At 597 square miles, Oahu is the third largest island. In contrast Oahu houses a little over 70% of Hawaii's total population. Waikiki sits on the South side of Oahu, while Ko Olina Resort and Makaha is considered West Oahu.
In Hawaii food makes us happy, and all our experiences tend to circle around food. Ask any local for a "Must Do in Hawaii" and they will most certainly have eating as one of the top three items. Shopping is also a way of discovering the area. West Oahu has an international collection of shops and eateries drawing folks from all over the island to experience and enjoy. While Ko Olina and Makaha both have a diverse batch of shops and restaurants, dare to venture a few miles outside of your immediate area and run into even more adventures.
Outside of Makaha, going East, is Waianae. This is old Hawaii, serving up an adorable batch of mom and pops. Most stores cater to the outdoor lover (particularly ocean lovers) at heart. Take in an ocean tour at Waianae Boat Harbor, rent a paddle board at one of the shops in Waianae Mall, or simply find a shady spot and unplug. At Ko Olina there really is no reason to leave this luxury resort destination, as it comes complete with a Marina, a Golf Course, Restaurants, Shops, and Entertainment.
Just a short three miles outside of Ko Olina Resort is the growing town of Kapolei. This is Oahu's second city, but not nearly as bustling as Downtown Honolulu. Kapolei where you can find your standard brand stores like Costco, Safeway and Target, with well known restaurants like Outback, Chili's and Subway. Mixed within the familiar are other must do eateries like Eating House, Gyu-Kaku, and Kua Aina, with specialty shops like Adore Hawaii, Bead-It, and Red Pineapple.
Oahu has an endless amount of Activities. Combine food and entertainment at a Luau, pay your respects to our fallen heroes of WWII at the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, learn to Surf, or tour the entire island from the sky. Ola Properties' Guest Service Department helps you to make the best of your vacation. Take some time prior to your arrival to spend with one of our Vacation Specialists. They can help you with any ground transportation (like Airport Shuttles or Car Rentals), Activities and Tours.