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Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

Written by Tim Krasniewski on . Posted in Uncategorised

Resort Information

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
92-1185 Ali'uni Drive
Kapolei, HI  96707
Phone: 
Fax:

Check-in:  After 4pm (arriving guests may check-in earlier and access will be granted if the room is ready to be occupied)
Check-out:  11am

Original Opening Date: August 29, 2011
DVC Contract End Date: January 31, 2062

 Rooms: 460 (max 706)
 Dedicated Studio: 0
 Dedicated One Bedroom:  0
 Dedicated Two Bedroom:  193

 Lockoff Two Bedroom:
  (Each can be booked separately as One Bedroom + Studio)

 246
 Three Bedroom Grand Villa:  21

Buildings: 1

Aulani means:
"The place that speaks for the great ones...the ancestors"

The place that speaks with deep messages"


Resort Amenities 

 Bell Services:  Yes
 Valet Parking:  Yes
 Room Service:  Yes
 Gift Shop:  Yes
 Community Hall:  Yes
 In-Room Babysitting:  Yes
 Self-Serve Laundry Facilities:  Yes
 Grocery Shopping / Delivery Service:  Yes
 BBQ Grill / Pavilion:  Yes
 Internet service: Wireless

 


Dining

Makahiki Buffet Restaurant (Table Service dining)

Join favorite Disney friends for a “Breakfast with Character.” Family-friendly favorites include sliced island fruits, house-baked pastries, carving station, traditional Asian offerings, and daily specialties.

The casual dinner buffet offers fresh local products and chef-inspired dishes with world flavors—line-caught sustainable seafood, fresh salads with local greens, rotating carving station, Asian inspired entrees, and delectable house-made desserts.

The 'Olelo Room (Lounge)
Located adjacent to Makahiki Buffet Restaurant, this lounge offers a continental breakfast, traditional Afternoon Tea and cocktails.  An Hawaiian-inspired food menu is also available.
'AMA'AMA Beachside Restaurant (Table Service dining)

There is one particular fish that is abundant in these waters—the ‘ama‘ama—a fish that is so much a local favorite it’s even inspired songs written about it.

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Offering traditional and Hawaiian-inspired breakfast specialties including omelets, waffles, pancakes, grains and freshly-made bakery items. Lunch includes hot and cold sandwiches, soup, salads, and pasta. Dinner features seasonal and sustainable seafood, steak, duck, pasta, and vegetarian selections. All desserts are house made daily!

One Paddle, Two Paddle (Quick Service dining)

Open daily serving freshly-made sandwiches and wraps, house made desserts, and a keiki (children’s) menu is also available. This location also features a refillable mug station.

One Paddle, Two Paddle is located to the left of the 'AMA'AMA Beachside Restaurant entrance.

The Lava Shack (Quick Service dining)

Following in the Hawaiian tradition of the plated lunch, choose from complete meals featuring entrees like Cold Fried Chicken, Cured Meats and Cheese, and Chilled Miso-glazed Salmon, as well as grab and go snacks. Open daily. This location also features a refillable mug station.


Recreation

Main Pool

The "valley" located between the two main resort towers is known as the Waikolohe, which is Hawaiian for "mischievous water."  Waikolohe features an 8,200 sq ft pool with a body slide.  Meandering through the valley is the Waikolohe Stream, a tube adventure which begins atop a slide that launches guests down the course.

The Menehune Bridge is a 2,200 sq ft children's interactive play area with a climbing structure, 3 slides and interactive water features.

Fourteen poolside cabanas are available for rental.  Reservations are recommended.  Cabanas feature a 32" flat panel TV, ceiling fan, furniture, fruit bowl, complimentary bottled water and facial misters.  Private dining can be arranged for an additional fee.

Four whirlpool spas are available throughout the resort.

Quiet Pool

The Wailana Pool is a 1500 sq ft tension edge pool offering a leisurely alternative to Waikolohe.

Aunty's Beach House

"Aunty" is a Hawaiian legend and expert on the islands' history and culture.  Aunty's Beach House is described as "a place of fun...and discovery...and magic...where things are not always as they first appear."

The 5,200 sq ft activity center features activities for the entire family.  Scheduled activities include treasure hunts, hula lessons and arts & crafts.  Video games and Disney movies are also featured.  

Menehune Adventure Trail

Small statues known as the Menehune are the focus of this resort-wide interactive adventure.  A number of surprises can be found along the way including a work-in-progress canoe, deep lava tube and a missing turtle.  Players are aided by local characters who help them along on their quest. 

Laniwai spa

The Laniwai spa is an 18,000 sq ft facility featuring 15 treatment rooms, 10 salon stations and a 2,000 sq ft fitness center.  Services offered include massages, body wraps, facials, manicure, pedicure and hair styling. Outdoor treatments will be offered overlooking the nearby beach.

The locker rooms feature a sauna and steam room plus a coed relaxation area. 

The 1,800 sq ft boutique offers skin and bath products, clothing and a food & beverage selection.

Other Recreation Options

Rainbow Reef snorkling experience
Conservation Pool sting ray experience
Island excursions
Character meet and greets
Fire pit story-telling

At nearby Ko Olina:

  • 18-hole Ted Robinson-designed golf course
  • Ko Olina Sports Club
  • Ko Olina Marina
  • Variety of shopping and dining venues

Transportation

Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is the most commonly used arrival point.  Disney has no plans to provide transportation--complimentary or otherwise--to and from Aulani.  Rental cars are available at the airport.  An Alamo rental desk will be maintained on the 3rd floor of the Aulani resort. 

Disney Vacation Club members and their guests can self-park up to two vehicles for free during their stay.  Charges apply for valet parking and self parking by hotel guests.

O'ahu's city transportation system is named "TheBus."  Fares are reasonable, routes are extensive and there are special visitor passes for multi-day uses.  The nearest bus stop is approximately one mile away from Aulani.

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