Hawaii Photo Fakeout: Say bye-bye to your serene hotel beach scene

by admin on September 23, 2009

So romantic and peaceful!

So romantic and peaceful!

Cranes, clouds and crowds

Cranes, clouds, and (small) crowds

Oh no! The quiet beach paradise this couple seems to be enjoying in the above marketing photo of the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort on Oahu does not seem to be quite so serene these days. The flawless expanse of blue sky shown in the promo pics seems to be… not such a flawless expanse anymore.

Oh, no, no. In fact, the beach scene you see on the right – complete with cranes and unsightly green construction fencing — is what you’d experience if you and your loved one took a hot stroll on the sand in your breezey vacation attire today. The cranes and mess just beyond the sand happen to be the earliest stages of the massive coming-in-2011 Disney Vacation Club Resort Hawaii — and when all 21 acres of that beast are completely built up, there’s not gonna be a whole lot of serenity to be had on that beach at all.

Regardless of the construction, the throngs of splashing and screaming children don’t make for a very romantic scene right now anyway. Oh, reality.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Steven James Scott October 21, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Disney sucks…

Geoff C October 22, 2009 at 5:34 pm

It’s a bummer what’s happening next door to Ihilani, spent our honeymoon there last year, and it was quiet and fantastic. We were thinking about going back at some point, but with Disney next door, the place is ruined.

Harlan S October 25, 2009 at 9:41 am

That cove is deceptively inviting. The depth drops sharply about 15 feet in.

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