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7 Reasons To Stay At Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa on Oahu
November 1, 2023

While the Hawaiian islands are undeniably paradise on earth, a Hawaiian vacation at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa can make your family’s tropical getaway even more extraordinary. A beautiful resort on the island of Oahu, Aulani enchants with a touch of Disney magic. There is no better place if you’re looking for the perfect family escape.

1. Location

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, is located on Oahu but away from the hustle and bustle of crowded Waikiki. While Waikiki Beach is beautiful, the loud city can detract from the peace of a perfect Hawaiian family vacation. Oahu is also home to some of Hawaii's most significant attractions, including Diamond Head Crater, Pearl Harbor, the North Shore, Kualoa Ranch, and the Polynesian Cultural Center.

You'll find Aulani at Ko Olina - a relaxing leeward-side oasis made up of four swimming lagoons, walking trails, restaurants, shops, a golf course, and more. Aulani is around a 30-minute drive from Honolulu airport. On the island's westside, Ko Olina also experiences some of the most picturesque nightly sunsets. With everything that's included in your Disneyland Hawaii vacation packages, you could happily spend your entire Hawaiian vacation at Aulani. Many Disney resort deals are available when you book your vacation with Get Away Today.

2. Hawaiian Representation

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is not just a Disney resort set in Hawaii. It highlights Hawaiian culture, storytelling, art, food, and language. It is Hawaii first, Disney second. You will find work by contemporary Hawaiian artists, restaurants featuring local foods, a traditional luau, and you'll surely learn a few Hawaiian words during your stay.

Most evenings, you can experience the enchanting KA WA'A luau event. Be sure to get tickets one night during your stay for this exciting journey through Hawaiian culture and history. KA WA'A tells the story of ancient canoe exploration that first brought people to Ko Olina's shores. Enjoy the show with traditional dishes like kalua pork, local seafood, seasonal vegetables, and shaka mac and cheese and chicken tenders for picky eaters.

3. The Disney Touch

While Aulani is Hawaii first, Disney second, the Disney magic does not disappoint. From character breakfast, Goofy’s daily pool party, Mickey-shaped Hawaiian treats like the rice dish musubi, Disney Plus connections on your in-room TV, Hawaiian-themed Mickey Ears workshops, and more, the Disney touches are present throughout your entire experience.

4. Aunty’s Beach House

Disney resort packages are known for providing excellent kids clubs, and Aulani has one of the best. Aunty's Beach House is included in your nightly rate, with premium activities at an additional cost. It is an entertaining and interactive club for kids aged four to twelve. The activities have been designed to immerse kids into the culture, music, art, and magic of the Hawaiian islands. You'll find Hawaiian storytelling classes, Hula lessons, dress-up, crafts, and more. The games and artwork throughout the beach house all have a Hawaiian touch. Pre-register children up to three months before your visit.

5. The Spa

The adults can head to the spa once the kids are all squared away at Aunty's Beach House. Disney Imagineers have taken every detail into consideration with the designs of Laniwai, A Disney Spa. Laniwai in Hawaiian means "freshwater heaven," and this spa lives up to the name. You will relax and discover an outdoor hydrotherapy garden complete with rain showers and soaking tubs, an indoor waterfall, a wishing pond, massage and treatment rooms, a fitness center, and more.

Laniwai, A Disney Spa is not only for the grownups, however. In addition to adult treatments, the spa is family-friendly, with a space just for teens, family treatments, baby massages, and a "Minnie Me" salon.

6. The Food

Good food is an essential part of any vacation, but with local fruits and vegetables, fresh from-the-ocean seafood, and so many delicious Hawaiian dishes available, eating well on a Hawaiian vacation is a must. The dining options at Aulani will allow you to try loads of local flavors, keep picky eaters happy with classic staples, and offer a variety of options.

You'll find Character Dining, Mickey-shaped treats, world-famous Dole whip, Hawaiian shaved ice, acai bowls, fresh tropical fruits, and more. There are fine dining restaurants, more casual eateries, and even grab-and-go beachside stands.

7. Island Excursions

With so many dining options, a lazy river pool, spa, kids club, and beach lagoon steps away from the resort, your family could happily spend the entire trip at Aulani. However, after making the journey out to Oahu, you will want to take in the rest of the island.

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa makes it easy to book excursions to the most popular island activities. Some options include catamaran adventures, snorkeling tours, helicopter rides, Waimea Valley hikes, and trips to Pearl Harbor.
A beachfront Disney resort located on the island of Oahu, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa offers Disney magic, with pristine swimming lagoons, a lazy river pool, a world-class spa, and loads of kid-friendly activities. Hawaii plus Disney, is there any better combination? If you’re ready to book your escape to Aulani be sure to check out our vacation packages online or call us at 855 GET AWAY.

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