Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaâ€™upulehu72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive Big Island, HI
Spectacular white sand beaches, surreal blue waters, endless rays of sunshine and skin-caressing trade winds make Four Seasons Hualalai on Hawaiiâ€™s Big Island one of the most sensual destinations in the worldâ€”and one of the most romantic places imaginable to say â€œI do.â€
The 243-room resort, set on the islandâ€™s scenic Kona-Kohala coast, entertain brides, grooms and their guests with a range of leisure pursuits, including snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, fishing, hiking, helicopter tours and golf on a Jack Nicklaus signature course. At night, lovebirds nest in an Executive Suite appointed with a bamboo canopy bed, slate floors and a deep soaking tub. To refresh and invigorate the senses after a day in the sun or before a sunset dinner at Pahu iâ€™a, the propertyâ€™s elegant restaurant featuring fresh local seafood and dramatic ocean views, the room offers a secluded outdoor shower crafted out of dark lava rock and accented with soft, leafy plants thatâ€™s large enough for two.
On the big day, 6,000 dendrobium orchid blossoms turn the groundâ€”be it beach sand, garden lawn or ballroom floorâ€”into a carpet of fragrant lace. Welcome leis for the guests, the floral garland-lined aisle and the orchid-covered alter keep the sweet scent of the islands swirling in the warm breeze. A Hawaiian trio, conch shell blower and hula dancer make music and entertainment authentic while sips of Hualalai nectar kiss guestsâ€™ lips with the taste of the tropics.
Leaving no detail unattended, Four Seasons takes expert care of couples pre- and post-vows, too. For instance, an arranged car provides transfer to marriage license appointments and the airport; gowns and tuxes are expertly pressed courtesy of the resort; and pampering in the exotic spaâ€™s couples massage hale (outdoor hut) is included in the price of the wedding package. An extra expense, but worth every penny, 80-minutes of rhythmic Hawaiian lomilomi massage the morning after the ceremony facilitate deep relaxation and a long-lasting feeling of aloha: affection, love and compassion.