Discover Ko Olina and West Oahu      

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. 

Eat and Shop Like a Local

In Hawaii, food makes us happy, and all our experiences tend to circle around food. Ask any local for “must-do” Ko Olina activities 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. 


Hawaiian tuna poke bowl with seaweed, avocado, red cabbage slaw, radishes and black sesame seeds. Top view, overhead, flat lay, copy space

Enjoy Old Hawaii

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 CourseRestaurantsShops, and Entertainment.

Visit Kapolei

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.

Explore Things to Do in Ko Olina Oahu

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, such as Airport Shuttles or Car Rentals, and plan things to do in Ko Olina.