Oahu is the perfect island for the whole family – teach the kids how to surf on Waikiki Beach, take your adventure-seekers on a hike up Diamondhead, and visit the USS Arizona Memorial for history-buffs to share with their classroom back at home. Now, there’s the perfect resort for families to stay at: Disney’s Aulani.
It’s no secret that everything Disney touches turns to gold – from the parks to the world class Disney Cruise Line – it only made sense for them to provide Hawaii-bound travelers with the perfect family resort! What does Disney’s take on Hawaii look like? Imagine the dedication to service and family-friendly atmosphere, tokens of the Disney brand, and add a touch of Aloha-magic and you’ve got an idea of what Aulani brings to the table. It’s the same kind of everything-for-everyone experience that I mentioned at the Four Seasons Hualali, but with the extra-special Disney touch and on the island of Oahu, which provides easy access for families traveling on direct flights to HNL.
The property is located on the Western shores of Oahu, just away from the crowds. The breathtaking white sand beach is only one of the fantastic activities offered on the resort. Aulani boasts Waikolohe Valley, complete with two tubing excursions, an 8,200 square foot pool, four whirlpool spas, a relaxation pool, a children’s area, and two swimming areas with wildlife: Rainbow Reef, the private snorkeling lagoon with bright, tropical fish, and Makai Preserve, a stingray conservation area where guests can encounter the creatures with the assistance of on-site marine biologists.
If the water activities aren’t enough of an appeal, adults and teens can enjoy the spas (Aulani boasts the only tean spa in Columbus) and youngsters (ages 3-12) can stop by Aunty’s Beach House, the kids club dedicated to teaching children about the Hawaiian culture.
As with any of the trips I planned, book through me and I’ll make sure to get you the same prices you see online – plus, you’ll have the benefit of an agent ensuring that you aren’t just another face in the crowd from booking online. I always notify the resorts before your arrival so that you’re treated like royalty on your trip!