Fodor's Expert Review Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

72-100 Kaupulehu Dr., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 96745, USA Fodor's Choice

Beautiful views everywhere, polished wood floors, custom furnishings and linens in warm earth and cool white tones, and Hawaiian fine artwork make this oceanfront resort a peaceful, luxurious retreat. Ground-level rooms include outdoor garden showers. The 600-square-foot bungalows are large and luxurious, with spacious slate-floor bathrooms. One of the five pools, King's Pond, is a freshwater pond, with thousands of tropical fish and a spotted eagle ray that guests have the opportunity to feed daily. The seashell infinity pool, family-friendly and surrounded by cabanas and palm trees, has a clear view to the ocean beyond. The on-site Hawaiian Cultural Center honors the grounds' spiritual heritage, and the sports club and spa offer top-rate health and fitness options. The resort's on-site restaurants (ULU, Beach Tree) are world-class. Hualalai's golf course has hosted the PGA Tour Champions Tour and the Senior PGA Tournament of Champions. Despite its quiet opulence, the resort is super kid-friendly, with a great activities program.


  • beautiful location
  • gourmet restaurants
  • renowned service


  • not the best beach among the resorts
  • quite pricey
  • 20-minute drive to Kailua-Kona




Phones: 888-340–5662 | 808-325–8000


243 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals