72-100 Ka`upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona/Keauhou, HawaiiMap
Family amenities rated
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
- Rollaway beds available
- Kids stay free
- Smoke-free property
- Kids' club
- On-site restaurant(s)
- Kids' menu in restaurant
- Highchairs available
- On-site convenience store
- Cribs (infant beds) available
- Playpens available
- Strollers available
- Outdoor pool
- Kids' pool
Beth Payer and 1 other parent have been here
On the exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, this magical, tropical oasis captures the essence of Hawaii's golden age. It offers seclusion without isolation, complemented by an award-winning sports club and spa and a private Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. (0308:SD) Golf Ocean View rooms are spacious standard rooms looking toward the ocean across the 18th hole of the Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf course. Rooms are designed with Hawaiian motif and local wood furnishings and feature one king or two double beds, a lanai (balcony) furnished with a table and chairs. The living area features an entertainment centre with a 42-inch (107-centimetre) plasma flat-screen television, rattan chaise longue and side table. The full granite bathroom offers a deep soaking tub and separate glass-enclosed shower. Some Golf Ocean View rooms on the lower level of the bungalows have outdoor gardens with lava rock showers adjacent to the bathrooms (on request only). The hotel has 3 restaurants. The resort's signature contemporary pacific cuisine combines the finest flavours the region has to offer: fresh island fish, produce, spices and herbs. The Bar & Grill features succulent cuts of beef, tender farm-raised game, fresh island seafood and the island's most spectacular salad bar. Another grill restaurant that offers the best in Hawaii's regional cuisine with a casual yet refined ambience. There is also a bar and a lounge. Two-storey bungalows with private entrances. Bathrooms open onto lush gardens and lanais offer spacious access to the open air. It's a beautiful large lobby.
Recent User ReviewsView All
Bliss! The perfect combination of luxury and family funFlag review
We can't say enough good things about the Four Seasons Hualalai! The entire place has a friendly and happy aura, and it's fancy without being stuffy. Pure heaven! The highlights included the warm and welcoming staff, and the beautiful grounds with several different pools and the beach -- including "King's Pond" where guests can snorkel alongside 3,000 tropical fish (including a spotted eagle ray). The pond is a bit chilly, but there are lounge chairs surrounding it for warming up in the sun. The kids loved it! As for the beach, it is important to note that with the jagged lava rock and surf, it is not OK to swim just anywhere. Instead, guests swim in the ocean "pool" which is a segmented area of the ocean with a sandy bottom and a low wall to calm down the tide. It's very large, and was never crowded when we were there. In addition, there are adult pools and family pools -- truly, something for everyone! Not to be missed is lunch delivered to the beach -- gigantic onion rings under a canopied chaise lounge for two. We also loved the gigantic sea turtles sunning on the rocks. For adults, the spa is fantastic, and the outdoor lounging area available after an appointment is lovely. The only improvement I would make is that our room had two full beds, and we were told that two queens is a room configuration at the resort. When traveling with bigger kids (and for us parents), we would have appreciated larger beds. I can see however, that the modestly sized rooms may not accommodate two queens. This really was minor, but I would say that our room (although lovely) was not the highlight of our trip. But we didn't care, because everything else was so wonderful! Besides, our focus was on the beautiful view off of the balcony. This was the trip of a lifetime, and we would go back in a heartbeat if we had the opportunity!
Tips for Families
Getting to Hawaii is no small feat for many -- and we were coming from the Northeast. We were greeted after 17 hours of travel in the wee hours of the night with chilled face towels, fancy drinks, and leis. Tell the kids that they have this to look forward to and the marathon travel may not seem quite so challenging! A more extensive review of our trip (including a helicopter ride, zip line tour, and surfing) is captured through the three blog posts I wrote during our stay, below. My husband and children also immensely enjoyed swimming with manta rays! http://www.olliebop.com/2012/04/aloha-from-hawaii/ http://www.olliebop.com/2012/04/surfing-hawaii-and-the-inside-of-our-fridge/ http://www.olliebop.com/2012/05/last-hurrah-hawaiian-adventures/
Suggestions for nearby family-friendly attractions
Suggestions for nearby family-friendly restaurants
My Kid's Review
Was this review helpful to you?Yes
Freddie's Broken Flipper
Awesome is what are kids would say. They would've stayed another week if we let them. The oldest at 9, has already decided he's going to work there and drive a golf cart around. Our youngest was 3 when we went last summer and there was as much or as little as each of us wanted to do. You have to swim in the Kings pond at least once, and they have touch tank sessions and the staff is all very helpful from equipment to knowledge and information. And don't miss the eagle ray feelings - the boys got a big kick out of that! The breakfast buffet for the kids and the lunch buffet at the pool were the easiest and best for kids and parents alike. Make sure you visit Holly at the Beach Tree Lounge and order a Freddie'...
Based on recommendations from friends, I had high expectations of this resort. It exceeded them. It has the nearly flawless service, tasteful decor and comforts that you would expect from a Four Seasons property. But the stunning, beautifully landscaped location right at the water's edge transforms the resort in to an extraordinary experience. And it works for the whole family. We spent spring break there with our young daughter (along with a lot of other families), and the resort's thoughtful features for kids --kids' pool, family pool, daily kids' activities, kid-friendly (but not dumbed-down) menu options at the restaurants-- help adults and children keep up a happy, relaxed coexistence that's truly feels...
We had a great time and experience at this hotel. They did a wonderful job catering to the kids, and the level of service was extremely high. They left little gifts for the kids in the room, and had the kids names chalked onto the bathtub which wa...
My husband, two daughters (ages 12 and 18) and I arrived for 10 nights on June 21 at 8 pm. It had been a long day of travel from Toronto, through San Francisco. I saw a representative from the Four Seasons when we landed and I gave her our name before heading to Avis to pick up our rental car. It's a short but dark ride from the airport to the hotel. We managed fine but I know older people may be disoriented by the lack of light. (We're in our 40s.) They were ready for us at the hotel when we arrived. You are brought over to a couch in the beautiful open air lobby to check in. (If you arrive at night, you won't fully appreciate how lovely it is until morning, but it is stunning in the night time light.) As t...