Last Thanksgiving my family had the opportunity to stay at Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa at Ko'Olina on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. We had an unbelievable time! The resort is gorgeous, our view from our room couldn't be beat, we enjoyed the fine and casual dining that Aulani offered and of course we couldn't get enough of the pool and beach areas BUT, we did feel secluded. There are very few restaurants in the Ko'Olina area (Roy's restaurant, a convenience store and a mexican restaurant are the only other options) and the closest shopping area is about a 20 minutes drive away (Target is probably the closest).
Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa offers top notch activities, recreation and dining but since we didn't know when we would make it back to Oahu, we wanted to make sure and see all the sites that this island has to offer. We loved the flexibility of getting in our car and venturing out. We enjoyed some fun day trips to Pearl Harbor, Dole Plantation, North Shore, Diamond Head and Waikiki (stop at Leonard's Bakery for some yummy malasadas!). I couldn't imagine not having our own rental car and although parking at Aulani is pricey, we still found it so much more convenient to drive when and where we wanted instead of relying on scheduled transportation.
When visiting Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa, I highly recommend renting your own car. When you book with us, we can assist you with adding on a car rental too!
Heidi Marlowe is a Disney College of Knowledge Graduate and CLIA Accredited Cruise Counselor, but most importantly a wife and mother of two daughters. She has been experiencing Disney vacations since her childhood and has taken her family on magical Disney vacations since her daughters were little princesses themselves. Heidi specializes in providing best-in-class service to clients seeking vacations to Disney Destinations, cruises and Hawaii. Follow her on Twitter at @Disney_Diva and contact her at Heidi@WhiteGloveDestinations.com.
In the beautiful Ko Olina, Hawaii is the amazing Aulani
, a Disney Resort & Spa
. This family centered resort brings the amazing experience of Disney to the breath taking state of Hawaii.
The rooms at Aulani
are specifically designed with families in mind, merging modern convenience with the special touches you can only get from Disney and in Hawaii.
Watch the video tour of Aulani's
accommodations below and contact us today to book your Aulani
Aloha! Yep, you read that right! When you purchase a 5-night or longer stay at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, from Aug. 29 – Nov. 3, 2012, kids (ages 3-9) eat free* when ordering from the kid's menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also receive a free length-of-stay pass for the Rainbow Reef! Booking Window:
May 11 – July 14, 2012 Travel Window:
Aug. 29 – Nov. 3, 2012 Offer Details:
With a 5-night minimum stay children ages 3-9 each receive:
How to Book:
- A free length-of-stay pass for the Rainbow Reef. The only private snorkeling lagoon on O'ahu, Rainbow Reef features thousands of fish found around Hawai'i
- Three free meals (from the kid's menu) for each night of their package at their choice of the following quick-service and table-service restaurants:
- ‘AMA ‘AMA: Includes 1 appetizer (lunch and dinner only), 1 entrée and 1 dessert (lunch and dinner only); 1 single-serving, non-alcoholic beverage
- Makahiki: Includes 1 full buffet (breakfast and dinner only)
- The ‘Olelo Room: Includes 1 continental breakfast (breakfast only)
- One Paddle, Two Paddle; Mama's Snack Stop and Lava Shack: Includes 1 entrée or 1 complete combo meal, 1 dessert (lunch and dinner only) and 1 single-serving, non-alcoholic beverage
To book please call 281-380-3437 or visit us online now!
You have several chances to see Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
, featured on ABC programming.
LIVE! With Kelly is currently taping at Aulani
. These episodes will air next week, Feb. 20-24 (check your local listings for details), and offer beautiful views of the Resort.
America’s Funniest Videos also recently filmed several episodes at Aulani.
AFV host Tom Bergeron took time during the shoot to slide down Tubestone Curl into Waikolohe Stream and joined the dancers of the “Starlit Hui.”
These episodes of America’s Funniest Videos will air on May 6 & 13 on ABC.Be sure to watch these shows or set your DVR! You don't want to miss out on seeing this amazing Hawaiian Resort.Contact White Glove Destinations at 281-380-3437 or visit us online now to learn more about Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa!
Get the 6th Night Free and Enjoy Complimentary Breakfast at AulaniAulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
, is more than just a destination – it's a portal to Oahu. And, with so much to see and experience, you will want to stay an extra night on Disney!
