The beaches of the island are, predictably, outstanding. Hapuna Beach is the perfect spot for snorkelling, swimming and picnicking, while Ka Lae South Point is believed to be where the first Polynesians discovered Hawaii. The Pacific Ocean is your playground at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. There are an impressive number of watersports available from the resort, including snorkelling, Ribcraft rides, canoeing, paddle boarding, seasonal whale-watching, and special teenagers boat cruises
There are plenty of opportunities for exploring the island and spectacular sights to see. Hike through the fern and bamboo to Akana Falls, a staggering 128-metre plunging waterfall, or see the Volcanic National Park, said to be home of fire goddess, Pele, where the continuously erupting Kilaea Volcano can be seen. Also on the island is Pu'uhonua, or 'the city of refuge', a sanctuary for Hawaiians pursued by enemies during war, Captain Cook Monument, the quaint town of Holualoa, the beautifully lush Waipi'o Valley and Maina Loa Macadamia Nut Factory.
Boasting the first Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course on Hawaii, there is always a wealth of activities going on in and around Hualalai Golf Course. Whether the idea of nightime golf takes your fancy - commencing with an evening meal and finishing with a five-hole game under the stars, or perhaps a golfing tour is more in order? In addition there is a full golf caddie service and golf clinic available to help improve your game, and a junior golf clinic for ages ten years and older who are new to the game.
Luxury Family Holidays
The resort will become your child's playground, thanks to the wonderful Kids For All Seasons programme, helping children aged 5 to 12 years make the most of their tropical surroundings. The extensive range of activities includes sand-sculpting, volcano-building and Eagle Ray-feeding - each of which perfectly balance fun with learning. The spacious Hale Kula Centre is open to teenagers, offering a television, games consoles and a grassy pitch for field fun. The treasured junior guests receive a personalised welcome gift, milk and cookies and a child-size bathrobe on arrival, ensuring that from the outset, the trip is unforgettable for the whole family.
A tropical hideaway that exudes romance, choose Four Seasons Resort Hualalai for your next couple's escape. Embrace the laid-back island way of life with a sensual massage for two - inspired by centuries-old Hawaiian therapies - or take a dip in the ancient Luana bath for complete relaxation. Take your own souvenir of the island in the form of beautiful leis made from tropical flowers - an icon of togetherness and romance and as evening falls, connect over a private candlelit dinner beneath the stars, before returning to your room, along a pathway of petals, where a chilled bottle of Champagne awaits.
The Hualalai Spa, covering over two-and-a-half-thousand square-meters of tropical gardens and cool interiors, offers world-class pampering and an oasis of tranquillity. A variety of ingredients are incorporated into treatments reflective of the environment, such as black lava salt, hibiscus and crushed macadamia nuts. Massages, skin soothing body treatments and facials address any concern, from aromatherapy masks to hot oil hair therapy. If you are seeking beauty from within, acupuncture, sound and energy healing and yoga sessions are also offered, making for a truly rejuvenating experience.