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Backed by verdant green mountains, this 21-acre Ko Olina resort embraces a white-sand beach on the quieter, leeward side of Oahu. Ko Olina Golf Club is within a mile, and Honolulu is 24 miles east.
From the beautiful Waikolohe Valley pools and Rainbow Reef, the only private saltwater snorkeling lagoon on O’ahu, to the signature nighttime show, Starlit Hui and fireside storytelling, Aulani is a family paradise, indeed.
All guestrooms at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa have flat-screen TVs, bathrobes and slippers, and free WiFi access. Blended in among the Hawaiian motifs and artifacts are hidden Disney Characters.
- Good location
- Family-friendly amenities
- Helpful staff
- Guestrooms were a little noisy
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
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Local artisans and Disney Imagineers worked together to create Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, a sprawling property combining Hawaiian culture with the all-encompassing experiences Disney is known for. At this 21-acre resort, guests can relax on a white sand beach, sample local cuisine at the 2 on-site restaurants, enjoying free WiFi access throughout the property, or sip a tropical cocktail at the poolside bar or garden.
Guests of all ages can explore Waikolohe Valley, the vast network of pools that includes a lazy river, waterslides, an enclosed snorkeling pool with tropical fish, and a play area for children. At Laniwai - A Disney Spa, guests have their pick of more than a hundred treatments, as well as access to the 5,000-square-foot (464.5-square-meter) hydrology garden. Painted Sky offers relaxing spa space just for teenagers. Younger guests will enjoy Disney Character greetings and can spend activity-filled afternoons at Aunty's Beach House, which features a playground, video games, and supervision, all complimentary at this resort-fee-free property. At night guests can marvel at the dancing and singing of the resort's signature show, Startlit Hui, as well as enjoy movie screenings and fireside stories.
Shopping is also available for guests, including Hale Manu. The store features a variety of high-end goods and gifts. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available (surcharge).
- 24-hour front desk
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Children's club (free)
- Supervised childcare/activities (free)
- Arcade/game room
- Barbecue grill(s)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Coffee shop or café
- Concierge services
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-in
- Express check-out
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
- Computer station
- Free water park access
- Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
- Free WiFi
- Grocery/convenience store
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Number of outdoor pools - 3
- Number of spa tubs - 4
- Designated smoking areas
- Pool umbrellas
- Total number of rooms - 359
- Multilingual staff
- Picnic area
- Poolside bar
- Beach bar
- Luggage storage
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Conference space size (meters) - 1958
- Number of meeting rooms - 9
- Area shuttle (surcharge)
- Number of restaurants - 2
- Beach umbrellas
- Pool cabanas (surcharge)
- Beach sun loungers
- Pool sun loungers
- Beach towels
- Spa services on site
- Conference space
- Full-service spa
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Hair salon
- Lazy river
- Laundry facilities
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Meeting rooms
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Conference center
- Snack bar/deli
- Conference space size (feet) - 21081
- Year Built 2011
- Shopping on site
- Children's pool
- Wedding services
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
- Furnished balcony or patio
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Air conditioning
- Free local calls
- Microwave (on request)
- DVD player
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Shower/tub combination
- Deep soaking bathtub
- Rainfall showerhead
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Ceiling fan
- Coffee/tea maker
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Satellite TV service
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- iPod docking station
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Room service (limited hours)
- Individually decorated
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Iron/ironing board
- Flat-panel TV
- Free WiFi
- Sofa bed size
Where to Eat
AMA AMA - An idyllic beachside restaurant and bar that features modern interpretations of classic Hawaiian cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations required.
Makahiki - Offering buffet options that feature fresh ingredients and international flavors served in a festive, open-air dining room. Makahiki hosts Character Breakfasts on select days, and dinner buffets each night. Reservations recommended.
The 'Olelo Room - Relax with a tropical cocktail, munch on traditional Hawaiian appetizers, and be sure to ask about the 'Ike Mua, our discovery drink of the day.
Off the Hook - An open-air beachside lounge that resembles a fisherman's seaside shack, and serves a variety of favorite drinks and Hawaiian-inspired appetizers.
Ulu Cafe - Offering great food and scenic surroundings, this poolside venue serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including grab-and-go selections. Order carryout meals to enjoy at the pool, or dine on the outdoor patio with beautiful ocean views.
The Lava Shack - Satisfying snacks and soft-serve frozen yogurt in a casual dining venue in the Waikolohe Valley pool area.
Mama's Shack Stop - Serving up poolside snacks like mouthwatering hot dogs and chicken tenders. Choice of bread, sauce, and meat including all-beef hot dogs, local red dogs, Portuguese sausage dogs, and Buffalo-ranch fried chicken tender dogs.
