Honolulu International Airport. Aulani provided us with free shuttle service from and to airport (Speedi Shuttle was great for us and we actually had it all to ourselves on the way to the hotel) and free rental car for one day.
How far is Disney Aulani from airport?
Disney’s Aulani is located in the beautiful Ko Olina Resort on the west side (Leeward) of Oahu island. It’s approximately 20 miles from Honolulu International Airport, about a 35-45 minute ride.
Is it worth going to Aulani?
Overall: Aulani is definitely not worth the trip for the Disney experience, because there really is no Disney experience. Definitely not worth the trip for a resort stay, there are so many other properties offering more diverse and comfortable amentities in a better location for a more complete vacation.
Is Aulani close to Oahu?
Get directions to Aulani Resort, located about 20 miles from Honolulu on the lush, leeward side of O’ahu.
How far is Disney Aulani from Pearl Harbor?
The drive from Aulani to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center takes approximately 20-25 minutes and is a distance of roughly 18 miles. You will definitely want to make reservations (for free) in advance of your stay, starting two months in advance of your scheduled visit date.
Does Aulani have a meal plan?
There is a meal plan available for one meal a day at the Ulu cafe but it’s only for available if you have a group booking of 20 or more and you need to go through the resort to get it. Otherwise you can get fairly reasonably priced meals and snacks from the Ulu Cafe and charge it to the room.
Is Aulani all inclusive food?
Nothing is included at Aulani. Meals are very expensive, but the quality of food and service at Ama Ama was worth it. There are so many delicious choices, you’ll want to try breakfast and dinner a couple of times here. Use the advance reservation service before you leave home!.
What does Aulani mean in Hawaiian?
The word Aulani in Hawaiian can be loosely translated as “the place that speaks for the great ones” or “with deep messages”. When the word is used as a name, it can mean “message from the chief”.
How do I get to Secret Beach from Aulani?
How to get to Paradise Cove/ Lanikuhonua Beach from Aulani. When you exit Aulani, follow the sidewalk to the left of the resort at the street level. Continue following the sidewalk past the Four Seasons (you’ll cross the street at the traffic light with the Four Seasons and a little pond to your left).
What was there before Aulani?
Ihilani (Hawaiian for “heavenly splendor”) opened in 1993 as the first hotel at Ko Olina (Hawaiian for “place of joy”), a masterplanned 640-acre development with four manmade lagoons. The 387-room luxury hotel was designed by renowned modernist architect Edward Killingsworth.
What is walking distance from Aulani resort?
Distance from Aulani: 0.25 miles; a not very long walk before 18 holes of golf, a really long walk after 18 holes (hint: you may want to drive over).
Is there a Disney theme park in Hawaii?
However, Disney’s Aulani is all about the place where it is located: Hawaii. It is not a theme park, per se, but a highly themed family resort and spa where the theme is the Hawaiian Islands.
When did Aulani resort Open?
Aulani Resort opened in August 2011. A major expansion project was completed in fall 2013, offering families even more to enjoy!.
Is Aulani in Waikiki?
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is nestled in the vibrant Ko Olina community and just a short distance from Honolulu, Waikiki and Kailua—havens for world-class shopping, dining, sightseeing and cultural activities.
How do you get from Waikiki to Pearl Harbor?
The City and County of Honolulu’s public transit service, ‘TheBus’, is an affordable option to get to Pearl Harbor. Simply wait at any one of the stops along Kuhio Avenue to catch TheBus and tell the driver you wish to go to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The drive will take about an hour from Waikiki.
Can you get Dole Whip at Aulani?
Now at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, new Dole Whip soft-serve desserts are just the beginning to a summer of delicious treats.
Can you bring your own alcohol to Aulani?
In the “Know Before You Go” sections about the pool areas at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, the policies listed indicate that you cannot bring outside alcohol or coolers to the pool areas. Coolers are permitted for medical reasons. These policies are the same for the poolside cabanas at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.
How long is the luau at Aulani?
The Luau Is Long The Disney Aulani Luau takes about three hours total. This three hours is spent on pre-dinner activities, dinner, dessert, and the main show. We enjoyed the whole experience, but some families had smaller kids getting restless by the end of the luau.
Can non guests eat at Aulani?
A: Sorry, Aulani does not offer a day pass. Most amenities—including the pools, beach equipment and activities—are exclusive to overnight Guests staying at Aulani. Day Guests are welcome to enjoy the dining, shopping and spa experiences offered at Aulani.
What is the difference between Aulani resort and Villas?
The main difference between the two is that DVC rooms feature either kitchenettes (in studios) or full kitchens and washer-dryers (in one-bedroom villas and above), while resort rooms and suites only feature coffeemakers and mini-fridges.
How far in advance can you make Aulani dining reservations?
Dining reservations are available 30 days in advance. If you do not have an upcoming resort reservation and would like more information on non-Resort dining reservation availability please call (808)-674-6200.