As the kids wrap up another school year, I don't know about you but I have summer vibes on the brain. But whatever season it may be it is always the perfect weather in Hawaii. For those Disney fans that may be looking something new to try Disney's Aulani resort in Hawaii might be your next dream vacation. It offers the beauty and culture of Hawaii with the Disney touches that you love. Aulani is truly PARADISE! Check out the video below and keep reading to learn more about this amazing resort.
Aulani is located on Oahu in Ko Olina which is only about a 30-minute drive from Honolulu Airport. It is close enough to the things you may want to do and see on the Island of Oahu, but tucked away enough to create the stage for a relaxing vacation getaway for you and your family. In addition to the large variety of activities offered right on the resort's property, Aulani also offers excursions to several attractions on the Island such as dolphin encounters, rainforest hikes, zip lining, surfing on the north shore, Pearl Harbor and more.
Your family will always have something to do at Aulani resort. Kids age 4-12 will enjoy Auntie's Beach House while parents can have some relaxation time. Auntie's Beach House offers supervised kids programing including Hawaiian arts and crafts, games, movies and of course, visits from some of their favorite Disney friends.
A great pool is a must on vacation and Aulani is top notch! You'll find everything from slides, a lazy river, whirlpool spas and more. Beyond the pool they also offer a great water play areas for kids including Menehune Bridge with slides and interactive water elements and Keiki Cove where you kids can splash and play.
As legend has it, the Menehune are shy, mischievous people of the Hawaiian Islands. Keep your eyes open as you walk throughout the resort as you never know where they might turn up! You can even experience the Menehune Adventure Trail. This is an interactive scavenger hunt where you solve riddles as you search for the statues of the Menehune.
Rainbow reef pictured below is where you can snorkel in the safety of an 3,800-square-foot salt water man-made reef. This is perfect for kids or people who may not be comfortable with ocean snorkeling. Best of all, you're guaranteed to get a glimpse of marine life. It is for all ages and only $25 per person 10+ and $20 per person under 9 years old for a day pass.
I also want to highlight that this is an ocean front resort that sits at the edge of a wonderful sheltered lagoon. It makes for a very calm and safe place for you and your Keiki (children) to swim and play. They offer things like paddle boards and boogie boards available for rent here as well.
If you need some "me time" Aulani has you covered there too. You'll love the adults only infinity pool which features one of the best views at the resort. You may also consider booking a reservation at Ama Ama for romantic dining at sunset. Or, if you really want to indulge, I highly recommend a spa appointment at Laniwai. Hands down, it was one of the best experiences I've ever had at a spa. I could have spent all day in the outdoor hydrotherapy garden relaxing. TOTAL ZEN!
You'll find plenty of dining options when staying on property from grab and go to quick service to table service and everything in between. One highlight is the the KA WA‘A Luau. This is a must see in my opinion. The performance and food are excellent and it's great to not have to leave the resort to have that quintessential Hawaii Luau experience. I also highly recommend the character breakfast at Makahiki for some added Disney fun. And.... don't forget to cool off with some shaved ice with a special Mickey touch.
Special Savings offer!
If reading this has got you longing for a trip to Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, then you're luck! You can take advantage of this great savings offer below by contacting your Mouse Expert today!
Save up to 25% on select rooms for stays of 5 or more nights
Save up to 20% on select rooms for stays of 4 nights
This offer is valid for consecutive-night stays, most nights August 23 to November 18, and November 25 to December 22, 2023. Subject to availability.
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There is nothing quite like those Hawaiian sunsets and they are even better shared with the ones you love. Aulani is an incredible place to stay to take in those sunset moments.
The offings at Aulani go well beyond what is mentioned here but I hope this paints a good picture for you of what your next dream vacation could look like. I can even help you craft a split stay between Aulani and arrange for you to island hop to see another one of Hawaii's destinations such as Maui or the Big Island!
Monica Clark, your