Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa Celebrates 11th Anniversary
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii just celebrated its 11th anniversary! Eleven years ago, this magical resort first welcomed Disney Vacation Club members and guests to the picturesque coast of Ko Olina, Hawai‘i, on the Leeward coast of O‘ahu.
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Aulani Resort combines the beauty and spirit of Hawai‘i with the magic of Disney, creating a one-of-a-kind experience that truly immerses families in the stories, traditions and culture of Hawai‘i.
Impressive views await guests at every turn, as this resort sits on 21 oceanfront acres! Gaze at the majestic mountains or just take in the calming ocean waters, there is a view to please all guests. But beautiful scenery isn’t the only magical part of a stay at Aulani Resort, this resort truly has it all!
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The Waikolohe Pool features the Waikolohe Stream, a lazy river where you can be just that … lazy! Relax as you gently glide through the stream and watch as thrill seekers take on the Volcanic Vertical, a thrilling body slide or the Tubestone Curl tube slide! Adventure awaits!
Tip: Don’t miss an afternoon enjoying the Ka Maka Grotto. The infinity edge pool overlooking Ko Olina Beach is a stop you can’t miss. And little ones, age five and under, will love splashing around at Keiki Cove Splash Zone!
After a day in the sun, your party will be hungry and numerous, magnificent dining options are available at Aulani Resort. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be found at Ulu Café, which specializes in self-serve items, as well as cooked-to-order specialties. Located on the first floor of the Waianae Tower, this is a go-to dining location for the planDisney panelists. Makahiki – The Bounty of the Islands, offers guests fresh local foods and international flavors for breakfast and dinner. It is located on the first floor of the main building, adjacent to The ‘Ōlelo Room, and character breakfasts are offered here five times a week. There are also several dining options where guests may grab a burger, light snacks, and frozen treats.
Tip: Looking to enjoy a refreshing DOLE Whip on the island? Then be sure to make a stop at Little ‘Opihi’s – Beachside Kiosk, where you will find this delectable treat and more!
Lastly let’s talk about recreation offerings! This list covers everything from spa services to swimming with the fish. Choose your adventure! Want to relax and enjoy an afternoon of pampering? Then be sure to add a visit to Laniwai – A Disney Spa on your must-do’s. There is also the Mikimiki Fitness Center for those wanting to stay in shape while vacationing or why not try a guided walking tour? These include Māka‘ika‘i, The Art of Aulani Resort, and Māka‘ika‘i, The Nature and Wildlife of Aulani Resort. Rainbow Reef gives you and your family the opportunity to swim with fish; while a stop by Pau Hana Room (Aulani’s Community Hall) allows your party to make your own Mickey Ears!
Aulani Fact: Did you know “Ko Olina” means “Place of Joy?” Part of an original royal land division, Ko Olina was once a sacred area for Hawaiian monarchs and leaders to rest and unwind. We think the name fits this area perfectly and we think you’ll agree on your next stay at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai’i.
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