Best Family Vacation Ever!
This was our first trip to Hawaii with our young children and we couldn't have picked a better place to visit than Ko Olina. The place is perfect for kids, as there are 4 large lagoons where you can swim without the typical fears that accompany ocean swimming. Its also a good launching point to visit other parts of the island, as everything is a short drive away (provided you avoid rush hour traffic). As for the accommodations, they were perfect for our family. The value that you get staying in a condo such as this one as compared to staying at Disney or Mariott is amazing. Not only is it much less expensive (about half the cost), you can use the beach gear for free that the owner provides; the resorts would rent this to you. As far as accessing the lagoons, you can walk there in 15-20 minutes. Without kids, this would be the way to go, but with young kids, driving is a better bet. During weekdays, we never had problems finding parking spaces. On weekends, it was a bit busier, but lagoon #4 (closest to this unit) has more parking and always had space available. You could park there and walk to other lagoons easily. The accommodations were very clean and well set up for a family, as there is a master bedroom and a room with separate beds for our kids (5 and 7). Both the owner and the owners local rep (Carlton) were super nice and easy to work with. The only thing I would say that even remotely approaches being negative is that I can't really understand why so much carpet was put into this unit and of all colors, white! The light color scared me a bit, as I didn't want our kids spilling juice on the floor. I would have tile put in most of it if it was me....carpet is for cold climates (like where we are from!). All in all, I would definitely stay here again and likely will when we return to Hawaii! I would highly recommend both Ko Olina as a vacation spot and this unit/owner.
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay. We agree with you on the carpet, and we would have put in tiles if it were up to us.
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