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Tips for a Ko Olina Timeshare Vacation

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Posted on November 04, 2022

Ko Olina means "Place of Joy" and a Ko Olina vacation will be filled with many joyful memories. This master planned vacation spot is a gated community with four man-made lagoons, miles of white sand beaches, and some of the best weather on Oahu, perfect for a Ko Olina timeshare vacation.

It is located on the leeward (Western) side of the island, giving vacationers unbroken views of Pacific sunsets, and inward vistas of the Waianae Mountains. The atmosphere at Ko Olina tends to be quieter than in resort communities in Honolulu or Waikiki - inviting a peaceful Hawaiian retreat filled with relaxing games of golf, afternoons on the lagoons, and enjoying the shopping and dining destinations.

On the Water in Ko Olina

Ko Olina beach

Ko Olina's biggest draw is the four man-made lagoons which were built to provide safe swimming harbors. While the waves outside the lagoons are often rough and choppy, inside, the water is calm and sheltered.

These lagoons shaped by sandy beaches and the shallow, sheltered waters are ideal for swimming, even for young children and casual swimmers. The luxurious Ko Olina timeshare resorts are located on one of the lagoons, providing both easy beach access and beautiful scenery.

The beaches are connected by five miles of walking trails that link them with the various resorts. During a day at the lagoon, you can relax in beach chairs, swim, or try out water activities like Stand-Up Paddling, kayaking, and snorkeling.

Nai’a Lagoon Ko Olina

Nor should you miss out on a serene trip out onto the Pacific during your Ko Olina vacation. The Ko Olina Marina is Hawaii's only private deep-draft marina. From here, you can launch a boat or hire a chartered sunset cruise or sport fishing voyage.

Scuba diving and snorkeling on the open water offers a nice variety from the more reserved lagoon snorkels, while whale-watching tours during the annual migrations give vacationers the chance to see these majestic mammals up close and personal.

Land Activities in Ko Olina

Besides a day on the water, your Ko Olina vacation should take in many of the area's dry land charms. The Ko Olina Golf Club has been ranked as one of the best golf courses in Hawaii. Its Golf Academy, retail shop, and restaurant complement its extensive 18-hole course, which overlooks some of Ko Olina's best scenery and ocean views.

Ko Olina Golf

While staying at your Ko Olina timeshare, you can also find a variety of shopping, dining, and spa experiences to help you relax and enjoy every minute of your time in the area. Ko Olina Station and Ko Olina Central are the places to go when you want to buy souvenirs, gifts, and dine out.

Exploring in the Ko Olina area is at its best along the five miles of walking trails that link the lagoons and beaches together. It is a great way to survey the area and find the ideal lagoon for your day at the beach.

For challenging hikes you may want to consider traveling to the windward, or eastern, side of the island, where moderate to strenuous trails can be found including favorites like Makapuu Point and Diamond Head.