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There are a few things you should be sure to pack to make the most of your stay at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu. Get ready for your Hawaiian getaway by planning to take these items:
1. Golf clubs. One of the big draws of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star resort is its 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Hualalai Golf Course, crafted with sensitivity to the land and winding more than 7,000 yards. It was the first course in Hawaii to be designated a PGA Tour facility and plays hosts to annual events such as a stop on the PGA Championship Tour. Facilities include 30 hitting stations, three target greens, a practice putting green and sand bunker, and a short-game practice area. The resort also offers private lessons by golf professionals and complimentary weekly clinics for guests to improve their skills.
2. Swimsuit. There are seven pools on the property — and the entire Pacific Ocean — in which to frolic. You literally can’t leave your bungalow without tripping over a pool — and they’re all worth visiting. Each pool has a distinct personality, from the adults-only Palm Grove Pool with a swim-up bar that serves adult shaved ice to the Sea Shell pool, the infinity edge, lagoon-shaped family pool and the nearby keiki (children’s) pool with white sandy bottom and lots of water toys.
3. Underwater camera. One of the most unique pools you’ll find anywhere in the world is the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star resort’s 1.8-million-gallon King’s Pond. This lagoon-shaped pool is home to more than 3,000 tropical fish and a spotted eagle ray. The pool loans out snorkel gear, but you may want an underwater camera to capture the moment.
4. Workout gear. This luxury resort has a private sports club that makes working out seem like a glamorous activity. You will find something to do in this 15,000-square-foot facility, from swimming in the Olympic-style four-lane lap pool to playing tennis at night at one of the two Rebound Ace surface courts with lights. You’ll also find a rock-climbing wall, basketball courts and lots of fitness classes.
5. A good book. There are plenty of places to hide out at this resort, from the semi-private daybeds at the adults-only Palm Grove Pool to the cabanas strategically placed on the sandy beaches fronting the resort. Bring something to read because you’ll have a lot of time — and privacy — to do just that.