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

So romantic and peaceful!
So romantic and peaceful!
Cranes, clouds, and (small) 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.

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