The Marriott 2bedroom/2 bath was big enough for our 7 adult entourage. We had all our meals there and the sleeping arrangements were fine. The grounds and access to the gorgeous beaches and pool areas are perfect. The shuttle driver was friendly and helpful, pickup times were convenient and we got to see the Lotte LPGA just across the street. Heartily recommend this resort.
Beautiful property, a very clean, spacious well appointed villa, and gorgeous view from the balcony. The lagoon is perfect for small children and the pools are extensive and were a favorite of our children. Pools were open very late which made extended night swimming a favorite activity.
Since the villa has a full kitchen, we were able to save a lot of money with preparing meals in the villa after shopping at the local supermarkets (about a 10 minute drive from the resort) and avoided spending extra money at the on site restaurants. We did try two of the on site restaurants and the food was delicious, although a bit pricey. We also lost a few things during our stay, but all were found by the hotel staff and returned to us after inquiry.
The number of people at the resort was low and we were always able to snag a lounge chair at the lagoon beach or at the pool with a little searching at any time during the day. It appears that all guests at the resort are given wrist bands which help identify non-members.
There were daily activities (i.e. lei making, beach soccer, etc) sponsored by Marriot which our kids took full advantage of and absolutely loved. We also went on a snorkeling adventure and the company picked us up at the resort.
We also rented a car and the parking garage was also extremely nice and safe.
The villa was top notch and well taken care of. I didn’t notice any wear and tear in the villa…it might have been recently renovated.
I don’t have anything negative to say about Marriot’s Ko Olina Resort. I would give this resort my highest recommendation. It is absolutely a 5 star resort. Most importantly, it is not overcrowded like Waikiki beach. Overall, it was one of the most relaxing vacations we have taken as a family in the last 10 years. If you have children, this is the resort vacation you have been looking for. Don’t hesitate to go.
We loved our family vacation at this property! We will certainly be returning soon!
We have stayed at the Marriott Ko Olina before without Covid - good place for our kids as the pools and the beach/lagoon is fantastic and best part of the Oahu for dry/warm weather. Two bedrooms, comfy beds and lots of space with balconies overlooking the ocean and the pool + sunsets - only issue is that with so many folks (90%) occupancy, food was an issue (only 2 restaurants open for 6000+ guests due to Covid) and most activities (snorkeling/sailing/tours etc.) were booked way in advance as many of the usual companies are closed - so pretty much the entire hotel was competing for umbrellas, towels, pool and beach space and dining (we cooked more than we usually do on vacation - full kitchen - but not our usual plan). Other issue were elevators - with Covid limitations we had to use the stairs more than the elevators because the wait could be as much as 20 minutes - being on the 10th floor did provide good exercise though!
The property was great for lounging at the lagoon, or pool. a short walk from the Aulani and the Ko Olina marina. Also, remote enough from Waikiki but still easy access. Highly recommend it! The only down side was that there weren't a large variety of places to eat in the area.
Would definitely do it again!
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