South Sea Arts has grown beyond the gallery to provide Polynesian culture aficionados and collectors of Hawaiiana alike with an oasis to call home during their stay on the island of Oahu.
That's right, as of 2019, South Sea Arts is proud to present South Sea Bungalows at Coconut Plantation in Ko Olina. South Sea Bungalows is a vacation rental that has been meticulously designed and artfully decorated to provide guests with an authentic Polynesian experience.
The bungalow also serves as a part time escape for the Souriolle family, whose patriarch you likely know well. Renowned artisan Mike "Gecko" Souriolle has not only dedicated countless of hours to creating original works of art to adorn the space, he relocated prized possessions from his own well curated collection for all to enjoy.
About Ko Olina
South Sea Bungalows is tucked into the Coconut Plantation community off the shores of Ko Olina.
For the uninitiated, Ko Olina is an island gem that defies the dry climate of western Oahu, giving way to lush tropical flora that delivers a sweetness in the air that you can practically taste. For this reason alone the area is lined with world famous retreats including the Four Seasons Resort, Ko Olina Golf Club, and most notably the majestic Disney Aulani property that fronts the saltwater kissed coastline. The shores of Ko Olina explain why people from all over the planet flock to this destination as a series of lagoons carve their mark and collect sea life in their sanctuary as the tide ebbs and flows.
Numerous operations stand nearby, ready to whisk you away off shore where snorkeling, scuba, and deep sea fishing await. On the land you’ll find subtle green rolling hills that unfold access to an 18-hole championship golf course and more. The best luau on the island is also found here at Paradise Cove, a place so magical that it has become one of the most sought after places in the Hawaiian Island chain to form a romantic union, from within the walls of the Crystal Chapel. In the early evening torches light the way through Ko Olina, guiding guests from boutique shops and art galleries to upscale eateries and quaint cafes. Simply put, Ko Olina is the ultimate tropical playground.
Families, young couples, and empty nesters alike nestle into this nook of paradise to soak up all it has to offer. However, for far too long it has been unattainable for many, with resort pricing relegating the experience to a select few. For others, the idea of staying under the umbrella of a big brand takes away from the authentic island experience they came to Oahu for.
As an answer, Coconut Plantation, an oasis within an oasis, was born to satisfy the thirst. This gated community in Ko Olina is distinguished by coconut palms that wrap around the quiet roads, shading the plantation styled two-level homes within.
About Coconut Plantation
As a guest, you'll enjoy all of the amenities found at Coconut Plantation, which include the following:
2 outdoor swimming pools. One beach styled pool with a sand entry and another lagoon pool. You'll think you're at the beach (which is also a few steps away)!
Tiki-hut styled party pavilion with tables, chairs and communal grills.
Amenities & Activities Near South Sea Bungalows at Coconut Plantation
Beyond the gated community, guests will enjoy access to some of the best-of-everything that the island of Oahu has to offer. No car rental? No problem. Within a few short slippa' steps of South Sea Bungalows you will find the following:
Paradise Cove Luau (8 minute walk)
Paradise Cove Beach (7 minute walk)
Ko Olina Center shopping and dining (2 minute walk)
You will want for nothing when staying at South Sea Bungalows at Coconut Plantation in Ko Olina. However, if you feel the urge to venture out and explore the island you can jump in your rental car or connect to a nearby Uber/Lyft and be on your way to any of the following prime island destinations:
Makaha Beach (20 minutes)
Historic Haleiwa Town (40 minutes)
Banzai Pipeline (50 minites)
Waikiki (40 minutes)
Kailua Beach (40 minutes)
South Sea Bungalows FAQ
Are there limits about how long we can stay?
The Coconut Plantation Homeowner’s Association requires that paperwork stipulates a minimum of 1 month rental. However, you can absolutely stay less than 1 month even though the contract will be for 1 month. You will have a clause that allows you to opt out after one week, two weeks, and three weeks with no penalty, as long as sufficient notice (72 hours) is given.
Do you offer transportation from Honolulu Airport?
Yes. We offer flat rate $70 (one way) transportation from HNL right to the front door of South Sea Bungalows.
What is the check-in / check-out time?
Check-in and check-out is at 12 PM. However, we're pretty flexible for those on extended stay who arrive on the island early. We're not going to make you wait by the pool before check-in...unless you want to!
Are kids welcome?
Absolutely. We're 100% keiki friendly!
Are pets welcome?
Aside from geckos on the lanai, we have to ask that you keep your pets at home. Your bungalow is adorned with fine art and Fido may mistake a carving as a chew toy.
Is any of the art work in the bungalow for sale?
Yes. South Sea Arts has created a collection of carvings, surfboard carvings, tiki mugs, and ceramics that will be exclusively available to guests of South Sea Bungalows. These items will not be found in the Makakilo studio or online. As our guest, you will have your pick of the treasures within.