By Ela Sathern By Ela Sathern | November 8, 2022 | Travel & Recreation Eat Hotel Resto Stay Hotel Spas Drink Travel
With sweeping panoramic views of the western coast of O‘ahu, the penthouse suite at Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina has been reimagined, providing the ultimate vacation living space for family and friends to gather.
The penthouse suite at Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is reimagined with the ultimate private terrace. PHOTO COURTESY OF FOUR SEASONS RESORT OAHU AT KO OLINA
Floor-to-ceiling windows provide constant panoramic views throughout the suite PHOTO COURTESY OF FOUR SEASONS RESORT OAHU AT KO OLINA
Away from the everyday, my family and I escape to Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina (fourseasons.com/oahu), a private oceanfront resort nestled along four swimmable lagoons where adventure awaits. Together, we sailed on an outrigger canoe to view the western coast from the turquoise waters and meet friendly sea turtles on the journey. Along with memories made by the beach and the choice of four pools, from sunrise to sunset, we take in the breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean on the expansive private terrace in the signature penthouse suite.
Located on the highest floor—the 17th floor—the 3,200-square-foot, three-bedroom penthouse renovation led by Honolulu-based design firm G70 International incorporated modern design elements to provide all the comforts of a beautiful residential space. Upon entry, we are welcomed into a newly redesigned hallway that sets the tone featuring a curated collection of fine art photography by renowned aerial photographer Gray Malin. The bright and airy living room features a stunning new open-floor design, seamlessly connecting both the living and dining rooms, and anchored by floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and windows to embrace the alluring ocean views. Malin’s fine art collection, including new Four Seasons Resort Oahu originals, continues throughout the living and dining room areas.
Gray Malin artwork welcomes guests to the suite PHOTO COURTESY OF FOUR SEASONS RESORT OAHU AT KO OLINA
Indoor-outdoor living at its best, the expansive wraparound 800-square-foot lanai features a soft , evocative palette of sea and sky, creating an inviting escape to lounge during the day or relax under the stars in the evening. On one magical night, we are joined by Stars Above Hawaii to take in magnificent views of the moon, planets and galaxies. This stargazing experience given on the penthouse lanai also taught of the Polynesian epic ocean voyages thousands of years ago, using only the stars to navigate to the islands.
The expansive terrace stuns on the top floor of the resort. PHOTO COURTESY OF FOUR SEASONS RESORT OAHU AT KO OLINA
Other family-friendly programming at the resort includes a mini surfboard resin painting workshop, lauhala weaving workshop and poke demo, as well as countless wellness offerings rooted in Hawaiian tradition, including an ongoing transformational wellness retreat series. For Dad, he played a round of golf at the top-ranked resort course at Ko Olina Golf Club. For Mom, I took a break at Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre for a Naupaka lomi lomi massage in the private outdoor spa room where I fully relaxed with the sound of the ocean waves.
Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre connects you to nature in the outdoor hale. PHOTO COURTESY OF FOUR SEASONS RESORT OAHU AT KO OLINA
Multiple pools and lagoons await at Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina. PHOTO COURTESY OF FOUR SEASONS RESORT OAHU AT KO OLINA
Also right on the beach, we visit Mina’s Fish House for a Hawaiian fish feast where James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina brings the freshest to the table, and on the other end of the resort we also indulge at Noe, led by Michelin-starred Japanese-Italian chef Ryo Takatsuka, for some southern Italian cuisine with a modern attitude. The homemade pastas and the amazing veal Milanese are must-tastes.
When staying at the penthouse, be sure to order in-suite breakfast, or dining if you wish, as we found that every flavor one could crave is offered at the resort to please each family member as we enjoyed the incomparable panoramic view from up in the clouds.
Beautiful outdoor seating at Noe PHOTO COURTESY OF FOUR SEASONS RESORT OAHU AT KO OLINA
Get a modern take on traditional Hawaiian seafood at Mina’s Fish House. PHOTO COURTESY OF FOUR SEASONS RESORT OAHU AT KO OLINA