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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Ka’upulehu boasts seven gorgeous pools, each with its own design and atmosphere.
Located right on the ocean, Beach Tree Pool is the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star resort’s centerpiece. This traditional rectangular pool — known as the “quiet pool” because of its policy discouraging cell phone use — is lined with blue mosaic tiles and is surrounded by a wooden pool deck, teak chaises and cabanas. Its whirlpool, located at the front of the main pool, is the perfect spot to watch the sunset.
The lagoon-shaped, infinity-edged Sea Shell Pool is considered the family pool, with the freshwater children’s pool — complete with a white-sand bottom — nearby. This shallow pool offers child-size pool chaise lounges and a treasure chest of water toys.
The infinity-edged Palm Grove Pool is for adults only, with a 2,500-square-foot deck made from Brazilian ipe hardwood and basalt planking. The pool is surrounded by 24 chaise lounges, seven semi-private daybeds and two hammocks. There’s a swim-up bar, bench seating within the pool and a miniature Zen garden. All guests here are serviced with hourly poolside pampering.
The most unique of all the pools at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star resort is King’s Pond, a 1.8-million-gallon saltwater aquarium of sorts carved out of natural lava rock. It has more than 3,000 tropical fish from more than 75 species — including a spotted eagle ray — swimming freely.
There’s also a heated four-lane fitness pool in the Hualalai Sports Club and Spa and an ocean "pool" carved out of lava rock.