A pristine paradise on Oahu's west coast

371 Rooms / 55 Suites

While most Oahu tourists and residents crowd Honolulu, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina gives you a reason to venture to an under-the-radar part of the island. The Four Seasons’ first Oahu hotel is making the less-developed west side a hot destination for those in search of a pristine paradise — to the north, you’ll find Lanikuhonua nature preserve and to the south, Ko Olina Lagoons, four picturesque beach coves.

Deemed a sacred place, Ko Olina was a vacation spot for King Ka’mehameha. And it remains fit for royalty: Pacific, lagoon and pool vistas abound throughout the property, from most of the rooms to the restaurants; beautiful outdoor spaces invite you to linger and take in said views; a destination spa delivers Hawaiian-inspired therapies; and five restaurants cater to every taste (seafood, Italian, Asian, casual fare, café offerings).

The hotel-planned activities are a must here: Go stand-up paddleboarding in a calm lagoon, leap from the cliffs of Waimea Bay or explore Oahu by helicopter.

Our Inspector’s Highlights

• The excellent Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre entices with chic indoor and outdoor lounging spaces, a Himalayan salt chamber and Hawaiian treatments.

• The activities set this luxury hotel apart from the others. Learn to surf with a world champion or head to a private marina for a chartered cruise on the Four Seasons’ yacht.

• Don’t miss an astonishing sunset at the adult infinity pool. Admire it from a cabana, which comes with Beats headphones, a loaded Kindle, big-screen TVs, Bose speakers and a basket of Sun Bum sunscreen products.

• Every restaurant warrants a meal here, from Noe, a romantic setting with a trickling waterfall, river and Italian fine dining, to popular Waterman Bar & Grill, a casual spot serving lobster rolls and teriyaki hot dogs.

• Book an appointment at Caprice boutique and a saleswoman will pull Missoni resort wear, Figue gauzy dresses and more for you in the Missoni dressing room. Bonus: Try them on while sipping prosecco.

What to Know

• Enjoy preferred tee times at the neighboring Ted Robinson-designed 18-hole course at Ko Olina Golf Club, home of the LGPA Lotte Championship. Take a free shuttle there.

• Children are welcome and have their own places to play, including two family pools, a kids club and teen center.

• If your flight time falls outside of check-in/checkout times, unwind in the Arrival & Departure Lounge, which offers showers, snacks and drinks and an all-day staff.

• As this is a less-populated part of the island, there aren’t many restaurants outside of the Hawaii hotel.

The Rooms

• Earth-toned rooms bear a modern island aesthetic. Local woods, woven rugs, banana-leaf headboards and a sprinkle of green palm prints give them a Hawaiian feel.

• All accommodations come with spacious, furnished lanais (or balconies).

• Elegant white marble bathrooms have separate tubs and glass-walled showers. You’ll find perfumed, paraben-free toiletries from Italian brand Ortigia.

• Oceanfront Deluxe Rooms sit on the ground level. Enter your own lush garden to take a dip in a private alfresco Jacuzzi.

• Our favorite rooms are the Penthouse, for its 17th-floor terrace with columns framing jaw-dropping views, and the fourth-floor Presidential Suite for its Sky Terrace, where staff can set up a bed so you can sleep under the stars.

The Activities

• Four Seasons’ Curators program pairs you with a prominent local for a one-of-a-kind event. Venture out with competitive free diver Daniel Koval or photographer/surf royalty Ha’a Keaulana.

• The hotel’s beloved Auntie Nettie Tiffany serves as the spiritual kahu (or keeper) of Lanikuhonua. The knowledgeable guide will school you on local culture.

• For an authentic Hawaiian experience, embark on an outrigger canoe ride. The hour-long activity is family friendly.

• At the Oahu hotel’s PADI dive center (which debuts in February), first-timers can earn certification and explore shallow coral gardens while veteran divers can discover 260-foot-deep shipwrecks.

• Hit the sixth-floor tennis center to play on the five plexi-pave courts. Hone your game with the help of a pro at the Jim Courier Tennis Program.

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