The Four Seasons Resort Lanai beach & pools are so spectacular. There are two pools, a big family friendly one, and then the retreat, which is for adults only. The resort is hillside, so the beach is a small walk from the main resort.
However, both beach and pool-side guests receive the same great services and amenities – fresh towels, cold water, made-up chairs & umbrellas, mid-day snacks, sunglasses cleaning, and food & beverage service.
Scattered throughout the grounds are paths leading to small grassy areas that are set up with lounge chairs and umbrellas. Some are off in quiet corners, while others are mere steps from the pool. 99% of them have a stunning beach view.
The Main Pool
I always automatically think kids, loudness, etc, but that’s not the case here. While there are kids around, it never took away from the relaxing setting. If it ever got too bad (which it never did), we always figured we could head to the 21+ retreat area, which is… oh so serene. We definitely tended to favor the retreat, just because it’s off the beaten path. But the main pool is pretty amazing too.
We spent a lot of time at the 21+, adult pool, called The Retreat. It has THE MOST amazing vista! One of the newer poolside offerings is a relaxing poolside massage. It’s on the food and beverage menu that you get when they bring the water. Once I saw it I knew it was something I had to try It was just as wonderful as it sounds. My therapist met me at the most relaxing spot that overlooked the beach. It was so gorgeous I didn’t even want to close my eyes. Poolside definitely took the experience to the next level (vs. being in a dark room). I debated asking if I could just keep going and have her charge me for a second service, ha!
I am so obsessed with the beach here! The water is a perfect blue! We went every single day, but there are a few things you should know:
– It’s a very short walk to the beach. It requires heading down a part paved/part dirt walkway, over a small bridge, and past Luau cove. The walk is all on the Four Seasons grounds. It’s SO HOT, and if you’re pregnant you’ll dream of golf cart service, because the walk seems longer than it really is. Really though, it’s three minutes tops.
– The beach is PUBLIC, but not in the way you may think. It’s SO unbelievably clean. There are no pesky vendors trolling about. The Four Seasons has it’s own area, complete with a beach shack where guests can rent snorkeling equipment (complimentary), and other fun water activities. They set up comfy chairs and umbrellas, provide full food and beverage service, and much more. You’re SO pampered. It’s peaceful and relaxing. We had a blast walking down the beach. Once further down we noticed people with tents, BBQing by the water. I’m not a camper by any means, but here I could be swayed. Twice a day there’s also a snorkeling excursion that comes from Maui. Again, none of this is by the Four Seasons area, but it’s fun to venture down the beach and explore!
– Also, you are going to WANT to head down the beach, because that’s how you get to Sweetheart Rock. It’s a beautiful hike, and a must do.
– The best snorkeling is close to the tide pools, and they are AWESOME.
I was so obsessed with the beach I never wanted to leave!
Disclaimer: I received a substantial discount from the Four Seasons Resort Lanai for review purposes, which in no way reflects my opinion. Every guest of the Four Seasons is pampered beyond belief. They truly are wonderful. All thoughts/opinions are my own.