The Beach Villas At Ko Olina

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Address 92-106 Waialii Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707
High end condominium units a few steps away from the beautiful Ko Olina Lagoons.

• Building: Condo / Home • Building: High Rise • Building: Lanai / Balcony • Building: Rooms Open To Outside • Property: BBQs Available
• Property: Fitness Room • Property: Laundry In Unit • Property: No Resort Fees • Room: Coffee Maker • Room: Hair Dryer
• Room: Iron & Board • Room: Kitchens Available • Room: Microwave • Room: Mini Fridge • Recreation: Beach
• Recreation: Hot Tub • Recreation: Pool • Recreation: Sauna • Internet: Free In Room • Parking: Free Self Park

The Beach Villas at Ko Olina are very high end condominium units located a few steps away from the beautiful waters of Ko Olina Lagoon 2 (Honu Lagoon). This is not a hotel but the majority of condos in this building are set up for vacation rentals. If you're looking for higher end, beachfront condo accommodations in the Ko Olina Resort in Kapolei on O'ahu then look no further.

The first thing you should know about The Beach Villas at Ko Olina is that this is not the same as Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club which is located on Ko Olina Lagoon 3 (Nai'a Lagoon) (next door essentially). The Beach Club is a hotel and timeshare setup while the Beach Villas are a condominium style complex. I point this out because I've seen countless people make a review for the Beach Villas when they actually stayed at the Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club. This gets further confused (as one of our readers pointed out) when the Beach Club uses the phrase "beach villas" in some of their brochures.

Inside the Beach Villas at Ko Olina you will find some excellent and high end two or three bedroom condo units. Most of these units were all designed the same way with high end fixtures, details, and appliances (Sub-Zero / Wolf). There is a lot of wood trim and details that just make these units feel very tropical and peaceful.

Most units should have everything you would expect from a "home" like washers and dryers, a full kitchen, TVs, Internet, and many will even have a closet with various beach toys from previous guests in it. Some that are rented out directly through the owner even include a golf cart to use during your stay (within the Ko'Olina area only) which is a nice perk! You can buy units here as well to the tune of around $1 million to $2 million (and up) and then factor in a couple of grand a month in HOA fees to be safe (or about $1 per sq ft for HOA fees).

Many have spectacular ocean views as well with huge lanais and doors the size of walls that slide open to essentially open the entire living room and kitchen to the outside. The higher units have the best views but you'll also run into a lot of wind if you open windows. We had a unit on the ninth floor and we were able to keep the large sliders on the ocean side open most of the time but if anyone opened the main door (mountain side) it would create a wind tunnel through the unit that would literally suck stuff out and over the lanai (even heavy items like towels).

Lower floors won't be as bad but are closer to the pool which may lead to some noise, though the pools aren't likely to be crowded like they are at a large hotel. The pool furthest away from the Lagoon is the quiet pool so rooms by this shouldn't have any noise issues.

Speaking of pools, they have a really nice pool area that kids will enjoy too. Though there are no slides at the pool it is a very large pool with plenty of room to play in. There is a sandy bottom area for small kids at one end. To be clear, it's not really sand, more like super tiny pebbles which is fine until they land up on the main deck area (thousands will daily) and you step on a few and wish for a sudden death to strike you down. Ever step on a Lego? Same pain.

The property is very well maintained (and it should be considering the insane HOA fees owners pay each month!) and the pool area and BBQ grills are cleaned daily. There is even an onsite tiki bar for evenings which is a nice, though not cheap, touch. There aren't any stores or restaurants on the property but several you can walk to within Ko'Olina.

This is probably the least crowded oceanfront lodging you will find in the Ko Olina Resort pretty much any time of year and Ko Olina Lagoon 2 (Honu Lagoon) is usually the least crowded lagoon of the 4 main Ko Olina Lagoons as well. It's not cheap to stay here but you can probably get a 2-3 bedroom condo here for what a 400 sq ft room at Aulani A Disney Resort And Spa would cost you each night. Our 3 bedroom unit during peak season was $500 per night vs the (roughly) $600 per night Aulani cost. The pool at Aulani is way better but take the savings and hit the Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii water park 5 minutes away instead.