I know what you’re thinking: that was a whole lot of photos of us lounging around and eating delicious food. And the truth is that’s exactly how we spent Holden’s 30th birthday weekend out at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina. Holden is one of those people who doesn’t care for his own birthday and he was pretty clear that he didn’t want me to throw him any parties or surprises. But he didn’t say anything about staycations! So we booked a few nights at the Four Seasons, invited his closest friends to come and join us and made a fun, relaxing time of it. It was exactly what we needed.
For our first night, we headed down to the adult pool and grabbed a few chairs and relaxed and watched the sunset (the resort is located on the west side of Oahu so it has the prettiest sunsets). After we filled up on sunshine and pool time, we headed to La Hiki Kitchen for a delicious dinner. Be sure to order the iceberg wedge for two and the miso cod — those were our favorites. La Hiki also served us with the most gigantic dessert platter and we ate so much that it was off to the fitness center to work out the next morning. OK I’m going to keep it real here: even if you don’t like to work out, this fitness center will blow your mind. There are tennis courts, a basketball court, and a turf field where Holden set up a whole circuit training workout for us to do together. Then our friends met us at the resort and all 12 of us went to La Hiki Kitchen for its Sunday brunch. Seafood, an unlimited bloody mary bar, and miles and miles of delicious local favorites put this brunch at the top of my list.
For the rest of the vacation we simply relaxed. Even though Holden and I are both born and raised on Oahu, there was something about the resort that made you feel like you had left the island entirely — free from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. It was so different than any other resort I’ve stayed at and I know we’ll be back soon.
Thank you to Glenn Yoza for the photos!