Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Kapolei, offering a luxury environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.
Rooms at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa provide a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.
In addition, while staying at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa guests have access to room service and a concierge. You can also enjoy a pool and breakfast. Need a place to park? Parking is available at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa In Hawai`i Hotel.
Close to some of Kapolei's most popular landmarks, such as Ihilani Spa (0.1 mi) and Ko Olina Marina (0.7 mi), Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is a great destination for tourists.
While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the cafes, including My Cafe, UlU Café, and Kalapawai Cafe & Deli, all of which are a short distance from Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa In Hawai`i Hotel.
Best of all, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa makes it easy to experience some great Kapolei attractions like Naval Air Museum Barbers Point, which is a popular military museum.
Enjoy your stay in Kapolei!
We are a long time Disney aficionados. We have spent entirely too much time and too much money at various Disney properties. However, this is our first time to a standalone Disney resort. This is a fantastic resort for families who are looking for an all inclusive, relaxing destinations while visiting Hawaii. It is far off the beaten path. 20 to 25 minutes west of the airport and 35 to 45 minutes from Waikiki. The resort was clean, the staff attentive and the amenities were functioning perfectly. We stayed in a one bedroom villa and were quite impressed with the size form and function of the room. All of the beds were supremely comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. Note, all the doors are louvered so sound travels readily through the doors. The only door that is not louvered or the doors for the bathroom. We arrived at about 7 o'clock at night, after stopping at a target about 5 miles away to stock up on food. The Bell staff was ready for us and had plastic totes to load our groceries and two for the trip up to the room. As well as taking our bags. Check-in was smooth and fast. Note that we visited at the beginning of June when all Covid protocols were still in place. Masks were mandatory throughout the property except while outdoors. The staff was constantly mask. We had breakfast the first morning at Makahiki. Breakfast was fantastic. The pancakes were especially noteworthy. We did not partake in a character dining experience the first day but we did go back for one later in the week. Under covered protocols, we could not get any closer than about 10 feet to the characters. They were up on a stage behind us. I do not recommend the character breakfast as it was significantly more crowded than the non-character breakfast. We rented a car and spent about every other day exploring the island. Are used to live in Hawaii so I'm familiar with Oahu. I highly recommend the "Shaka Guide" app. It is created by a group of locals, is quite professional and easy to use. We took the around the island tour and the eastern Oahu tour. Very informative, lots of sightseeing, highly recommend. Don't be afraid to get out and explore the island. That said, there isn't a whole lot to do at Aulani except the pools and the beach. The beach is a protective cove and sees very little wave action. The food is quite expensive, as you would expect from a Disney property. Across the street is a restaurant called monkey pod which is quite tasty. However, I recommend you get out and enjoy some of the food offerings such as Leonards Malasadas and any number of terrific plate lunch places around. We also partook in the luau. It is put on by a local company and quite frankly vastly exceeded my expectations. It was tasteful, culturally appropriate, and all the food was served in big bento boxes so you got to try a little bit of everything. While expensive, it is totally worth the price. And I say this is somebody who's been to several luaus. That said, I'm not sure the VIP seating is worth it. The entire luau is done on a big event lawn on the east side of the property. Great site lines and close in seating for everyone.…
We stopped on Oahu just to visit this resort. As long-time DVC members we were excited to finally stay here. We visited Oahu before and stayed on Waikiki Beach. While Aulani is a beautiful resort with amazing pools and ocean views, its location on the island is not ideal. There are so many things to see and do in Waikiki and Honolulu, but you’ll need a car and about 30 minutes to get to any of those activities. This is an added expense when you are already spending a significant amount on accommodations. We stayed in a one-bedroom suite and it had a pullout couch as well as a twin Murphy bed under the TV in the living room. This was ideal for our two kids as they each had their own sleeping space. The bathroom was setup so the shower and tub were in two separate spaces and each space had a sink/mirror so two people could get ready at one time. The pools were all spectacular. We grabbed some chairs near the infinity pool. This was close to the cafe and bar. Also, all members of your party were required to get a bracelet that showed you were a resort guest in order to enjoy the pool area and receive a pool towel. They would only provide you with one towel, even though they were not large enough to cover a lounge chair. There is a lazy river that was very relaxing and we enjoyed riding the inter tube down the slide and traveling around it. The kids enjoyed a Mickey shave ice. We also took a trip to the lagoon to try snorkeling. We didn’t see anything in the water and the beach was ok. It wasn’t too crowded. We walked the path near the lagoon and passed several resorts. It was a nice path and provided some different views of the ocean and resort. There was grass and places to picnic in these areas. All in all a nice resort that definitely lives up to Disney standards. It’s just not well-placed. When you go to Oahu, make sure you get to Pearl Harbor, Honolulu Zoo, Diamond Head, Downtown Market and enjoy the many restaurants the city has to offer.…
What a disappointment! Pros: music ad food at Olelo restaurant Cons: ~uncooperative front desk when asked for a walk-in shower for my handicapped husband (stated that needed to be requested at time of booking); ~rooms: trash only pick up and left soiled towels on floor, no bed making; ~astronomical prices for food and drinks ~unavailability of pool chairs; ~minimal characters and only at the Breakfast with Characters which charged for pictures; ~no adult pool, only an adult hot tub which was always very crowded ~ no lemon slices for water and was told that the lemons were for paid drinks ~extremely slow service ~ overboard on the mask mandate ~ had to request for the breakdown of charges on credit card upon checkout Will never return..
This is the second time we've stayed at Aulani (and it won't be the last!). In June, we stayed for for 10 nights in a 1-bedroom with a full kitchen. It was very helpful to have the kitchen since it's hard to get reservations due to covid. The room was clean and beautiful, with breath-taking views of the ocean and lagoon. Check-in was easy and contactless. The staff were very nice and all work face coverings. After staying on Waikiki Beach a couple nights, Aulani was just the change we needed...relaxing and quiet. If traveling during the pandemic, check ahead for temporary closures (such as the courtesy room for showering after swimming on your last day, usage of the grill area, on-site restaurants).
Pains me to have to write such a review for a local establishment. But it’s been that poor. Shame on Disney for raising prices while providing less roped off with employees who apparently feel like they’re doing favor for guests by just being open. Here’s the list: 1) Pools - If you want a seat best be down by 7:00 to beat the hundreds who come and leave a towel to tear e chairs. Three days in a row without being able to find chairs by pool. Disney absolutely nothing to remove towels that are just sitting there forcing guests to fight each other should someone come back 2 hours later for a seat that had towel. Also, forget cabanas…Disney won’t let you reserve in advance which is an absolute moronic policy. So again, wake up bright and early on your vacation to get in a long line and still be told “sold out”. So we’re currently on day three of telling our 5 year old sleeping in until 8:00 am means no pool seating. BTW, other hotels get busy in Ko’Olina as well but they actually implement policies to enhance the experience while Disney relies on its name because parents have to come for the kids. 2) Main restaurant has same 4 entrees, 2 appetizer and three desserts every night. At sky high prices. 3) Overall Guest Service - Way too many employees unwilling to help. When we called to ask to speak to manager we were told the pool chair issue has always been that way. It is what it is! Multiple other unhelpful and sometimes rude employees. Needless to say, for nearly $1000 a night for 1 bedroom villa, way way overpriced for what you get and we won’t be back. Many better options on the island and you can bring your kids to Disney for the pictures.…