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“Quiet Beaches with all the resort amenities.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ko Olina Lagoons

Ko Olina Lagoons
Kapolei, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Kapolei
Type: Beaches, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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.
Langkawi, Malaysia
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“Quiet Beaches with all the resort amenities.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

These lagoons are man made, 4 in all. Each one is very peaceful and clean, a great place for the family. Great for swimming, playing in the sand and snorkeling. With all the amenities of the Marriot and Disney resorts. Great path for walking that goes along all 4 lagoons and the marina.

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Beautiful lagoons”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Calm waters are protected from the ocean in these man-made lagoons. They are easy to swim in with nice, sandy bottoms. Options exist in adjacent restaurants for access to food and drinik nearby. A must see if you are in the area.

Visited November 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Private Beach .....With Others”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

There are several options of beaches in Ko'Olina. All are good. The feeling of seclusion was great, even though there are other people on the beach. FANTASTIC SUNSET!

Visited November 2012
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Los Gatos, California
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“Great safe experience for snorkeling and swimming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Clean water, great beach and a safe environment. I saw sea turtles in the the 1st cove While I was snorkeling. I know that the coves are man-made, but they are still a lot of fun. They are starting to get some natural coral growth, and there are more fish than ever around the rocks.

Visited November 2012
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“Lagoon #2: Turtle!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Easy entry, fish along the rock wall and by the buoys, and - the topper - a rather large sea turtle on the left side of the bay almost at the spot where the ocean enters the bay. Beware: this lagoon is in front of a wedding chapel, and both days we were there (not consecutive), some kind of extensive photo shoot of a wedding (real or fake, we couldn't tell) was going on, and the people involved with the shoot had part of the beach blocked off from public use for purposes of their photos. A man also yelled at us to swim to the side when we accidentally floated into that part of the bay and (I guess) entered their shot. It was annoying, but the turtle was worth it. There is very little shade, no umbrellas or tents allowed, and the second time there we snagged use of one of the permanent umbrellas in the beach, which helped immensely. Oh - the second time we visited, the restrooms were closed "temporarily," but after being there over 3 hours, the bathrooms remained closed.

Visited November 2012
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