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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu has an array of amenities that make staying at this oasis a truly unique experience. Here are the best amenities at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star resort:
1. The Pools. The resort is divided into seven neighborhoods, with seven unique pools. Beach Tree Pool is the centerpiece of the resort, with its mosaic ocean-blue tiles and wooden pool deck, teak chaises and cabanas. Pool attendants come by with an endless stream of amenities: Evian spritzes, ice cream, sunglass cleaning service, and more. The infinity-edged Sea Shell Pool is considered the family pool, with palapa cabanas and an adjacent free-form children's pool with a white sandy bottom and mini chaise lounges. Palm Grove Pool is for adults only with an oversize Jacuzzi, day beds, chaise lounges, a swim-up bar (which offers tasty alcoholic shaved ice) and two hammocks. King's Pond is the most unique of them all, with more than 3,000 tropical fish in the 1.8-million-gallon pool.
2. Hualalai Sports Club. This gleaming sports club offers 15,000 square feet of health and fitness facilities, including a yoga studio, a tennis pavilion, a four-lane fitness pool, a rock-climbing wall, a sand volleyball court and a 1,300-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center. It’s easily one of the best resort gyms we've seen.
3. The Spa. The 28,000-square-foot, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa at this resort combines both open-air spaces with tranquil indoor settings to create an island-style sanctuary. A tropical, open-air garden — the Water of Life Garden — lets you relax under the shade of lush foliage and listen to the soothing sounds of waterfalls and chirping birds. The most unique offering is the apothecary, where you can choose natural ingredients for a spa treatment.
4. Ka’upulehu Cultural Center. This interpretative center is a great place to learn about and appreciate all things Hawaiian, from cultural values to traditional arts. Some of the center’s offerings include star navigation, lauhala-weaving, shell crafts, feather art, ukulele lessons and Hawaiian language classes.
5. Kids For All Seasons Program. This complimentary program allows kids ages 5 to 12 to explore the resort’s rich tropical environment, with activities such as treasure hunts and volcano-building. Kids can even learn basic scuba skills in the resort’s swimming pool.