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Aulani Disney Resort in Hawaii

The Aulani Story

Walt Disney Imagineers worked hand in hand with local artisans and cultural experts to create Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Inspired by the natural wonders and rich traditions of Hawai‘i, Aulani is the ultimate family getaway—celebrating the beauty, history and welcoming spirit of the island.

LOCAL AREA

Aulani is perfectly positioned on the beautiful beaches of Ko Olina on the leeward coast of O‘ahu.

Location
The Resort sits on 21 oceanfront acres, nestled between verdant mountains and serene ocean waters. Here, you’ll be removed from the crowds of Waikiki, yet close enough to enjoy the wonders of the island.

Ko Olina Resort Community & Marina
Aulani is part of the Ko Olina Resort Community & Marina, which features:

  • Spectacular beaches and serene lagoons
  • A championship golf course
  • Shopping and dining venues
  • Water sports, like snorkeling, sports fishing and more

Amenities are subject to change.

The Ko Olina Area
“Ko Olina” means “Place of Joy.” Part of an original royal land division, Ko Olina was once a sacred area for Hawaiian monarchs and leaders to rest and unwind. Today, the area is an inviting vacation destination for those seeking relaxation.

CULTURAL CONNECTION

“Aulani” means “messenger of a chief.” Here, you’ll discover the legends of the Hawaiian islands.

Imaginatively designed to embrace time-honored traditions, Aulani offers an array of Hawaiian-inspired experiences, including:

Activities are subject to change.

RESORT HISTORY

Aulani opened in August 2011. A major expansion project was completed in fall 2013, offering families even more to enjoy!

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS

Explore an array of unparalleled Resort amenities and features.

Amenities are subject to change.

The Disney Difference at Aulani

Enjoy world-class hospitality, legendary service and enchanting experiences only Disney could offer at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i. A tropical paradise with a touch of magic, it’s the Resort designed with families in mind.

Discover the wide range of complimentary experiences available to Guests of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.

Aulani is an island retreat like no other, immersing you in Hawaiian traditions in a breathtaking setting removed from the crowds of Waikiki. With so many all-inclusive vacation activities and amenities at your disposal, you and your family can enjoy days of fun without ever having to leave—all at no additional charge.

Fun for All Ages

A vacation at Aulani offers ample opportunities to connect and make memories that will last forever.

They grow up so fast, now is the time to really spend time together. Family movie nights, excursions that appeal to all ages, lively Hawaiian entertainment and on-site snorkeling will delight every generation, while imaginative pools and a beautiful beach let every member of your ‘ohana make the most of every moment—together.

Kids explore Hawaiian culture, art and music—with a dash of Disney magic—at this supervised activities club for Guests ages 3 to 12. Most activities are complimentary; select experiences are available at a fee.
  • HIGHLIGHTS AND AMENITIES

    This 5,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art kids club is designed to entertain and delight.

    Supervised Fun
    While the kids play, parents can enjoy some relaxing alone time and rest assured knowing that their children are being supervised by childcare professionals, our Disney Youth Counselors.

    Amenities
    Aunty’s Beach House features an array of outstanding amenities:

    • Complimentary programs and activities to engage children
    • Highly interactive Premium Experiences featuring enhanced storytelling, special souvenirs and more (fees apply)
    • A movie room showing Disney favorites
    • Wii and Sony PlayStation® video games
    • Interactive game tables
    • Hawaiian arts and crafts
    • A costume closet full of fun finds so kids can play dress-up
    • An enclosed and secure backyard, complete with play structure
    • A secure check-in/check-out process for children ages 3 to 12

    Magical Touches
    Discover magical touches everywhere you look—including hidden surprises such as:

    • Visits from some favorite Disney friends
    • Enchanted fireplaces
    • Cozy rain windows in the movie room
    • Magical portals depicting spectacular scenes from around Hawai‘i

    About Aunty and Her House
    A lifelong resident of O‘ahu, Aunty is considered by locals to be a true expert on Hawaiian history and cultural traditions. Aunty invites you to become a part of her extended ‘ohana and make yourself at home at Aunty’s Beach House.

    Luxuriate in Paradise as you soothe and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit at Laniwai—Aulani’s full-service spa, salon and fitness center.

    Awards and Accolades

    After saying “Aloha” just 5 years ago, Aulani has distinguished itself as one of Hawai‘i’s most acclaimed resorts. Discover some of the honors we’ve received from leading publications and travelers just like you.

READER’S CHOICE AWARDS, #1 BEST OR RESORT FOR FAMILIES, 2016 – HAWAII MAGAZINE

READER’S CHOICE AWARD: 30 BEST RESORTS IN HAWAI’I 2016 – CONDE NAST TRAVELER

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESORTS FOR SUMMER VACATIONS, 2016 – FODOR’S

BEST LARGE HOTEL/RESORT FOR FAMILIES, 2015 SUNSET MAGAZINE

#1 FAMILY TRAVEL, HAWAII 2015 – TRAVEL + LEISURE