Seven Star Family Travel

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Map)
at Historic Ka'upulehu

About Your Stay

By Andy Wexler
Our editors have been here and it has met our standards
Our editors have been here and it has met our standards.

Set on the Big Island’s exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast, this natural paradise is the perfect place to unwind in Polynesian luxury. The Four Seasons Hualālai’s dramatic white sands, black lava, and lush green tropical vegetation set against an azure sea reminds guests that they are in the very cradle of Hawaiian civilization. 

Family Activities We Love

  • Don't Forget to Paddle!
    The Junior Alaka`i Nalu Program features an action-packed three days of activities where teens can sample a variety of ocean excursions. Paddle in a six-man outrigger canoe, an ancient Polynesian tradition. Try the latest ocean craze on a stand-up paddle board. Or dive the reefs like a Hawaiian James Bond with an underwater power scooter!
  • Something Fishy
    
King's Pond is a man-made aquarium that houses tropical fish, eagle rays and even a sting ray. Have fun assisting in training the King’s Pond fish to perform circus tricks with the Four Seasons Hualālai’s staff. They will teach you the skills needed to train them and any other pets you may have, even your little brother!
  • Zip It
    Sail through the rainforest canopy over the Pololu Valley. Eight full ziplines will get your blood rushing. Afterwards, hike through the rainforest and picnic by a waterfall. Go off-roading in a six-wheel drive Swiss Pinzgauer truck. Truly a tour like no other!
  • Grass Skirt Not Required
    Kids can learn to express themselves with modern hula moves accompanied by songs on ukulele and other island instruments. Each movement has a specific meaning, so be sure to watch those arms!
  • Snug as a Bug . . .
    A friendly Kids For All Seasons counselor will arrive at your doorstep with milk, cookies and a bedtime story. Parents who request Tuck-in Story Time for their kids will delight in seeing them tucked in and lulled to sleep with a Hawaiian story book, which is theirs to keep.

Romantic Activities We Love

  • You and Me and the Ocean Makes Three
    Let the rhythm of the waves entice you to dine under the stars. A private server will present you with a three-course meal on the beach while you relax in the embrace of a warm tropical breeze.
  • Take Control
    Create your own ultimate adventure tour by deciding where the Alaka‘i Nalu guide will take you. Explore a secluded beach, discover secret spots along the north or south coast and paddle, Boogie board or search for dolphins . . . you give directions to the “Leaders of the Waves."
  • Escape to Romance
    Find balance, relieve tension and stress, energize and revitalize with a heavenly soak in an aphrodisiac bath of Hawaiian Island salts and pure essential oils. Breathe in total harmony and tranquility with an aromatherapy wrap, followed by an 80-minute Swedish massage and wellness activity of your choice to share, such as acupuncture or naturopathy.
  • The Only Way to Fly
    
Take a helicopter tour to get the kind of views only seen in movies. During your two-hour ride, you will hover over the active Puu O'o vent of the volcano, fly along the scenic Hamakua Coast, and provide an exciting tour of the many steep ocean cliffs and mountain valleys.
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Vacation Packages

$7,000 Weekend Package


Relax in a Deluxe Suite with Prime Ocean View for two.
  • Romance Escape spa treatment
  • Private dinner on the beach
  • Helicopter tour of the scenic Hamakua Coast and volcano
  • The Ultimate Alaka‘i Nalu Ribcraft Adventure
  • Volcano winery tour
  • Stand Up Paddle Board for two

$25,000 Week-Long Experience


Enjoy a week's accommodations for four in the expansive Kou Suite, closest to the shoreline.
  • Private luau on the beach
  • Hula lesson
  • Zipline tour
  • Fish Circus Training
  • Bouldering lesson
  • Scooter Snorkel
  • Private tennis
  • Oral History of Ka`ūpūlehu
  • Helicopter tour of the scenic Hamakua Coast and volcano

$100,000 Week-Long Indulgence


Reserve the majestic two-bedroom Presidential Villa for a week. Watch the sun set over the Pacific or catch the seasonal migration of humpback whales from your private lanai.
  • Two 50-minute massage treatments in your room or at the Spa, daily amenity from the chef, tropical floral arrangements (refreshed daily), customized bar, valet parking, lounge chairs for two (at the beach) and cabana (at the pool), round-trip Kona Airport transfers are all included
  • Romance Escape spa treatment
  • Private luau on the beach with personal ukelele player and hula dancer
  • Zipline tour
  • The Ultimate Alaka‘i Nalu Ribcraft Adventure and Junior Alaka‘i Nalu Canoe Adventure
  • Private tennis lessons
  • Scuba diving adventure
  • Golf with caddy on Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
  • ATV tour of island
  • Private charter sailing for snorkeling and whale watch
  • Atlantis Adventures submarine tour
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Ease of Travel

The inter-island carriers Hawaiian Airlines, Island Air, Mokulele and go! and the trans-Pacific carriers United Airlines, American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, US Airways and Japan Airlines provide service to Kona International Airport, 10 minutes from the Resort. Air Canada, WestJet and Delta Air Lines also service Kona International Airport seasonally.

The Resort offers transportation to and from the airport. Taxi and limousine services are available. Please ask the concierge for limousine, sedan and taxi rates.

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