Sacred Beach @ Lanikuhonua In Ko Olina

4.5 stars from 4 reviews
Address 92-1001 Olani Street, Kapolei, HI 96707
Hidden beach behind the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina in Ko Olina.

Features
• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Showers
• Sand Type: Regular • Parking: Poor / Few
• Good For: Sunsets • Good For: Turtle Sightings

Matt Anderson's Take
Sacred Beach At Lanikuhonua can be found inside the Ko Olina Resort area, right behind the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina. If you're driving in the closest parking option is at Ko Olina Lagoon 1 (Kahola Lagoon).


Back when the hotel here was the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa at Ko'Olina, you could simply follow the beach path right to this hidden beach. Ever since the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina was built, they've decided to make getting to this beach much more difficult and a bit more dangerous. Although the Four Seasons took the time to put in a path, it's completely roped off and used as a "walking path" by their guests only and doesn't allow access to the beach. In my opinion, this is a good example of how not to give back to the community.


Head towards the Four Seasons and you'll see a dirt path as shown above. Follow that towards the ocean until you can turn right to walk parallel to the ocean.


You'll be walking on a very rocky area so be careful since things can be a bit rough and sharp around here. Keep walking and you'll eventually walk right into the sandy beach that I like to call Lagoon 0 since it's right next to Lagoon 1. It's a short walk.


While it's not exactly a big secret, it is often deserted or will have just a few people at it (it might get more crowded for sunsets). Swimming isn't very good here because it's pretty reefy all around but there is a small path in the water you can walk into and use to get out into the open ocean should you have the skills for that. We often find locals spear fishing here and some who snorkel here, but this is more advanced snorkeling and not for beginners. If snorkeling in the open ocean is your thing, nearby Makaiwa Beach Park (Ko Olina Hidden Beach) may be worth looking into instead.


Walking beyond the beach will lead to some fun tidepools where you can see all sorts of small marine life. Note that it can be very slippery, especially if you try to walk in the wet areas, so be careful. There aren't any facilities right here but you can use the public showers and bathrooms right next door at Ko Olina Lagoon 1 (Kahola Lagoon).
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
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Great place to just hang out and enjoy some peace and quiet, assuming it's not crowded which it likely isn't. Not a great place to swim but easy enough to walk in a few feet to cool off. Not difficult to access but a shame that the stewards of this area didn't do right by the kama'aina who like to use this area by making it easier to access.
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
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Pretty beach for sunsets and photos. Not a good spot for fishing or snorkeling. There's a jagged reef under the water, and only experienced snorkelers should swim here. Be careful if there are big waves - you could get knocked down and seriously scraped up on the razor-like reef.
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Lani
Joined: Sep 2013
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This little, hidden gem is also known as Lanikuhonua Beach to some locals. If you are lucky you might spot a monk seal snoozing on the beach or 3 legged honu swimming in the water.  Lanikuhonua means "Where heaven meets the earth". The locals believe that the lines between heaven and earth blur in this area so the mana is very strong here. When you go down to this beach, think about 3 things you are grateful for and see what manifests in your life.
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TheDukeOfBeach
Joined: Aug 2013
Reviews: 12
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Funny to see this called Lagoon 0 as it's always been Secret Beach to me but we often use this to go out and snorkel or do some spearfishing from. It's a good launching point for that and usually only a handful of people here from the resort hotels.
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