Ko Olina Resort

Many visitors to the island of Oahu look to stay in the more touristy Waikiki area, but if you are looking to get away from the bustle of the Honolulu area and stay in one of the luxurious Oahu hotels, then you might prefer the Ko Olina Resort & Marina. This upscale resort community, which is only about twenty miles west of the capital, is a like a small city in many ways, and its relatively peaceful setting encourages plenty of rest and relaxation. When you're not relaxing during your visit to the Ko Olina Beach Resort, there will be a lot of fun activities to choose from, and you're also encouraged to rent a car and explore the island. It's understandable if you never want to leave the 640-acre grounds of the Ko Olina Resort community, however, as everything that you could likely want is at your disposal.

As any upscale resort community should, the Ko Olina Beach Resort boasts an excellent 18-hole golf course and an alluring full-service spa. The Golf Club at Ko Olina boasts one of the best golf courses on Oahu, and if you're unfamiliar with the course, the GPS systems and course maps will help you figure out which club to pull out of the bag for every shot. Because the golf course at Ko Olina offers great ocean views, enjoying your round is easy, even if you're not playing well. Before or after your round at the Golf Club at Ko Olina, you can work on your game at the practice facilities, stop by the full-service restaurant and bar, or visit the adjacent day spa. The 35,000-square foot Ihilani Spa at the Ko Olina Oahu Resort is an ideal place to pamper yourself, and it boasts an excellent fitness room if you feel like fitting in a workout.

When you're not golfing or treating yourself to soothing spa sessions at the Ko Olina Oahu Resort & Marina, there is a range of other activities to enjoy. The two outdoor pools at the community's upscale JW Marriott Ihilani Resort are fun places to splash around or catch some rays. The resort also boasts tantalizing soft-sand beaches should you prefer swimming in the warm Pacific Ocean. The man-made lagoons at the Ko Olina Resort are excellent places for kids to swim, as they feature water conditions that are generally calmer than the ocean. In addition to swimming, the lagoons are also ideal for snorkeling, which is an activity that is certainly recommended during any Oahu vacation. You can also hop in your rental car and head for Hanauma Bay, which is one of Hawaii's most spectacular natural resources. There might not be a more ideal place to snorkel on the entire island.

Swimming and snorkeling aren't the only water-related activities to enjoy during your visit to the Ko Olina Beach Resort. At the 43-acre Ko Olina Marina, sailing and sunset cruise tours can be booked, and there are plenty of slips available for lease if you are bringing your own boat. If you lease a slip at the Ko Olina Marina, you will have access to a range of amenities, including cable TV hookups, barbecue and picnic areas, and high-speed internet access.

When you're not taking advantage of all the available amenities at the Ko Olina Resort Community, there is plenty to keep you entertained elsewhere on the island. The USS Arizona Memorial, Diamond Head Crater, and the Lyon Arboretum are just some of the Oahu attractions that you won't want to miss if you choose to include tours and side trips on your itinerary. There are also some nearby golf courses that golfers might look to enjoy when they're not taking advantage of the fantastic course at the Golf Club at Ko Olina.

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