If you’re planning to visit Hawaii’s Big Island in 2022 for a tropical vacation—or to begin your search for Hawaii luxury real estate—there’s no better place to stay than the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Located a short 10 minutes drive north from the Kona Airport, positioned on the west coast with the best beaches for swimming and snorkeling on the island. You can explore nearby attractions like King Kamehameha I’s residence, Hawaii’s oldest church, and the historic royal vacation home of Hulihee Palace. And when you’re looking for a quick bite or a fine dining experience, you’ll find only the best quality choices at the Hualalai Four Seasons.
Perfectly positioned for all your Big Island adventures, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is surrounded by gorgeous white sand beaches, contrasting with the unique landscapes created by black lava. Every room in the resort has been updated and renovated to provide guests with the ultimate luxury accommodations, without sacrificing authentic Hawaiian aesthetics. And if you really want to do your vacation right, consider staying in one of the resort’s six new oceanfront guest rooms.
While you’re at the resort, plan to play a round of golf at the Hualalai Golf Course, join champion freediver Kimi Werner for an ocean experience, or assist Hawaiian-born blacksmith Neil Kamimura in forging a one-of-a-kind knife. You can also explore Haloa Aina’s native Hawaiian Iliahi forest, tour the Blue Ocean Mariculture’s hatchery, or just lounge on the beach with a cold drink in your hand.
Searching for Hawaii Real Estate should help you work up an appetite, as there’s plenty to see, and lots of competition to beat newly listed homes. Fortunately, the food is so good at the Hualalai that you’ll never have to question where to eat—only what sounds most appealing. Below are a few of the resort’s restaurants, where you can enjoy delicious meals each day without walking far from your room.
Make a reservation at Beach Tree for Californian cuisine with an Italian twist. Located at the center of the Four Seasons, you can choose between an open-air dining room, or take your order to-go and enjoy it on the white sand beach. There’s a full lunch menu from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM every day, with options like Lobster Panzanella salad or blackened mahi-mahi tacos (and a limited lunch menu between 3:00-5:30 PM.) Dinner at Beach tree kicks off from 5:30-8:30 PM., with favorites like ricotta cavatelli, tagliolini and clams, milk-fed veal Milanese, and Florentine style porterhouse steak.
‘Ulu Ocean Grill
Get ready for flavors from around the Pacific Rim when you make a reservation at the beach-side ‘Ulu Ocean Grill. With a focus on local, sustainable ingredients, the grill works with more than 160 local farms and prides itself on using Hawaiian Island food for more than 75% of its dishes. You can get breakfast at ‘Ulu from 6:30-11:00 AM. every morning, or make dinner reservations from 5:30-9:00 PM.
Start off with some ahi tuna poke for an appetizer, then move on to a roasted Kona cold lobster with some Thai-style coconut creamed corn as a side. Finish off with a pineapple upside-down cake or a mango lime tart.
‘Ula Sushi Lounge
No trip to Hawaii would be complete without some fresh sushi. The Hualalai resort’s experienced sushi chefs take pleasure in preparing seasonal sashimi, maki, as well as ‘Ula Sushi Lounge specialties such as Hamachi Carpaccio and Toro rice bowls. The lounge also has a wide selection of sake to compliment your favorite rolls. You’ll enjoy incredible ocean views from the moment you step into the ‘Ula Sushi Lounge, open daily from 5:30-10:30 PM.
If you have a craving for a steak and want to dine on some of the finest beef you’ve ever eaten (while also taking in views from the 18th green of the golf course,) Hualalai Grille is ready for you. Open for dinner from Wednesday through Sunday, Hualalai Grille serves signature dishes like Chateaubriand, slow-roasted Big Island bone marrow, and American Style Kobe Ribeye Cap, as well as unique apps like the lobster and crab stack, and the Big Island beef tartare.
Residents’ Beach House
Simply prepared seafood in a casual atmosphere is what you’ll get when you make plans to eat at the Residents’ Beach House. Enjoy a lunch or dinner of Longboard lager-battered ona and chips, or seafood risotto, while you do some whale watching. This is an private venue for Owners of Homes in Hualalai Resort, so something to savor when you own a luxury home in this exclusive resort.
Keep it casual
Don’t feel like sitting down for fine dining? No problem. At the Four Seasons Hualalai, you can stop into Hualalai Trading Company for your all-day snacking needs, enjoy a cocktail or snack by the pool by ordering directly from your lounge chair or call for room service for the ultimate in private dining. The resort not only offers a diverse selection of foods from their restaurants for room service, but the staff is also happy to pack a lunch for you to take on any of your island adventures.
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Whether you’re shopping for your Hawaiian dream home, or already own your Hawaii Dream Home, you’ll find the world-class dining at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai makes your stay that much sweeter.
If you’re in the market to buy on the Big Island, reach out to the Real Estate Agents at Hawaii Luxury Real Estate. The team at Hawaii Luxury Real Estate provides their Clients with inside market knowledge, keen negotiation and personalized customer service to make buying your Hawaii Dream Home feel like a tropical vacation.