Sparkling like sapphires in the afternoon sun and dazzling with vibrant oranges and reds with every sunset, Ko Olina’s 4 ocean lagoons are unquestionably the crown jewels of the resort. Mere minutes away from your lodgings at Beach Villas Hawai`i, the lagoons adorn the resort’s coastline and offer you the opportunity to slip into the welcoming waters of the Pacific Ocean in a scenic and protected setting.
Denizens of the Deep
Sculpted from the rocky shore, each of the 4 man-made Ko Olina lagoons features a half-moon shape with sumptuous sandy beaches perfect for basking in the sun. Each lagoon is named after a species of marine life common in Hawai‘i’s coastal waters: Kohola (humpback whale), Honu (green sea turtle), Naia (dolphin), and Ulua (Giant trevally, or Jack). The rock walls forming the ocean-side breakwaters are built to form channels, creating water flow and providing protective barriers between swimmers and larger offshore waves. Conditions inside the lagoon are perfect for safe ocean swimming, every day, so you can let the warm waters of the Pacific wrap around you as you float beneath the pure blue Hawaiian skies. Life doesn’t get any better than this!
Guests armed with mask and snorkel can explore the inside of the rock walls in comfort, and here they will find other, smaller “denizens of the deep” such as surgeon fish, goat fish, and butterfly fish. It is a great place for beginners to learn to snorkel, or for those who just wish to take a dip in the ocean without battling the waves.
Seaside Luxury of Ko Olina Beach Lagoons
The fine white sands of the Ko Olina Beach lagoons invite you to bask in the tropical sun, though the lure of a nap in the shade of your own cabana might just pull you away. Over 2 miles of seaside paths connect the lagoons and wind along the picturesque shoreline, perfect for morning strolls or after-dinner walks. In the evenings, we recommend exploring Lanikuhonua nature preserve. As the ocean warmly embraces and extinguishes the fiery light of the setting sun you will see why this place was named “where heaven meets Earth.”
Beyond the Beach
Each Ko Olina lagoon has restroom facilities, but there are no life guards. If the hot afternoon sun has you feeling parched, slip over to one of the nearby beach bars and sip a refreshing beverage. Later in the evenings you can relax here while you listen to live Hawaiian music, looking out over the truly breathtaking views of the 4 shimmering lagoons and the rolling waves of the Pacific beyond. Shopping centers with quick food options are also close at hand, so whether you are craving a barbecue plate lunch or wish to bring your own snacks to the beach, you have plenty of options within Ko Olina.
We welcome you to enjoy our famous Ko Olina Beach lagoons while you stay with us at Beach Villas Hawai‘i at the fabulous Ko Olina resort. These beautiful oases are just minutes away from anywhere in the resort, and their convenience takes all the “work” out of a day at the beach. All you have to decide is where to call home, and then we will see you for sunset!