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Ko Olina News

04 Jun 2018

Rediscovering Oahu, Ko Olina is the island’s new destination

Source: ranchandcoast.com
The island of Oahu is still far and away the most popular destination in the Aloha State. That doesn’t mean everyone is only headed to Honolulu and Waikiki. A rapidly growing destination just a short drive from Honolulu on West Oahu is drawing visitors in droves: Ko Olina.
Two of the most popular resorts […]

01 May 2018

Disney’s Moana to make World Premiere in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi at Ko Olina’s World Oceans Day, June 10

Special Appearance by Moana star Auli’i Cravalho
KAPOLEI — Hawaiʻi’s Auliʻi Cravalho and cast members of the ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi-version of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana will walk the blue carpet for its premiere at World Oceans Day on Sunday, June 10, at Ko Olina Resort.
The premiere is a part of the resort’s second annual World Oceans […]

15 Apr 2018

Canadian Clutch: Henderson Comes Up Big to Win LOTTE

Source: staradvertiser.com
Brooke Henderson’s misadventure on Ko Olina Golf Club’s 16th green on Friday injected doubt into her quest to win the LOTTE Championship.
Back on the same patch of turf on Saturday, she snuffed any hope her pursuers harbored of denying the 20-year-old Canadian her sixth LPGA Tour title.
Henderson was cruising through her third round on […]

26 Mar 2018

The Moana Effect: Can You Find Authentic Hawaii at a Disney Resort?

Source: cnn.com
(CNN) — A surefire way to get some odd looks from your friends is to tell them you’re heading to a Disney resort to learn about authentic Hawaiian culture.
But at Aulani, Disney’s resort on Oahu’s western shore, between breakfast with Minnie Mouse, Instagram-worthy shave ice topped with Mickey ears, and selfies with Moana, guests […]

10 Mar 2018

Michael Mina Expanding Connection to Hawaiian Tables

Source: sfchronicle.com
James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina can claim success across the country with bold dining concepts that debuted in San Francisco. His izakaya-style Pabu now boasts a branch in Boston; Bourbon Steak draws diners in Miami, Scottsdale and Nashville, as well as at Levi’s Stadium; and his eponymous Union Square fine dining room also […]

07 Feb 2018

Searching for Mana: Where to See the Real Hawaii

Source: travelandleisure.com
Standing in the hot sand at the tip of Ka‘ena Point, La‘akea Perry, master teacher at Kei Kai o Kahiki, an all-male hula school, begins to chant, his voice trembling in a lilting vibrato. The words of the oli impart a greeting, one that conveys both a deep love for O‘ahu’s west side and […]

23 Jan 2018

Hōkūleʻa Returns to Ko Olina Resort for Two-Week Engagement Crewmembers invite students aboard the four hour sail to West Oʻahu

Continuing on her Mahalo Hawaiʻi, Sail, Hōkūleʻa took to the water again today to return to Ko Olina Resort. Amidst fair weather and steady tradewinds, Polynesian Voyaging Society crewmembers welcomed aboard a group of Kamaile Academy school students and their teachers. The students are part of a science team known as Na Hoʻokele (the navigators) […]

11 Jan 2018

Exploring West O’ahu: Where to Eat, Stay, and Get Pampered

Source: sandiegomagazine.com
Far beyond the hustle of Waikiki lies the little town of Ko Olina. This lesser known island oasis—with two mega resorts, white sand, and turquoise waters—is the perfect place to get in an aloha state of mind.
Hotels
The brand-new Four Seasons O‘ahu at Ko Olina opened in 2017 after a $250 million overhaul. The property […]

04 Jan 2018

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina Partners with Polynesian Voyaging Society to Present Legendary Navigator Nainoa Thompson

Source: press.fourseasons.com
Legendary navigator Nainoa Thompson first conceived the idea of Malama Honua, a worldwide voyage, in 1992. When Hōkūle`a returned to Hawaii last June, the open air, double hulled canoe had been at sea for three years and covered more than 40,000 nautical miles.
The voyage became a global mission, an example of how to care […]

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