Hawaiian Indulgence: Embrace Unmatched Luxury at one of Four Seasons Five Hawaiian Resorts
It’s that time of the year and what better way to kick off summer than with a well-deserved vacation to our business’ most popular destination: Four Seasons in Hawaii.
Hawaii provides an opulent escape that seamlessly blends natural beauty, upscale accommodations, fine dining, exclusive activities, and rich cultural experiences. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or a combination of both, Hawaii caters to the most discerning travelers, ensuring a luxurious and unforgettable vacation.
Over the past several years, Team O has made many information-gathering trips to Hawaii to get deep destination immersion, develop expertise in luxury hotel options, and establish valuable relationships with our partners. One of those partners, Four Seasons, offers a lavish and remarkable escape that captures the essence of the Aloha spirit at any of their 5 Hawaiian properties. Whether you’re looking for a dreamy honeymoon destination, a family-friendly resort with an abundance of activities, or to experience the ultimate wellness escape, we believe the Four Seasons Hotels in Hawaii is the pinnacle of luxury and can deliver the perfect Hawaiian getaway.
Here is a rundown of each Four Seasons hotel in Hawaii and our professional recommendations on which property to book your stay at based on your personal travel goals.
Often our highest-selling hotel in the world, the Four Seasons Maui has a strong following of loyal fans, and our clients often return year after year. But, we’ve learned that it’s not for everyone. While most people are hard-pressed to find a complaint about the hotel’s staff and high level of service, some people don’t like the resort layout or “see and be seen” ambiance.
The Four Seasons Maui is our most popular destination for couples, especially honeymooners. Guests celebrating a special occasion should indulge in everything the property has to offer especially the adults-only sanctuary pool and the spa. And, for a little adventure, be sure to give the outrigger canoeing a whirl!
The rooms themselves are spacious and nicely furnished. We particularly enjoyed the punch of personality in the bathroom carpets and the breezy balconies perfect for a morning coffee. Pro tip: for the most desirable views of the Pacific Ocean, we recommend the Deluxe Ocean-View rooms.
Top-notch luxury service is the real highlight here. The Four Seasons Maui does not charge a resort fee and you will never feel “nickel and dimed.” In fact, Maui is the only Four Seasons in North America to offer exclusive Club Level accommodations. For a more secluded pool experience, check out the adults-only Serenity pool, but book a cabana in advance; this area fills up fast! If you are traveling with kids, we recommend taking advantage of the Kids For All Seasons program (also complimentary).
Pro tip: If your trip only allows for time on one island, Maui is a great choice because it offers a little bit of everything. The activity selection is broad, and visitors can enjoy beautiful beaches, quality snorkeling, great hikes and drives, good shopping, and excellent dining!
Exclusive Promotion: Receive a guaranteed room upgrade exclusively through Ourisman Travel or other Four Seasons Preferred Partner clients. Offer is available for new reservations for travel from May 29, 2023, to May 31, 2024. Offer is based on the availability of the upgrade category at the time of booking and does not include Specialty Suites and Villas. Blackout dates include December 17, 2023, to January 3, 2024. We recommend booking ahead given that this offer provides considerable savings and will be subject to availability. This promotion also still combines with all of the other amenities we can offer. Contact us to learn more.
Along with its sister property on Maui, Four Seasons Hualalai is one of our top-selling hotels in the world. This is a spacious resort whose guest rooms and suites are arranged in four oceanside crescents and a fifth group of rooms alongside the 18th green of the resort’s golf course… five resorts within the resort. We recommend the Palm Grove Crescent for honeymooners and romantic getaways, more secluded with its own adults-only Tranquility Pool. We loved our room on the second floor overlooking Palm Grove. Ground floors feature outdoor showers, however, the second floor has more serene views and an additional level of privacy.
For activities at the resort, families love Sea Shell Crescent which features a pool meant for active play. We also recommend King’s Pond, which is a new infinity-edge elevated pool that sits on lava rock and is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Hualalai has an incredible spa with your choice of indoor or outdoor treatment areas, a choice of wonderful restaurants, and once again, complimentary Kids for All Seasons programs for children. We also suggest shopping at The Trade Company Shop for some ice cream, smoothies, coffee, and some beer and wine and charging your items straight to your room!
Four Seasons Hualalai recently went through some renovations. All suites and rooms have been elevated while maintaining their authenticity. There is a new oceanfront Bungalow Zero near King’s Pond, which houses the new Kekaha Suite on the second floor and the new Kahuwai Suite on the ground floor. There are also incredible newly renovated multi-bedroom residential villas: the Makaloa Villa, Ho`onanea Villa, and Hawaii Loa Presidential Villa. These bungalows offer walking access to the beach and provide an opportunity for families to experience a high-end house rental without compromising any of the benefits and amenities of a Four Seasons.
Visitors to the Big Island can think BIG for their activities! See a live volcano with a hot lava flow, take a helicopter ride for skiing and surfing on the same day, spend the night snorkeling in the dark with Manta Rays, join the locals, and go cliff jumping… this island is everything except boring!
Pro tip: Hualalai was our personal favorite of the Four Seasons hotels in Hawaii for families. They have a large kids club with indoor and outdoor space and plenty of scheduled activities to keep the kids happy throughout the day.
Exclusive Promotion: Receive a guaranteed room upgrade exclusively through Ourisman Travel or other Four Seasons Preferred Partner clients. Offer is available for new reservations for travel from May 29, 2023, to May 31, 2024. Offer is based on availability of the upgrade category at the time of booking and does not include Specialty Suites and Villas. Blackout dates include December 17, 2023, to January 3, 2024. We recommend booking ahead given that this offer provides considerable savings and will be subject to availability. This promotion also still combines with all of the other amenities we can offer. Contact us to learn more.
