Right in the heart of Ko Olina’s tropical surroundings and resort atmosphere is a shoppers’ paradise. Modeled after a historic Hawaiian plantation community, Ko Olina features not one, but two “lifestyle” centers: Ko Olina Station and Ko Olina Center. Located off the main road and surrounded by the rolling green hills of the Ko Olina Golf Club, these stylish Ko Olina shopping districts feature a general store, 13 specialty shops, and numerous dining options. Whether you are looking for a quick souvenir or the latest fashions, you are sure to find everything you need right here, all within walking distance of your luxury vacation rental.
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With an emphasis on local businesses, you are sure to find the perfect souvenir and the perfect additions to your wardrobe. Browse surf wear for men and women at Honolula Surf Co., pick out the perfect pair of slippahs (flip-flops to you mainlanders) at Island Sole, and then complete your resort wear collection at Pineapples Boutique and Pineapples Kids. Art enthusiasts will enjoy the local pieces of surf-inspired art at Polu Gallery and Hale Manu, while fashionistas won’t want to miss the wearable art taking the form of light sundresses, tops, and scarves at Mahina or the colorful spun crushed rayon clothing at Jams World, handmade in Hawai‘i since 1964. If you are looking for the perfect local flare to remember your trip to paradise, look no further than the themed offerings of unique gifts, art, and accessories at The Plantation. Specialty shops include swimwear for the entire family as well as beach toys at Wili Wili and firefighter lifestyle-inspired clothing at Hawaiian Fire.
Sundries and Resupply
Looking to stock your kitchen at your Beach Villas Hawai‘i rental? For the everyday items you need to make the most of your beach days, picnics, and barbecues, look no further than the 3 general stores located across the resort. Island Country Market features a full-service deli with a great selection of meats, cheeses, veggies, and local beers, perfect for stocking any picnic (open 6:30am-11pm). Kalepa’s Store is a family-owned market that continues the tradition of Hawaiian merchant stores. Lastly, the Marketplace at Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club offers specialty drinks, high-end coffee, deli sandwiches and salads, liquor and beer, and everyday necessities as well as one-offs like stamps, souvenirs, logo resort wear, and island gifts.
All of the stores and shops at Ko Olina are within easy walking distance from your accommodations at Beach Villas Hawai‘i. Of course, if you want to expand your Ko Olina shopping spree, the large Oahu shopping malls of Kapolei and Ala Moana have even more to offer, just 15-40 minutes away.