WHERE'S MY BAG: KO'OLINA, HAWAII

Clark & Mayfield Stafford Pro handbag outside the Marriott Ko'Olina Beach Club

Clark & Mayfield Stafford Pro handbag outside the Marriott Ko'Olina Beach Club

Ko'Olina, Oahu, Hawaii

The Ko'Olina resort community is on Oahu's western - or leeward - coast, just 17 miles from the capital city of Honolulu. Once frequented by Hawaiian royalty, it is now home to beautiful resort hotels and vacation rentals like Aulani Disney Resort & Spa, Four Seasons, and Marriott Beach Club.

For family vacations and destination weddings, Ko'Olina makes a great, more laid-back alternative to Waikiki.

Visitors come from around the world to enjoy Ko'Olina's ocean views, play golf, explore the marina, dine out, and relax on the white sand beaches. The coastline is studded with four man-made lagoons, providing gorgeous and well-protected areas for swimming and lounging. These sandy lagoons are connected by nearly two miles of waterfront pathways, with the Lanikuhonua nature preserve just to the north.