Saturday, June 22, 2019

Family Friendly Restaurants near the Beach Villas

Ka'aha'aina Café, Specials
Swing by the Ka'aha'aina Café for a casual homestyle Hawaiian meal with jaw dropping coastal views. This relatively off-the-grid restaurant, tucked behind the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, serves traditional plate lunches piled high with grilled meat, brown rice and fresh greens from MA’O – a local organic farm dedicated to teaching sustainable agricultural practices and Hawaiian culture to underprivileged youth. Choose from the juicy Huli-Huli chicken, tender Kalbi beef strips, or authentic slow roasted Kalua pork. The generous portions can easily be shared. Afterwards work off those delicious calories by exploring the Health Center’s pristine walking trails and tropical gardens. Best of all, as you can see, plate lunch prices are quite reasonable.

Map at 86-260 Farrington Hwy
From our property on lagoon two, exit the main Ko Olina resort gate and go over the overpass to head East by doing a loop de loo instead of the usual turning right (West) to go back towards town. Head 8 miles up the coast, about a 15 minute drive up Farrington Hwy.


Makahiki Buffet

Courtesy of Disney Aulani Resort & Spa
Spend the morning with Mickey and the gang at Aunty's Breakfast Celebration at the Makahiki, in Ko Olina’s Aulani Disney Resort and Spa. While noshing on a delectable buffet spread of tropical fruits, Mickey Mouse shaped waffles, omelets and sweet treats, your little ones will enjoy meeting their favourite Disney friends. Special Hawaiian touches, including an interactive ukulele performance by Aunty and conga dance party, create magical moments for every guest. Simply bring your appetite and sense of childlike wonder to this breakfast extravaganza. Oh, and don’t forget the camera as there are plenty of photo opportunities throughout the dining experience.
From our property on lagoon two, walk out our beach gate next to our beach bar and turn right. Walk next door to the Disney Aulani Resort on lagoon one. It's a quick stroll via the wide beachfront promenade that connects all four of our beachfront lagoons.


Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

Courtesy of Four Seasons
Seeking culinary perfection? You’re likely to find it at one of Four Seasons Resort O’ahu at Ko Olina’s three family-friendly restaurants. The property’s weekend Brunch for All Seasons is nirvana for foodies, and one of the island’s most popular locales for locals celebrating milestone events. You may need a map to explore the infinite selection of seafood, carving, poke, dim sum and pasta stations on display. Insider tip: avoid the decadent dessert bar until after the kids have satisfied their nutritional requirements. For a unique sea-to-table experience, reserve a sunset spot at the beachfront Mina’s Fish House, where a resident fish concierge offers tableside chats about the restaurant’s fresh daily catch. Order the whole pan-roasted Opakapaka for a delicious family-style meal. If you’re craving delicate handmade pasta, Noe promises to please. The caprese salad, seasonal ravioli and veal cheek ‘Rossini’ are just a few of the restaurant’s must-try signature dishes. Children’s menus at the Four Seasons are equally creative and vary by restaurant. Highlights include Noe’s spaghetti ice cream and the phyllo-crusted fish and chips at Mina’s.
From our property on lagoon two, walk out our beach gate next to the beach bar and turn right. Walk past the Disney Aulani Resort to the Four Seasons Resort on lagoon one. It's a quick stroll via the wide beachfront promenade that connects all four of our beachfront lagoons.