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Gold List 2009

Four Seasons Hualalai, Kailua-Kona, Big Island 

72–100 Kaupulehu Drive

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
United States

Tel: 888 340 5662 (toll-free)

Tel: 808 325 8000

This resort of bungalow-style buildings has natural elements including outdoor showers made of lava rock, 800 coconut palms, and white-flowering plants. "Stylish rooms have a local flavor" thanks to the use of bamboo, thatch, and slate, and all face the ocean. Restaurants include Pahu i'a (which means aquarium), serving contemporary Pacific cuisine. "Food was great but overpriced—almost $30 for a club sandwich." Plant your toes in the sand and sip a cocktail at Beach Tree Bar.

(243 rooms)
Also featured on the: Gold List for 2005, Gold List for 2006, Gold List for 2007, Gold List for 2008, Gold List for 2010, Gold List for 2011
Awards: Activities
Amenities: Beach, Golf, Pool, Spa, Tennis, Water sports

Overall Score: 94.1

  • Rooms: 97.2
  • Service: 94.4
  • Food: 91.4
  • Location: 94.8
  • Design: 94.1
  • Activities: 95
Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.



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