Unbelievable Destination - Spring 2008
My wife and I stayed at this beautiful home on our honeymoon in late Spring 2008. I would start by saying that the pictures posted here are beautiful, yet they don't do justice to the reality. The home, pool, view of the ocean and the entire resort are flat-out gorgeous and almost unreal.
The home is extremely welcoming in both design and decor. We loved waking up in the morning, opening the glass doors out to the pool, and going for a morning swim while overlooking the Hualalai golf course (highly recommended for golfers) and the ocean beyond that.
You could literally never leave the resort -- the house for that matter if you like to cook or order in -- and have a wonderful getaway. The golf course (mentioned above), spa and workout facilities on the resort are everything you would expect from the Four Seasons, and the beach is idyllic -- if you need a cold refresher while on the beach, definitely try a Volcano. The breakfast brunch was also sublime, and the only danger there is over-indulgence.
If you want to leave the Resort, and honestly you wouldn't need to if you didn't want to, the activities are endless. We highly recommend taking a helicopter ride from one of the local companies, located just down the road at the Kona airport, to tour the island and the volcano (if you're lucky like us, you can see up close Madam Pele's fury). If possible, take a helicoptor ride that lands in a valley for lunch, and you will have a fantastic day planned.
We also loved the snorkeling excursion we took with the guys from Hula Kai. They took us to a few different snorkeling locations along the coast, including a beautiful coral reef and cave, and even stopped by a school of spinner dolphins showing off for the tour. Just another great day excursion.
Finally, we should mention that the Four Seasons staff was unbelievably gracious and helpful. We truly had the time of our lives and would go back in a heartbeat. We plan to go back a bit earlier in the season next time to see the humpack whale migration (we sited one on our helicopter ride but just missed the main migration season on our last trip). In a nutshell: We loved it!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Helpful votes: 7/7
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