This is a gated community- very quiet and safe. Some homes have individual pools, some do not but the community pool is nice ( concrete gets hot! So take flip flops). The mauna Lani beach club is on a nice, calm bay, covered seating is available if you get there about 900-1000 am. There is good snorkeling in the bay. You can rent paddle boards etc right there. The restaurant has good food and the mango margaritas are yummy. The grocery store is walking distance and well provisioned. There are several restaurants within walking distance as well.