During our recent trip to Oahu, we had the pleasure of staying two nights at the Four Seasons in Oahu at Ko Olina. This was our first experience staying at a Four Seasons resort and it was phenomenal. It is clear that the resort has made every accommodation necessary with attention to detail to make your stay carefree and enjoyable. Our only regret is we did not have more time to spend there.
The Four Seasons Oahu is located about 25-40 minutes from the airport depending on how traffic is.
The Ko Olina area is a growing area that has several luxury results and a shopping center with restaurants and shops to enjoy. The resort has a house car that will take you throughout the area so if you do not plan on getting out beyond the resort much then there is no need to rent a car.
The area is also home to the award-winning Ko Olina Golf Club and the Ko Olina Marina, Hawaii’s only private deep-draft marina. You are right next door to Aulani, the Disney resort so if you would like to get your Disney fix or to grab a Dole Whip you can visit that resort by walking down the beach.
The resort is located oceanfront with a man-made lagoon providing calm waters protected by a reef.
We came to the Four Seasons at night driving from the North Shore. Upon arrival, we were escorted to the check-in table while the bellman unloaded our car. We were greeted with a bite of pineapple and a ginger lemon drink. We quickly went to our room to get settled in and to relax.
We stayed in an oceanview room with a customizable king bed that was honestly the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. A good matress makes such a difference! The rooms are large and include an oversized bathroom with a shower, soaking tub and separate water closet for the toilet.
There is a minibar and coffee maker and if requested you can have the snacks personalized for you.
At the Four Seasons Oahu, you can enjoy the ocean from your room. There is floor to seeling sliding glass doors that can open the room up to the outside and a large private lanai.
Around the Resort
There are 4 pools at the resort. We spent all of our time at the adult-only pool. There really aren’t that many families to bother you anyway, but the adult-only pool is positioned with a perfect view of the ocean and might even be the largest pool at the resort. Either way, we found it the most inviting.
Upon arrival, we were seated at chairs with umbrellas. During the day we were there, there were always plenty of open chairs. You are provided with a beach bag to use in your room and everything is available to you at the pool as well including sunscreen, water, and food. While we were sitting there our water cups were constantly refilled, we were brought bites of pineapple and a taste of a smoothie. There is a full menu to eat from as well.
A large pool is located in the middle of everything, a smaller pool great for families, a pool perfect for laps at the spa and the beach is open as well. The beach was perfect for families since the water is so calm. There are also kayaks and standup paddleboards available.
There is a large fitness center with multiple tennis courts, a cardio room, a soccer court, and a weight lifting room. You can also take advantage of group fitness classes and morning yoga.
Since we were short on time at the resort, we spent all of our time at the pool. There are plenty of other activities to enjoy while you are there, both at the resort or organized by the resort.
The Four Seasons concierge team can arrange pretty much anything you have in mind like scuba diving, dolphin tours, deep-sea fishing, sunset cruises or helicopter rides. Consider taking family photos with a professional photographer at sunset, all arranged by the resort.
The Naupaka Spa & Wellness provides everything you would expect from a typical resort spa, with some unique treatments and options.
You can enjoy a “Spa Under The Stars” couples treatment in a candle-lit oceanfront cabana followed by a private stargazing experience that will unlock the mysteries of the universe. Another option is a “Quest For Wholeness”, a transformative signature journey that enhances a traditional Naupaka Lomilomi Massage or a Hulali Hawaiian Healing Facial with a selection of customized treatments for back, scalp, hands, feet or face.
We visited the resort as a couple, but if you go with kids they have you covered. There is a complimentary day camp for kids with unique activities like beach games and treasure hunts. They can even go on an overnight glamping experience.
At the resort, there are 5 restaurants to choose from. There is a breakfast buffet at La Hiki which is a steakhouse in the evenings. If you are not in the mood for a full breakfast you can stop by Hokulea for a coffee or freshly squeezed juice and some baked goods. In the late afternoon, there is a special wine-by-glass menu, beer selections, and pre-dinner drinks.
For lunch, Waterman Bar and Grill has burgers, sandwiches, tacos, and bowls and is a great place to hang out in the evening for drinks and live music. In the evening you can go to Mina’s Fish House or Noe for authentic Italian.
There are several options off the resort nearby. At the Ko Olina Center, there is a breakfast place, coffee shop, pizza restaurant a convenience store if you need to buy some groceries or other necessities and an ice cream shop.
You can also visit the other nearby resorts to enjoy the different restaurants available there.
Overall, staying at the Four Seasons ensures you will have an enjoyable stay while you enjoy Oahu and all it has to offer.