ALOHA FROM JENNIE: Whether you are a visitor to our islands staying for a weeklong vacation, or kama'aina (local residents) out for an evening or weekend, one of the nicest ways to immerse yourself in 'all things Hawaii' is to spend time at a resort.
We especially enjoy the Ko Olina Resort on leeward (west) Oahu, a 642-acre gated community with hotels (Disney's Aulani, Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club and soon to open Four Seasons fka Ihilani), timeshares and villas. As you can see from the photo gallery above, the lagoon and pool views are classic Hawaii.
A few restaurants are located within the resort, which gives you an opportunity to wander throughout the tranquil grounds on your way to dine. There are koi ponds, waterfall features, a wishing well, and landscaped scenery. Here are some video and photo views of these beautiful spots within the Ko Olina Beach Club, one of the hotels.
Inside the Ko Olina Beach Club hotel, you can enjoy the local touches and displays. Resources have been devoted to gorgeous flower and plant arrangements, a Hawaiian racing canoe built around 1850, and window cutouts.
The helpful and cheerful staff spread aloha among everyone that they come in contact with. We hope that you enjoyed this virtual glimpse from our post, and that you can experience the pleasant atmosphere by visiting the islands in person one day!