Sunset at Four Seasons Hualalai

Reflecting on sunset at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

In Pictures: Island Life in Hawaii

From sandy beaches to sunset views, two lovebirds reveal snapshots from their romantic Hawaiian vacation.

After being named one of three winners in the Focus on Four Seasons Instagram contest, Ontario-based attorney Kristen Holman took a break from her high-pressure legal job for a six-day vacation on the islands of Hawaii with her boyfriend, Rob Frasca. Little did she know that they would be returning from the once-in-a-lifetime adventure as a newly engaged couple.

From the moment the pair touched down, the staff at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea went above and beyond to ensure the couple’s expectations were exceeded – upgrading their rental car and stocking it with beverages and blankets.

“The hospitality of the staff members set the tone for a memorable day,” recalls Holman of their drive to the top of the Maui’s Haleakala crater. “We witnessed the fascinating sunrise at the summit, followed by a hike down the Sliding Sands Trail, where we got engaged!”

Over the course of three days, the couple experienced the cuisine, culture and activities offered at the Four Seasons Resort in Maui, then prolonged their Hawaiian excursion with a three-day stay at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

“Hawaii is an unbelievable blend of adventure and tranquillity,” she says. “We expected stunning landscapes and a laid-back atmosphere, but were blown away by the spectrum of activities available to those that want to do more than simply kick back.”

Follow the other winners of the Focus on Four Seasons Instagram contest to California and Europe.

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