach slope, small chaise lounges and water toys), King’s Pond (1.8 million gallon natural lava rock aquarium), Ocean Pool (200m pool carved into lava rock with breakwater and sea life including turtles). Poolside service at 4 oceanfront pools (including towels, sun block and hourly services like sunglass cleaning, chilled oshibori towels, frozen pops, fruit kabobs, and Evian spritz). 5 whirlpools. Complimentary cabanas (day beds*). Hualalai Sports Club & Spa*. Fitness facilities (complimentary classes). Private Jack Nicklaus PGA 18-hole Hualalai Golf Course*. Hualalai Tennis Club*. Ocean-based activities (ribcraft or canoe trips*, stand-up paddleboarding*, scooter snorkels*, whale watching*, snorkelling with complimentary equipment, and teen activity cruise*). Marine activities (fish circus, ocean life exploration, pond tours, fish and eagle ray feeding). Beach games. Basketball pick up games. Ka’upulehu Cultural Center (with classes and exhibits including star navigation, Hawaiian language, hula, ukulele, and other classes often led by Hawaiian elders which vary from quilting to lei making; some classes are subject to a nominal fee for supplies). Kids For All Seasons program (9:00am-5:00pm daily, for children 5-12 years). Hale Kula game and activity centre for kids. Complimentary family activities. Family activities* (canoe paddling, tiki-lit family beach meals, hiking, rock-climbing, toddler time for under 5s; reservations required). Concierge. Daily digital The New York Times with breakfast. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary self-parking. Valet parking $25 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Nov 12, 2019 RoC D Seattle, Washington

What a beautiful private place! It’s not as spread out like other hotels, yet you can have a sense of peace and privacy. You can feel that the main concern of the staff is guest satisfaction, the guest always come first.
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Nov 11, 2019 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… Read more
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. Read less
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Nov 8, 2019 JandKBoulder Boulder, Colorado

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… Read more
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! Read less
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Nov 8, 2019 ccx105 Vancouver, Canada

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!
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Nov 7, 2019 Pamela W Johns Creek, Georgia

This was our second vacation to the Four Seasons Hualalai. It is still outstanding in every way. The greeting upon arrival, the most comfortable room (love the outdoor shower!), the views from everywhere are breathtaking, the service is genuine and caring....not overbearing at all but just perfectly attentive, and the amenities such as the… Read more
This was our second vacation to the Four Seasons Hualalai. It is still outstanding in every way. The greeting upon arrival, the most comfortable room (love the outdoor shower!), the views from everywhere are breathtaking, the service is genuine and caring....not overbearing at all but just perfectly attentive, and the amenities such as the restaurants, pools, activities on site, spa, etc. are all just OUTSTANDING. Go and be in awe. We will be back again. Read less