This Beach Tree Hualalai menu and review is from a stay at the Four Seasons Hualalai. You can enjoy up to $100 complimentary food and drink at Beach Tree if booking the Four Seasons Hualalai as a TravelSort Client with Four Seasons Preferred Partner (FSPP) benefits. I always recommend that when booking a Four Seasons property, you book with preferred partner amenities, since FSPP upgrades are prioritized ahead of all other upgrades, such as Virtuoso, AMEX Fine Hotels and Resorts, etc.
- Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (excluding signature suites and villas)
- Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets)
- Food and beverage credit of USD100
- Complimentary basic Internet access for up to two devices
Visiting Hawaii? This post is part of a trip report on the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui, including stays at the Four Seasons Hualalai and Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.
For prior posts in this trip report, please see:
Of the various dining experiences at this Four Seasons, Beach Tree is the most casual. There is live Hawaiian music and sometimes Hawaiian hula dancing on a nearby lawn, and throughout the evening kids will dance and frolic on the grass. As with all the restaurants, the restaurant is open and faces the beach, so you have a fantastic view of the sunset and can hear the waves softly washing up along the shore.
Much of the dining area is covered with a wooden canopy, which enhances the rustic Hawaiian ambience, and also provides a nice shade during the daytime or at sunset from direct sun. During the various times we ate at Beach Tree, for one reason or another we wanted to leave our table to walk on the rocks along the beach, or move closer to the music, and due to the more casual feel of the place these departures were not unusual or disruptive to the other diners. Later in the evening, Beach Tree becomes more of a hangout to have a drink and snack, and the music is slightly louder. But the mood is always relaxed and fun.
Beach Tree Menu and Food
For our first visit, the munchkin and I were on our own, as Hilary was on a manta ray night dive. The menu at the Beach Tree was filled with basic American comfort food: pizza, burgers, pasta, salad and fish. But each of the dishes seemed to have something a little special, and after a day spent swimming, we were ravenous. In addition to the regular menu, there was a kids' menu.
The munchkin ordered his favorite cheese quesadilla, and I ordered a pizza with wild boar sausage, mushrooms, ricotta and egg. The munchkin enjoyed his cheese quesadilla:
I remembered how the guide at Volcanoes National Park had told us that the wild boars are a terribly destructive force on the local habitat because they damage all the undergrowth and trees by foraging with their tusks, and therefore are routinely hunted; so I felt proud to do my part to help the environment by eating wild boar pizza.
And it was delicious! Not as good as the wonderful pizza at the Jean-Georges offshoot ABC Kitchen in NYC, but not very far off. The crust was thin and slightly crunchy, and the wild boar and other toppings blended together beautifully. After our main courses, we were still hungry, so we chose the banana split. It was yummy, with caramelized bananas, vanilla ice cream, strawberries and chocolate sauce.
We devoured it, and re-energized, were ready to play on the beach, and do some tree-climbing as the sun set over the Pacific.
The servers at Beach Tree were very hard-working. They had to contend with diners changing tables, milling around on the beach, and also those customers who merely wanted a beer or glass of wine. Because Beach Tree is less formal, the servers had to cover more ground and be more flexible as to how to accommodate the different needs of the patrons. But during our several times there, they remained friendly, helpful, and attentive, even if you had to work a little harder to flag one down. As long as you understand that this is not fine dining and have a little patience, your experience will be good.
Disclosure: My family and I were guests and enjoyed a complimentary stay at the Four Seasons Hualalai, however the views expressed in this post are my own.
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