Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
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I visited Aulani with my cousins and their little 3 year old son. We had a blast! The entire experience was full of Disney magic! The pool is fantastic! Complete with a lazy river for inner tubes, water slides, hot tubs, and infinity pool! There is also a reef full of tropical fish where guests are able to snorkel and the beach in front of the resort is a dream. Excellent staff and quality service! Highly recommend for all ages!
My husband and I came here just to have a drink and view the resort - as we know from FL - Disney goes all out. You can park for an hour for $12. Architecturally it's amazing with an incredible lobby - attention to detail and a great model of the Hokulea Polynesian voyaging canoe. Beautiful beach, lazy river for kids and pool slide. We also saw Pluto! Nice to stop and look at. It was very busy. Note you are a long way from Waikiki here and should you choose to stay here it's the resort or nothing as there is just a tiny handful of Shops with a great coffee shop and an ABC across the street. Nothing else around other than 2 other hotels.
We are seasoned Disney World travelers and DVC owners, well versed in the deluxe resorts in Orlando. We decided to break out from our usual and visit Aulani for our wedding anniversary in October, where we recently spent 7 wonderful nights. Aulani is a beautiful resort, with just the right amount of Disney theming (similar to what we have experienced in other deluxe DVC properties). From the warm and friendly lei greeting upon check in to the always helpful staff, we enjoyed every aspect of our stay. It was our choice to rent a car at the airport to enable us to head out and about on the island when we wanted. This enabled us to make a Target run, as well as head to the North Shore and Pearl Harbor for extra adventuring. A short walk across the street from the resort yields less expensive options for dining, snacks, and shopping. However, the restaurants on property are top notch. There are a TON of family activities; it was fun seeing all of the children enjoying themselves in the various pools. It was also very relaxing sitting by the adult pool, book in one hand and cool drink in the other.This wasn't our first trip to Hawaii, just the first to Aulani. When we return to the islands, we will definitely stay again at Aulani. We loved the more relaxed atmosphere we experienced there over the more hectic pace of our experiences staying on Waikiki Beach.
What you would expect with Disney: clean, friendly, all about the kids and expensive! Stayed for 3 nights at the end of our vacation. It was definitely enough time for our purposes. Childcare option was great but only worked for older child (younger was 2.5 and not potty trained). I found the rules confusing and ended up calling a few times to understand the sign up system (free play vs. activities). You can take your little ones (under 3) from 8:00-9:30. That time is also open for older kids. During this time you must accompany your children and it’s the only time you can take your own pictures (they try to get you to buy the ones they take). At 9:30, everyone has to leave and your eligible (over 3 child) has to get in line to re-enter. Not sure at what time it becomes full but you will see a sign “at capacity” on the door. This sign does not apply if you’ve already signed up for a specific activity. To do that, get in line by 7:15 a.m.!! Any later and you will be wait listed (if you are first 4-5 on waitlist you will probably get in). If your child is already there for free play, they handle getting them to that activity - no need to call/follow-up. My 6 year old daughter liked it for one day but was relieved she didn’t have to go back the next few days. She wanted to swim-don’t blame her! There are two big kid slides inside a mountain and then two in the play structure splash area. She was good with one of the big kid slides (the one where you use tubes) but the other was like a dark hole - I tried it and it scared me! Tube slide exit leads to a lazy river. Snorkeling was cool - right on the property in a big natural looking pool (with windows below where you can see the fish). My 2.5 year old loved the splash pad near ulu cafe. Character buffet is a must (we did breakfast and dinner). Had done Paradise Cove luau earlier in week so did not check out Aulani’s but our room was near the lawn so we got a free show every night! Very entertaining. If we had more time there would have formally attended. Cost is comparable to Paradise Cove but you get more with PC and you cannot beat the view at PC. There is no ocean view at the Aulani luau. Finally the room: 2 bedroom villa with 2.5 baths. Clean and spacious. Room service. Nice shower with two shower heads including a rainfall one. Check out David’s Vacation Rentals for great discount. Legit company and saved us at least 30% off the rack rate.
My family and I are huge Disney fans. We have been on 3 cruises and countless vacations to Disneyland and World. This was our first trip to Aulani. We stayed Aug 1-5. While there I slipped and injured my back on the stairs getting into the Ka Maka pool ( the one with the infinity edge and Jacuzzi). Another lady slipped on the stairs as I was getting out. Disney did nothing to prevent others from getting hurt. No sign. No padding, or something on the stairs. I had a horrible rest of my 7 day vacation because of the pain. I haven't been able to work. Disney is now stating that they have no cameras and no proof that I didn't just slip on my own! "Magically", they can't locate the life guard that helped me. I am shocked that a company like Disney would be so unethical! If you were there during that time and saw anyone fall getting into this pool, please PM me. If you are planning a trip, BE CAREFUL!!! Disney will ignore your injuries, blame you, and while your entire life is stopped because you can't work: send passive aggressive emails with" Ma halo".Shame on Disney for treating guests this way.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 856 Rooms
- 2 pools
- Saltwater snorkel lagoon and lazy river
- Kids pool
- 4 whirlpools
- 4 restaurants
- Character dining
- Quick service
- Room service
- 2 lounges
- Pool bar for drinks and snacks
- Fitness centre
- 18,000 sq ft Spa (fee)
- Salon (fee)
- Kids club (fee)
- Game room
- Gift shop
- Early check-in/late check-out lounge
- Laundry facilities (fee)
- Wedding facilities (fee)
- Self-parking (fee)
- Valet parking (fee)
- Smoke-free resort
- Ceiling fan
- Flat screen TV
- Pack 'n Play playard available upon request
- DVD player
- 24-hour room service
- Daily housekeeping
- Hair dryer
- Alarm clock with MP3 capability
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Full bathroom
- Private balcony/patio
- All rooms non-smoking
- Babysitting or child care service (fee)
- Supervised kids activities
- Arts & crafts
- Wildlife/nature programs
- Menehune Bridge & Trail - interactive water play area
- Pool parties
- Fire pit storytelling
- Character meet 'n' greets
- Community Hall games room
- Movies Under The Stars
- Hula lessons
- Treasure hunts
Resort Location Map
Aulani, A Disney Resort & SpaHonolulu,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
92-1185 Ali'inui Drive, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707-4434
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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