If you like the convenience, or price, of flights into Honolulu, but are looking for a quieter experience than Waikiki Beach, take a look at Ko Olina, outside of the hustle and bustle of the city. Located on the island of O’ahu, otherwise known as “The Gathering Place,” Ko Olina is a pristine, 640-acre gated, planned community that embraces the philosophy of “living pono,” or living in harmony with the unique nature and wildlife that inhabits the surrounding area of Ko Olina. The resort is within Wai’anae, the oceanfront retreat on the southwest, leeward, shores of O’ahu.
Visitors can find premium resorts, including Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, the Four Seasons Resort O’ahu at Ko Olina, and the Beach Villas at Ko Olina. In addition, there are multiple lagoons to explore, scuba dive, surf, and snorkel within to see the beautiful marine life that inhabits the shores of O’ahu. It is also home to the Ko Olina Golf Club and the Ko Olina Marina, Hawaii’s only deep-draft marina.
Ko Olina is a premium resort and condo community, offering multiple experiences and opportunities for families or couples to unwind and rejuvenate in a calmer part of the island. There are four resorts to choose from in Ko Olina, each luxurious, offering accommodations, amenities, and experiences. Each lodge also has access to one of the four lagoons that Ko Olina encompasses.
They say that O’ahu has two seasons rather than four. Most tropical climates skip spring and fall, although O’ahu winters are incredibly mild. Winter lasts from November to March and holds average temperatures of 76 to 79 degrees. At nightfall, this can drop between 10 to 15 degrees. The coldest you can expect may be as low as 60 degrees. Due to its location, Ko Olina is also customary to experience more rain and overcast days during winter.
The Four Season Resort O’ahu at Ko Olina Spa offers a unique spa experience. Select from a menu of services inspired by local indigenous healing practices and traditions. The facility is six levels and over 35,000 square feet, with indoor and outdoor treatment areas and exercise facilities. Schedule a massage for serene views of the perfectly landscaped gardens in a private cabana.