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Disney’s Aulani

Upon arriving at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, you are welcomed into the breathtaking Maka’ala Lobby and you immediately realize that you are embarking on not just a vacation, but an experience.  Maka’ala means to be watchful and alert, and you are invited to approach your visit with eyes wide open and really take it all in.   Disney has long been known for their detailed storytelling, and they have mastered this here at Aulani.  Imagineers have drawn inspiration from the time-honored traditions and natural beauty of Hawai’I in designing this award-winning resort.  From the moment you check in, you will notice the authentic details in the design, décor and activities.

Much more than a hotel, Aulani is a true resort experience, offering a vast array of activities for every member of your ‘ohana, or family.  Waikolohe Pool and Waikolohe Stream combine to form an enormous water feature, with body slides, tube rides, lazy river and a zero-entry pool.  Menehune Bridge is an interactive water play area for the younger keiki, or children.  Test out the waters in full snorkel gear at Rainbow Reef, a private man-made lagoon right on property, teeming with colorful marine life.  For those seeking a little more solitude, Wailana Pool is tucked away from the main pool area and is reserved for guests 18 and older. Beach more your style?  The Aulani Beach on Ko Olina Lagoon is perfect for active beachgoers and sun worshippers alike, with boogie boards, kayaks, and paddleboards for rent, organized activities for all ages, and beach chairs and umbrellas available for all guests.

For some fun away from the sun, don’t let the keiki miss Aunty’s Beach House.   This kids club combines Disney touches with Hawaiian cultural to create and fun-filled day of activities for the 3 to 12 year old group.   While some premium experiences require a participation fee, there are many complimentary experiences available and the open house every morning welcomes visitors of all ages.   While Aunty tends to the keiki, the grown-ups will want to make their way to Laniwai Spa to indulge in some pampering and relaxation.  Purchase of a full-service spa treatments comes with complimentary access to Kula Wai, the only outdoor hydrotherapy garden on O’ahu.   Teens in your ‘ohana?   Check the Daily ‘Iwa for special activities throughout the day and evening, exclusively for teen guests, and make sure they check out Painted Sky, the only teen spa in all of Hawai’I, for spa services designed just for them.

The Daily ‘Iwa is your go-to guide for not-to-be-missed events at the resort each day.  Family activities include enriching experiences such as resort tours, lei making, hula lessons and star-gazing.  Of course, what Disney resort would be complete without world class Disney entertainment?   From ‘Ohana Disney Movie Nights, to storytelling by the fire pit, to the new KA WA’A lu’au experience, the entertainment options will excite you with magical Disney details intertwined with immersive cultural experiences.

Situated in the Ko’Olina Resort Community on O’ahu’s leeward coast, Aulani is ideally located to allow guests a true vacation escape from the hustle and bustle, yet it offers easy access for excursions to many of the most popular landmarks on O’ahu.  This community area offers golf, shopping, marina and beaches just a quick, complimentary shuttle ride away.    

With thoughtfully appointed accommodations ranging from standard hotel rooms to three-bedroom grand villas, and features for all from Aunty’s Beach House to Laniwai Spa, it’s no wonder that Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, has been the recipient of multiple awards for best family resort since its opening.  There is truly something for every member of your ‘ohana – come feel the Aulani aloha spirit for yourself!

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