For those of you considering Ko Olina, either the JW Marriott, Ko Olina Beach Villas, or Marriott Ko Olina Vacation Club you may be concerned about construction of the Disney Resort. I was staying in Ko Olina this past week and can report that the construction on the Disney property is in full swing. We stayed down at the Marriott Ko Olina Vacation Club and only experienced some construction noise a few times for a few mintues. The sound of the ocean pretty much drowns it out. When we went past the JW we didn't hear anything but as I said the noise is hit or miss. The structure is now about 16 stories tall so it is highly visible with 4 large cranes on top. It will probably be a fabulous addition once done. The Beach Villas don't appear to be much affected either. I would suggest that those thinking about the JW ask for a room on the ocean side but otherwise it should be fine. If you're interested in pictures of the construction please PM me and I'll send them on until I can get them up on web. I also have an off shore shot that shows the construction in relation to all the other properties.
We had a lovely week and I'll be posting a trip report as soon as we get home. Aloha!