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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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Montclair, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Don't love huge waves but love the ocean? The Ko olina lagoons are exactly what you are looking for. Four coved out lagoons with rocks blocking the waves, leaving you with calm blue waters. Don't love sand? Park your chair on the grass lining the beach area. Public restrooms. Excellent sunset viewing past JW marriott: watch the sun set into... More

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Melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

No waves, lots of space, lots of room for a crawling baby and safe enough to know your baby won't get thrown around by a wave!

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Fullerton, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Clean sand, warm water. Snorkeling ok, not great. A few interesting fish. Public area but not overcrowded. There is no lifeguards,

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Ko Olina Lagoons are incredible places to rest and relax. The surf is gentle and the water is not very deep. It's important to avoid going near the rocks at the end of the lagoons, because rip currents are possible there. In addition, there is a sidewalk that runs along the lagoons that is great for an evening stroll.... More

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La Quinta, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

4 beautiful lagoons connected by a 1.5 mi beach walk. Marriott Beach Club at one end, big square dead condos in the middle, and Disney resort and JW Marriott at the other end.

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Indianapolois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

These four lagoons are man-made with rocks protecting from the surf so they are very quiet. First couple have hotels on them and so can get quite crowded, but have a good collection of fish and several very friendly sea turtles. You have to go out by the rocks protecting the lagoon to see, though. Be careful of the rip... More

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Visalia, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

These are prefect, and public, beaches for families with small children. These man made lagoons provide clean, safe beaches for small children. There is essentially no surf. They are generally quiet and at least a few are often uncrowded. They have some good snorkeling areas but come early before the water gets cloudy. There are nice grassy areas just off... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Had read that parking was a problem at the lagoons and it was but went to the 4th one where we found one and there is more parking. The lagoon was getting new sand so not so picturesque. We had a nice swim then went to have a cocktail at the closest hotel. The bar staff at the outdoor bar... More

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North Aurora, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 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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