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Nisei Congressional Gold Medal Exhibit, Through April 14

The Bishop Museum, located just 30 minutes from the Ko Olina Beach Villas and Resort in Honolulu, will host the Nisei Congressional Gold Medal Exhibit now through April 14.  The exhibit recognizes the contributions of Japanese-Americans (or “Nisei”) in combat …
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Dolphin Quest

Dolphin Quest offers nine different packages for guests to swim with dolphins in Oahu.  Based at the Kahala Hotel and Resort just 30 minutes from the Ko Olina Beach Villas, each program is designed to provide an intimate experience with …
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Emily Sewell Embodied, Now through April

The Gallery of Hawaii Artists will host an exhibition featuring the work of Emily Sewell at the Waikiki Landmark Building in downtown Honolulu, about 30 minutes from the Ko Olina Beach Villas and Resort.  The exhibition, “Embodied”, incorporates ink, fabric, …
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Foster Botanical Garden

The Foster Botanical Gardens was first established as the private garden of Hawaii resident and botanist, William Hillebrand, in the 1850s.  It was later sold to the Foster family, who maintained the gardens.  After the land was sold to the …
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Rainbow Drive-In

A popular lunchtime destination for local Hawaiians, the Rainbow Drive-In is a casual eatery that features a hearty plate lunch.  The typical plate lunch includes two scoops of rice and macaroni salad accompanied by any number of delectable options, including …
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The Pipeline

The Pipeline is a quintessential destination for serious surfers.  Located on Oahu’s North Shore, about 50 minutes from the Ko Olina Beach Villas, the Banzai Pipeline, typically shortened to just Pipeline or “the Pipe”, is infamous for its large, frequent, …
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Finding X, Now through May 22

The Spaulding House is hosting a unique exhibition to explore the relationship between mathematics and art entitled “Finding X”.  The exhibit focuses on artists’ incorporation of mathematical principles, such as ratios and geometric shapes, as well as artistic depictions of …
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Ko Olina Marina

The Ko Olina Marina, just walking distance from the Ko Olina Beach Resorts, offers a wide range of activities to tourists and locals alike, including snorkeling, sport fishing, sunset cruising, golfing, and whale watching.  The marina itself is a great …
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Lanikai Pillboxes

The Lanikai Pillboxes trail begins in Kailua on Oahu, about one hour from the Ko Olina Beach Villas and Resort.  The short trail is named for the World War II bunkers it passes, affording hikers the chance to visit history …
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