Central air conditioning, cable TV, & ceiling fans in all bedrooms & living room. Free high-speed Internet with wifi, free long distance to US, Canada & US territories. Portable stereo AM/FM radio-CD player with iPod dock. New HP computer with laser printer. Free parking for 2 cars: 1-car garage + tandem parking. Electric golf cart for 4 people makes it fun & easy to get around the resort.
Fully-furnished bedrooms and kitchen with towels, linens, dishes, utensils, glassware, cookware, major appliances provides you with everything to make you feel at home. Spacious master bedroom has extra-firm Beautyrest queen mattress for support with a body-molding Novafoam topper, 12 ft long mirrored closet, ensuite bathroom, stocked linen closet, & 32' LCD TV. The other two bedrooms each have 2 twins that can be converted to a king, & LCD TVs. All have their own DVD/CD player. High quality and attractive linens on all beds. Lots of pillows, lots of towels.
Super bargain for groups! Beds for 6. Convertible full sofa, plus microfiber sofa has 2 recliners that open nearly flat for extra overnight guests. Full & queen inflatable mattresses available on request for large families/groups. Full-size folding futon mattress also available on request.
Whirlpool stainless appliances including full-size refrigerator-freezer with in-door water & ice dispenser, glasstop range and oven, built-in microwave, & dishwasher. Attractive & easy-to-clean Corian countertops. Large crockpot, 10-cup rice cooker, 12-cup coffee maker, toaster, blender, mixer, cookware, bakeware, utensils for 12, glassware, plastic storage containers, picnic supplies.
Half-bathroom and laundry downstairs near entryway. Full-sized stacked LG/Kenmore front-loading washer & steam dryer. HE detergent, Oxyclean (safer than bleach!), & dryer sheets provided. Stain removers also provided.
All of the conveniences of home: large gas BBQ grill on the back patio for private cookouts with table, chairs, umbrella, bench, loveseat. 1-car garage has rolling cooler, beach mats, beach chairs, boogie boards, inflatable swim rafts, children's sand buckets & shovels, beach balls, swim noodles, snorkeling gear. Enjoy the electric golf cart for 4, a fun & convenient way to get to the beaches, hotels, & store. If you have two vehicles. the golf cart can be moved outside the garage between the two garages, and the two cars (maximum size would be a minivan) can park tandem, one inside the garage and the other outside in the driveway.
Eat out or eat in? On-sight options include the acclaimed Roy's Restaurant overlooking the 18th hole. Five-star Marriott Ihilani has fine dining restaurants Azuls & Ushio-Tei, & casual dining at Naupaka Terrace, next to saltwater ponds filled with sharks, rays, & colorful Hawaiian fish. Don't miss their Sunday buffet! At Ko Olina Station are Country Market with deli (check out their salads and wine selection), Just Tacos restaurant, Hawaiian BBQ, Monkeypods, the newest Peter Merriman restaurant and bar with live Hawaiian music, and a Frozen Yogurt shop. Yuzu's restaurant offers a modern take on Japanese favorites. There's also Chuck's Steak House at the Marriott Beach Club, the nightly Paradise Cove Luau, & several restaurants @ Disney's Aulani Resort.
Outside the resort, drive 6-8 minutes east to Kapolei where you can choose from over 200 eateries. At the first exit is Kapolei Commons with organic health food (groceries & deli) at Down to Earth, Genki Sushi, Ramen-ya, Dennys, sandwiches @ Kua Aina & Subways, Aloha Salads, & Menchies Frozen Yogurt. Coming in the future will be Oahu's first Olive Garden!
Stock up on staples at Costco, Target, Foodland, Safeway, Longs, KMart, Walmart, all within a couple of miles of each other within Kapolei.
Ko Olina is a great place to explore Oahu. See Makaha Beach, hike to undeveloped Kaena Point, a bird refuge for endangered native Hawaiian birds. Head to the famous surfing beaches along the North Shore, see endangered sea turtles & monk seals. Book a glider ride or parachute jump at Dillingham Field in Mokuleia. Stop in Haleiwa for Aoki's & Matsumoto's shave ice. Have lunch or play golf @ Turtle Bay Resort, then pick up live shrimp from the aquaculture ponds or eat a plate of fresh shrimp at a lunch wagon. Don't miss the Polynesian Cultural Center - you could spend a whole day here! Continue driving the 2-lane country road to the beautiful Byodo-In Temple at the back of the Valley of the Temples in Kahaluu. Charming Kailua town & neighboring Lanikai is known for its world class kiteboarding, windsurfing, and kayaking on turquoise waters. Take scenic H3, Likelike, or Pali Hwys back or follow Kalanianaole Hwy to Sea Life Park. Waikiki has a unique aquarium, & famous but crowded beach. Ala Moana Shopping Center is 4 stories & a full city block.Visit Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the U.S. and historic Kawaiahao Church.
If history and WWII is of interest to you, visit the Arizona Memorial and Museum, and take the time to visit the USS Bowfin, USS Missouri, and the outstanding Pacific Aviation Museum. In Waikiki, next to the Hale Koa Hotel, is the Army Museum. For Polynesian culture and artifacts, the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is a must.
Other suggestions include Downtown Honolulu, with numerous art galleries, and adjacent Chinatown with it's assortment of lei and flower shops, Asian mom & pop restaurants, and inexpensive open markets. A real gem is the free Hawaii State Art Museum (http://hawaii.gov/sfca/HiSAM.html) and the Honolulu Museum of Art (http://honolulumuseum.org/342-visit)