The 4.5-Star JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa features every luxurious amenity you could ever wish for, from elegant surroundings to views that take your breath away. Located in Ko Olina, this AAA 5-star resort is situated on a beautiful large lagoon with a white sand beach and seven smaller lagoons that were created along the shoreline. It is an ideal spot for swimming and to just stroll along. Or you can simply sit back and watch as the sun slowly sinks into the Pacific, the sky turns shades of pink and purple and the warm trade winds rustle the leaves of the palms.
The resort has five restaurants and lounges, including the award-winning Azul, open for dinner only. Featuring international fare, this elegant signature restaurant has a wonderful menu and an extensive wine list, ensuring a truly culinary experience to remember. Naupaka Terrace overlooks the pool and is the Ihilani’s informal all-day restaurant featuring contemporary island cuisine and a Saturday Night Seafood Buffet. Adjoining a peaceful Japanese garden, Ushio-Tei serves traditional Japanese fare including sashimi and sushi.
The Poolside Grill is a casual option for light fare and snacks while enjoying the Hawaiian sunshine, open for lunch. Hokulea Lounge is quite eclectic with great island appetizers and is the perfect place to sip on a Mai Tai or Blue Hawaii. And if you want to be really romantic, you can always order Lanai Dining, either on your own room lanai or on the resort’s lagoon lawn with a room service attendant serving your menu selections.
Property amenities include the Ihilani Spa, a full service spa which offers everything from various styles of massages to facial and body services and more. For only $20 a day, a guest has full use of their Relaxation Lounges, including steam, sauna, needle shower, Roman pool, spa wardrobe and more.
Additional property amenities include parking (fee), four swimming lagoons, a pool and whirlpool and the award winning 18-hole Ted Robinson championship Golf Course. With the course’s waterfalls, shimmering pools and location it’s no wonder Golf Digest honored it as one of the top resort courses in the U.S. There are three Kramer-surfaced tennis courts and three Plexipace courts, all with beautiful ocean and mountain views.
There is both a Teens Club (fee) that hosts a series of sessions to educate pre-teens and teens on health and wellness in a fun and social way and the Kids Program (fee) for children between five and 12 years old. Offered daily in both half-day and full day formats, activities include treasure hunts, dancing, sports, crafts and more.
This is a fabulous resort that gets great reviews and many return visitors. While it might be outside Waikiki, for those who are looking for a luxurious, relaxing vacation for time to think, talk and dream, the JW Marriott would be hard to top.