Ko Olina Beach
Ko Olina is a gorgeous 2 miles stretch of coastline with a series of sandy coves and several natural and manmade lagoons. The name “Ko Olina” means “fulfillment of joy” and was originally a fishing camp for native Hawaiian rulers.
Just a short distance from Honolulu and the North Shore, Ko Olina is a popular and beautiful beach to visit on the drier western side of Oahu. Non-resident guests are welcome at the master-planned luxury resort of the same name which borders the beach.
Ko Olina Beach is divided into four man made sandy coves with lagoon swimming holes or lagoons, all within walking distance from each other. One of the pools even has a large waterfall cascading into it.
Coconut palms lean down towards the beautiful cobalt waters of this Hawaiian paradise. The soft white sand was actually imported from neighbouring Lanai Island and remains in place thanks to the rocky reef that encloses the lagoons. The water is calm and perfect for swimming, being protected from the sometimes boisterous waves.
The resort is the main reason why there are so many beach activities to enjoy. Sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving trips can be booked from the world-class marina along with whale-watching trips. The beach is alive to the sound of scenic helicopter tours taking off nearby and you can attend a Polynesian Dinner Show at the resort each evening.
- Diving & snorkelling
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