SOURCE: JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa

August 08, 2011 11:33 ET

Luxurious Escape for the Whole Family at the Revitalized JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina

Oceanfront Resort's Escape Family Package Includes Free Kids' Meals

KO OLINA, HI--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2011) - Whether it's for an end-of-summer vacation or a Fall break, families can rejuvenate and reconnect with a Hawaiian resort beach getaway at the luxurious JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina.

Starting from $409 per room per night, the Escape to a Great Family Vacation in Hawaii Package at this extraordinary Oahu beach resort includes:

  • Ocean view or deluxe ocean view accommodations in spacious guest rooms, newly refreshed in May 2011 to feature redesigned interiors with contemporary ocean-inspired touches and upgraded technology
  • Free meals for children (12 years and under) at the Naupaka Terrace Restaurant or from room service when accompanied by a paying adult

Valid through December 1, 2011. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Promotional code MAJ. Rate is for up to two adults and two children. Extra charge for third adult is $50/night plus tax. Maximum occupancy is three adults or two adults and two children.

To make reservations, visit and click on the "Vacation Packages" link.

"We have something for the whole family to enjoy at our resort," said Dan Banchiu, general manager of JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa. "We have a variety of family-friendly activities that highlights our close bond to the ocean as well as focuses on health and fitness."

Located on the first of four secluded white-sand lagoons in the Ko Olina Resort destination in West Oahu, JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa is the perfect playground for all ages.

Family-friendly resort activities include:

  • Reef and Ray Adventure* - Explore the Oahu luxury resort's ponds and meet new tropical aquatic friends, including stingrays, sharks, starfish and other sea creatures:
    • Guests can learn more about the various sharks and fish at the daily Reef Shark Feeding and Hawaii Reef Fish Feeding.
    • For the more adventurous types, the Reef Safari program is an in-water interactive touch session with reef creatures such as Medusa sea cucumbers, colorful Hawaiian sea stars and shiny tiger cowry shells.
    • The Kahihimanu I Ke Kai experience allows guests (over the age of 10) to get in the water and up close with the Hawaiian Rays and Spotted Eagle Rays.
    • Children ages 4-10 can participate in the Keiki Program (pictured above), which includes the shark feeding, fish feeding and reef safari (the Ray Experience is not included in the Keiki Program).
  • Lagoon Fish Feeding** - Wake up early and help feed the fish in the lagoon, daily between 7:00-7:30 a.m. (varies based on time of the year). Complimentary.
  • Lei-making** - Learn the art of lei-making every Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby. Complimentary.
  • Family Fitness Classes** - Ihilani Spa conducts complimentary fitness classes to get the whole family moving:
    • Aqua Jog - Saturdays 9:30 a.m. in the lagoon
    • A Walk in Paradise - Tuesdays and Sundays 7:30 a.m.
    • Zumba - Wednesdays and Saturdays 7:30 a.m.
    • Stretch by the Sea - Fridays 7:30 a.m.
    • Beach Workout - Thursdays 9:30 a.m.

*Rates vary per program.
**Times and locations subject to change.

For more information on family-friendly programs, contact the Concierge at 808-679-3209. For details on the fitness programs, contact Ihilani Spa at 808-679-3321.

Editors Note: JPGs of JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa is available.

About JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa
The luxurious JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina offers 387 spacious guest rooms including 36 suites, which have been completely transformed to feature a residential resort look-and-feel and upgraded amenities including a 42-inch flat screen LCD TV. The AAA Four Diamond award winning resort fronts the first of four lagoons in the 640-acre Ko Olina Resort & Marina, offering the island's most complete resort experience with a relaxed Hawaiian elegance and gracious, warm personalized service. The Oahu spa resort is ideal for meetings and weddings with a total of 77,694 square feet of outdoor and indoor meeting space, including the newly expanded 15,600-square-foot Hokulani Ballroom. Resort activities include 18 holes of championship play at Ko Olina Golf Club, tennis courts with ocean views and a variety of restaurants showcasing unique and distinctive island cuisine, including the AAA Four Diamond award winning Azul restaurant. The world-class Ihilani Spa, voted one of the "Top Spas in the World" by readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines, has been completely redesigned with a new layout, couple's treatment room, the brand new Ho'onanea suite for private events, and a 24-hour fitness center. Ihilani Spa is internationally renowned for its full complement of invigorating body treatments and massages, using products harvested from the honua (earth) and the moana (ocean) here in the islands. The resort recently ranked as one of the "Top 15 Hawaii Golf Resorts" by Conde Nast Traveler, one of the "World's Best Hawaii Resorts" by Travel + Leisure, and number one in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's "Best of the Best Hotel & Resort" poll voted by island readers.

About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of exceptional properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels and resorts cater to today's sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 54 JW Marriott hotels in 23 countries; by 2014 the portfolio will encompass 76 properties in 28 countries.

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