Gecko’z South Sea Bungalows

Best vacation rental in Ko Olina (and most authentic Polynesian accommodation on Oahu)


At a Glance: Tucked into Ko Olina’s Coconut Plantation along the impeccable shores of Kapolei, South Sea Bungalows is a unique vacation rental that has been meticulously designed and artfully decorated to provide guests with an authentic Polynesian experience.

While Oahu visitors seek an escape from the bustle of Waikiki Beach by looking to Oahu’s other resort district in Ko Olina, the west side gem has long been considered unrelatable or unattainable, or both. The 5-star resorts have kept some of you search of an authentic island vibe at bay. Sure, beyond the cookie cutter offerings from the Four Seasons and Marriott properties there’s Disney Aulani, but not everyone counts on a hula skirt clad Minnie Mouse to provide for a legit Hawaiian experience. Then there’s the 5-star resort price tag.

As an answer, vacation rentals within Ko Olina have popped up to offer malihini a more affordable and less of a forced resort-esque stay, but even these have failed to deliver a distinctive adventure. Adventure you say? Absolutely. Your island accommodation should feel like an adventure while providing for luxurious comfort at the same time. And finally, one vacation rental has set itself apart from the rest to offer exactly that – Gecko’z South Sea Bungalows.

Located within Ko Olina’s Coconut Plantation, is a new island retreat, born from the creative mind of Gecko of South Sea Arts, the most renowned tiki artisan in the world. Gecko has taken his talents from the kiln and carving table to his plantation style home at Coconut Plantation, decorating the walls, floors, ceilings, linens, lanai, and entire ambiance into what can only be described as a Polynesian dream come to life. We’ll let the photos below do the rest of the talking:


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