Aulani – A Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai`i
Welcome to a whole new world of family fun. Welcome to Aulani. This beachfront paradise, set on the white sandy shores of O'ahu in Ko Olina, was created with families in mind, by the people who know families best—Disney. Maybe that's why Fodor's named Aulani the "Best Hawaiian Resort for Families."
There's so much for the whole family to do that's included in the cost of your stay, from the supervised kid's club to nightly entertainment, plus amazing water fun at the pools, lazy river, waterslides and special splash zones for little ones.
Here, you can also discover O'ahu's only outdoor hydrotherapy garden at Laniwai Spa and the private snorkeling lagoon, Rainbow Reef. Aulani also features a host of dining options that will please every palate, including the signature oceanside restaurant, 'AMA'AMA, and buffet or casual dining.
Put it all together and Aulani is a whole new world indeed.
Get 4 nights for the price of 3 at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
For a limited time, get your 4th night free on any room when you book through October 30, 2014. With so much to do and so many ways to relax at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, you'll enjoy the gift of more time with an extra night.
Upgrade to a 1- or 2-Bedroom Villa, complete with kitchen, laundry and more room for your family to spread out, and in addition to the free night, you will receive a $100 per night resort credit to enjoy at the award-winning spa, wonderful restaurants and so much more.
Reservation must be booked between July 9, 2014 and October 30, 2014 for stays between August 15, 2014 and December 22, 2014. Block-out dates of November 26, 2014 through November 29, 2014 apply. 4th Night Free Offer applies only to stays of four or more consecutive nights all between August 15, 2014 and December 22, 2014, excluding any nights from November 26, 2014 through November 29, 2014. The free night savings is distributed across total room nights and is reflected in a reduced nightly rate, based on the non-discounted rate. Offer excludes suites and 3-bedroom Grand Villas. Resort Credit Offer of $100 is applied per room per consecutive night of your stay for reservations booked in 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom villas only. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited and room availability may vary by dates of stay. Resort credit may not be redeemed for cash in whole or in part, transferred, refunded or applied towards room rate. All resort credits will expire at midnight on departure date. 4th Night Free Offer excludes Resort Fees and taxes. Not valid in combination with any other discounts or offers. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room. Limit two rooms per reservation and subject to room occupancy limitations. Advance reservations required. Subject to additional restrictions and change without notice.
- High-speed wireless Internet access
- Supervised child care at Aunty's Beach House, where younger guests explore Hawaiian culture, art and music (ages 3 – 12)
- Waikolohe Valley, an imaginative pool area with crystalline waters, winding streams, interactive play features, ocean-facing whirlpool spas and private snorkeling lagoon
- Starlit Hui, an evening celebration of Hawaiian traditions and modern entertainment, including hula performers and cherished Disney Characters
- Fireside Mo'olelo, where you can gather 'round a traditional Hawaiian fire pit for a night of enchanting tales told by a master storyteller
- 'Ohana Disney Movie Nights, featuring classic and contemporary family-friendly Disney movies shown outside under the stars
- Pau Hana Room Community Hall where teens and tweens can connect with friends and family over video games, board games, arts and crafts, books and Disney family movies
- Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Chip 'n' Dale and other favorites are here to vacation with you!
Makahiki The Bounty of the Islands
Makahiki is named for the annual Hawaiian harvest festival to celebrate the season of bounty. This casual dinner buffet features dishes with enticing world flavors.
Makahiki is a feast for the senses. With glorious views of lush tropical foliage, you'll dine among elegant, jewel-toned murals created by local artists. Here you can marvel as the interior light gradually turns from rose to indigo with the setting of the sun.
Our 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.
Join some of your favorite Disney Characters for "Aunty's Breakfast Celebration at the Makahiki"! Hosted by Aunty daily, this family-friendly buffet is the perfect way to start your day and includes such breakfast favorites as island fruits, house-baked pastries, a carving station, Island-inspired offerings and daily specialties.
The ‘Ōlelo Room
This unique interactive lounge at Aulani surrounds you with Hawaiian language words and images. The ‘Ōlelo Room is open daily and serves a lounge menu with fare inspired by local flavors.
