Luxury Hawaiian resort offers an array of special offerings fit for the whole family to enjoy, from cultural immersion and one-of-a-kind culinary experiences to outdoor adventure and recreational pursuits
Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A., 2023-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, the first and only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star Resort on Hawaii Island, introduces its robust line-up of family-focused programming and packages for 2023, in advance of Spring Break. Recognized for its world-class experience for families, the award-winning Resort offers robust educational and interactive activities for families year-round, with distinct offerings in celebration of the Spring Break season.
Adventure Awaits at Camp Manitou
A partnership with one of the nation’s foremost summer camps founded in Maine in 1947, Camp Manitou returns for its seventh year March 18 to April 9, 2023. Designed for children ages 9 through 17, the offerings focus on immersive group experiences through cultural, recreational and explorative activities both at the Resort and throughout the Island of Hawaii, with single and multi-day programming. Memorable off-site activities include visiting secret beaches, exploring lava tubes and waterfalls, kayaking and snorkelling at Kealakekua Bay, and stargazing at Mauna Kea. Camp Manitou at Four Seasons Resort Hualālai also offers Family Day Adventures, a full day experience created for those seeking to spend quality time together. Each Family Day Adventure is private and full customized to the guest, with a unique itinerary for exploring the best of the island. This offering is available to both families and adults seeking connection and fun.
Authentic Connection to Hawaiian Culture
The Resort’s Ka‘ūpūlehu Cultural Center is offers an opportunity to deepens guests’ experience and share Hawaiian culture through a series of programming designed to be fun, immersive and educational for the entire family. Guests may come in and ask questions or participate in one of the many age-appropriate classes offered, including lei making, feather art, ‘ukulele lessons, Hawaiian language classes, lauhala weaving, hula lessons and “talk story” on the history of Hawai‘i. All the programs at the Ka‘ūpūlehu Cultural Center are complimentary.
The Kumu Kai Marine Center at King’s Pond – the Resort’s 1.8-million-gallon swimmable aquarium – is the latest in the evolution of the marine biology program at Hualālai. Kumu Kai features a touch tank and digital education displays where guests can learn about the 1,000+ tropical fish living in King’s Pond and the delicate ecosystem of the ponds throughout the Resort. The Resort’s team of on-site marine biologists offer an array of interactive ocean preservation and marine educational programming for adults and children alike, including a Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Private Eagle Ray Feeding, Snorkel Safari, Tide Pool Tour, Jr. Marine Biologist Experience, Turtles and Tales, Ocean Life Exploration and more.
For those seeking outdoor recreational pursuits, the Alaka’i Nalu, or “Leaders of the Waves,” are Hualālai’s ocean ambassadors. These expert watermen and women provide a water-sports experience that shares their love and knowledge of the water and ocean life that surrounds the Resort. Family favourites include guided Hawaiian outrigger canoe tours, private ribcraft adventures, stand-up paddle boarding and scooter snorkel.
Culinary Experiences Celebrating Hawaiian and Polynesian History and Traditions
The Resort’s culinary team, led by Executive Chef Richard Polhemus, offers a multitude of dining options and uniquely Hawaiian culinary experiences fit for the whole family, with menus that reflect the bounty of Hawaii’s farms and coasts. Throughout the Spring Break season, guests can enjoy traditional Lū’au and fire knife shows featuring authentic Hawaiian fare, refreshing tropical cocktails, hula, and musical performances at the Hoku Amphitheater. Pākīpika: My Island Home – a Four Seasons Hualālai Lū’au – offers a glimpse into Hawaii’s history through music and dance that tell the story of ancient people, culminating with a spectacular Samoan fire knife dance. As the first fire show on Hawaii Island, Ke’ao: Ignite the Light shares its passion for the Hawaiian and Polynesian culture through the art of fire and culture in a musical journey created and designed by the dancers that take the stage.
Kids For All Seasons
The Resort’s complimentary Kids For All Seasons program offers activities and experiences for children ages 5 to 12. Daily activities include tie dye art, henna tattoos, ceramic art, dream catcher weaving, and gyotaku, the Japanese art of printing fish onto cloth. During spring break, Kids For All Seasons will host a movie under the stars at the Resort’s Hoku Amphitheatre, among an Easter event including an egg hunt, arts and crafts and seasonal treats. Additionally, theme nights offer the opportunity for children to engage in interactive contests, with 2023 offerings spanning Rocket Science, Master of Illusion, Cooking with Chaos, and the Hualālai Bake Off.
Spacious Accommodations Fit for the Whole Family
Ideal for multi-generational travel or families travelling together, the Resort offers twelve recently renovated Specialty Suites with special benefits and inclusions. As part of the Resort’s USD 100 million property-wide transformation, Four Seasons recently unveiled top three villas – Hawaii Loa Presidential Villa, Makaloa Villa and Ho`onanea Villa – the largest and most luxurious villa accommodations in Hawaii. Offering a coveted oceanfront setting with pristine views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean, each has been reimagined with thoughtful design elements, local artwork, slate floors, glass-pocket doors, and a natural hardwood trim, in addition to an expansion that includes a second level, indoor/outdoor living space, and private plunge pools or whirlpools. The Specialty Suite collection includes nine additional suites, all enhanced during the renovation, and adorned in bespoke Hawaiian furnishings and elegant artwork throughout open-concept floor plans crafted to foster togetherness. Each suite offers a bespoke selection of activities and inclusions, thoughtfully curated and derived from their unique characteristics and location. Most notably, Specialty Suite guests receive a dedicated Suite Concierge team member who manages every detail and personalization for their stay, from booking through departure.
Camp Manitou is available in single and multi-day programming March 18 to April 9 and July 3 to August 26, 2023. The remaining activities are available year-round, pending availability. Interested parties can book online or make reservations by calling 808 325 8000.
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Source: Four Seasons Hotels & Resort