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The seven varied pools at the Four Seasons on the Kona-Kohala coast provide ample opportunity for R&R, as well as fun and games for the kids. The adults-only pool faces the ocean and has a swim-up bar with bench seating. The lagoon-shaped family pool has an infinity edge that seems to bleed into the ocean and is dotted with cabanas big enough for the whole gang. (Next to this is a smaller, freshwater kiddie pool with a sand bottom. And for kids ages 5 to 12 who might enjoy more organized activities, the Four Seasons offers a camp-like program during your stay.) There’s also “King’s Pond,” a 1.8-million gallon pool that combines fresh and ocean water and is home to 4,000 tropical fish. Plus, a lap pool. The rooms here, needless to say, are well-appointed, but the private two- and three-bedroom villas are on another level: set in secluded bungalows, they’ve got gorgeous oceanside views, generously sized lanais, private hot tubs, and are tastefully outfitted with local Hawaiian artwork.

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