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Ko’Olina

Ko Olina awaits. Welcome to a place of exquisite joy. This is a peaceful community blending tradition of yesterday with the modernization of today.

FUN FACTS. The name Ko Olina was selected by Reverend Abraham K. Akaka. The word Ko means “to fulfill” and Olina means “joy”. When Reverend Akaka joined these two words together, he had the meaning of Ko Olina as the fulfillment of joy. Ko Olina was discovered as a fishing camp by the native Hawaiian aristocracy, the ali’i. It became a retreat for Oahu’s highest chief, a man by the name of Kakuhihewa. Ko Olina is said to have been a place of renewal for King Kamehameha (1736 to 1819) and his wife, Queen Ka’ahumanu . Ko Olina was also a frequent retreat for the last monarch of Hawaii, Queen Lili’uokalani (1838 to 1917), whose principal residence, Iolani Palace in Honolulu, provides a fascinating glimpse into the royal era.

HOUSING. Ko Olina’s kauhale (villages), six thoughtfully planned resort lifestyle communities, offer a compelling range of options for couples and families, from the relaxed lifestyle of affordable fairway townhomes and timeshare villas to sophisticated residences equipped with state-of-the-art technology, formal luxury condominiums and single family plantation-style cottages, golf estates and beachfront villas.

GOLF. The Ko Olina Golf Club is a challenging 18-hole course built in 1990 by renowned golf course architect Ted Robinson, offering top-notch water features, luscious greens, and optimum accommodations for both beginners and experts. The club includes a clubhouse, Roy’s Ko Olina restaurant, a golf shop, and golf academy.

KO OLINA BEACH and SPORTS CLUB. Discounts at local Membership rewards include businesses; use of the fitness center, clubhouse pavilion, and tennis pavilion; and sports, fitness, and enrichment classes.

ACTIVITIES. Resort living offers easy access to 2 miles of white sandy beaches with four lagoons, a marina, bike and golf paths, lush landscaping, shopping, restaurants, luaus, entertainment, and festivals. There’s also a variety of shops, restaurants, and resort bar and grills. Don’t forget to take in the sunsets!

When you drive into the Ko’ Olina community, you may wonder if people actually live here or if it’s merely a vacationing oasis. Perhaps Ko Olina’s true joy is that your home can serve as both your residence and retreat!