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View from the Balcony

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Marriott's Monarch...HHI....3rd floor, Magnolia building, 2BR villa 3531, Garden View (not bad for Garden view!!!)

There's that new spa that was still closed when we were there!
 

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There's that new spa that was still closed when we were there!
Yeah, that monster hot tub at the Monarch is really nice. Grande Ocean needs to up their hot tub game.
 

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Yeah, that monster hot tub at the Monarch is really nice. Grande Ocean needs to up their hot tub game.
Grande Ocean has 7 hot tubs scattered throughout the property amongst the 10 buildings.
Most are sort of concealed due to foliage and shrubs, so maybe they're not all that evident.
I think having seven is impressive because it allows smaller groups instead of everyone piling into a huge one or two.
Having said that, though, several of GO's are still large enough to accommodate several people, say, at least 2-3 couples.

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Grande Ocean has 7 hot tubs scattered throughout the property amongst the 10 buildings.
Most are sort of concealed due to foliage and shrubs, so maybe they're not all that evident.
I think having seven is impressive because it allows smaller groups instead of everyone piling into a huge one or two.
Having said that, though, several of GO's are still large enough to accommodate several people, say, at least 2-3 couples.
I’m not seeing any waterfall walls cascading warm water into any of the hot tubs (or on your back/neck if you sit under them), or a palm tree growing in the middle of them (which actually is a nice feature as it allows seating in the center of the spa around the tree) at GO. ;-). This one at Monarch is really quite nice. You’ll have to take a walk down the beach and check it out.
 
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A full moon pic over calm cloudless ocean this morning from MKO.


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I’m not seeing any waterfall walls cascading warm water into any of the hot tubs (or on your back/neck if you sit under them), or a palm tree growing in the middle of them (which actually is a nice feature as it allows seating in the center of the spa around the tree) at GO. ;-). This one at Monarch is really quite nice. You’ll have to take a walk down the beach and check it out.
Yep, they could and should do some of that---didn't realize it was THAT nice. So, good point.
GO does have a small cascading waterfall, albeit short and NOT HOT,
at the south end of the north pool. But I'm not going to get in it to see if it's therapeutic, HaHa....it's really just for esthetics.

I didn't know you were talking adding some real bling.....a cascading HOT waterfall into the pool would be awesome----
but if my wife and I got in there we'd never want to relinquish that spot.
And yes, because of your photo I am already planning to get over to Monarch to see that....it's a very nice feature indeed.
I'll say something to the resort manager, but if you know him like I do, it's going to be a longshot.
 
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That's quite a line for the lift. Is that from weekday or weekend?
Its a non-holiday Sunday at Peak 7 at Breck. The lines can get long, but I would say that given tip to tail ski separation from the person in front and behind you, there is generally 5-6ft separation of people in line.

I also noticed that I posted a balcony picture of a non-Marriott resort. I think that this is a Marriott forum so I can remove. Would it help if I mentioned that I exchanged the lockoff side of a Marriott resort to trade into this particular resort? Yes - there are some third party resorts that are as good or better than Marriotts!
 
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Not from the Balcony but one lagoon over from Ko Olina - Monk Seals playing on the beach.
We saw them from the balcony but that picture they just looked like 2 small black dots
Update - There were in Marriott Lagoon this morning
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My daughter basically learned to swim in one of those small, hidden, not-so-hot tubs at GO, so they have a special place in my heart. (No haters about kids in hot tubs, please...it was Feb., it was early in the am, and it's not like there were other takers....) But I have to say that the new one at Monarch looks nice. :)
 
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Our first time here. Beautiful sunny weather, but very windy and cooler than normal (highs low 70s until mid-to-late week when we will get into mid-to-high 70s).

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I made a few attempts - but kept saying file too large :(

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That's a super long boardwalk.
 
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