Koi is a Japanese word meaning “carp.” These fish were initially raised for their bright color patterns in Japan in the 1820s. By the 20th century, ornamental varieties were favorites all over the world. Koi were first exported to Hawaii in 1947.
Because of their large size, beautiful colors, friendly personalities, longevity and high value, koi are popular and plentiful. The ones found at The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas are always guest favorites. Join us weekdays to feed the colorful koi that live in the resort’s outdoor water gardens, fountains and ponds.