I was looking to change hotels and get away from the Waikiki crowds to relax for the second part of my vacation. I was quite pleased finding the JW on the Ko Olina Lagoons.
The hotel is on par with Marriott standards but the property did seem a little dated (mostly the pool) by the fact that it sits next to the new Disney resort. Rooms with an ocean view are a must since it is on the West side of the island, the sunsets are amazing and the rock shore line provides great photo ops. The restaurants are good and the buffet was decent although a pricey option if you eat there continually. The Lagoons are great, and if your looking for the quietest one head to the middle lagoon away from the younger Disney resort crowds. The property has very nice large salt water ponds that house sting rays and baby hammer head sharks that are fun to watch.
TIP: Walk 2 minutes north along the shore north of the property in the morning, in front of Paradise Cove, for amazing morning views and calm tide pools where you can watch fish and the occasional sea turtles.
Overall a good hotel on a great location, able to get out and do the tourism activities and also and relax on the lagoons away from the Honolulu hustle and bustle
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa is an oceanfront hotel that overlooks one of four beach coves. AAA Four Diamond rating with spacious guest rooms and lanais located on the western shore of Oahu. Guests enjoy on the on-site spa, sumptuous dining options and the championship Ko Olina Golf Club. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jw Marriott Ihilani Hotel Kapolei
- JW Marriott Ihilani Resort And Spa Hawaii/Oahu
- Marriott Kapolei
- Kapolei Marriott
- Jw Marriott Oahu