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East Coast Italian in Kapolei

Mad Bene (“bene” means “good” in Italian) opened to rave reviews in November 2019 in Kapolei Commons, about 10 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villas. They specialize in house-made pasta and pizzas with a distinct east-coast American Italian twist that’s …
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Best Poke on Oahu

One of Hawaii’s signature dishes is poke. Tanioka’s Seafood and Catering, about 20 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villas, is considered the best on the island. Specializing in fresh, locally-sourced ahi and aku, they are also known for their extensive …
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Steps Away From Oahu’s Best Corn Chowder

Monkeypod Kitchen serves up one of the island’s top-rated comfort foods and is a 10-minute walk from Ko Olina Beach Villas. This unique chowder features locally-sourced ingredients with a Thai curry twist and can be found under the appetizer menu. …
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Ko Olina Marina Adventure Tours

The Ko Olina Marina Activity Center is a 15-minute walk from Ko Olina Beach Villas and offers a multitude of ocean and island adventures. Guests can choose from various types of cruises, such as whale watching (seasonal), snorkeling with Hawaiian …
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Oahu’s Newest Semi-Submersible Adventure Cruise

Semisub One is the only vessel of it’s type in the world launching daily cruises from Honolulu Harbor, about 40 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villas. Oahu’s brand new semi-submersible, jet-powered catamaran offers guests a one-of-a-kind adventure from unique underwater …
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Ko Olina’s Best Weekend Brunch Buffet

Savor one of Oahu’s best weekend brunch buffets at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina (a 15-minute walk from Ko Olina Beach Villas). La Hiki Kitchen’s Brunch for All Seasons (11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Saturday and Sunday) …
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Keiki Yoga on the Lawn

Relax and unwind with free family yoga about 15 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villas. Families gather at Ka Makana Ali’i for Keiki Yoga on the lawn every Thursday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in Center Court. Instructors will …
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Heavenly Halo-Halo

Located in Kapolei (about 20 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villas), Magnolia Ice Cream & Treats is serving up halo-halo, a popular Filipino cold dessert. The traditional treat places most of the ingredients (fruits, beans, and other sweets) at the …
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HoMA and Spalding House

The Honolulu Museum of Art and Spalding House, about 40 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villas, contains over 60,000 works of art. The collection houses Asian, European, Hawaiian, American, and contemporary art. Visitors will find works by Claude Monet, Vincent …
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Ka Makana Ali’i Farmers Market

The Farmers Market at Ka Makana Ali‘i is 15 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villas. It features delectable local fruits and vegetables, tropical plants and flowers, and locally-made foods. Visitors can sample products and find distinctive handmade goods while enjoying live local …
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