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TRENDY TRAVELER | A Family Escape to Aulani In Hawaii, a Disney Resort with So Much to Love


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 Resort is the ultimate family getaway—celebrating the beauty, history and welcoming spirit of the island.

Located in Ko Olina, meaning “fulfillment of joy,” Aulani Resort spans 21 acres along the island’s leeward coast. Perfectly positioned on a beautiful lagoon with a white-sand beach, Aulani Resort is truly a vacationer’s paradise—and only about a 20-minute drive from Honolulu Airport.

With 112 miles of shoreline, O‘ahu is a nature lover's paradise with tons of things to do for families. Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is nestled in the vibrant Ko Olina community and just a short distance from Honolulu, Waikiki and Kailua—havens for world-class shopping, dining, sightseeing and cultural activities.


Aulani Resort offers family fun and surprises at every turn. Snorkel in private Rainbow Reef lagoon, splash in the misty grotto, play in pools with special Disney touches, and dine at restaurants with menu choices for adults and children. Your vacation is better together at Aulani Resort!


At Aulani Resort, adults, teens and kids each have special places to call their own. While adults reconnect, children love the complimentary kids club that taps into cool island culture and stories. Teens quickly discover the water sports, spa, salon, teen-only activities—and beachy snacks at the Lava Shack. Everyone’s happy!


Something unique is that Aulani offers family spa services so all ages can enjoy a relaxing spa experience. Discover spa therapies and salon treatments for nearly every member of your family. Kids love the PAINTED SKY: HI STYLE STUDIO where girls and boys ages 3 to 12 will love getting a fun fashion transformation—and a brand new look—with a Painted Sky, HI Style Studio stylist…and a little pixie dust! The full-service salon at Laniwai offers a variety of services for men, women and kids ages 5 and up.


Like a Hawaiian valley flowing from mountains to sea, Aulani Resort takes you on an exploratory journey of your own design. Our beautiful accommodations are the perfect place to come together and discover the luxurious, Hawaiian-inspired elegance, modern amenities—and the welcoming spirit of aloha. Get cozy in one of our soothing standard rooms—or spread out in a gorgeously appointed suite or Villa boasting separate gathering areas.


Experience Aulani Resort, combining the wonder of Disney with the beauty of Hawai’i in one legendary vacation destination. Explore exciting activities and share exhilarating moments amidst pristine beaches and natural beauty on the island of O‘ahu. Throughout your stay, you’ll discover a one-of-a-kind vacation through:

–Activities and Entertainment Showcasing Disney Storytelling

–Encounters with Disney Characters

–Recreational Fun for All Ages

–A Complimentary Kids Club

–Wondrously Themed Pools, a Lazy River,

Rapids & Waterslides

–World-Renowned Disney Service

–Luxe Accommodations with Magical Disney Touches