The Four Seasons arrives on Oʻahu—and in perfectly spectacular fashion.
“You’ve arrived.” This phrase takes on a whole new meaning at the Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina. It’s a feeling that imbues guests, beginning with statement-making check-ins: Guests transfer from the airport in posh style, via a Lincoln Navigator or Mercedes-Maybach S600 sedan, Bell 407 helicopters, or even aboard a 75-foot luxury yacht.
The opulence doesn’t end at the five-star resort’s front door. Indeed, the 15-acre property delights with lavishness at every turn and in all of its 371 rooms. The visual ambience is further enhanced by sweeping, 360-degree panoramas available via private access to the rooftop Sky Terrace.
Surrounded by all these ocean breezes, the urge for a spa treatment may arise, and the four-level Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre is ready to meet the demand with a salt room and indigenous treatments in Muliwai Healing Hale.
Options for outdoor activities abound. Even hiking becomes an elevated experience, with Native Hawaiian practitioners leading guests to Pālehua, a secluded area of land that normally requires special permission to access. Tennis buffs can work on their game through a program founded by tennis pro Jim Courier, while golfers will gravitate to the Ted Robinson-designed Ko Olina Golf Club for 18 holes of fairway time.Four gracious lagoons beckon for those who enjoy water sports, such as complimentary stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). And when it’s time to relax, four swimming pools slow things down with posh lounging opportunities.
It may be difficult to pull away for sustenance. Not to be missed, though, are epicurean thrills at the resort’s five restaurants and bars, including Fish House, which features fresh seafood and local, organic produce prepared by Executive Chef Martin Knaubert, a Michelin-rated culinary master. While you’re sitting at a beachfront table, with feet in the sand, a sunset provides the perfect cue to perform a toast. Indeed, you’ve arrived. From $645 per night, 92-1001 Olani St., Ko Olina, O‘ahu, 679.0079; reservations, 800.819.5053