"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us."            

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Hotel Rating
5 star

Easily one of the world's best resorts; Hualalai sits on a white sand beach on Hawai'i Island's west coast, 10 minutes north of Kona airport. Upon their arrival, guests are welcomed with a cool towel, fresh juice, and a fragrant fresh flower lei at the reception desk, and fruit, nuts, and fudge in their room.

The 243 rooms have subdued Polynesian decor, including bamboo headboards and furnished lanais.

In addition to renowned service, guests enjoy spa treatments, a private golf course, a rock-climbing wall, tennis, boating, and a black-lava pool for snorkeling and scuba diving.

This collection of 36 two-story bungalows is frequented by business travelers, celebrating couples, and relaxing families. Open-air dining and Polynesian-style decor throughout emphasize the backdrop of black-lava rock against white-sand beaches. Although recreational and cultural offerings abound, the pace is unhurried and the setting feels remote.


Pahu i'a
Pahu i’a offers breakfast daily featuring a spectacular buffet along with locally inspired a la carte selections. At dinner, the chefs pay homage to Hawaii’s unique offerings and the surrounding sea. The culinary team also works with local farmers who provide fresh, island-grown produce; and fragrant herbs are picked from The Four Seasons Hualalai's own herb garden. Many times through out the year the resort celebrates the island’s bounty with a feast entitled Surf, Sand and Stars.

Hualalai Grille
Lunch is served in this open-air, casual dining room overlooking the palm-tree-filled greens. Low, black-lava walls line the lanai, and an outrigger canoe is suspended over planters in the middle of the dining room. In addition to sandwiches and salads served daily, the menu includes traditional Japanese and Filipino rice and noodle dishes.

Beach Tree
Renowned for its signature style of “barefoot elegance” in a relaxed location for lunch or dinner daily. Bask in expansive water views and live entertainment nightly. During the day, enjoy light California-inspired cuisine using the freshest ingredients available on the island. In the evenings, enjoy house made pastas, pizzas, and other enticing Italian dishes from our Chef de Cuisine, Nick Mastrascusa.


Jack Nicklaus designed the resort's oceanfront Hualalai golf course, which is built on black-lava rock. Five swimming pools spread across the oceanfront include three for scuba and snorkeling, as well as watching tropical fish in the King's Pool, a blend of cool spring and warm water. Adults, lap swimmers, and infants all have their own swimming pools. The Sea Shell swimming pool has an infinity edge. Fitness facilities include a rock-climbing wall, putting green, and eight tennis courts.

Complimentary fitness walks and pick-up basketball games are organized daily. Running trails of 2.4 to 5.3 miles wind around the property. Guests can register for tennis clinics, beach volleyball, and boogie board cruises (fee).  Yoga, spinning, Pilates, tai chi, aqua fit, power fit, and interval training classes are also regularly offered (fee).

At the Kaupulehu Cultural Center, guests can learn about Hawaiian arts and horticulture through introductory quilting and ukulele lessons; cultural and plant tours; pandanus weaving and shell-bracelet making; and sessions with an artist in residence.

The spa has an outdoor eucalyptus steam room and sauna, 4 spa tubs, and a cold plunge pool.  Massages and facials are available in 18 indoor and outdoor rooms, including two exclusively for "wet" treatments, such as body scrubs and mud applications. A salon offers hair styling, manicures, and pedicures.

Children's activities include outrigger canoeing (fee). The complimentary Kids For All Seasons programs are offered year round for 5-12 year olds, and the Tsunami teen center has ping pong, foosball, a pool table, videogames, computers, and board games.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

Bicycle rentals
Golf - driving range
Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
Hiking/biking trails
Rowing or canoeing
Running track/path
Scuba diving
Surfing/boogie boarding

Insider Tip:

At the on-site general store (within walking distance of guestrooms), guests can charge groceries for their rooms or gas for their rental cars to their resort account.


Kona, Hawai'i Island


Kona International A/P

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