The Disney Aulani Resort, also called “The Aulani”, is now open. It is part of the Ko Olina Lagoons Resort area. It is located in the middle of the first lagoon. More
Aulani has a mini catamaran, which sails through the lagoon giving rides for Mickey’sClubhouse members – if you stay there you will be considered a member.
This Hawaiian Disney resort is a great place to visit Oahu, regardless of whether you are a parent or not. You might not be able to make it to Ko Olina lagoons with all of the entertainment that Aulani offers.
You might see the humpback whales on the South and West Coast if you visit during their migration (late December – early May). To get closer to these majestic sea mammals, you can ride a monohull or catamaran with small groups from Waikiki (through Kewalo Basin Harbor), or Ko Olina (through Waianae Harbor).
You might be able to see the whales in action as they breach the seafloor and play. Get your Whale Watching Tour booked now!
These lagoons at Ko Olina aren’t the only thing that attract visitors to Oahu. The Ko Olina golf course is an excellent alternative to beach hopping. Learn More
The par 72-course is immaculately maintained and has a stunning clubhouse, rolling hills and waterfalls.
Roy’s Restaurant: For a truly special experience, visit Roy’s Restaurant at the Ko Olina Golf Club. This is one of Oahu’s most popular restaurants. Lunch is also a bargain at $50 per entree. Roy’s, a tiny chain located on the island with Ko Olina as the only one that offers lunch, is a great place to start.
Each of the Ko Olina Lagoons beaches has a bathroom with a beach rinse off shower. Each lagoon has a bathroom with a beach rinse-off shower. There are also parking lots available at each spot.Grass sitting areas and partial shade.
Hidden to the left of Four Seasons Hotel is another lagoon. This beach, unlike the protected seawalls man-made lagoons, is rustic and more natural.
This beach is almost always yours. You can lay down a towel on the beach and listen to the waves wash ashore. However, the water is rough and not recommended for swimming.
Roy’s Restaurant is a famous Hawaiian chef who serves Hawaiian Fusion cuisine at the Ko Olina Golf Club. The restaurant is child-friendly and the staff were attentive when we went.
It’s delicious food and great drinks. We tried the sparkling sake and pineapple martini. From the restaurant, you can see the beautiful views from the fairway.
Monkeypod Kitchen, an outdoor restaurant that has a fun and tiki-bar feel, is Monkeypod Kitchen. You can see the surfboards on the walls and ceiling, as well as shipping ropes that anchor them and some creative lighting.
A few local stores are open: On the Ko Olina Oahu property, there are a couple of restaurants and a nice market. As this area is developed, I am sure that there will be many more restaurants and shops opening.
Oahu For Kids: Four huge saltwater pools are available for kids at the Ko Olina Lagoons beaches. The enclosed lagoons provide shallow, calm swimming areas for children. It is important to supervise your children at all times. Unfortunately, there is not a lifeguard.
Ko Olina resorts and beaches can be found just outside the Ewa Beach region on Oahu’s south west tip. If you are driving from Waikiki, it will take between 45-60 minutes. Driving your vehicle is the best option, even with limited parking.