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02/16/2024 | Press release | Archived content

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Debuts 2024 Line-Up of Family-Friendly Programming for Spring Break and Summer Season

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, the first and only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star Resort on Hawaii Island, introduces a robust line-up of family-focused programming and packages for 2024, in advance of Spring Break and summer travel. Recognized for its world-class experiences for guests of all ages, the award-winning Resort offers diverse educational and interactive activities for families year-round.

Adventure Awaits at Camp Manitou

A partnership with one of the nation's foremost summer camps, founded in Maine in 1947, Camp Manitou returns for its eighth year March 11 - April 6 and July 1 - August 30, 2024. Designed for children ages 9 through 17, the offerings focus on immersive group experiences through cultural, recreational and explorative activities both at the Resort and throughout the Island of Hawaii, with single and multi-day programming. Memorable off-site activities include visiting secret beaches, exploring lava tubes and waterfalls, kayaking and snorkelling at Kealakekua Bay, and stargazing at Mauna Kea. Camp Manitou at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai also offers Family Day Adventures, a full day experience created for those seeking to spend quality time together. Each Family Day Adventure is private and fully customized to the guest, with a unique itinerary for exploring the best of the island. This offering is available to both families and adults seeking connection and adventure.

Authentic Connection to Hawaiian Culture

The Resort's Kaupulehu Cultural Center offers an opportunity to deepen guests' experience and share Hawaiian culture through a series of programming designed to be fun, immersive and educational for the entire family. Guests may come in and ask questions or participate in one of the many age-appropriate classes offered, including lei making, feather art, 'ukulele lessons, Hawaiian language classes, lauhala weaving, hula lessons and "talk story" on the history of Hawaii. All programs at the Kaupulehu Cultural Center are complimentary.

The Kumu Kai Marine Center at King's Pond - the Resort's 1.8-million-gallon swimmable aquarium - is the latest in the evolution of the marine biology program at Hualalai. Kumu Kai features a touch tank and digital education displays where guests can learn about the 1,000+ tropical fish living in King's Pond and the delicate ecosystem of the ponds throughout the Resort. The Resort's team of on-site marine biologists offer an array of interactive ocean preservation and marine educational programming for adults and children alike, including a Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Private Eagle Ray Feeding, Snorkel Safari, Tide Pool Tour, Jr. Marine Biologist Experience, Turtles and Tales, Ocean Life Exploration and more.

For those seeking outdoor pursuits, the Alakai Nalu, or "Leaders of the Waves," are Hualalai's ocean ambassadors. These expert watermen and women provide a water-sports experience that shares their love and knowledge of the ocean and marine life that surrounds the Resort. Family favourites include guided Hawaiian outrigger canoe tours, private rib craft adventures, stand-up paddle boarding and scooter snorkelling. As the newest addition, the Resort's 46 foot (14 metre) catamaran, aptly named Alakai Nui (great leader), offers guests the opportunity to create their own bespoke ocean adventures, exploring the pristine waters and abundant marine life off the coast of Hualalai. The new boat boasts an extended range, enabling guests to venture miles from the Resort and enjoy exciting activities such as deep-sea fishing, whale watching (when in season) and exploration of additional snorkelling locations and beaches, offering fully personalized two-, three-, and four+-hour excursions.

Culinary Experiences Celebrating Hawaiian and Polynesian History and Traditions

The Resort's culinary team, led by Executive Chef Richard Polhemus, offers a multitude of dining options and uniquely Hawaiian culinary experiences fit for the whole family, with menus that reflect the bounty of Hawaii's farms and coasts. Throughout the Spring Break and summer seasons, guests can enjoy a Polynesian Luau and Show featuring authentic Hawaiian fare, refreshing tropical cocktails, hula, and musical performances at the Hoku Amphitheater. On March 23, 2024, Chef Polhemus will lead a Big Island Farm Tour Dinner featuring Kahua Ranch, taking guests on a culinary journey through the island's farms and purveyors.

The Resort recently unveiled Miller & Lux at Hualalai, a Hawaiian iteration of the awarded Chef Tyler Florence's San Francisco-based steakhouse. Guests will find prime cuts of beef, tableside presentations, craft cocktails, and a curated wine list overlooking the 18th green of Hualalai Golf Course with treetop sunset views. On March 17, 2024, join Chef Tyler Florence for a Paniolo Ohana Dinner with sunset reception and family-style live-fire dinner.

"Only at Hualalai" Extraordinary Experiences

At Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, the commitment to celebrating the local culture and community is prevalent and demonstrated through a collection of Only at Hualalai experiences. These fully immersive, once-in-a-lifetime Hawaiian excursions are exclusively available for Resort guests, providing the family with extraordinary memories. Connecting guests to the elite craftspeople, remote locations and unforgettable adventures Hawaii Island has to offer, each experience has been specially curated for Hualalai. Highlights include a multi-day adventure with renowned Hawaiian Surf Professional Bonga Perkins to shape a customized wooden surfboard and partake in a surf lesson; go behind-the-scenes to witness the sustainable efforts of the Resort's Natural Resources department by touring the Hawaiian produce offerings within the Resort's Herb Garden or witness the cultivation of Hualalai oysters grown in Lake Punawai; train with award-winning Olympic diver Kimi Werner to learn the ancient art of freediving in King's Pond; and more.

For those seeking a more wellness-focused experience, Harley Pasternak, celebrity trainer and nutrition guru, returns to Hualalai March 15-20, 2024 to host a series of fitness and nutrition events. Pasternak will distill the information in his best-selling books, including Body Reset Diet, with specialized programming and private consultations.

Kids For All Seasons

The Resort's complimentary Kids For All Seasons program offers activities and experiences for children ages 5 to 12. Daily programming includes tie dye art, henna tattoos, ceramic art, dream catcher weaving, and gyotaku, the Japanese art of printing fish onto cloth. During spring break, Kids For All Seasons will host a movie under the stars at the Resort's Hoku Amphitheater, among an Easter event including an egg hunt, arts and crafts and seasonal treats. Additionally, theme nights offer the opportunity for children to engage in interactive contests, with 2024 offerings spanning Rocket Science, Master of Illusion, Cooking with Chaos, and the Hualalai Bake Off.

Spacious Accommodations Fit for the Whole Family

Ideal for multi-generational travel or families travelling together, the Resort offers twelve recently renovated Specialty Suites with unique benefits and inclusions. Debuted alongside the Resort's USD 100 million property-wide transformation, Four Seasons is also home to the largest and most luxurious villa accommodations in Hawaii with the Hawaii Loa Presidential Villa, Makaloa Villa and Ho`onanea Villa. Offering a coveted oceanfront setting with pristine views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean, each was reimagined with thoughtful design elements, local artwork, slate floors, glass-pocket doors, and a natural hardwood trim, in addition to an expansion that includes a second level, indoor/outdoor living space, and private plunge pools or whirlpools. The Specialty Suite collection includes nine additional suites, all enhanced during the renovation, and adorned in bespoke Hawaiian furnishings and elegant artwork throughout open-concept floor plans crafted to foster togetherness. Each suite offers a curated selection of activities and inclusions, thoughtfully derived from their unique characteristics and location. Most notably, all Specialty Suite guests receive a dedicated Suite Concierge team member who manages every detail and personalization for their stay, from booking through departure.

Camp Manitou is available in single and multi-day programming March 11 - April 6, 2024 and July 1 - August 30, 2024. The remaining activities are available year-round, unless otherwise noted, pending availability. Interested parties can book online or make reservations by calling 808 325 8000.