Four Season Resort, "Place of joy".

The luxury, oceanfront resort is the result of an extensive remodel of the former JW Marriott property not far from Disney’s Aulani Resort. Nearly all of the Four Seasons’ 371 rooms and suites face the water and feature floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces, a hotel statement says..

Four Seasons Resort, Honolulu HI.

History of Four Seasons Resort

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 colorful surfboards that line an entry hall are another clue. And the island’s largest infinity pool 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 Honolulu’s 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 Ko Olina area was long ago the vacation choice of King Ka’mehameha himself.


The Best Resort at Ko Olina

That magic begins within the airy lobby where Prince Kuhio’s massive, solid koa wood racing canoe takes center stage. Built in 1902 and on loan from Honolulu’s Bishop Museum, it’s a dramatic showstopper. Juxtaposed around the corner is a thoroughly modern line-up of colorfully painted surfboards by Oahu-based artist Eduardo Bolioli, the resort’s current artist-in-residence. (And yes, each board is available for purchase. Book one of the resort’s suites, and receive a $1,500 credit toward the purchase of one or more. Or, for a keepsake that fits within your suitcase, find limited edition prints of his exhibited work within the two on-site gift shops.)

And while the indulgent rooms and suites are indeed a lure, the bevy of pools, lagoons, meandering paths, destination restaurants and bars, a sumptuous spa, an expansive health club and tennis center provide more than enough activity to fill sunny days and sultry nights. Of the four swimming pools, the shore-adjacent, adults only infinity pool (the largest on the island) is a guest favorite.

The large, round, central Serenity Pool is another favorite, as is the family specific pool. A spa lap pool rounds out the non-ocean swim choices, but the large cove upon which the resort lies is as calm as any manmade option and is perfect for snorkeling, paddle boarding, and body surfing – the equipment for which is complimentary.