Over the next month or two, I’ll be posting several articles regarding my trip to Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa in Ko’Olina, Hawai’i. I was fortunate enough to be able to visit this resort in 2015, and I’ve decided to try and write a few articles after realizing that there isn’t nearly as much information about this resort as there is about other Disney properties.

Location

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Aulani is located about 40 minutes away from Honolulu International Airport on the Pacific Ocean in relatively isolated Ko’Olina, Hawai’i. There are a few other resorts surrounding Aulani, which you can see from this resort. There are also a few restaurants and attractions that you can easily walk to from the resort. A rental car is a must for this resort, in my opinion. Many of the popular vacation destinations are at least an hour away from the resort.

Lobby Area

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The lobby also doubles as a collection of Hawaiian art and historic artifacts. Its truly beautiful, and Cast Members will often give you a quick tour and explanation of the significance of the architecture when you arrive to check in. When you pull up to the resort, you will be greeted with Orchid Leis and Kona nuts depending on whether you are a woman or a man.

Waikolohe Valley

The center of the resort is known as Waikolohe Valley, and it contains a lazy river, several slides, multiple pools, a children’s play area, and a snorkeling lagoon as well as several quick service dining locations and snack stands.

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 Dining On Property

Follow the links below to see my reviews of various dining options at Aulani Resort!

Makahiki- The Bounty of the Islands 

Makahiki is a buffet- style restaurant that serves a large variety of all- you- care- to- enjoy food.

Ama Ama: Contemporary Island Cooking

Ulu Cafe

Lava Shack 

Off The Hook

Mama’s Snack Stop

Papalua Shave Ice

The ‘Olelo Room

Wailana Pool Bar

Little ‘Opihi’s Beachside Kiosk 

 

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