Book by Feb. 29 and you will receive your 6th night free when booking a 6-night or longer stay at Aulani. Plus, each Guest in your party ages 3 or older is entitled to receive a complimentary continental breakfast at The ‘Ōlelo Room each day of your stay.Booking Window:
Book from Jan. 14 – Feb. 29, 2012Travel Window:
This offer is available for most stays taking place between March 1-17 and April 15 – May 31, 2012.Booking Information:
Call 281-380-3437 and mention offer code E7D or visit us online now
! As a special offer, book your Disney Aulani Vacation with White Glove Destinations and get a fun in-room gift!
Using the finest local ingredients, the chefs at Aulani have created a variety of dining options for you – not only for the Resort’s signature full-service restaurants, but also for each of the quick-service dining options at Aulani. Whether you are searching for a fast mid-afternoon snack, a cozy breakfast or lunchtime fare, everyone can find the perfect meal for their vacation.
One Paddle, Two Paddle – Located adjacent to ‘AMA‘AMA, the signature restaurant at Aulani, One Paddle, Two Paddle is open daily and serves a variety of quick-service favorites. From freshly-made sandwiches, tasty wraps and house-made desserts to a tasty keiki (children’s) menu, this casual dining location offers good food fast … at affordable prices.
The Lava Shack – Located near the Rainbow Reef snorkel lagoon, The Lava Shack is the perfect place to pick up a Hawaii-inspired plate lunch, that generally consists of a main entrée, rice and a side. Here you can choose from complete meals featuring entrees like Cold Fried Chicken, Cured Meats, Cheeses, and Chilled Miso-glazed Salmon, as well as grab and go snacks.
Pāpālua Shave Ice – Conveniently located next to the pool deck, Pāpālua Shave Ice offers the chance for you to cool off with fruity and refreshing shave ice. Choose from a variety of tropical flavors.
– This yogurt bar, located in Painted Sky (teen spa), provides yummy, healthy treats: tangy yogurt with fresh fruit and toppings.
For those looking for a full, hearty breakfast each morning, you can also purchase a breakfast add-on package at Makahiki, Bounty of the Island, buffet-style restaurant. This package includes breakfast each day of your stay, including a full buffet and one non-specialty beverage for each member of your traveling party.Contact White Glove Destinations at 281-380-3437 to find out more about this amazing Hawaiian Resort or visit us online now!
Disney's Aulani Resort in Oahu, Hawaii will be offering a special Thanksgiving Feast. The Thanksgiving Ohana Feast will feature Disney characters in the Kaiona Ballroom from 5:00pm to 7:30pm on November 24, 2011. The price is $84.99 and $72.99 for children (3-9 years old) and infants under 2 years are free.Other Thanksgiving offerings at Aulani include:
Thanksgiving lunch at 'AMA'AMA Restaurant from 11:30am to 3:00pm. Dinner will be at Makahiki Restaurant from 3:30pm to 10:00pm and "AMA'AMA Restaurant from 4:00pm to 10:00pm.Advanced dining reservations are suggested. Contact White Glove Destinations at 281-380-3437 for more information or visit us online!
Special Grand Opening Offer!
With this Special Grand Opening Offer
, you can experience Aulani
—the newest Disney Resort—and enjoy the most magical vacation yet when you stay 4 nights and get the 5th consecutive night free!
Book before December 16, 2011 for stays most nights from:
- November 27 to December 16, 2011
- January 4 to January 12, 2012
- January 16 to January 25, 2012
Now you can enjoy more moments of relaxation and exhilaration at this world-class Resort on O‘ahu!
For more information about your Hawaiian vacation, contact White Glove Destinations
at 281-380-3437 or visit us online
5th Night Free promotion for guests who stay four consecutive nights between November 27, 2011 and December 16, 2011; January 4, 2012 and January 12, 2012; January 16, 2012 and January 25, 2012. Book by December 16, 2011.Contact White Glove Destinations at 281-380-3437 or online to get your Disney Hawaiian vacation quote now!
Favorite Disney characters celebrate with diners at “Aunty’s Breakfast Celebration at the Makahiki” on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays.
Breakfast is served from 7-11 a.m. Cost is $32 for guests ages 10 and over and $18 for ages 9 and under. Enjoy this buffet spread which includes everything from a simple Continental offering to a Western breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, potatoes, pancakes, waffles, French toast – even baked beans with barbecued ham. The Chinese/Japanese buffet has soy milk, dim sum, crispy dough, wok-fried noodles, seared island fish, tamago, greens, miso soup, steamed rice, dried seaweed and pickled vegetables. Advanced dining reservations are recommended. Contact White Glove Destinations at 281-380-3437 for more information on this and other dining opportunities at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa or book your Disney Hawaiian Vacation Package Online Now!