Review: Four Seasons Oahu At Ko Olina
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Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is a brilliant luxury hotel on Oahu and arguably your best choice on Oahu’s leeward coast.

I love the magical Islands of Hawaii, but the resorts on these wonderful Islands are largely limited to “middle of the road” chain hotels. Certainly, you will not find overwater villas with plunge pools on these Islands. 

You are, however, spoiled for choice when it comes to the magnificent Four Seasons Hotel chain, which is ever-expanding across these Islands. Wonderful options include Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, Four Seasons Lanai, and the Four Seasons Hualalai on the Kona-Kohala Coast of the Big Island, which is also fabulous.

Wherever you decide to stay, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels, including Four Seasons, Aman, Belmond, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, InterContinental, and more. You also get your usual Marriott Bonvoy Hyatt, loyalty points, and status benefits when you book with our concierge.

Location

Ko Olina is located on the sunny west side of O‘ahu. Originally conceived in the mid-1980s, the resort has been reaffirmed many times over the years, most recently by the notable success of Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, which debuted in 2011.

The 650-acre (263-hectare) master-planned community also features Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club; several private resort residential communities; Hawai‘i’s only private deep-draft marina; the award-winning Ko Olina Golf Club; four oceanfront white sand lagoons connected by 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) of shoreline pathways; access to a diverse selection of ocean and outdoor activities; and the island’s best weather, all located 17 miles (27 kilometers) from the Honolulu International Airport.

Style & Character

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina invites travelers to head west and discover an oasis of luxury on Oahu’s leeward coast. “Place of joy” is the true meaning of Ko Olina, and this special destination has been bringing happiness and well-being to Hawaiians for centuries.

With breathtaking views of the leeward coast, an inviting white sand beach cove surrounded by sparkling blue ocean, and a delicious array of sipping and dining experiences – even a short visit is sure to be sweet. The Resort’s five restaurants and lounges offer a dining experience to satisfy every craving – ocean fresh seafood, premium cuts of beef, coastal Italian, and a plethora of craft cocktails and poolside pupus to indulge all appetites and lifestyles.

Rooms

Our favorite rooms are the Ocean View rooms with unobstructed, panoramic ocean views. These spacious rooms show off the best of Oahu both inside and out, with colorful Hawaiian décor complemented by the sand and turquoise waters seen just outside.

We also love the Deluxe Room With Outdoor Spa Tub, which is located on the ground floor. These oceanfront rooms feature their own private outdoor oasis, complete with a spa tub, lush garden area, and easy beach access.

Service & Facilities

The most coveted view on Oahu is Four Seasons’ idyllic adults-only infinity pool, offering guests the opportunity to quickly leave their worries behind as they slip into the cool waters and embrace true tranquility. It’s the perfect place to unwind, with nothing but the sound of the breeze rustling through the palms, dreamy views of the Pacific Ocean, and the sloping peaks of the Waianae mountain range.

Nestled into the Resort’s lush landscape, Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre offers guests the opportunity to slip away to a sensual night spa retreat. Surrounded by the swaying palms, warm trade winds, and the sound of waves lapping the shoreline, guests enjoy side-by-side lomi lomi massages followed by a private Polynesian star voyaging experience, showcasing all that the Hawaiian night sky has to offer.

Food & Drink

Mina’s Fish House is home to James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Mina, and he brings line-to-table to vibrant life with his take on the traditional Hawaiian fish house, where friends and family gather for sustainably caught, whole fish and expertly paired wines recommended by the world’s first fish sommeliers. Try the Hawaiian-style opakapaka and broiled Kona kampachi.

La Hiki Steak restaurant is Inspired by the Hawaiian phrase mai ka la hiki a ka la kau – “from sunrise to sunset,” La Hiki Steak is a premium west Oahu steak experience where more than 60 percent of produce is sourced locally, and dishes showcase the bounty of the island. Curing, smoking, and preserving are hallmarks of a Bahamian-born chef. Try Lechon kewali (house bacon), Chef’s Charcuterie Board, Butcher’s Block with A5 Australian wagyu.

Noe Italian is a chic, intimate, and casually glamorous, authentic eatery that is perfect for a starlit meal for couples, friends and families thanks to Noe’s Capri-meets-Oahu ambiance and coastal Italian menu filled with local seafood and house-made pasta, plus an unrivaled selection of Italian wines – many never before available in Hawaii.

Hokulea Café and The Bar at Hokulea offers an early start with gourmet coffees and freshly squeezed juices from 5:30 am, a selection of craft beers and wines in the afternoon, and Ko Hana rum cocktails at the Bar, an intimate, world-class watering hole with an evening torch lighting ceremony and hula to welcome the night. In two locations on the main floor.

Finally, Waterman Bar & Grill is a surf-style, casual poolside eatery that pays homage to Hawaii’s legendary watermen with its vintage vibe and menu filled with the flavors of the North Shore. Try Waterman’s Apprentice, an addictive mocktail made with liliko’i nectar, Oahu pineapple, coconut water, and cinnamon soda.

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