JW is a luxury off-shoot of the Marriott hotel group, and the Ihilani Resort and Spa reflects the company s emphasis on pared-down style, with its simple wooden furnishings and muted palette. Sitting in its own on a private beach cove with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and the Waianae mountain range, the hotel has an impressive rollcall of amenities that range from seawater massage and color therapies at the spa to championship golfing. Drink Blue Hawaiis by the side of the pool as the sun sinks, dine on coconut shrimp at Naupaka Terrace or rise early for some yoga under the shade of the huge tropical greenery in the hotel garden you can design your break exactly as you want here.
387 guest rooms
Shuttle bus service
4 restaurants: Azul, Naupaka Terrace, Ushio-Tei, Hokule a Bar
Daily resort fee covers on-site activities, Wi-Fi and local calls
Spa and exercise classes
Hints and tips
Breakfast options at the Mariott Ihilani Hotel are numerous, but if you fancy an alfresco wake-up feast, try the Kalua Pork Eggs Benedict from the Poolside Bar. Out and about, be on the lookout for street snacks like malasadas, a kind of Portuguese donut popular around the island.
Located on Oahu s scenic western shore, the Mariott Ihilani is within the Ko Olina resort, just up the coast from Ko Olina Beach Park, known for its wow factor, even amongst the postcard-worthy beaches of Oahu. Less crowded than Honolulu s famous Waikiki strip, the lagoons here are perfect for activities from paddleboarding to snorkeling to whale-watching. The nearest city is Kapolei, a vibrant residential community to the east, while Kalaeloa Airport (JRF) is around 17 minutes drive away.