At the forefront of the wellness revolution
Before you know it, the world will be back to its frenetic pace, bulldozing through our lives and running us down. Soon we’ll return to “business as usual.” But if we have learned anything from being under the shelter-in-place order is that we long for balance. We have a new appreciation for the freedom that travel gives us, as well as a good dose of the importance of staying healthy—both mind and body. The Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina leads the charge in the health and wellness space with signature spa programs to promote healthy living and work-life balance. They have recently introduced “the Vessel,” the world’s first-ever, multi-sensory, virtual reality wellness experience. The luxury resort is the first property to debut this offering and encourages guests to prioritize their mental wellbeing. After this global pandemic, that’s exactly what we need.
Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina worked closely with Sensync, the immersive wellness company founded by Dr. Adam Gazzaley and Dr. Alex Theory, to create the ultimate mind-and-body experience. The Vessel is a virtual experience that combines mixed reality innovation with advanced therapeutic technology to create a revolutionary, immersive, sensory experience.
The spaceship-like Vessel takes you on a customized, visual reality journey that helps to “reset” your brain to achieve a more tranquil state of mind. Journeys such as Deep Space, Ocean Cove, and Zen Garden range from 20 to 80 minutes, based on your preference. Vibroacoustic transducers simulate vibration and tactile sensations that the guest perceives through the senses of vision, hearing, and touch. These visual, auditory, and tactile sensations are presented in unison and provide a multi-sensory experience designed to “massage the brain.”
Located in the expansive, 35,000-square-foot retreat, the Spa is inspired by ancient Hawaiian healing traditions and offers various Sodashi and Circadia face therapies, body treatments, and massages in both indoor and outdoor treatment rooms.
Nothing heals the soul like warm, soft sand between our toes after being stuck inside for weeks on end. The perfect duo is a delicious meal al fresco on the beach to fill those lungs with crisp, salty air. Set along the resort’s white sand beach, restaurateur and chef Michael Mina is at the helm of the island’s premier line-to-table seafood restaurant, aptly named Mina’s Fish House. With a lively, casual atmosphere, you can take in the stunning, panoramic ocean views while indulging in the freshest island catch. From gigantic seafood towers and buckets of iced fish to Hawaiian-style lobster and clam bakes, Mina’s Fish House is the quintessential Hawaiian dining experience. Also available are private, toes-in-sand dining experiences on the beach where you are encouraged to show up unshod and enjoy all the exceptional service offered in the restaurant—just on the beach.
From outrigger canoe rides to intimate waterfall hikes, there is no shortage of adventure at Four Seasons Oahu to keep you energized. The property offers one-of-a-kind experiences to some of the most exclusive spots on the island as well as easy access to activities such as stand-up paddle boarding and outrigger canoe paddling from the beach, scuba diving and free diving academies on resort, deep-sea fishing, spearfishing, helicopter tours, horseback riding, cliff jumping, tennis, golf, hiking, and morning yoga on the lawn. Just what your cooped-up body desires—precious time outside.
Camp Kohola at the Hideaway is a complimentary, supervised program for kids ages 5 to 12, creating memorable and educational experiences in a casual, fun environment. Camp Kohola at the Hideaway takes advantage of the resort’s expansive grounds and laidback Hawaiian feel. The hub of activity is located within the state-of-the-art Camp Kohola center, complete with a media room, a “Creativity Zone,” and a game room.
Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina overlooks Oahu’s sunny, western, rugged coast. A convenient 35 minutes from downtown Honolulu, Ko Olina (“Place of Joy” in Hawaiian) is edged to the north by the pristine nature preserve of Lanikuhonua and to the south by four white sand beach coves.