Spotlight on Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa

Most people don’t even know that Disney has a resort in Hawaii. Aulani Resort & Spa is located in Ko Olina, O’ahu, Hawaii.🌺 Check out all the reasons to love Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa:

🌞 Boasts natural wonders and the rich traditions of Hawaii with the extraordinary Disney experience
✈️ several transportation options, including to and from the airport
🛏 Several room and villa types that sleep anywhere from 1-12 people
🍽 8 dining locations, including restaruants, bars, and snack shops, and Disney character dining!
🌊 A huge water recreation area that has several pools, whirlpool spas, splash pads, lazy river, infinity pool, slides, waterfalls, and an adults only pool
👟 guided walking tours
🌿 outdoor hydrotheraphy garden
🚣‍♂️ sailing canoe experiences
✂️ scheduled crafts and activities
🏋️‍♂️fitness center
⛳️ Championship golf course
🌸 excursions
🎙 Live entertainment
🛍 Shopping
💜 and so much more!!

Aulani has immersive experiences with storytelling about the Menehune – tiny people that live in the forest by the local Aunties and Uncles – earned titles to those who are revered. You’ll find hidden magic throughout the resort. Let’s take a deeper look into what this resort has to offer.

Resort Room Options

  • Hotel rooms accomodate 4 guests and have private balconies with a variety of views
  • 1 bedroom suite accomodates 5 guests, and has 1 ½ baths and have a Balcony
  • Ahulla Suite accomodates 6 guests, 2 bedroom, 3 baths, is 1900 sq ft and has ocean views
  • Studios Villas, 1-2 bedroom villas, 3 bedroom grand villa
  • 1 bedroom villa includes a whirlpool tub, kitchen, washer/dryer
  • 2 bedroom villa includes washer/dryer, kitchen, accomodates 9 guests
  • 3 bedroom grand villa can accomodate up to 12 guests

Dining Options

  • Makahiki is a buffet restaurant and has a character breakfast
  • Ama Ama has open air seating with ocean views and serves modern classic foods
  • Quick service restauraunts include the Lava Shack, Little Opihi’s, Mamas Snack Shop, Paplua Shaved Ice, and Ulu Café
  • there are 2 lounges – Off the Hook and The Olelo Room

There is also the KA WA’A Luau. This is an interactive dinner show that includes food and entertainment. It is a buffet dinner and also has pre show entertainment and hands on activities

Pools and beach

At the pool, they give out wristbands daily. There are themed parties and activities includ:

  • Lazy river
  • Tube slide
  • Water body slide
  • Splash pad (under 48 inches)
  • Grotto with infinity edge
  • Tidal pool/splash zone
  • Adults only pool
  • 4 Whirlpool spas (2 with infinity edge)
  • Rainbow reef: snorkeling for a small fee

The beach has several beach chairs for relaxing, or you can swim, snorkel, or paddleboard. There is equipment rental available.

There is childcare available in the form of Auntie’s Beach House. It is for ages 3-12 and is hosted by the local “Aunties.” Here your children will enjoy magical portals, character visits, movies, video games, crafts, and other adventures.

Laniwai Spa

  • 23,000 sq ft
  • Treatments, salon, health club
  • Family experiences
  • Spa therapies with personalized sessions
  • Hydrotherapy garden
  • Pulu bar: body polishes
  • Teen spa (ages 13-17)
  • Fitness center

There are off site excursions available for an extra cost. Some of these include:

  • Sailing
  • Horseback riding
  • Rainforest hikes
  • North Shore adventure

Aulani truly is a relaxing, exotic vacation destination for the whole family! Come and see what Aulani is all about! I’ll make sure your trip is once in a lifetime, tailored to you and your family specifically!

Published by Emily Trempe

I am a mom of 2 boys ages 11 and 14, and have been married to my wonderfully supportive husband, Brian for 14 years. I work full time in the billing department of a large opthamolgy practice in Michigan. I have not just a love for all things Disney that started from birth. My boys sometimes call it my Disney problem, but my husband and I fondly refer to it as my Disney passion. I have a side gig as a travel advisor. I can help plan almost any vacation, but as you can guess, I specialize in Disney and Universal.

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