Aulani Disney Vacation Club Villas

Created Date October, 14 2018
Beachfront Beachfront
Pool Pool

Resort ID: 5891

Location: 92-1185 Ali'inui Drive, Kapolei, Hawaii , US

Aulani Disney Vacation Club Villas:

Delight in activities under the island sun at Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, Ko Olina, Hawaiʻi.

Here, you’ll enjoy access to the outstanding amenities, dining and recreation of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa—all amid the tropical splendor of Oʻahu. During the day, delight in sparkling swimming pools and exhilarating beach activities. At night, take joy in fine dining and entertainment before settling into your spacious villa.

If Disney trips bring lines, crowds and humidity to mind, consider this getaway to be your theme park antidote. Located outside Honolulu, Aulani is a Disney destination that’s truly relaxing, whose lush walkways, outdoor offerings and endless lazy river are nothing short of enticing.

With activities, entertainment and nods to Hawaii’s landscape and history, this gem tucked away in a private, gorgeous corner of the island can make for an ideal family trip — if you know how to do it right.

Aulani features the quintessential parts of a Disney getaway — poolside visits by characters, adorable Mickey-shaped foods, unexpected doses of magic — but won’t feel anything like the theme parks, which is why it’s best for those seeking a family-friendly tropical getaway instead of a replacement for Walt Disney World.

There are character meet-and-greets and small Disney touches throughout, but Aulani focuses more on pure vacationing, with grotto-style pools, two stellar water slides and a picturesque lazy river.

Come Hungry:

The food at Aulani’s sit-down restaurants is remarkably good. Makahiki, which hosts character breakfasts and dinner has phenomenally better offerings than your standard Disney buffet fare, while ‘Ama ‘Ama serves upscale dining from its elegant beachfront porch. Even the poolside snacks, particularly Papalua Shave Ice’s Mickey-shaped treats, are an exciting addition.

Tackle as many activities as you can:

You’ll be tempted to waste the day away in Aulani’s infinity pool and hidden whirlpool spas, but there are plenty of exciting diversions worth breaking away for. Hit Makiki Joe’s to experience Aulani’s scenic Ko Olina Beach by kayak or paddleboard, snorkel past schools of fish and underwater statues in Aulani’s impressive Rainbow Reef lagoon or head out for a round at Ko Olina Golf Club. Even the Menehune Adventure Trail, an interactive game that magically brings Aulani’s surroundings to life, is a perfect way to break up a pool day.

Expect plentiful Japanese touches:

Due to its proximity to Japan, plenty of guests are from overseas, and the resort caters to its global clientele with fabulous effect. There are rice cookers in villa kitchens, delicious traditional offerings at Makahiki’s impeccable buffet, and a full Japanese breakfast set served at ‘Ama ‘Ama restaurant.

Much of the unique resort merchandise features Duffy, Shellie Mae and Gelatoni, three easy-to-love characters who are wildly popular at Disney’s Tokyo theme parks.

Make the most of your time alone:

Family vacations make great memories, but your little ones’ favorites may just be made while you’re unwinding elsewhere. Aunty’s Beach House, the kid’s club and certified child care center included with hotel stay, offers so many delightful activities in its homey, trinked-adorned environment that they’ll likely spend at least one full day learning hula or making “space goo” with Stitch — giving parents just enough time to experience Aulani’s delightfully quiet adults-only pool or unique body treatments and couples massages at Laniwai Spa.

Attend the luau, if it’s the only thing you do:

Ka Wa’a Luau is a can’t-miss experience fusing Hawaiian culture and history with enthralling entertainment and a surprise appearance by Mickey Mouse himself — and that’s not even including the other festivities. The evening begins with hands-on stations for regional crafts like kapa printing and orchid floral bracelet making (while adults can enjoy the free-flowing bar), and when dinner time begins, a true feast is unveiled.

Spend at least one day away from Aulani:

Hawaii is a gorgeous destination, sure, but it’s almost as if you need to leave Aulani’s phenomenal grounds to appreciate its immersive, family-friendly splendour.

Book a tour — either through the Disney resort or externally — or rent a car on-site to see the rainforest, waterfalls and beaches the island has to offer, and return to one of the most serene hotels on Oahu.

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