The Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is probably the most convenient of all the Four Seasons hotels on the Hawaiian Islands. It is located on Oahu, around a half-hour drive from Honolulu Airport (HNL), and you can fly direct into HNL from mainland USA and Canada.
This hotel is one of the best hotels on Oahu as well as being one of the best luxury hotels across all of Hawaii and it features in our best Four Seasons hotels in Hawaii.
Get The Cheapest Deal At Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
The best way to get discounts, special offers, free benefits, and ultimately the cheapest rate at any Four Seasons hotel or resort, including the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olin is to book your next Four Seasons stay via our luxury travel concierge and we can give you free loyalty-style benefits, room upgrades, and perks, at the same rate.
Our Special Offer
You will benefit from the following perks at every Four Seasons Hotel including the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olin if you book with luxury travel concierge:
- Breakfast for two people per bedroom
- Food and beverage credit or spa credit of $100 USD per stay (where you can spend your credit depends on the hotel but the value is always $100 USD)
- Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (this usually excludes suites)
- Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
- Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms
- Complimentary welcome gift
Get Priority Upgrades
The Four Seasons hotel benefits that our luxury travel concierge offers are prioritized because we are an exclusive and official Four Seasons agent. What does this mean? Put simply, a room booked by us will get priority upgrades over those who book any other way (including booking via the website direct). Book with us to get a free upgrade. If there is only one room available at the hotel, which is the category above yours, we put you at the front of the line. You’ll be prioritized for this upgrade!
Special Offers & Discounted Rates Online
The great thing about booking with our luxury travel concierge is that you can get these free benefits whilst taking advantage of Four Seasons hotel special offers and promotions. Each individual hotel has its unique special offers page. Here are the links to the Hawaiian Four Seasons offers pages, including the offers you will find at the Four Seasons Hualalai:
- Four Seasons Lanai Offers
- Four Seasons Maui Offers
- Four Seasons Hualalai Big Island Offers
- Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina which you can drive to from Honolulu & Waikiki
Booking with our luxury travel concierge and all the discounts and deals outlined above can also be combined with our own additional Four Seasons perks.
Best Time To Visit
Visit in Hawaii’s off-season, when the rates are cheaper, along with three for two-night deals being available and the islands are less crowded. Ideally, travel is spring (April to June) and fall (September to November). Winter in Hawaii can be cloudy and wet from December to March, but it is a popular time to travel simply because the rest of the Northern hemisphere is so miserable and cold.
Why Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina?
The thing the Four Seasons hotels do so well is to provide a guarantee of room quality, service, and of a resort of an extremely high standard. Wherever you go in the world, the rooms will be large and luxurious. The bathrooms, in particular, are always enormous, even in the base rooms. Their cheapest rooms are still of an excellent size, standard, and quality. In fact, they are usually identical to the rooms with a larger price tag and are often only differentiated from each other by the view.
With 370 rooms and 55 suites, this is the largest Four Seasons hotel in Hawaii. It is located on the island of Oahu, a short drive (30 minutes) from Honolulu and HNL airport and Waikiki. Opened in 2016 (previously it was a Marriott), this completely refurbished hotel is impressive.
Reasons To Stay at the Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina
The thing that differentiates the Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina from the other Four Seasons resorts on the various Hawaiian islands is that it is designed around a calm artificial lagoon beach. Turquoise in color, this lagoon offers a gorgeous golden sand beach in a circular bay, making it an extremely calm and shallow place to paddle or swim. The comparative safety of this lagoon makes this an ideal Four Seasons to choose if you have kids.
There are loungers, umbrellas, and beach equipment available, all free of charge, so you can snorkel, swim, or try other water sports without paying any premium.
If you prefer to avoid kids, there is also an adult-only area of the beach situated near the adult-only pool, so whether you are a family or a couple, you will find your own piece of sandy paradise at this resort.
Other unique features include a private deep-draft marina and a mile and a half of seaside paths making this a great choice if you like to jog or just stroll to wear off the delicious food.
The resort actually sits within a 10-acre nature preserve called Lanikuhonua (“where heaven meets earth”), and the jungle-covered mountains behind the resort that drop down to the turquoise sea in front of the resort certainly make this one of the most picturesque spots in Hawaii.
Arrival is a delight with bellmen ready to help with luggage and the presentation of a traditional lei along with chilled towels (nice in the heat) and a soft welcome drink.
The décor feels Hawaiian but in a good way. It feels stylish and sophisticated without losing its roots.
Activities beyond the beach, pools, and fine dining include a magnificent spa, a golf course, tennis courts, and a 24-hour gym. You are also encouraged to embrace Hawaiian culture with local experts teaching classes to learn to play the ukulele and to stargaze, which is how the ancient Polynesian voyagers found Hawaii in the first place.
The Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina has a wonderful garden that stretches down to the beach, and its pools are also an absolute highlight.
There are two family pools that are on tiered levels that lead down to the beach, along with a serene adults-only infinity pool leading onto the adults-only beach. This adults-only pool is a place to listen to the peace and quiet and the breeze rustling through the palms with views of the Pacific Ocean and with a cocktail by your lounger (yes, you are allowed alcoholic drinks by this pool to help you relax!).
There is also an outdoor lap pool in Naupaka Spa & Wellness complex to keep you fit.
It is worth mentioning that even the cheapest room at the Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina is a great room, and you will have a similarly great holiday, whichever room you choose. If you book via our luxury travel concierge we can bump you up a room level for free (subject to availability on check-in). We also add in a bunch of other free benefits as outlined above.
