Resort Spotlight: Aulani

August 23, 2016

Ka Maka Grotto

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Aloha!!  Today, I want to give you a glimpse of what Disney's Aulani on the island of Oahu has to offer. Aulani means, "the place that speaks for the great ones" or "the places that speaks with deep messages."

 

 What's better than Hawaii?  DISNEY in Hawaii!!

 

The resort has 351 hotel rooms including 16 suites. It also has 481 villas.  The standard hotel rooms sleep 4 guest (either 2 queens or 1 king and a queen sleeper sofa).  Villas can sleep 4-12, but that varies by room type.

Standard Room

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Aulani offers many dining options.  Below you will find a description of each.

Makahiki

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Makahiki:  Here you can enjoy breakfast and dinner buffet style with Hawaiian inspired flavors.  At breakfast, you can join your favorite Disney characters at Aunty's Breakfast Celebration.

 

The Lava Shack:  Enjoy snacks, frozen treats and also the mug refill station located here.

 

Ulu Cafe:  Here they offer convenient grab and go options so you never have to leave the pool to eat.

 

Papalua Shave Ice:  Enjoy a poolside treat with a shaved ice in a variety tropical flavors.

 

Little 'Opihi's:  This option is a grab and go located on the beach.  They offer sandwiches, salads, and more.

 

Mama's Snack Stop:  Poolside dining option offering hot dogs, chicken tenders, and more.

 

AMA'AMA

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AMA'AMA:  They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring traditional and Hawaiian inspired options.  You will dine overlooking the beach Hawaiian beach.

 

The 'Olelo Room:  Enjoy Hawaiian entertainment on the outdoor patio and enjoy the latest appetizers from the resort gourmet chefs.

 

Off The Hook:  This fisherman's seaside shack serves a variety of drinks and Hawaiian inspired appetizers.

 

Waikolohe Stream

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What to do?!  What to do?!  There is plenty to do at Disney's Aulani.  They offer a variety of pools and a full service spa.  If you need adult time, they have you covered with activities just for kids.

Waikolohe Valley is between the 2 towers and they provide family fun for all to enjoy.  Ka Maka Grotto is a themed pool with an infinity edge, a misty grotto, beautiful views, and glittery lights after dark.  At the Waikolohe Pools, you can enjoy great views and a pool party. At Waikohohe Stream, relax and enjoy the view as you float down the lazy river.  If you want to get up close and personal with the marine life, for an additional charge, you can snorkel at Rainbow Reef, the only private snorkeling lagoon on Oahu. Starlit Hui, is a celebration that includes traditional Hawaiian and modern entertainment.  It has Hula dancers, characters, and more.

 

Laniwai

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Laniwai is a full service salon and spa.  It has the only hydrotherapy garden on Oahu-Kula Wai.  Services are at an additional charge.

 

So, you're thinking what about the kids...  I want to go to the spa, but what do I do with the children?  Well, that is where Aunty's Beach House comes to the rescue. They offer activities for all age groups and the kids get to meet Disney Characters in person.

 

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The kids will also enjoy Menehune Bridge. It's an interactive play area that has three slides and a climbing structure.  Your teens will love the Painted Sky.  Painted Sky is an awesome teen spa that has a mixology station, for DIY face masks and body polishes.  They also offer massages, facials, manis, and pedis, for an additional charge.

 

If you want to experience Disney in Hawaii, then Disney's Aulani is the place for you.  If you would like to book a trip to Aulani or have any questions, I'm here to help.  You can find me on Facebook, Amy Bice-Destination Planner, or on the Fairytale Adventures Travel website.

 

Thank you,

MeaAloha (my Hawaiian name)

Amy

 

 

 

Amy Bice is a independent contractor for Fairytale Adventures Travel Agency.  Amy specializes in planning family vacations on land and at sea.  You can contact Amy on Facebook.

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