We stayed at Aulani because we are DVC members. The studio room was beautiful, comfortable bed, kitchenette, and a balcony overlooking pool and ocean. I highly recommend you buy food items to keep in your room, because it is very pricey to eat at Aulani, and if you don't have a car, then you are stuck since there aren't many other dining choices in the area. There is a market, a taco place, a Hawaiian BBQ place, and an ice cream place across from the resort. The hotels in Ko Olina all have restaurants, and there is also Roy's restaurant but they are all very expensive. We did eat at Aulani's Amu Amu restaurant. It was very good, but very expensive.
Aulani is on a private lagoon in Ko Olina. There is a beach walk that goes between Aulani and the 3 other lagoons and there is also a marina. Aualani has a lazy river pool, a snorkeling pool, water slide in the family pool, and there is also a quiet pool. We were there as a couple and there were alot of families so don't expect a quiet resort. Paradise Cove Luau is within walking distance and is pretty good (see my review).
I recommend Aualni for families. As a couple, we did not enjoy any of the activities Aulani had to offer. I also recommend renting a car. Aulani is about 45 minutes from the airport, and Waikiki beach. Aualni offers excursions, but we did not do any because we rented a car.
I would definitely return because I am a DVC member, however I would like try a different island next time.
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