posted on June 20, 2011 01:00
KO OLINA RESORT
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
The Ko Olina Resort is spread throughout 642 acres along the sunny western shores of Oahu. This master-planned, active family resort community is the only one of its kind on the island with sweeping ocean-to-mountain views as well as 1.5 miles of white sandy beach. In addition to luxury hotels and vacation ownership properties, Ko Olina includes a mix of single-family homes, townhomes and villas reflecting the architectural style and outdoor easy living of Hawaii. The grounds are safe and secure, skirted by waterfalls and ponds with happy swans. Translucent protected lagoons and seashore paths make it easy to swim, snorkel, fish, scuba, sail, surf, go on a sunset dinner cruise and more.
World-class amenities include a Ted Robinson golf course and award-winning golf shop, the Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa which opened August 2011, the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa at Ko Olina, Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, the Ko Olina Beach Villas Resort, oceanside wedding chapels, Ko Olina Station retail and business center and the world-class Ko Olina Marina. Ko Olina is located 17 miles from Honolulu International Airport and just over a half-hour’s drive from shopping, dining, museums, nightlife and cultural activities. For more, visit www.koolina.com.
KO OLINA RESORT PROPERTIES
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
The oceanfront Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, is a place for families to gather, reconnect and immerse themselves in the stories of Hawaii. Aulani offers kids, adults and families Hawaiian vacation experiences with a special magic that only Disney can create. Aulani features 359 hotel rooms and 460 Disney Vacation Club Villas, an 18,000-square-foot spa, a children’s club, wedding lawn, multiple dining rooms and an expansive collection of swimming pools – all within a breathtaking destination setting. www.disneyaulani.com.
JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa
The JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa sits on one of the finest white-sand beaches in all of Hawaii. Views of the Pacific and saltwater Hawaiian ponds command this unique and elegant environment. The 387-room property features luxurious suites, five distinctive restaurants and lounges, world-class boutiques, 24-hour access business center, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, an exceptional full-service health spa, tennis club, and a licensed, year-round children’s program. www.ihilani.com.
Ko Olina Beach Villas Resort
The oceanfront Ko Olina Beach Villas Resort offers luxury residential accommodations perfect for family vacations. Each two- or three-bedroom villa includes ocean views, spacious lanais, state-of-the-art kitchens designed by Master Chef Roy Yamaguchi, designer furnishings and access to all of the resort’s amenities, including sandy lagoons, a fitness center and lap pools. www.koolinabeachvillasresort.com.
Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club
Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Marriott Vacation Club International’s first resort on Oahu, is situated on 30 acres overlooking the beautiful Nai‘a Lagoon at Ko Olina. Stunning water features and cultural art pieces can be found throughout the luxury resort with 778 one- two- and three-bedroom lock-off villas that reflect the classic Hawaiian plantation style, four pools, a spa, restaurants and shopping arcade. www.marriott.com or www.marriott-vacations.com.
KO OLINA RESORTWIDE AMENITIES
Ko Olina Marina
A recipient of Marina Dock Age’s “Marina of the Year” award in 2008, the 43-acre Ko Olina Marina has 330 full-service slips able to accommodate vessels up to 200-feet, plus all the services a mariner would expect from a world-class facility. The private marina is a boater’s dream with Bellingham floating docks, a fuel dock for gas, diesel and pump-out, and the Ko Olina Marina Beach Shop. The marina also offers water activities like snorkel tours, scuba diving, sailing, sunset cruises and more. www.koolinamarina.com.
Ko Olina Golf Club
The Ko Olina Golf Club offers a challenging 18-hole championship course with exceptional water features throughout. Designed by Ted Robinson, the course provides large landing areas; its moderate resort play length can also be played as a true championship course from the back tees. The Ko Olina Clubhouse features an award-winning golf shop and locker room facilities and the incomparable Roy’s Ko Olina restaurant, featuring Hawaiian fusion cuisine for lunch and dinner. The par-72 layout has played host to the Hawaiian Ladies Open (1990-1995), the Ko Olina Senior PGA Invitational (1992) and the LPGA Fields Open in Hawaii (2006-2008). www.koolinagolf.com.
Ko Olina Golf Academy
The Ko Olina Golf Academy offers personalized instruction as well as the finest in group and corporate golf schools - each professionally designed to help meet individual performance goals. The Golf Academy features a student to instructor ratio of 4 to 1 to optimize each learning experience. Half-day, full-day and two-day programs are available. Other Golf Academy services include: individual instruction, video lessons, club-fitting sessions, group specialty clinics, playing lessons, junior lessons and parent junior lessons.
Ko Olina Station and Ko Olina Center
Ko Olina Station and Ko Olina Center are two mixed-use lifestyle centers located adjacent to the old OR&L Railway line and developed by the Honu Group. Designed to be a community meeting place, both also have service and resort retail stores and restaurants including ABC Stores Country Market, Two Scoops Ice Cream Parlor and English Tea Room Corner. Dining options include a full service Island Deli, Just Tacos Mexican Grill & Cantina and Ko Olina Hawaiian Barbeque.
KO OLINA CHARITIES
Ko Olina Charities is a 501 (c) (3) organization created by Ko Olina as part of its efforts to expand community participation and outreach to West Oahu residents. Ko Olina Charities’ annual Ko Olina Thanksgiving Outreach (celebrating its 13th anniversary in 2011) serves more than 4,000 holiday meals for homeless and low-income families throughout the region. Ko Olina Charities also supports numerous community events and organizations including Waianae High School’s Searider Productions and Robotics Program, Links for Literacy, the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii and NFL Youth Education Town (YET), educational and job training programs for West Oahu adults and youth and various homeless initiatives and emergency shelters on the leeward coast.
The Resort Group acquires, develops, repositions and markets domestic and international mixed use and master-planned resort communities, with a goal to create resorts that deliver world-class experiences with a powerful sense of place. With proven experience in hospitality, hotel, resort real estate and housing, The Resort Group successfully integrates the most desirable and appropriate components to ensure the highest and best use of the property. www.theresortgroup.com.