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May 2023

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donuts) are not to be missed, and are worth the price of the table whether you're staying at the resort or just came to load your plate with these sugary, friend little balls of heaven. Despite an almost unhealthy fear of what lives in the ocean, even I couldn't resist the opportunity to join my family on a stand-up paddleboard experience, which launches from the nearby Alaka'i Nalu Ocean Activities stand a short cart ride from the main resort. e waters in front of the launch point are moderately protected and therefore relatively calm, but vast enough to keep SUPers from getting bored paddling in a too-small area. ere's an anchored raft to paddle to for a little break, which also offered a nice respite when some in our tribe felt a little seasick from the occasional swells coming in. And, I'm happy to report I saw nothing larger than the size of my hand swimming beneath the surface when I was brave enough to plunge my head underwater for a peek. A pair of tennis nuts, my husband and I were eager to hit the courts at Hualalai, and had a fantastic lesson with a resort pro on one of the property's eight courts, located within the Hualalai Sports Club that features a lap pool, sport court, exercise equipment, and fitness classes. e lap pool area also presents what feels somewhat like a "secret" additional quiet spot to relax poolside (especially for those seeking an environment that's a majority adult), while most everyone else is hitting the main pools. I always tell my kids that the best sign of a good vacation is one that you don't want to end, and that was certainly the case at Hualalai. Superior service, breathtaking grounds, and a serenity that permeates every square inch of the property make a visit here one you'll be looking to replicate time and again. In raising the bar on itself, Four Seasons has — perhaps intentionally — raised ours as well. detour destinations << ranchandcoast.com 60 MAY 2023 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE The Palm Grove pool is reserved for adults, with in-water bench seating and a bar Guest room lanais encourage outdoor lounging with a spectacular view

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