Though primarily a time-share property, Marriott Ko Olina also offers nightly rentals, which range from hotel-style standard guest rooms to expansive and elegantly appointed one- or two-bedroom guest villa apartments. Interior decor soothes in rich reds, greens and creamy soft yellows, with furnishings made of rare Hawaiian koa wood. The larger villas (1,240 square feet) have three TVs, full kitchens, and separate living and dining areas. Situated on 30 acres of Ko Olina,
fronting a lagoon, this resort has three pools (one with sandy-beach bottom), a fitness center and seven outdoor hot tubs, including two overlooking the ocean that are ideal for sunset soaks. Guests can choose from two restaurants on the property or purchase groceries at The MarketPlace.