JW Marriott Ihilani Resort Ko Olina Kapolei, Kapolei, Hawaii
A 15-story marble-floored atrium provides an impressive introduction to the resort’s lobby. A sweeping stairway leads from the lobby down to three linked saltwater ponds individually stocked with tropical fish, manta rays and sharks. Seven restaurants and bars offer a choice of casual or elegant dining experiences. Azul prepares signature steaks, Hawaiian seafood and Mediterranean cuisine enhanced with local ingredients. Hokulea Bar offers lagoon and ocean views, hosts live entertainment, and serves tropically inspired cocktails. The resort offers a 24-hour business center, and wireless Internet access is complimentary in the lobby. The 35,000-square-foot Ihilani Spa includes an outdoor lap pool, steam baths, saunas, Roman pools and relaxation lanais. On-site spa therapies include massages, scrubs, facials and hydrotherapy tubs. Recreational amenities include Kramer- or Plexipave-surfaced tennis courts, volleyball courts, and discounted golf at the 18-hole Ko Olina Golf Course. Sports, crafts, hula lessons and treasure hunts are offered to children and age five to 12, for a fee.