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Ko Olina Lagoons

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Address: Kapolei, Oahu, HI
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Beyond Pearl City is Oahu’s Leeward Coast, home to spectacular beaches...
Beyond Pearl City is Oahu’s Leeward Coast, home to spectacular beaches like Makaha and Yokohama. But the biggest magnet is Ko Olina Resort with its glorious coves for swimming and sunning. Ko Olina’s newest addition is Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa that sidesteps typical Disney fantasy and focuses on celebrating the reality of Hawaiian culture, history and traditions. With the help of Mickey, Minnie and the gang decked out in aloha attire, the resort has a fun vibe that never lets you lose sight that it’s all about the Hawaiian Islands. At Ko Olina, you’ll also find two of Oahu’s most popular luaus at Germaine’s and Paradise Cove, plus a selection of ocean excursions departing the resort’s marina.
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Ko Olina Lagoons

These lagoons break up the volcanic structure of the west side of O'ahu. They make the coast enjoyable and more usable. We have seen many tropical fish and turtles while... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Kapolei, Hawaii
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Kapolei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

These lagoons break up the volcanic structure of the west side of O'ahu. They make the coast enjoyable and more usable. We have seen many tropical fish and turtles while snorkeling here. Occasionally a monk seal will swim into one of the lagoons to rest. It's amazing what you can experience in these lagoons.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

view is nice and beaches are quiet and peaceful. Excellent for families with young children. Also great for early morning walk or jog.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

You have your choice. If you don't like one lagoon, move to another. This is an AWESOME place for the families. Want to get married? It'll make a lifetime memory! This isn't for surf bums. But it IS fun in the sun!

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Edgerton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place to stay for family get ways . Really good place for children because it's fairly calm in the lagoons but still fun. We were able to snorkel right out our back door and quite few restaurants close by as well as a little market to get essentials and groceries . Definitely would say here again.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A large reason we keep coming back to the resorts in Ko'Olina are because of the lagoons. We love coming to the lagoons because they are never overcrowded and they are perfect from swimming in because there are hardly any waves.

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Spokane, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Let your kids try stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, etc in a sheltered lagoon! Awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Stayed at Aulani Disney Resort. We loved that they had a lagoon to swim and play in. We could snorkel and swim all day. Well worth the visit to this hidden beauty. The kids really loved the floating rafts and I believe they played on them for hours each day. There was plenty of chairs as well. We were there... More 

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Coalville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The lagoon beaches are gorgeous- so nice to have a place to play in the ocean and not get pounded by big waves.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This was our first time over in Ko'Olina. We loved it here! The lagoons were very tame and it was nice to be able to just float around. We were in Lagoon #2, and it was not crowded at all. We spent the entire day here using our float toys and just enjoying the scenery. There weren't any rocks to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The lagoons are safe and fun! They are great for young children and families for swimming and paddleboarding. However, there is no reefs for snorkling. Also, there are nets at the end of the lagoon to keep all the big sea animals out.

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