A spectacular beachfront paradise, Aulani is the ultimate family vacation destination. Recently voted the Top Family Hotel in the U.S. by Travel & Leisure World, this award-winning resort was uniquely designed for families. The resort’s Waikolohe Valley offers 2 incredible tubing experiences: river rapids for intrepid vacationers, and a serene lazy river for guests content with admiring panoramic views of the Hawaiian landscape. With waterslides, pools, and cabanas galore, guests of all ages are sure to be delighted by the endless recreation possibilities at Aulani.
Need to Know
Guests do not want to miss Rainbow Reef! Conveniently located within the Aulani Resort, Rainbow Reef saltwater snorkeling is a magical opportunity to discover hundreds of Hawaii’s native fish from within the safety of the lagoon. The cost is $15 per adult (ages 10 and up), and $10 per child (ages 9 and under) for a one-day rental. Or guests can snorkel for the duration of the stay at Aulani at a cost of $20 per adult (ages 10 and up) and $15 per child (ages 9 and under).
For guests who enjoy the open water and have an interest in Hawaiian culture, the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Experience is a must-try. Climb aboard an authentic Hawaiian sailing canoe and cruise the crystalline waters as ancient Hawaiians did centuries ago. This activity costs $99 for ages 10 and up, and $79 for children ages 9 and under.
Boogie boards and sand toy rentals are available at no cost to Aulani guests. Kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkel sets are also available for a fee.
For the optimal Aulani vacation, guests should pick up a copy of the daily schedule at the front desk to stay aware of all activities and events taking place around the resort.
Deluxe Studio – sleeps 4, queen-size bed, queen-size sleeper sofa, full bathroom, kitchenette
One-Bedroom Villa – sleeps 5, master suite includes a king-size bed and master bathroom. Unit also features a kitchen, living room with queen-size sleeper sofa, and a pull-down bunk-size bed.
Two-Bedroom Villa – sleeps 9, master suite includes a king-size bed and master bathroom, second bedroom includes 2 queen-size beds and a bathroom. Unit also features a kitchen, living room with queen-size sleeper sofa, and a sleeper chair.
Three-Bedroom Grand Villa – sleeps 12, master suite includes a king-size bed and master bathroom, additional bedrooms each include 2 queen-size beds and a bathroom. The unit also features a kitchen, a dining room, and a living room with a queen-size sleeper sofa and a sleeper chair.
- Auto Rental
- Children’s Pool
- Community Hall
- Exercise Equipment
- Game Room
- Grocery Store
- Handicapped Unit
- Horseback Riding
- Snack Bar
- Swimming Pool
What People are Saying
“Excellent family vacation. Overall, this was an excellent resort – one of the better vacations we’ve had. We read a number of reviews before going, and were concerned about the food, pools and deck bed availability.
We were very pleasantly surprised by what we experienced. In short, it was high quality, consistent Disney. They did a great job. The food was overall good – the restaurants were accessible and provided healthy food choices (as well as the usual chicken nuggets!); the pools were never too crowded (they did have to close at least one pool at various times, but this never really impacted us).
We always found plenty of activities to engage in – whether the “lily pads” in the water, or table tennis or the lazy river.
Our 9 year old did not make any use of the kids facilities – she was thrilled by all the options available.
We also took the opportunity to explore around the resort – some excellent running trails & snorkeling. Not too many shopping opportunities.
The rooms were also high quality Disney. Even though we overlooked the pool area, the sliding doors did a great job of keeping out the noise!”
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