Four Seasons Manele Bay is Iconic Hawai’i

Renovated Luxury Property Offers Tempting Golf Packages and More

We all love the Colorado Rockies, yet there is no denying the magical, spirit-renewing energy of Hawai’i. Whether it’s the palm-punctuated beaches, rumbling volcanoes, exquisite cuisine, sun-kissed recreation or iconic golf resorts, Hawai’i has the goods… and then some.

One of our favorite Hawai’ian destinations is the delightful and less crowded island Lanai, and on it, the Four Seasons at Manele Bay. Sited along gently sloping hillsides that roll to the shores of Hulopo’e Bay, the property invites guests to stroll among verdant tropical gardens and waterways that reveal lush enclaves and spectacular Pacific Ocean vistas, many of which are framed by Lanai’s rugged cliffs and dramatic geologic formations.

Big news: The Four Seasons Manele Bay just completed a major phase of a multimillion-dollar transformation that includes newly redesigned guestrooms and suites that are luxuriously crafted and culturally contextual. Upgrades include walls of teak and zebra wood, mahogany floors, and furnishings of rosewood, leather, iron and linen, with contemporary and historic influences that will prove timeless and enduring.

Further tempting is the resort’s just-announced Unlimited Golf stay-and-play package that offers golfers unlimited access to Manele Golf Course, the property’s sensational Jack Nicklaus-designed ocean-view masterpiece that has earned “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” status from Golf Magazine.

Built on lava outcroppings, the award-winning layout features three holes on the cliffs. Its signature par-3 12th hole includes an unforgettable tee perched 150 feet above rock-pounding surf that thrills golfers with deliciously daring shots to the pin.

Players can hit the ground swinging—the Unlimited Golf package includes play on both the day of arrival and departure. In between rounds, dine like Hawaiian royalty at the resort’s new clubhouse restaurant, Views, aptly named for its breathtaking overlooks of Pu’u Pehe (Sweetheart Rock) and Hulopo’e Bay.

Rates per person for the Unlimited Golf package start at $979. Rates are based on two golfers, double occupancy, multi-night stay not required. For two people with only one golfer, rates start at $759 per person. Offer is valid through December 2015; blackout dates apply and are based on availability at time of booking.

Other resort amenities include spa, swimming, sailing, snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking, archery, tennis, croquet and 24-hour customer service.

The island of Lanai is easily accessible via air with flights scheduled daily (five on Island Air, two on Ohana), as well as five ferry crossings per day from Maui. For more information or to make a reservation, call 800-321-4666 or go online to


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Durango resident Chris Duthie is a contributor to Colorado AvidGolfer, the state’s leading resource for golf and the lifestyle that surrounds it. It publishes eight issues annually and proudly delivers daily content via