Papalua Shave Ice - Fruity and refreshing shave ice in a variety of tropical flavors served poolside.
Little ‘Opihi's - Offering satisfying grab-and-go selections. Menu options include sandwiches, salads, a California roll, ice cream, and fresh fruit. A keiki (children's menu) is also available.
Nearby Things to Do
Start the fun with Character Greetings. In the Waikolohe Valley pool area, guests can climb waterslide-lined Pu'u Kilo and zip back down on a tube, go with the flow in the lazy river, or zoom down a body slide into the 8,200-square-foot (761.80 square meters) Waikolohe Pool. At Rainbow Reef, the resort's private snorkeling lagoon, guests can view native Hawaiian sealife through a snorkeling mask or through glass windows. Menehune Bridge offers play space for young guests with 3 waterslides and a climbable play structure. Wailana Pool offers tranquil space to swim, lounge, or enjoy a drink from the poolside bar.
This property also features a family pool, including an infinity edge, a misty grotto with beautiful sunset views and an after-dark experience with glittering lights; a kids’ splash zone resembling a tidal pool; an adult-exclusive pool area; and additional deck space, chairs, chaises and cabanas.
Young guests can spend afternoons at Aunty's Beach House trying island crafts, raiding the dress-up closet, or playing video games, all under the supervision of counselors. While kids explore the enchanted fireplaces and learn more about the islands, parents can spend adults-only time elsewhere in the resort. Access is complimentary, with activities like stargazing and hula-dancing lessons available for a fee.
With state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness facilities, guests can make use of 2,000 square feet (185.81 square meters) of weights, cardio equipment, and fitness studios that host yoga and tai chi classes.
- Golfing nearby
- Scuba diving nearby
- Golf lessons available nearby
- Horse riding/rental on site
- Kayaking on site
- Playground on site
- Rafting on site
- Snorkeling on site
- Surfing/boogie boarding on site
- Yoga classes/instruction on site
- Beach yoga on site
As you might expect from the first-ever spa designed by the creative minds at Walt Disney Imagineering, Laniwai Spa is a fully immersive experience that surrounds you with the beauty and serenity of the islands.
Offering a menu of nearly 150 spa therapies and body treatments; from energizing massages to rejuvenating skin treatments to invigorating hydrotherapy in a lush outdoor garden - including body scrubs, and deep tissue, hot stone, Swedish, and sport massages. This spectacular spa caters to individuals, couples and families, with separate spaces for each.
At Laniwai Spa, you’ll also find a steam room, a full-service salon, and state-of-the-art fitness center. And for teens, the adjacent Painted Sky, the only teen spa in Hawai‘i, provides a place to gather and enjoy activities - and even spa treatments - designed especially for them.
Spa and massage appointment may be required.
- Hot stone massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish massage
- Steam room in spa
- Sports massage
- Outdoor treatment areas
- Couples treatment rooms
- Body scrubs
- Body treatments
- Hydrotherapy treatments
- Sauna in spa
- Spa tub in spa
- Manicures and pedicures
- Number of treatment rooms 15
- Facial treatments
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
- Roll-in shower
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-out time is 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Children 1 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
- Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Only service animals are allowed
No rollaway/extra beds available
- Self parking fee: USD 37 per night (in/out privileges)
- Valet parking fee: USD 37 per night (in/out privileges)
- A late check-out fee will be charged
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We should mention
This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 1 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Awards & Affiliations
- Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is listed in the 2014 Travel + Leisure 500.
Disney Character Buffet Dinner
Guests may reserve seats for the Menehune Mischief dinner show (surcharge) for show dates from August 14, 2016 to September 2017.
Full details at check-in. Show nights are Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday in Makahiki, and reservation times are 4:30 PM, 4:45 PM, and 5 PM, with shows starting at 5:15 PM and ending at 6 PM. Dinner show not available Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter, and Mother's Day. Price for Character Dinner is USD 49 for adults and USD 24 for children ages 3-9 years old. Full details at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.
Holiday Dinner Buffet
Guests can enjoy an enhanced buffet dinner menu (surcharge) on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter, and Mother's Day, served in Makahiki restaurant.
Dinner reservations recommended. Price is USD 55 for adults and USD 21 for children ages 3-9 years old. Fees subject to change without notice. Full details at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.
Disney Character Breakfast
Guests can start the day with a buffet breakfast, live entertainment, and visits with Disney Characters at Makahiki restaurant; surcharge applies.
Full details at check-in. Reservations recommended. Price is USD 37 for adults and USD 18 for children ages 3-9 years old. Fees subject to change without notice. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.