Ultimate Family Time at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club #FamilyTravel #Hawaii

Every Spring Break my husband and I take the kids on holidays. This year, we took the family to the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club in Kapolei, Hawaii on the island of Oahu.

Ko Olina is a quiet resort town about 18 miles from the Honolulu airport. The Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club seemed perfect for our family trip – it’s a ways away from busy Waikiki (but not so far that you can’t go for a fun day trip), it’s located on beautiful and calm lagoon beaches, it has great pool options, and offers large villas – perfect for family vacations!

During our visit, so many things stood out to me and my family. We were most impressed with the property, amenities, the activities offered and the staff.

The Property and Amenities

Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club

From the minute you walk in the lobby you know you are in a special place.

The Marriott Ko Olina Beach club is set on one of the four man-made lagoons in Ko Olina, Hawaii. The property offers three large pools (two family pools and one adult-oriented quiet pool) and seven hot tubs.  The vegetation on the property is lush, with hundreds of coconut trees, tropical plants and flowers throughout the grounds. There are two restaurants on site (Longboards and Chuck’s), one bar and a small market. There are also three BBQ areas for guest use.

Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club

The Marriott Ko Olina has two gyms, steam rooms and saunas.  The Spa by the Sea at Ko Olina has an impressing spa menu and my sister and I were treated to a massage in one of the outdoor huts – an experience I would highly recommend to any mom or dad!  There is also a small playground for little ones to enjoy.

The grounds of the resort are extremely clean.

Marriott Ko Olina property

Accessing any of the lagoons is super easy thanks to a beautiful path that connects all the accommodation options and the lagoons at Ko Olina.  Our family took several walks up and down the paths and my sister, husband and I often went for our morning runs along the path as well.  Doesn’t get much better than that!

Activities for All

The Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club has thought of everyone with their huge list of on-site activities. You receive a list of the week’s activities when you check in. You can also see the list of daily activities posted in all elevators and at the pool huts. Many of the activities are free of charge for guests of the resort.

Little ones can enjoy activities such as Hula lessons, Tamika Race Car building and games on the lawn led by great Keiki Activity Club staff. Our favourite activity was meeting and swimming with Mermaid Kariel. Mermaid Kariel visits the resort twice a week, she interacts with the children, reads them a book and swims with them in the Nai’a pool.

Marriott Ko Olina mermaid

Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club

Marriott Ko Olina activities

Tweens will love activities like ukulele lessons, hip hop dance lessons and fun night time activities like Pool-A-Palooza lead by Angel, one of the best activities guys on site.

Ko Olina also has great activities for adults. Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments are held every week, golf clinics and many fitness activities such as Yoga, Calisthenics and power walks.

Movie nights are also held two times per week on the great lawn. Sadly for us, the weather wasn’t co-operating the night of the kids movie. The staff re-scheduled the movie in the games room and my family had a great time.

The Staff

One thing I noticed right away at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club is how friendly and hard working the staff is. Every single person working at the resort greets you with an Aloha. I found that every staff member I came across made sure my family and I were having a good time. It shows that they know that most guests come a long way to arrive to the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club and they want to make sure you are comfortable, are having fun and happy.

Family Time

It’s really easy to relax and enjoy family time at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club. The pools, the lagoon and the grounds are the most perfect place to spend time with your family.

Marriott Ko Olina

To learn more about the villas at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club click here.

To book your vacation at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club you can check out their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter for up to date information and events.


  1. What a gorgeous resort. I’ve never been to Hawaii but have always wanted to, more so now that I’ve seen this wonderful post. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  2. My family and I will be there in about a week… any suggestions for grocery shopping? We have some food allergies and also hope to bbq several nights… We have 2 teenage daughters, fun stuff for them as well? Great photos! thanks for sharing!

    1. There is a Costco in Kapolei about 10min from the resort. There is also an organic grocery store (name?) in the Target mall. You will love the resort so much! Enjoy!

  3. Love this post!! Always love reading about hawaiian vacations. We will be going in may 2015 and so excited. Thanks for sharing your vacation.

    ~Sharon @ SharontheMoments.com

    1. The hot tubs are a HUGE treat. My husband and I love to go for a dip once the kids are sleeping (that’s another bonus to sharing the villa with family or friends, you can switch off later for some couple time).

  4. It looks like a wonderful place to spend a vacation! The pool looks fabulous and how wonderful that they have so many activities for families of all ages! We have never been to Hawaii and would love to visit there one day! Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. Wow! I am dreaming of Hawaii right now! Never been to the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club, but we will certainly consider after reading your amazing review of it! I love that the entire family can benefit from it, and having a welcoming and warm staff makes such a huge difference when we’re “home away from home”. Lovely photos!

    1. It really is like home away from home. They think of everything at this resort. I’m sure you and your family would adore it!

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