5 Things to Do at Aulani Hawaii, Disney’s Hawaiian Resort

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5 Things to Do at Aulani Hawaii, Disney’s Hawaiian Resort

If you're looking for a trip of a lifetime while visiting Hawaii, Aulani A Disney Resort & Spa offers something unlike anywhere else on these beautiful islands.

One of the most beautiful places to stay, Disney's Hawaii resort on Oahu is full of incredible extras that make for the most memorable of stays. If you're traveling with kids, it's the perfect Hawaiian getaway to please your little ones. But even if you won't have kids in toe, Disney's magical atmosphere is exciting enough for adults too.

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5 Things to Do at Aulani Hawaii, Disney’s Hawaiian Resort

Rainbow Reef

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A huge private saltwater lagoon that's only accessible by guests at Aulani, Rainbow Reef contains thousands of beautiful colorful tropical fish. The lagoon provides the perfect safe escape to snorkel and see popular marine life such as angelfish, surgeonfish and tangs without the need to swim out in the ocean.

Stars Above Hawaii

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With minimal light pollution across Hawaii and often clear weather, gaze up at the nights sky and you'll often see a plethora of beautiful twinkling stars. To take the experience even further, the resort's Stars Above Hawaii offers powerful telescopes and a local expert to teach guests about each of the stars and how they were used by ancient Polynesians.

Drop the Kids off at Aunty’s Beach House

Aulani has child care included in the room rates and Aunty’s Beach House is never a dull moment for the little ones. While it's probably not a great idea to leave your kids in their care for the whole holiday, it's the perfect chance to have a little time for yourself or with your partner with endless activities for them to take part in there.

Live Music Performances at Aulani

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A visit to Hawaii isn't complete without listening to some live guitar and ukulele performances, luckily Disney offers plenty of opportunities for live music. With renowned Hawaiian artists performing regularly throughout the resort, it's easy enough to find an event to watch.

For the true Hawaiian experience, Aulani even offers free ukulele lessons for guests, included in the room rates.

Relax at Ko Olina's Beautiful Beaches and Disney's Waikolohe Valley Pools

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Spending some time to relax on a beach in Hawaii is a given and Disney has one of the best of them. The lagoon beachfront lets guests enjoy the beautiful waterfront and sandy beaches without any dangers you might find at an oceanfront location.

Aulina's private pools are only for guests staying at the resort, day visitors can't access them, so it's never crowded and allows for the ultimate relaxation. The Waikolohe Valley is Disney's pool area that offers seemingly endless sections of swimming room for guests. Here you'll find a number of heated pools, whirlpool spas, infinity pools and a lazy river. There's also a couple of adult only pools, for when you just need a bit of piece and quiet and sip on some pina coladas.

But There's Plenty More to Do

While these are some of the most enticing things to do here, as expected of Disney there's an endless amount of activities and things to do at Aulani that are impossible to see them all in just one trip. Disney is always great at paying attention to small details that heighten guest entertainment.

For other popular activities to check out at Aulani, make sure to experience the Mo'olelo Fire Pit Storytelling. Ko Olina Golf Club is a short walk away and Laniwai Spa is perfect for the ultimate relaxation.

Aulani Disney Resort During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Although the resort has been closed recently to curb the spread of COVID-19, Aulani has recently started to slowly reopen to bookings and guests. Note that some facilities and activities may be closed or postponed during the initial reopening period such as Aunty's Beach House and Laniwai – A Disney Spa. If you don't want to miss out on anything, consider booking for when the resort fully opens.