Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina and Paradise Helicopters Hawaii have partnered to offer an exclusive Earth, Wind & Fire day charter to the island of Hawaii – a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Four Seasons Resort Oahu guests to see one of the world’s most active volcanoes with exclusive access to the Hawaii Islands’ natural landmarks via a private helicopter day charter from nearby Kalealoa Airport.
In an action packed one-day tour, guests will fly over scenic areas, including cliffs on the coast of Molokai, black sand beaches in Kona, waterfalls on the lush Hamakua Coast, Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Papakolea green sand beach – the southernmost point in the US – and Kilauea’s blistering lava flows.
After witnessing the primal sight of an erupting volcano, guests will land at Hawaiian Legacy Forest above the historic Umikoa Village to participate in a legacy tree planting experience accompanied by a gourmet five-course Chef’s Table with wine pairings.
Re-boarding a luxurious Bell 407 aircraft, guests will then explore several hard-to-reach, exclusive locations throughout the island and can opt to “Green Their Seat” with a carbon offset program that gives every guest the opportunity to compensate for greenhouse gases (GHGs) produced during the Oahu to Hawaii charter.
Paradise Helicopters is the first helicopter tour company to offer flights exclusively for the reforestation of endemic trees in Hawaii. Through the nonprofit Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative (HLRI), koa and sandalwood trees (endemic to Hawaii) are planted for permanent reforestation. Every tree is equipped with a proprietary RFID geo-tagging system, allowing the guest to track the growth of their tree from space using online applications such as Google Earth. The tree thus retains information about the guest and occasion, creating a living monument.
For the ultimate luxury experience, guests can book the Earth, Wind & Fire package at Four Seasons Resort Oahu to include Penthouse accommodations. Located on the 17th floor, the Four Seasons Resort Oahu Penthouse Suite offers stunning panoramic views and an expansive 800 square foot (74 square metre) terrace, perfect for morning yoga, evening cocktails or entertaining. Inside, the 3,200 square foot (297 square metre) suite designed by Philpotts & Associates provides comfortable yet luxurious Hawaiian interiors and includes two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a living room, dining room and service kitchen.