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Ko Olina Lagoons

Address: Kapolei, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Kapolei
Type: Beaches, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Fee: No
Owner description: Beyond Pearl City is Oahu’s Leeward Coast, home to spectacular...
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Type: Beaches, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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 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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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

I LOVE those lagoons very much. They're wonderful. They are huge too, from side to side. I swim lap style, so to me its all about enjoying the ocean safety elements, challenging myself to swim from one side to the other, and not distractions from incoming waves while swimming. Lagoon 4 is the southernmost and generally considered the public beach.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We went to both Lagoon #1 and #4. We were told lagoon #1 was the best but when we visited the water was cloudy and the beach was overrun with the beach chairs from both area hotels. You can only use the chairs if you are a hotel guest (they do check) or you pay $45 for the day. Lagoon... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We have been truly disappointed with our experience in the area. It is inexcusable to have such rude brainless thugs hired by the area dealing with nice young families on holiday. They should be ambassadors for the area instead they are a deficit. Ko olina would do better to fire their beach security staff and hire life guards to man... More 

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Chicago
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154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

For those of you who are ocean adverse, like me, the Ko Olina lagoons offer relatively safe swimming.... The lagoons are protected from large swells and potentially dangerous critters..... They are not particularly scenic, they were artificially created, and there are many rules such as not allowing beach umbrellas (a VERY lame rule) but they are worth it if you... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

The half moon shaped lagoons at Ko'olina are great for enjoying the water and beach. No worries or riptides or harsh waves crashing on the kids. The lagoons are calm enough to practice stand up paddle boarding and to go snorkeling, which right outside of them the waves are crashing hard on the rocks and the riptides in Hawaii are... More 

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Mount Vernon, Washington, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Clean, safe areas to explore and swim! Water was perfect and there were tons of little fish close to shore!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Lagoons are part of the Ko Olina resort that mostly hosts timeshare condos, resorts and hotel but also open to the public. Limited parking but several smaller lots on side streets also. Great 1.5 mile walkway along the beach in front of resorts, pick the lagoon that’s best. Lagoons offer great sand, nice water and while the waves are crashing... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

These are man made and very protected. My wife liked it as it was shark proof. No wave action at all though and I wanted to boogie board. The fact that she loved it so much made it all worth while.

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Surrey, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

There are 4 lagoons - not all great. I spent most of the time on the 3rd lagoon since our resort was right there. The 2nd one had flatter rocks to swim to but either were great places to catch the sunset!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The cove was a perfect spot for easy swimming and snorkeling. A turtle lives amongst the rocks and swam with us for a long time.

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