- Category: Travel
- Created on 16 November 2012
- Written by The Travelin Diva (Kirstin N. Fuller)
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Summer has officially begun and you have already started dreaming of a sunny tropical paradise perfect for that family vacation.
Envision crystal clear piercing blue waters, white sandy beaches, exquisite food and a suite with a breathtaking view that celebrates the beauty and culture of Hawaii. If that’s your dream, the beautiful Ko Olina, Hawaii which is home to the islands’ newest resort, Aulani a Disney Resort & Spa is just what the doctor ordered.
Aulani is the newest member of the Disney vacation club and resort family. The resort welcomed its first guests last summer and is perfectly situated on 21 oceanfront acres in the Ko Olina resort community, Aulani (pronounced ow-lah-nee) celebrates the beauty, the spirit and culture that is Hawaii. The resort is home to two towers housing a total of 359 rooms, including 16 suites and villas, four restaurants and two lounges. Every room/suite has a breathtaking view because they are perfectly angled ensuring a clear view of the ocean, the resorts’ poolside garden or island garden.
In addition to the luxurious accommodations, the resort is also home to “Laniwai” an exclusive Disney spa. Not your ordinary spa by any means, “Laniwai” explores the Hawaiian cultures’ spiritual belief in rainbows. Treatment rooms are all named after rainbows including “luahoano” which is a rainbow around the sun or moon. The spa features 15 treatment rooms and the Disney exclusive family treatment room. This 18,000 sq. ft. facility is also home to “Painted Sky,” a spa for teens. “Painted Sky” features a trendy yogurt bar, unique mixology station and a menu of services exclusively for teens.
Disney resorts are all about family fun and Aulani does not disappoint. Guests will have the options to drift, swim, paddle and snorkel the day away in luxury. The resort has special entertainment and water sports for the entire family. “Rainbow Reef” is a 3,800 sq. ft. lagoon made for up close and personal snorkeling adventures with fish unique to the island. Kayaking, horseback riding and catamaran adventures are also available. “Aunty’s Beach House” is a kids club and program featuring games and storytelling for kids ages 3-12. “Menehune Bridge” is a water play area with three slides, interactive water elements and a climbing water play structure.
Moms and Dads the fun is not just for kids. Parents will enjoy signature spa Hawaiian inspired treatments and a round or two of golf on the resorts exclusive Ted Robinson designed 18-hole championship golf course.
Call Aulani home! That’s right you can actually own a piece of Hawaiian paradise. Aulani is a unique resort because it is also a member of the Disney Vacation Club in addition to being a traditional hotel/resort. This means guests can also own a timeshare vacation as part of the membership in the vacation club. As a member in the vacation club, owners also enjoy access to Disney resorts in 500 destinations including Hawaii. For more information on the Disney Vacation Club please call 1-888-603-7174.
Enjoy the family paradise with a touch of Disney magic.
For more information, please visit www. Aulani.com. Your slice of paradise is waiting!