Paradise Found - in Ko Olina Oahu, Hawaii
I can't say it any better than Bruno Mars:
"I can't even speak Hawaiian, but if you go there and listen to a Hawaiian song, you get captured because it's so beautiful, like the melody is just gorgeous and you know Bob Marley is on the radio every single day. It's very reggae-influenced down there. Basically, you haven't been to paradise if you haven't been to Hawaii." ~Bruno Mars
Whenever anyone asks me where my favorite places are that I've visited Hawaii is always on the top of the list. When I visited Oahu for the first time I expected to only see a big city, but this island has everything! I stayed in the Ko Olina section which is absolutely fabulous! The rest of the island is just as beautiful with plenty of fun and adventurous things to do!
This was my sixth trip to Hawaii in case you needed any more proof how much I love it! Truth be told I never would have visited Oahu if I didn't have a friend who I've known for almost twenty-five years there. This is my truly awesome and beautiful friend Lori and I:
She made sure I had healthy snacks in my hotel room at the lovely Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club:
There was a lovely lagoon behind the resort. People felt safer swimming in the lagoon in light of the recent shark attacks around Oahu
There were many fun pools and slides around the resort. They were set up to look like a real beach:
The kids were so happy to have a sandy beach to play in right beside the pool:
There was a beautiful koi pond on the property:
The gardens and walkways were gorgeous and so well kept:
I was lucky enough to see this beautiful wedding on the beach right next to the resort:
One day I walked across the street to the golf course and saw a bunch of black swans. They all just walked up to me and sat beside me. I'm guessing they were hoping I had food!
I will write more about my trip to Oahu as I saw many parts of the island besides Ko Olina, but Oahu is definitely a lot more than just a big city! Here is a photo I took from the plane flying in:
Have you ever visited Hawaii?
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