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Modern, Local Hawaiian Cuisine at Mud Hen Water

Taste the history of Hawaii with a unique, contemporary twist at Mud Hen Water in Wai’alae (about 40 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villas). Mud Hen Water is a relaxed local restaurant that’s perfect for a casual dinner with a few …
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Steamed Buns with Style in Kalihi

Panda Dimsum serves up the most adorable steamed buns about 30 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villas. The sweet and savory bun designs include pandas, bees, hedgehogs, frogs, pigs, sunflowers, mushrooms, and more. They also include characters from movies and pop culture, …
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Kapi‘olani Community College’s (KCC) Farmers’ Market

The best fruits, vegetables, plants, and more can be found every Saturday morning about 55 minutes from the Ko Olina Beach Villas at the KCC Farmers’ Market. The farmers and food producers are in attendance to talk about their products, how …
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Ko Olina Thanksgiving Feasts

Enjoy a big Thanksgiving meal without turning on the oven or leaving the Ko Olina resort. Holiday dining options include elaborate buffets, special prix fixe holiday menus, as well as a sliced turkey plate with all of the usual sides. Some …
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Taste the Sweet Life at Madre Chocolate

Madre Chocolate offers the sweetest classes about 30 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villas every Wednesday or Friday afternoon. Learn how their chocolate is made locally from bean-to-bar, sample some of their popular flavors, and make your very own chocolate bar. …
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Hale ʻAina Awards Winning-est Chef

  September 30. 2018. marks the 35th anniversary of the Annual Hale ‘Aina awards recognizing the best food Hawaii’s local restaurants have to offer. Over the last 35 years, Roy Yamaguchi has won a total of 128 Hale ‘Aina awards, more than any …
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Eat Local and Delicious – Best of Honolulu 2018

Locals and tourists are going bananas for Banán’s nondairy, banana soft serve creations available at four Honolulu locations (about 45 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villas). Visitors can enjoy up to seven different flavors offered in nine different creations, including floats. …
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Honolulu Architectural Walking Tours

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honolulu offers an architectural walking tour of Downtown Honolulu every other Saturday (about 30 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villas). It is a special experience for visitors to explore downtown Honolulu through the eyes of …
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Mango Jam Honolulu June 29 & 30, 2018

Celebrate all things mango, Hawaii’s most precious fruit, at The Mango Jam Honolulu (about 30 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villas). This two-day event offers visitors a taste of island culture by featuring various types of live entertainment, food and craft …
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Rock Climbing for Fun and the Community

The Arch Project Climbing Center offers 2,000 square feet of climbing surface and a custom 16-inch-thick padded floor in Waipahu, about 25 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villa. The center supplements the Arch Project Hawai‘i nonprofit that organizes beach and hiking trail …
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