Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
Embrace the true spirit of Aloha at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. In Hawaiian, Aulani translates to “Messenger of the Chief”, and the resort brings Hawaii’s fascinating history, legends, and welcoming spirit to light in a way only Disney can accomplish.
Located on the island of Oahu, this tropical resort is designed to bring families closer to each other and to nature, all while enjoying some of the best beaches and pools the island has to offer. Every minute detail, from whimsical artwork to themed recreational areas and fantastic lava rock formations, were designed to immerse guests completely in the story of Hawaii. It’s apparent that Disney went to great lengths to make sure that they respect the history, culture, language, and traditions of Hawaii. Local Hawaiian islanders, affectionately called “Aunties” and “Uncles” are found throughout the resort to immerse you in Hawaiian culture through activities such as storytelling, crafts, Hula lessons, language lessons, and much, much more. With stunning beaches, exciting cultural activities, once-in-a-lifetime adventures, and magical surprises along the way, Aulani brings that trademark Disney magic to the Hawaiian islands to create a family vacation that you will never forget.
Aulani is located on the southwestern shores of Oahu, in Ko Olina (which means “Place of Joy” in Hawaiian). Opportunities for adventure abound in Ko Olina, from snorkeling, shopping, a championship golf course, and much more. The resort is just 17 miles from the Honolulu airport, and is driving distance to both Waikiki and the beautiful North Shore. This location makes Aulani feel like a secluded paradise, but you’ll never be too far from the action.
In addition to gorgeous ocean views, you may be surprised at how much is included in a stay at Aulani. At no extra cost, guests can enjoy a variety of award-winning amenities, such as Waikolohe Valley – which comes complete with pools, lazy rivers, waterslides, and whirlpool spas.
Families will also delight in Rainbow Reef, the resort’s saltwater snorkeling area, for an up-close encounter with angelfish, butterfly fish, and tangs.
Characters love to vacation at Aulani, and you may find some of your favorites lounging around the resort in their beach attire. Classic characters like Mickey, Minnie, Lilo, Stitch, and more have been known to be spotted at dining locations, kid’s clubs, beach parties, and other special events.
Each night, you can enjoy a wide range of entertainment options, from Movies Under the Stars to live performances. Children can stay for free at Aunty’s Beach House, the resort’s exciting kid’s club, while adults can enjoy a complimentary beach chair for some much-needed relaxation time.
Each stay at Aulani even comes with a free hula lesson for the entire family!
With a large variety of rooms, suites, and villas, Aulani has perfect room options for any party size. Every single room at Aulani has a private balcony, perfect for relaxing in the mornings and soaking up gorgeous island views. The resort offers five different room categories ranging from Standard View rooms to Ocean View rooms. While most rooms can accommodate four or five guests, Aulani also offers many interconnecting options and larger signature suites. Each room is outfitted with modern conveniences, such as a deep soak tub and rainfall shower, flat screen LCD TV, a Mini Fridge, under-bed storage, and a screen door that allows fresh air and ocean breezes to circulate.
Each room is also carefully designed to immerse you in Hawaiian culture, with beautiful Hawaiian art and unique design. And be sure to check your bedspread – you may just find a Hidden Mickey waiting to be discovered!
Meals are not included with the cost of a stay at Aulani. However, the resort’s many enchanting offerings will make sure you will never go hungry.
Exciting character dining experiences are offered at Makahiki – The Bounty of the Islands, the resort’s buffet restaurant. Guests can enjoy both local flavors and international cuisine at this dining location, and of course, there will always be something for the little ones to enjoy. If you’d like a little fresh air with your meal, you can dine at ‘Ama’Ama, an elegant outdoor restaurant serving classic Hawaiian cuisine while overlooking the ocean.
If you just need a quick bite, Ulu Cafe offers a variety of grab-and-go options and drinks, as well as hot meals. No need to leave the pool for a meal, either – Off the Hook’s casual cuisine and PapaLua’s Shaved Ice serve perfectly for a casual lunch by the water. Beachside guests can also enjoy Little Opehi’s Beachside Kiosk, offering salads, sandwiches, and snacks.
Adults can enjoy a refreshing tropical drink at The Olelo Room lounge or Wailana Pool Bar, serving a variety of cocktails and savory experiences.
Of course, no visit to Aulani is complete without an evening at Ka Wa’a, the resort’s signature luau experience. This three-hour dinner show features authentic Hawaiian storytelling, singers, dancers, and fire-twirlers, as well as opportunities to get up and dance with your favorite Disney characters.
Fun for Everyone
As a resort designed from the ground-up with families in mind, guests of all ages will delight in Aulani’s offerings, with amenities and experiences offered for every age group.
Younger guests will enjoy a wide variety of experiences at the resort, including Aunty’s Beach House, Aulani’s amazing interactive kid’s club. Each night, enjoy Ohana Disney Movie Nights out on the lawn, or Mo’olelo storytelling with “Uncle” around a magical fire pit. The infinity-edge Ka Maka Grotto Pool and Keiki Cove Splash zone also make sure that the littlest guests don’t miss out on any fun in the sun.
Children of all ages will enjoy exploring the Menehune Adventure Trail, an interactive adventure with pyrotechnics, special effects, and magical surprises along the way. Be sure to look out for Menehune throughout the resort – following in the footsteps of Hidden Mickeys, the careful eye can find many of these little creatures peeking around corners and hidden in the rafters of the resort.
Teens will delight in Painted Sky, a branch of the resort’s spa dedicated to treatments for teenagers. They can also party and make friends at the Sunset Mele, a teen-only beach celebration of Music and Hawiian Culture.
For adults, Laniwai – A Disney Spa is ready to welcome you with over 100 relaxing therapies to choose from. Spa visitors can enjoy luxuriating private vitality baths, six unique rain showers, whirlpool jet spas, soaking pools, and a complimentary Hawaiian Body Polish. Adults can also take advantage of the nearby golf course, relax in a private cabana at Wailana (the resort’s adults-only pool), or enjoy live music and drinks each evening at two unique lounges.
With the perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, cultural immersion, and Disney Magic, Aulani brings the spirit of Hawaii to life in a way you’ll never forget.
Bookings for Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, have officially opened for 2021 and we would love to assist with planning your trip! For any questions or to discuss your plans further, please do not hesitate to contact us at (407) 636-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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