We love Disneyworld and waited for Aulani to be finished before going to Oahu. The resort is nice, typical Disney, very tropical, Hawaian music playing etc. Rooms are nice, nothing special.Our safe did not work so the first two hours of our stay were not pleasant. We did get $50 credit for this inconvenience.
The pool is great but hard to find a chair. The beach is a man made lagoon attached and roped off from the ocean. The beach is crowded and very difficult to find an umbrella. Ko'Olina is in the middle of nowhere. It will take at least an hour to reach the North Shore or East. We stayed in Waikiki a few days to see Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head , do a few waterfall hikes and kayak the Mokes. Didn't like the city but it was much more convenient. Food is expensive at Aulani restaurants and snack bars. Recommend going off property to eat if you can.
We liked the Monkeypod across the street. (Happy hour half price appetizers) We did enjoy the character breakfast. Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy are always a good way to start the day. DVC people get many perks including food discounts, free parking, washers and dryers, suites. I know they paid for this but the rest of us seem to pay more than we should. Be prepared to pay at least $100 a night more than room price for acivites fee( good luck with the chairs and umbrellas), parking ( even self is $30 day), and of course taxes. We probably won't go to Aulani again or even Oahu for that matter. There are better islands and places to stay in Hawaii. One more thing we did like the morning exercise classes and night time story telling hour. The astronomy activity at $40 each was not worth the money.
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