Other Exclusive Promotion: Enjoy a $200 USD credit per night on guest rooms or a $400 USD credit per night for Superior Suite or Deluxe Suite categories. Four-night minimum stay is required. Valid now through December 14, 2023.
This Four Seasons hotel is a must-see in Hawaii; it is a game changer for luxury hotels worldwide, and we would be hard-pressed to pick any one thing that makes this resort so special; it is the complete package. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and very well-appointed (the bathrooms alone could sell this hotel). We particularly love the Ohana Prime Oceanfront Suite; it is spacious and perfect for families with children. The completely rebuilt pool complex offers perfect separation between the main family-friendly pool and the serene adults-only grotto complete with relaxing waterfalls.
While we do think that Lanai is best enjoyed when coupled with a stay on Maui, there’s still plenty to do on the island.
Pro tip: We recommend Four Seasons Lana’i for the outdoor adventurer. Even though this is a relatively small island compared to the others, it boasts some of the most diverse and unique landscapes. You’ll want to carve out time to explore the island’s famous shipwrecks, take a whale and dolphin watching excursion, hike to Sweetheart Rock, try your hand at archery, play a round of golf, go horseback riding, tuck into a big plate of the freshest sushi, visit the island’s history museum, and relax poolside after a spa treatment. If you are traveling without kids, we advocate pairing your stay with Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort.
Current Promotion: Lanai Air round-trip flights between Honolulu and Lanai are included with stays booked by August 31. 2023, for arrivals taking place by December 31, 2023. Your luxury escape begins the moment you land at HNL. From baggage claim at HNL, you are escorted to a Cadillac Escalade and then transferred to the private aviation wing of HNL to the Lanai Air private lounge before you embark on the last leg of your journey to Four Seasons Lana’i.
Additional Promotion: Discover Lanai – receive a daily credit of up to USD 400 and choose from a variety of resort experiences. Valid for selected dates between May 18, 2023, and December 18, 2023.
The adults-only luxury wellness enclave is located on the secluded island of Lanai. Guests experience a personalized wellness escape ’The Sensei Way’; an evidence-led approach to well-being.
Indulge in the ultimate wellness retreat at Sensei, where you can enjoy custom wellness consultations, experience world-renowned spa treatments in a private hale, participate in a blend of fitness and well-being classes, savor exquisite dining by Nobu, or relax in light-filled, indoor-outdoor spacious rooms with views of the lush grounds. Sensei guests also have full access and signing privileges to all of the Four Seasons Lanai beach resort amenities, except for the use of the pool and lounge chairs.
Pro tip: We recommend Sensei for adults seeking a true immersion in Hawaii’s beautiful landscape. You will instantly feel more relaxed the second you enter the property grounds and it is obvious that wellness was top of mind every step of the design process. Of the two resorts in Lanai, Sensei is much quieter and more centered around promoting health and well-being. We suggest pairing your stay with Four Seasons Lana’i for the perfect balance between beach and relaxation.
Current Promotion: Lana’i Air round-trip flights between Honolulu and Lanai are included with stays booked by August 31. 2023, for arrivals taking place by December 31, 2023. Lanai Air is the preferred VIP experience. From baggage claim at HNL, you are escorted to a Cadillac Escalade and then transferred to the private aviation wing of HNL to the Lanai Air private lounge before you embark on the last leg of your journey to Sensei Lana’i, a Four Seasons Resort.
Often overlooked for a luxury vacation, we think of Oahu as the hidden gem amongst the islands. Oahu is much different than the other Four Seasons Resort. Think Miami high rise. However, guest rooms offer breathtaking ocean views, creating a personal sanctuary within this all-encompassing luxury resort. You can dive into the invigorating pools and lagoons, with an array of water sports available at the resort’s beach. Engage in activities like tennis and golf, unwind at the spa, start your day with sunrise yoga, or embark on a deep-sea fishing adventure at the marina.
Pro tip: While Four Seasons Oahu may be our last resort amongst all of the hotels listed, we can’t deny that it is another great family-friendly destination, offering plenty of exhilarating water activities for all ages. It shares a beach with Disney Aulani, so if you’re looking for a secluded vacation, we recommend staying at a different Four Seasons. In our opinion, Four Seasons Oahu provides the quintessential Hawaiian vacation experience, embracing the island’s rich traditions and culture. If your air travel flies you in or out of HNL, it may make sense to prioritize Oahu as an option, however, we highly recommend pairing your stay with another Four Seasons property to get a well-rounded experience.
Discover Paradise at Four Seasons in Hawaii
The islands of Hawaii boast pristine white-sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, lush tropical rainforests, and majestic volcanic landscapes. The combination of these natural wonders creates a picturesque backdrop for a truly luxurious escape.
Four Seasons offers guests a truly unique experience and world-class luxury at all 5 of their exquisite Hawaiian properties. If this is your first time visiting Hawaii, it is a good idea to design an itinerary that involves at least 2 islands, especially if you are coming from anything farther away than California.
Your Luxury Island Getaway Starts Now
As our valued client, you have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy the privileges of the Four Seasons Preferred Partner Program at any of the 127 Four Seasons Resorts and Hotels across the globe. Through our strong connections with on-site staff, we have priority access (over Amex FHR and Centurion) for reservations and special requests, ensuring that your stay exceeds expectations. By booking with Ourisman Travel, you will become an esteemed guest, indulging in the utmost level of luxury and exclusivity available. We also carry a TOP 30 advisory status for every Four Seasons hotel so we know that our clients are in the best hands wherever they stay.
Plus, as our client, you will receive exclusive amenities:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Daily continental breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom
- $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit utilized during your stay
- Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- VIP Status