Studio and Two Bedroom Lock Off
92-1185 Ali’inui Dr.
Kapolei, HI 96707
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Located on the island of O’ahu, Aulani is a celebration of real Hawaiian culture. The name when translated to English can mean “the place that speaks for the great ones” or “the place that speaks with deep messages.”
Aulani began sales in 2010 and celebrated its grand opening on September 22, 2011.
When you look at the maintenance fees for Aulani, you will notice there are 2 different schedules. Sales for Aulani were halted temporarily when it was discovered that there was an error in the maintenance fees. When the maintenance fees were originally calculated it was found they would not cover the costs to operate the resort. Those members who purchased to that point received subsidized maintenance fees for the life of the contract. Those who purchased after that time pay the full cost needed on a per point basis to operate the resort.
Around the resort you will also find little statues of the Menehune. The Menehune are from Hawaiian mythology. They are said to be great craftsmen and have created some of the fun water features out around the pool area.
Aunty’s Beach House is a 5,200 sq. ft. kid’s club that is certain to keep your children entertained during your resort stay. The kid’s club is for ages 3 -12 years of age and is complimentary with your resort stay. You do need to pre-register your children 2 days in advance of your resort stay.
Kama‘aina Kids Sitters is an in-room childcare service for children 6 weeks of age to 14 years old. This service does have additional fees and is operated by a 3rd party.
Dining reservations can be made online for parties up to 10 people. Larger parties can call (808) 674-6330.
‘AMA‘AMA – Contemporary Island Cooking – Casual Hawaiian food in a beachside setting resembling a beachside house. They serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Makahiki — The Bounty of the Islands – Buffet dining for Breakfast and Dinner. At breakfast you will find Mickey and his friends for a character dining experience. For dinner you will find a more traditional buffet meal setting that features a full bar menu for those over 21.
Ulu Café – This is your quick-service location. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are served featuring both hot and cold meals along with a selection of grab-and-go items. This is also where you would purchase and use your resort’s refillable mug.
The ‘Ōlelo Room – Lounge for drinks and appetizers off of the main lobby
Off the Hook – Pool side lounge serving drinks and quick lunches
Wailana Pool Bar – Located in the adult only pool area. Guests must be 18 years and up and 21 years and older for alcoholic drinks.
Mama’s Snack Stop – Kid favorites like hot dogs and chicken tenders are served with a variety of other quick meals. You can purchase and use your refillable mug here. Located in the Waikolohe Valley Pool Area.
Pāpālua Shave Ice – Frozen treat located right next to Mama’s Snack Stop.
Lava Shack – Merchandise and snack location located right next to Mama’s Snack Stop. You can purchase and use your refillable mug here.
Little ‘Opihi’s – Beachside Kiosk – Grab and go snacks and meals. Drinks include adult beverages.
Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is the most common arrival point. Disney does not provide transportation from the airport.
You can easily rent a car for your stay at Aulani. The resort itself has an Alamo Rent a Car rental desk. As members staying at Aulani using points, you can have 2 parked vehicles without paying parking fees.
While staying at Aulani is probably more than enough of an awesome island vacation, some may want to venture out to see more of the island. Through the Holoholo Tours and Travel desk located in the lobby you can book several adventures to enhance your vacation.
Experiences available may include horseback riding, catamaran sailing, or venture off to the Diamond Head Crater.
You can look at Pleasant Activities to see what is being offered during your stay.
Waikolohe Pool – The main pool area featuring an 8,200 square foot, zero-entry pool and water slide. There are cabanas available with reservations.
Menehune Bridge – Kids water play area including 2 slides and tons of ways to have fun!
Keiki Cove – Kids splash area for the little ones 5 years-old and younger.
Ka Maka Landing – Family pool area that includes Ka Maka Grotto (infinity-edge pool) and a whirlpool spa.
Waikolohe Stream – Lazy River.
Wailana Pool – Adults only pool for those 18 years and older. 1,500 square feet.
Rainbow Reef – A private snorkeling lagoon lets you see tropical fish up close. This 3,800 square foot reef is the only private snorkeling on O’hau. Children 11 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. There are fees associated with this experience. One Day is $15 per adult and $10 per child. Length of stay is $20 per adult and $15 per child. A child is age 9 and under. There is also Supplied-air snorkeling that is a guided tour for $30 per person and this is only open to guests ages 8 and older.
Poolside Cabanas – Feature amenities such as refrigerator, ceiling fan, 32-inch television, and Wi-Fi access. They hold up to 6 guests and cost $325 for a full day. Reservations required by calling (808) 674-6200.
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The resort offers plenty to keep you busy during your vacation. You receive upon check in the weekly ‘Iwa. The ‘Iwa is a newsletter that acts as your event guide for your resort stay.
Here is just a sampling of what you can find at the resort:
Sunrise yoga on the beach
Mo‘olelo Fire Pit Storytelling – very popular story told by ‘Uncle’ held select nights and weather permitting.
Māka‘ika‘i, the Nature and Wildlife of Aulani – Daily tour of the resort property.
Starlit Hui – Traditional Hawaiian hula and interpretive dance. This is an evening of experiences. You can learn to hula before the show and stick around afterwards for a dance party with your Disney friends.
Hotel Rooms – ?
Dedicated Studio – 0
Dedicated One Bedroom – 0
Two Bedroom Lock Off – 246
Dedicated Two Bedroom – 193
Grand Villas – 21