89. Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Ka‘upulehu, Hawaii Island, USA
Ranked #89 in our countdown of the 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World.
Hualālai follows the shoreline of Hawaii’s historic Kona-Kohala coast, on the Big Island.
Low-rise and laidback, the two-storey bungalow-style rooms are designed to maximise ocean views, with louvered shutters, soft colours, beachy Hawaiian fabrics and huge decks for lazing.
Tee-off on the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature course, dip your toes into any of the seven pools, or sample the spa’s blissfully natural therapies like the Polynesian coconut scrub. Hualālai is family friendly – there’s space for the kids to go wild, but in a stylish Four Seasons’ kind of way.
Size 125 guest rooms and 51 suites and villas
Hotels.com genuine guest review “Staff was over-the-top accommodating, room was perfect, property is flat-out amazing and the fitness facility and spa, the best I’ve ever seen.”
Did you know The hotel’s vast ocean ‘pool’ is carved from the ancient lava rock. Protected from the waves it provides a home for sea life including ‘honu’ (turtles).