Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Kapolei, Hawaii
Combine the wonders of Hawaii with whe magic of Disney. Perfectly placed on a beautiful beachfront cove, Aulani rests on 21 acres of beautiful land with lushly detailed rooms and suites. This stunning family-friendly resort offers kids, adults and families Hawaiian vacation experiences with a special magic that only Disney can create. Just close enough – and far enough – from Honolulu for Guests to enjoy the vibrancy of the island in every way imaginable, Aulani offers its own special enchantment with unique spaces and experiences created especially for families. Every day of your Aulani stay promises a wonderful new story. You’ll notice it the moment you arrive: Music fills the air. An unexpected glimmer of Hawaiian magic catches your eye. Every detail – from the soaring arches of the lobby to the tiniest carving in your room — has a wonderful story to tell. Day and night, Disney entertainment has been crafted with fun for every age – from Disney movies under the stars, sunset celebrations, fireside stories, lei making, hula lessons and more. Just steps from your room, mischievous waters await in the Waikohole Valley — a beautiful winding waterway. The whimsical, wonderful, twisting slides of the Waikohole stream send you on a gushing, watery adventure. The vast Wailana pool welcomes families to the heart of it all with its beautiful infinite view, lapping waves and even private cabanas. Every aspect of the Aulani experience is inspired by the culture, traditions and hospitality of the people of Hawaii. Designed especially for families, there is something unique for everyone. Relaxing “me” time for adults. Imaginative fun for kids. Memory-making moments for the whole family.
Mar Hammer (verified owner) –
Disney Created the Perfect Family Vacation
The Disney Aulani Resort is absolutely beautiful. I think this resort offers the perfect family vacation. Once you get to the resort, everything you need is right there so you can just relax and spend time playing together. It is very compact so there is not a lot of walking but well designed so it feels spacious. The attention to detail that went into creating this resort is amazing, from the carpets, to the hidden wooden monkeys, to the music in the elevator, everything has been designed to create a magical experience. The lagoon is beautiful with nice sand and calm water- very safe for children. If you follow the path around to where it leaves Ko’Olina property, by the Marriott, there is a less protected lagoon with waves and sea turtles. The pools are clean and beautifully done, and the water is warm. These are several adult only pools and hot tubs. The lazy river and water slides were a lot of fun. I was hesitant to try Rainbow Reef because I have snorkeled natural reefs, but I was pleasantly surprised by how nice it was to swim with fish in a controlled environment. This is a great way to introduce kids to snorkeling. The water is colder in Rainbow Reef, but you get used to is quickly. The only negative is the food. Skip the buffet, it was very hit and miss- some things were great, some things not so much, and for the price, there was not a great selection. We ate most of our meals at the Ulu Café, which is cafeteria style and very reasonable price-wise. Ama Ama was good but more expensive. We had dinner there at sunset and it was spectacular. I loved the yoga in the morning (Joe Peach- you are my favorite! The Yoga Fusion walk…brilliant!) and the sidewalk that runs the length of the resort area is perfect for jogging. I can’t wait to go back.
Tips for Families
Buy most of your food at the grocery store.
Cassandra Garffie (verified owner) –
This was the best place. It was so peaceful and yet a great time. The pool and water slides were fun and the lazy river was relaxing, but also fun for my child. I liked having the option to go down to the beach and ocean if I wanted. I stay mainly by the pool for water fun though. The programs the resort had were a great addition. The accommodations were impeccably clean withe the staff being helpful and friendly at all time. Great Place.
Tips for Families
If staying more than week get the refill soda cup, it”s really cheap buy if you really intend on using it alot.