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Ko Olina Lagoons

Kapolei, Oahu, HI
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As featured in Daytrips from Honolulu
Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Kapolei
Type: Beaches, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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North Aurora, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The lagoon we used was attached to Disney's Aluani Resort. The waves were small so our kids (6 & 7) were able to play without worry of rip currents etc. The sand was nice with minimal rocks or large coral fragments.

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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were at lagoon 3. Got to the parking at lagoon 4 before 10am and found a spot. Walked to 3 and used the chairs that are supposed to be used by Marriott guests. Great sand and nice water with plenty of space for everyone to enjoy. Highly recommended.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Nice beach with 4 lagoons. Easy to park at enach lagoon for 10 dollar a day. 4th lagoon hade some work going on and could not use all lagoon. Restromms and access to the restaurant at the resorts in the other lagoons. The water was more calm than in other parts of the ocean and more suitable for families.

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Oxnard
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

There was a lovely walking/jogging path that was widely used by many people to run between the hotels and lagoons. It was safe and the view was amazing!!!

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Kailua, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I'm one of those people that doesn't like to go in the ocean for fear of sharks and things I can't see that might be dangerous. The lagoons at Ko Olina are perfect for me. The water feels nice and each lagoon is big enough to enjoy swimming, playing and doing water activities with friends or family without anyone being... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

These lagoons are very nice with children. There are no big waves. The beach is sandy, and it is safe for snorkeling beginners. Unfortunately, there is not a lot to see when you snorkel. There are also showers and restrooms available. Pack food, come before nine if you want one of the few free parking spots available, or bring ten... More

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Oslo, Norway
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99 reviews 99 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

These 4 manmade lagoons are beautiful and safe for children. Pretty far (45 min by car) from downtown Honolulu, but it is worth the drive if you have children. You should combine it with character breakfast at the Disney hotel. Many beautiful photospots along the beachfront. Beware of police speed control in the resort area. Max speed is only 25mph,... More

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Clovis, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

You can do it all right there in the resort. The lagoon is on the property. You can rent cabana's, which I recommend for 1/2 day. A perfect place to get out of the sun, or rain shower.

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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Three man-made lagoons ensconced by rocky reefs provide safe, shallow ocean waters for beginning paddle boarding and family swims. A meandering walk way follows the lagoons and provides access to hotel restaurants, shopping and tour kiosks on one side. On the grassy side, I've often strolled past family pic-nics and the occasional wedding. The walkway circles around at a neat... More

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california
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Turtles and fish love to come out and swim with you early in the mornings. The lagoons are calm and relaxing in the early evening...great place to watch a sunset

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