Great Family Vacation
This was a wonderful place to vacation with our children! We have 3 active kids (Ages 2,6,9) so it is important for us to have a good "home base" accessible to kid friendly activities and the comforts of home. Ron and Joan are great hosts. They provided us good insight into the area and gave us a tour of the resort upon our arrival.
First off, Ko 'Olina is walking distance to several great restaurants. (Roy's is a favorite.) And it is also only a short drive from Kapolei which has many familiar stores and grocery stores so we could easily stock up on food and necessities. And it is only an hour's drive to be able to explore the North Shore and do the touristy stuff like hike Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, etc.
In regards to the condo, layout was perfect for our family. All the bedrooms and bathroom were spacious, comfortable, and well furnished. The location of the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms down the hall from the kitchen and living room was ideal for keeping a quiet environment in the evenings for the children to sleep peacefully while the adults could still socialize in the main area. The kitchen was very modern and outfitted very well for us to cook meals for the family. And the patio was wonderful place to enjoy the quiet of sunrise and sunset.
On the grounds, there is a "quiet" lap pool, kid pools, jacuzzis, and the lagoon. We spent countless hours in all three. Our favorite was the lagoon. It was shallow enough and the waters calm enough for us to feel comfortable letting the 2 year old play with his older brothers on the beach, in the sand, and in the gentle waves. Our three boys spent hours tirelessly swimming & exploring the lagoon waters and building sand castles. And in the early morning one day, we walked to the various lagoons and even got to observe a sea turtle swimming in one of the lagoons.
The resort staff is also able to help arrange activities. We used their services to set up surf lessons for the older boys and me. The company was able to pick us up from the resort and take us to a nearby beach which was a good place to learn to surf. The waters were shallow enough. And the waves were big enough, but gentle enough for a beginner surfer. The boys & I had a great time with our lessons and look forward to surfing again.
What was also great about this place is that it was so peaceful and serene. We look forward to hopefully returning many times and enjoying the hospitality!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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