Looking for a little R&R after the hectic holiday season? Then start planning your vacation to Hawaii’s breathtakingly luxurious Hualalai Resort, which embodies the true definition of the Looking for a little R&R after the hectic holiday season? Then start planning your vacation to Hawaii’s breathtakingly luxurious hualalai resort, which embodies the true definition of the state’s famous greeting, “aloha.” Generally, it means peace and love but, literally, aloha is defined as “alo” (presence) “ha” (divine breath). From the moment you arrive at this tranquil, 243-room, 865-acre resort nestled along the Big Island’s North Kohala Coast, you are surrounded by divine, natural beauty — and pampered by a staff looking to make this the best stay of your life. Need your sunglasses cleaned? Want a cool, damp, mint-infused towel for your face while reclining beachside? How about a complimentary adults-only popsicle served poolside? No problem; all can be had here.
If you’re curious about what’s going on outside the resort, just visit the concierge desk. From a helicopter tour that shows you all the Big Island has (Mauna Kea, the highest peak in the state; flowing lava from Kiluea Volcano; lush rainforests) to snorkeling with dolphins and ziplining, resort staff will arrange it for you. The biggest obstacle you’ll face is admitting that, one day, you’ll have to leave. However, if you have a few (million) bucks to spare, you can always buy a house here. Residents of Hualalai Villas and Homes have access to the same amenities as resort guests (homes are even outfitted with Four Seasons linens); enjoy resort perks like housekeeping and room and concierge services; and have access to their private Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course. Oh, and each house comes with a golf cart. Maybe you don’t have to leave after all.
Rooms from $795, villas from $1,325; villas for purchase from $1,550,000 and houses from $4,795,000.
100 Kaupulehu Drive