The early 20th century outrigger canoe that spans the length of the spacious lobby is the first indication that this is not your typical tropical resort. The original, island-inspired artworks that line the halls, walls, and even the floors provide another clue. And the expansive infinity pool overlooking the Pacific makes it official - Four Seasons Resort O’ahu at Ko Olina is stunningly special.
Located on Oahu’s west side, far from the crowds of Waikiki but close enough to capture an urban buzz, the Four Seasons overlooks one of four beach coves that dot this sunset view-perfect, fit-for-a-king coastline. Not mere hyperbole, the area was long ago the vacation choice of King Ka’mehameha himself.
The Four Seasons makes the most of Ko Olina’s glorious scenery via open-air terraces with ocean views, star-lit dining, and sunset-backed celebrations on lush lawns. The gracious resort staff can organize any sort of gathering, from conferences small and large (the ballroom accommodates 1,500 standing, 960 seated, and 600 classroom style) to dinners on the beach. Three marquee restaurants (Mina’s Fish House, Noe, and La Hiki Kitchen) accommodate private dinners and special functions, and at Mina’s Fish House, the world’s first in-house fish sommeliers can advise on taste and texture of the local catches of the day. Directly above is The Bar at Hokulea, an urbane and sophisticated spot in which to watch the spectacular sunset and/or end the evening. Book the entire space and treat your group to crafted rum cocktails featuring the island’s own Kohana Hawaiian Agricole Rum.
The number of available activities is nearly unlimited: zip-lining excursions, canoe races, paddle boarding, helicopter tours, weaving, lei-making, golf, tennis, and spa treatments. Four Season’s staff can customize any number of networking or team building activities for your group.
Most of the resort’s spacious 370 rooms feature ocean and coastline vistas, best viewed from furnished private lanais. 55 of these rooms are suites, the most spectacular being the 3,200 square foot Penthouse Suite with its 800 square foot wrap-around lanai that offers dramatic panoramic views of the Pacific. An event held in this amazing venue is one never to be forgotten.
Photos: Four Seasons Resort O’ahu at Ko Olina