Daily cocktail service includes beverages with a Hawaiian spirit, such as:
- Tropical cocktails
- Classic cocktails with a twist
- Mojitos and margaritas
- Fruit-infused sangria
- Flights of Hawai 'i brewed beer or new-world wines
- Freshly made tropical lemonades and ice tea
'AMA'AMA: Contemporary Island Cooking
Named after the 'AMA'AMA—a tasty local mullet fish that is so popular that it has inspired songs—this Aulani signature restaurant celebrates not only the fish, but also the fishing settlements along the leeward coast dating back to the 12th century.
Ocean breezes soothe your spirit at this idyllic, beachside restaurant. From sunrise to sunset, our chefs use fresh local ingredients and island flavors to create distinctive dishes. At 'AMA 'AMA, you'll delight in carefully prepared cuisine to reflect the true essence of Hawai'i at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Here you can try classic cocktails with a new twist, as well as vegetarian options and desserts that are made in-house daily.
Off The Hook
Decorated with cowry-shell lures, shark-tooth knives, fishhooks and fish-shaped stones, this relaxed beachside lounge resembles a Hawaiian fisherman's seaside hale.
A colorful school of fish swims above the bar, which serves Hawai'i-inspired appetizers and a variety of vacation favorites—including Mai Tai, Pina Colada, Blue Hawai'i and Long Island Ice Tea, as well as signature cocktails, wine, sangria, margaritas, and beers made in Hawai'i. Feeling adventurous? Ask about the 'Ike Mua, our discovery drink of the day! An Hawaiian-inspired food menu is also available.
This location is a convivial place where countless rambling fish stories—about the one that got away—are sure to be told. Perhaps you'll even overhear one of the locals tell the story of the great fish hook, Manai-a-ka-lani, used by the demigod Maui and his brothers when they attempted to "tow" Kauai over to O'ahu and attach it to nearby Ka'ena Point.
The Lava Shack
Located in Waikolohe Valley, this poolside shop features snacks, fountain beverages, mug refill stations and frozen treats—including soft-serve frozen yogurt. Plus, you can shop for beach and pool gear, so you’ll be prepared for fun in the sun.
Papalua Shave Ice
Cool off on the pool deck with fruity and refreshing shave ice. Choose from a variety of tropical flavors.
Enjoy a healthy treat of tangy yogurt with fresh fruit and tasty toppings in the teen-only spa, Painted Sky.
Quick-Service Dining locations
Mama's Snack Stop
Located next to Papalua Shave Ice in the Waikolohe Valley, Mama's Snack Stop serves poolside snacks featuring mouthwatering hot dogs, chicken strips, and more. The menu includes a choice of bread, sauce, and the type of sausage, including All-beef Hot dog, Hawaiian Winner, Portuguese sausage, or a Buffalo-Ranch Fried Chicken Strip dog.
Savor great food and scenic surroundings at this poolside venue that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner—including convenient grab-and-go selections. Order carryout meals to enjoy at the pool, or dine on the outdoor patio and behold beautiful ocean views.
Satisfy your appetite with grab-and-go selections at Little 'Opihi's, located at the beach beside Makiki Joe's. Menu options include sandwiches, salads, a California roll, ice cream and fresh fruit. A keiki (children's) menu is also available.
Wailana Pool Bar
Located in the adult-exclusive pool area, sip, dine, relax and enjoy a soothing escape. Satisfy your appetite with local, Hawaiian cuisine and familiar favorites. A full bar offers an array of refreshing options—including specialty cocktails, wine, beer, sodas, tea and more.
Inspired by the traditional, family-owned, one-of-a-kind general stores that have served island locals for generations, Kalepa's Store offers a rich plethora of "upscale necessities" to Aulani's guests.
Kalepa is the Hawaiian word for "merchant" or "peddler"—or more literally, "to strike flag," because in traditional times, salesmen hoisted a small flag to show that they were selling poi or some other item.
The latest incarnation at Aulani features refined reinterpretations of classic general store designs, which still manage to convey the essence of the originals, but with a decidedly contemporary flair. Black and white photographs depicting modern-day general stores and their multi-ethnic proprietors pay homage to a general store tradition that continues to thrive on all of the Hawaiian Islands today. A remarkably unique "Shave Ice" lighting fixture adds a playful, colorful touch.
