As a new mom I had resigned myself to the fact that a vacation would never be relaxing again. Between surprise public meltdowns, the copious amount of equipment required to feed, bathe dress and transport our baby, and the fact that we were relegated to a hotel room for naps twice daily, I was certain our fate had been sealed.
Welcome to the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaupulehu. Credit: Curt Woodhall, Arrivals
However all of this changed after spending a week at the stunning Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaupulehu, Hawaii Island.
Enjoy the view at the Four Seasons Hualalai, Hawaii. Credit: Curt Woodhall, Arrivals
Commonly referred to as ‘The Big Island’, Hawaii has a unique landscape of lush rainforests, white, golden, green and black sand beaches, snow capped mountains, an active volcano spewing molten lava and vast expanses of volcanic desert. Within a 45-minute drive the scenery can change from fields of lifeless lava rock to rolling grasslands. Although the Island of Hawaii offers a plethora of activities and endless scenic beauty, we actually chose the destination because of the multi-award winning Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, which has been touted as one of the world’s best family-friendly resorts and recently won TripAdvisor’s #1 Luxury Hotel in the World.
One of the best locations on the Big Island. Credit: Curt Woodhall, Arrivals
While I could rave about the resort’s six pools, snorkelling pond, sandy beachfront, amazing fitness centre (which I will admit with guilt that we never set foot in), world-class spa, gorgeous rooms with ocean view lanai’s, and impeccable grounds, which are set against a dramatic backdrop of black lava rock that spills into an intensely blue ocean, it is actually the baby-friendly amenities that put the biggest smile on this mommy’s face.
One happy Mama enjoying the sun with Little Miss B. Credit: Curt Woodhall, Arrivals
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