Destination guide

A slice of Oahu paradise

While it looks like it's been dreamt up by Mother Nature, Ko Olina is actually a master planned resort. It's been beautifully executed, anchored by a quartet of artificial lagoons lined with sugar-white sands and swaying palms. Inside, you'll find luxe hotels, a world-class marina and a smorgasbord of places to wine and dine. Traveling with little ones in tow? While Disney's Aulani resort is a treat, nothing beats the laid-back atmosphere of Ko Olina vacation rentals. With spacious living areas, sparkling pools, and sunny terraces, you'll have everything you need to make a splash.

Things to do

Honoring the fallen at Pearl Harbor

Beyond its aquamarine lagoons, Ko Olina unlocks access to some of Oahu's top attractions. Honolulu is just 20 miles to the east, harboring glitzy Waikiki Beach, sparkling Hanauma Bay, and the dramatic Diamond Head National Monument. History buffs shouldn't miss Pearl Harbor, one of America's most moving World War 2 sites. The offshore USSÊArizonaÊMemorialÊhonors fallen service members and offers a fascinating glimpse at the attack, the aftermath, and the shipwreck itself.

Activities

Luas, leis, and hula dancing

Ko Olina's lagoons are utterly dreamy, with clear waters and soft sands. You can swim, snorkel, and paddleboard, or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront promenade. Want to work on your par? Why not snag a tee time at the Ko Olina Golf Club? Or even better, take advantage of Ko Olina vacation rentals and stay at one of the club's villas or condos. Whether you're visiting Hawaii for the first time or are a vacation veteran, traditional Luau performances are a guaranteed good time. Paradise Cove and Fia Fia Luau offer two of the best shows, with pre-show games, hula dancing, and sumptuous buffets.

Weather

A haven for winter sunseekers

As with the rest of the region, winter is high season in Ko Olina. From December onwards, flocks of snowbirds and sunseekers descend on Oahu, which means Ko Olina can fill up fast. If the resorts feel a little crowded, why not secure your own slice of paradise with Ko Olina vacation rentals, where you can enjoy limitless privacy and idyllic comfort? Fall is a fantastic time to enjoy a quieter vacation, when airfares drop and there's still plenty of sunshine to soak up.

Natural features

Discover the lush Waianae Mountains

Ko Olina's lagoons may be crafted by settlers, but the resort doesn't scrimp on natural beauty. Ko Olina vacation rentals are set against the lush Waianae Mountains, which makes them the perfect place to discover both the ocean and the jungle. There are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Waianae Coast, with the marina serving as a jumping point for whale watching tours, dolphin watching trips, and dive expeditions. For a glimpse at Hawaii's infamous big wave surfing scene, a day trip to Makaha is a must. In winter, its beaches serve up monster swells that can reach heights of 30 feet.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Ko Olina

The nearest airport is in Kapolei, HI (JRF-Kalaeloa), located 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Honolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.), which is 13 mi (20.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Ko Olina?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 526 vacation rentals near Ko Olina. From 98 Villas to 260 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ko Olina for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay near Ko Olina?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend near Ko Olina:

  • Waikiki: 2,517 vacation rentals
  • Ewa: 23 vacation rentals
  • Ala Moana: 1,045 vacation rentals
  • Western Honolulu: 45 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 45 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Villas near Ko Olina?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 98 Villas near Ko Olina. Our other popular types of vacation rentals near Ko Olina include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 260 rentals available
  • Houses: 29 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 44 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool near Ko Olina?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 478 rentals with pool available near Ko Olina. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Can I book a vacation rental directly online or instantly near Ko Olina?

    Yes, HomeAway offers a selection of 525 vacation rentals to book directly online and 194 with instant booking available near Ko Olina. Don't wait, have a look at our vacation rentals via our search bar and be ready for your next trip near Ko Olina! 

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