- Aulani Logo products and souvenirs
- Disney merchandise
- Hawaiian gifts
- Grocery and sundry essentials
- Disney PhotoPass photo viewing and selection service
The newest store at Aulani features a variety of high-end goods and gifts, including:
- Maui Divers Jewelry
- The latest Tori Richard styles
- Hawaiiana products
- Aulani watches
- Island-inspired jewelry and souvenirs
Hale Manu means "bird house" in Hawaiian—and here you'll find merchandise that's as exquisite as the birds of Hawai'i. This boutique is located just off the Maka'ala (lobby) and across from Kālepa's Store.
The Lava Shack (Poolside Shop)
- Grab & Go Food and Snacks
- Beverage Coolers
- Pool and Beach Necessities
Spa Retail Location
- Treatment products
- Beauty products
- Wellness books
- Yoga wear and robes
- Yogurt Bar
Climb into a tube atop the Pu'u Kilo to slide into adventure, or glide along in relaxation. One path twists through misty caverns and fantastic formations of lava rock, while the other glides gently through the beautiful landscape of Hawai'i. There's more to this volcanic outcropping than first meets the eye—look closer and you'll see hidden faces in the rock!
Family entertainment nightly including fireside storytelling; 'Ohana outdoor movie nights and the Starlit Hui show, featuring hula performers and more.
See Hawaiian sea life up-close at Rainbow Reef, the only private snorkeling lagoon on O'ahu! Snorkel amongst thousands of tropical fish found around Hawai'i, including Angel Fish, Butterfly Fish and Tangs. Of course, you can also stay dry and view the colorful marine life and snorkelers through a glass window.
Waikolohe Pool is 8,200 square feet of family fun! It features a gradually sloping entry from the deck into the water, similar to that of a natural beach. Craving adventure? Brave Volcanic Vertical, the tunnel body slide atop the Pu'u Kilo that plunges you into the crystalline waters of Waikolohe Pool. Feeling festive? Party poolside with favorite Disney Characters at a signature celebration, or enjoy one of our teens-only, tweens-only or all-ages themed parties!
Ka Maka Grotto
A themed family pool featuring an infinity edge, a misty grotto with beautiful sunset views and an after-dark experience with glittering lights.
A kids' splash zone that's designed to resemble a tidal pool, with images of tidal pool creatures on the pool floor, rainbow water jets and hidden menehune—the legendary "little people" of the islands.
Little ones romp, stomp, splish and splash in this magical, interactive play area designed especially to engage and entertain our youngest guests! Along the Menehune Bridge, kids will discover the Menehune, the legendary "little people" responsible for mysterious happenings on the Islands. The Bridge features 2 slides, a climbing play structure and more!
Full-Service Spa and Outdoor Hydrotherapy Garden
- Spa Size: 18,000 sq feet (1672 sq meters)
- Fitness Center size: Approx. 2,000 Sq feet (186 sq meters) - part of the 18,000 sq feet (1672 sq meters)
- Number of Treatment Rooms: 15 including 2 couples rooms
- Types of Treatments: Massages, Body wraps, Facials (menu still to be completed)
- Number of Salon Stations: 10 including manicure, pedicure, hair styling and make-up
- Men's and Women's Locker rooms: Sauna and steam. Also, a separate dedicated space for a coed relaxation area
- Outdoor treatments and Hydrotherapy circuit. Hydrotherapy experience includes vitality pools, scrub bars, Hinoki Tubs, cold plunge, and experience showers
- Heath & Wellness classes: Including Yoga, Tai Chi, and other options
Enjoy pure relaxation in one of 4 whirlpool spas—2 of which are specially placed to catch the spectacular sunsets of Hawai'i. A quiet escape for adults, warm jet streams massage your muscles as you sip a drink or simply take in the stunning view. Tip for parents: Relax and reconnect with each other while your children play at Aunty's Beach House.
Separated from the excitement of the main pool, Wailana Pool is a relaxing retreat where you can take a dip in the tranquil water or lounge poolside in the tropical sun. Thirsty? Order a drink from the Wailana Pool Bar, which serves a variety of beverages.
Relax in one of the poolside cabanas available for rent. These luxurious cabanas accommodate up to 6 Guests and feature a variety of amenities, including a 32-inch flat panel TV, ceiling fan, refrigerator, WiFi, upgraded furniture, fruit bowl, and complimentary bottled water. (Amenities are subject to change.) Private dining is also available for an extra charge. Reservations are suggested and can be arranged through the Lobby Concierge.