Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Located in Kapolei (Ko Olina), Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is minutes from Ko Olina Golf Club and close to Ko Olina Marina. This 4.5-star resort is within the vicinity of Ka Makana Ali’i – The Center for West Oahu and Hawaiian Railway Society.
Make yourself at home in one of the 359 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 3 outdoor swimming pools, 4 spa tubs, and a complimentary water park. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a beach bar or a poolside bar. Full breakfasts are available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Kapolei? This resort has 21081 square feet (1958 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
This was our 2nd visit to Aulani, but 1st couples visit! After a conference in Maui, we spent 3 nights with our DVC points. Online check-in made arrival a breeze! No lines, greeted at the door with leis and taken to a table where with a few signatures on a tablet and a code for the room key, we were set to go! Took all of 5 mins! Aulani is BEAUTIFUL! The resort is almost a horseshoe shape with 9 pools in the center! There is a lazy river that is lots of fun for families and if you want to have a really unique experience, for a small fee, you can swim is the man made coral reef!! I have a water camera and got some amazing pics! There are designated areas for adults only which is nice, specific areas for little kids, & family zones. You can have family time, or peace and quiet! My husband and I enjoyed our time immensely. There are 4 restaurants, which include 2 sit down nice places, and quick serve and then snack shacks. During busy seasons reservations are recommended for the sit down restaurants. You can even have breakfast with characters! They have started to have character meet and greets, but we didn't take time to do those. Ma Ka Hiki has an AWESOME dinner buffet - kids selections, local dishes, crab legs, shrimp, oysters, sushi, fresh fruit, salads, Prime Rib, to name a few! Ula cafe is a nice quick grab and go or sit outside. We did breakfast and one night they were making pizzas! We ordered a pizza and then took it up to the Villa to eat! Ama Ama is a lovely restaurant with several ocean view tables. Aulani provides the immersive Hawaiian culture with the Disney service you have come to expect. They offer many activities for kids that I read about! :-)
Family just returned from a Vacay at Aulani and it was most satisfying. The resort is sprawling and Family centric . There are however some places for the adults including a dedicated peaceful pool.
Disney characters roam the grounds and stop for photo ops as well as hosting scheduled meet and greets many of these have Families waiting in line so go early.
The Luau was fun and entertaining, the food not so much. Honestly , having a place in Makaha and now Princeville We've been to many Luau's and I don't ever remember raving about the food. It is always about the show and Aulani puts on a great one. The staff is attentive and friendly but our shining star was Bridget who ensured our comfort and hospitality and exceeded our expectations with our accommodations. Thank you Aulani !
I am absolutely mind blown about this place! I can’t get over how friendly the staff is! 5 stars is an understatement in my eyes. The staff at that hotel is so friendly and genuinely kind. I was greeted as soon as I got out of my Uber and was escorted to the reception desk for check in. The check in process was quick and smooth, the rooms were pretty big for a standard room. Pool staff was outstanding. Housekeepers were friendly and created a fun, loving atmosphere. The only down side about my stay is that it had to end. I can’t wait to go back!
I wanted to visit since it opened & finally got the chance December 9-14, 2018.
I’m an annual pass holder & received a reduced rate & several great perks with the package.
We were greeted at airport by shuttle & driven to resort about 1/2 hr away. We arrived & as we stepped out we were greeted with leis & pins. Staff was excellent. Promptly checked in & headed to our room. We overlooked the lawn (which was amazing to watch Luau) and room was nice.
We explored the grounds the first day & planned out our second day.
We turned on the tv & to our surprise, no cable. Called the front desk & they said they were aware, but did not have an Estimate of when it would be repaired. It is 5 days in & it has not been repaired.
Dining-We had reservations at the character dinner. It was ridiculously overpriced & food was awful, awful, awful. I tried every single item in a small portion & did not go back for seconds on anything. Characters that were in attendance were Stitch, Chip & Dale. We went on a night Uncle told the stories of the menehune. It was cute, but would never do it again.
First morning we were there we walked toward the beach & saw AmaAma restaurant. I asked if we needed reservations & were told they could seat us right away. We sat at a table looking at the ocean. This was our favorite meal.
I had pancakes with macadamia nut sauce & maple syrup. The pancakes were over cooked, nearly burned, but the sauce was so amazing it made up for it. My husband got eggs, bacon, potatoes & sausage. He enjoyed his food too. Bill was about $85, which may seem like a lot for breakfast, but it is Aulani.
Other dining options seemed fast food like & not to my liking. I think they need to add more sit down dinner options.
Shopping-they have two fairly small gift shops. I was stunned at the size & selection. We walked across the street to the market for almost everything. Also, Marriott down the path has a better gift shop & marketplace that serves Starbucks.
I am not good at relaxing. I actually find it somewhat boring. I did not think there were enough things to do here. My daughter went to Auntys Beach House & enjoyed it. It is basically a kids club with play structure, movies, crafts & a few premium events ($59 + tax).
One event was Surfs up with Chip & Dale. My daughter enjoyed but didn’t rave about it.
The drinks were all about $15 a piece & I just didn’t want to spend that kind of money. I found myself watching my daughter by the pool for hours. I also was very hungry several days. Mamas snack shack has kids meals at $10 which includes chicken strips or fish & chips & drink & fries. I like eating nice on vacation & daytime eating made me feel like it was greatly lacking.
Is this resort beautiful? YES
Is the staff great? YES!
I wish they had more activities for adults & kids.
I wish they had more dining options & a bigger gift shop.
With a few tweaks, I’d come back year after year.
Stayed here 4 nights with 17 and 19 yr old daughters in an oceanview studio. Hotel is gorgeous! Staff is awesome! Location is quiet and lovely, beach is amazing! Pools and jacuzzis are wonderful. Only wish there was a larger adults area on the pool deck. We didn't want to leave! Definitely going back again!