Local April 29, 2022

Ko Olina – Home to Oahu’s Luxury Resorts

Ko Olina Resorts

Enter through the gates of the 642-acre master-planned community of Ko Olina and you’ll almost feel like you’re on another island. With three massive resort complexes, many visitors to Oahu are choosing to skip Waikiki and spend their trips in West Oahu instead. This side of the island is sunnier and arid, the perfect conditions for a round of golf at the Ko Olina Golf Club or a chartered snorkel session from the Ko Olina Marina. The resort community features three hotel complexes. The Marriott Ko Olina Beach Vacation Club features oceanfront hotel rooms and an on-site luau. Aulani, a Disney Resort, opened in September 2011, and because it’s Disney, this resort is kid friendly, from breakfast with Mickey to a teens-only spa. The newest Ko Olina resort is the luxurious Four Seasons Ko Olina. Nearly every room in the 17-story hotel offers an ocean view. Guests can enjoy the infinity pool or get a beachside massage in a private cabana. Four Seasons Resort Ko Olina has five restaurants, including its signature seafood restaurant, Fish House.

Cori’s Tips: Even if you’re not staying in one of the three luxury resorts, you can still visit Ko Olina. The best reason to? The area’s four man-made lagoons. Each is completely protected—perfect for kids—and is surrounded by shaded grassy knolls. Be sure to arrive at the lagoons early; parking at each is limited.