Rooms at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu average around 640 sq. ft (59 m2) with a spacious lanai, where you can sit out on comfortable loungers. Inside, lots of traditional local woods and banana leaf headboards bring Hawaiian nature in (in a good way!).
The Best Room To Choose
The Resort View room with mountain views is undoubtedly the best deal as you get to enjoy all the benefits of the resort at the cheapest possible price. They offer vistas of the nearby Waianae Range and are wonderful for watching the sunrise over Mount Kaala, but these Lanai can lack sunshine during the day, so don’t bank on sunbathing on the balcony in these rooms.
By booking via our concierge, you will get upgraded from these mountain view rooms to the Garden View Room for free (subject to availability), which are much sunnier, and look out onto the resort’s lush gardens. Both rooms are the same size.
Next up is the Ocean-View Room with a sunny private lanai that looks out onto the shimmering Pacific. If you want to be lulled to sleep by the splashing of the waves, you should go for the Ocean-front rooms with their unobstructed, panoramic ocean views from their private lanai. Again these rooms are the same in size. The only differentiating factor is the views.
The best value-free upgrade (subject to availability) our luxury travel concierge offers is when you book an Ocean-View room and get upgraded to an Oceanfront room. On an average night, this upgrade is worth a staggering $225 USD per night exc taxes.
Our favorite room is, however, none of the above! We think the best room at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is the Delux Room with an outdoor spa tub. With these rooms (which are on the ground floor), you get a stunning outdoor space with 2 chairs, a table, and two loungers, all surrounding your own private pool. They call it an “oasis complete with a lush garden area” and the space looks right out upon the ocean.
Having this garden area means that you can step out onto the easy-access beach straight from your room. You don’t even have to navigate the corridors for your fix of the beach. Once again, the room itself is the same size, but the added outdoor space makes it feel a whole lot larger and provides a magical space to spend the day or while away the evening in private.
The Best Suite
If you are looking for more space, the suites are the ones to go for, and they vary in size and in view. There are Junior Suites, One Bedroom Suites, Prime Oceanfront Suites which are all great for more space.
Once again, we have a favorite suite at Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, and it is not any of those mentioned above, it is the Pacific Suite.
The Pacific suite has (and I quote!) “… A separate living and sleeping areas, plus a private outdoor lanai with your own spa tub and garden area. With the Pacific Ocean right outside your door, this ground-floor suite offers some of the best indoor/outdoor living accommodations at the Resort.” The indoor-outdoor nature of this room is pictured above.
There is also a “The Residence” a “Presidential Suite” and a “Penthouse Suite” all with marvelous views and bags of space, but they lack the private tub, outdoor space. Bottom line, I like to be able to access my room directly from the beach and the beach from my room. I also like to be able to cool off in private, so it will always be the Delux Room with an outdoor tub and the Pacific Suite that win as the best rooms at this Four Seasons for my family.
Reconnect with your inner self at the excellent Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre. It is everything you would expect from a Four Seasons spa.
Get into the swing of island life with an 18-hole foray into the Hawaiian landscape at the stunning Ko Olina Golf Club.
You are spoilt for choice for eateries; Fish House is the main seafood restaurant in a decked area on the edge of the sandy beach. It is indoor/outdoor, which means you can eat romantically under the stars at night here whilst also being able to escape the heat at lunchtime in the undercover bit.
La Hiki is right by the pool and offers the buffet breakfast that you get for free by booking via our luxury travel concierge, and they deliver excellent pan-Asian dishes for dinner. This one is completely outdoors.
Noe is an Italian and set under pretty trees with lanterns hanging off them and is one of my favorites. Waterman Bar & Grill offers cocktails and light dishes for a snack right by the pool, and the Hokulea lounge is the place to have a light breakfast and cocktails, beers, wine, and nibbles into the evening. The seats are enormous rattan affairs with loads of cushions, and some of them sit on a glass balcony that looks right over the ocean. It’s a great place for a pre or post-dinner cocktail!
The complimentary Kids for All Seasons club runs daily activities for children ages five to twelve. It includes activities like crafts, hula lessons, and beach exploration from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. Evening add-ons range from glamping to pizza-movie nights. Regular babysitting is also available. Like many Four Seasons, the Oahu hotel doesn’t charge extra for children aged 17 and under who stay in their parents’ rooms. Most come equipped with memory foam sofa beds, but cribs and additional cots are complimentary for children.
Most resorts in Hawaii charge a resort fee, even if you are paying on points. Book the Marriott in Wailea, and you get your room rate for “free” (on points), but you are still charged an additional resort fee which makes a point booking here quite a bad deal. Unlike the nickel-and-diming resorts across these islands, Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina does not charge a resort fee. Yet, it still offers a bunch of complimentary extras.
Reward Style Benefits At Four Seasons Hotels
There ARE ways to take advantage of loyalty style benefits, much like those that you would be gifted if you were the top tier of one of the big chain loyalty programs. In fact, you can take advantage of these loyalty style benefits from your very first stay. And Four Seasons is not alone in this luxury offering. Most luxury hotels have hidden travel agent loyalty programs that give you free benefits if you book with the right “Virtuoso” or hotel partner agent. I have outlined the best luxury hotel loyalty programs which give you upgrades and free breakfast.
Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina is a brilliant hotel for couples and families. It lives up to its reputation as one of the greatest resorts in the world. The restaurants are fabulous. The pools and spa are world-class, and we love the rooms with their own private pools. get the best possible discount and offers as well as free perks, book via our luxury travel concierge.
Have a read of our reviews of the Four Seasons hotels in Hawaii below:
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Hotel Review: Four Seasons Hualalai, Hawaii
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Review: Four Seasons Maui
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