The Ultimate Mother’s Day Celebration At Disney Aulani With Mahalo Mama Month

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Are you looking for the ultimate Mother’s Day celebration? Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa’s Mahalo Mama Month for May is just that! Starting with breakfast in bed and a special spa package just for us moms to relax… I’m so excited to share our full review with you. Special thanks to Disney for hosting this amazing vacation and for allowing us an early look at Mahalo Mama Month!

Mahalo Mama Month at Aulani Resort

On day five of our vacation, the day was dedicated to me experiencing Mahalo Mama Month at Aulani

I woke up to breakfast in bed. Not just any breakfast though… it was an indulgent Hawaiian-style French Toast stuffed with chocolate and strawberries, topped with warm strawberry compote and whipped cream. Think the traditional Mother’s Day morning breakfast, but like 10,000 times more delicious. Room service brought us all our favorites and then my girl’s hand-carried mine to my bed so that I could enjoy it overlooking this view!

Mahalo Mama Month at Aulani Resort

Yes, I totally took a picture with them and the food first! 

Mahalo Mama Month at Aulani Resort

Please pay special attention to the Mickey waffles too! So yummy, and that is also two orders of the special french toast. Don’t judge.

Mahalo Mama Month at Aulani Resort

At this exact moment, I was asking myself why we don’t order room service more? Especially at Disney properties? That is changing. We are going to do this from now on.

Mahalo Mama Month at Aulani Resort

As part of the Mahalo Mama Month, there are also spa specials. My appointment was for later that day, but I had promised Emmy some spa time too, so I made an appointment for her to have her hair cut. 

Mahalo Mama Month at Aulani Resort

She was so excited and everyone in the spa made her and the other littlest guests feel so welcome. She also loved the different infused water flavors here.

Mahalo Mama Month at Aulani Resort

I can’t even tell you how much fun she had. There was so much Disney magic including a special sweet treat and pixie dust for her hair once it was done.

Mahalo Mama Month at Aulani Resort

The whole time she was getting her treatment done, I was already in the spa zone. This is what I was thinking about:

Mahalo Mama Month at Aulani Resort

Once her hair was perfectly cut and styled, it was off to Aunty’s House kid’s club for her. See, there is no excuse to not go to the spa when they have such a great special AND there is a great kid’s club for the little ones to enjoy. 

Mahalo Mama Month at Aulani Resort

I made a slight detour on the way back to the spa… to get a pina colada.

No alcohol in this one, so it was perfect for relaxing and my favorite one yet. There were even small shavings of real coconut. I keep trying to think of ways to have one shipped to me, but yeah, not going to happen. Guess we will just have to go back to Aulani soon! Make sure you get one when you are here next. They are available down by the lagoon!

In case you were wondering where Maddie and Ashley were, they were at the spa too! Right next door to the Laniwai Spa, is the Painted Sky Teen Spa. They had massages and then enjoyed some smoothies by the pool! 

And Pete wasn’t left out either. He also had a massage. We crossed paths in the co-ed section of the spa for a fleeting moment.

Mahalo Mama Month at Aulani Resort

I had the most relaxing two hours that I can remember.

I’m not even joking. The spa is beautiful and one of the most tranquil ones I have been in. 

When you go to Spa Laniwai make sure to arrive early to also enjoy Kula Wai, the 5,000-square-foot garden retreat. It has private vitality baths, co-ed soaking pools, a cold water therapy plunge pool, six rain-style showers, a heated whirlpool jet spa, and my favorite…a reflexology path designed to massage the feet and lower legs as you walk along it. 

There is also a lounge area with a menu of healthy foods and beverages.

Mahalo Mama Month at Aulani Resort

My Mahalo Mama Spa Package included Aulani’s signature Lomilomi Massage (25 Minutes), Cinderella Facial (25 Minutes) and Yummy Mummy Organic Pedicure (50 Minutes). That was the best 2 hours ever!

The Lomilomi Massage provides a gentle, rhythmic massage, releasing tension, pain and fatigue—while infusing the mind, body and spirit with positive energy, increased circulation and muscle tone. Lomilomi is a traditional Hawaiian massage passed down through generations by healing kūpuna (elders). Before the massage started I chose an aromatherapy scent and also the music playing in the background. Pete and I compared notes afterward and we both chose ocean sounds and then switched halfway to the sounds of the rainforest! I guess that is proof that we have been married for a long time!

Next, I had The Cinderella Facial which begins with a skin-refining exfoliation, followed by a vitamin-rich facial mask. The treatment leaves every princess with a youthful glow and it totally did to me! My skin felt so soft and hydrated!

To complete my spa day I had The Yummy Mummy Organic Pedicure. Starting with a foot soak, deep cleanse, nail grooming, exfoliation, massage and then polish.

I was so sad we were leaving the next day because I wanted a repeat of this awesome day before we went home!

Mahalo Mama Month at Aulani Resort

There is even more fun at Aulani in May to create great memories together. Every Sunday in May in the Pau Hana Room, mothers and children can bond over creating a Lei Poʻo (Head lei) and learning the art of Hula.

For moms interested in swimming among the tropical fish in Rainbow Reef, Aulani’s private snorkel lagoon, the resort is offering a 10% discount (one day access or length of stay access) in May. We did this multiple times during our stay and loved it!

Learn more about celebrating Mother’s Day all May long at Aulani here.

I highly recommend making your spa appointment before you arrive at Aulani, or as soon as you do. For good reason (it’s awesome), they do fill up. The Mahalo Mama Month spa specials are available during May and truly are a great way to spoil the mom in your life.

Mahalo Mama Month at Aulani Resort

Next time we are at Aulani, the spa is at the top of our list for everyone in the family and I love that there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy to take this vacation to a whole new relaxing level! 

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • I would definitely love celebrating Mothers Day here. In fact, I’m going to suggest that to my kids, lol. It looks like so much fun and the views from that first photo is incredible.

  • Now this is Mother’s Day in style! What an absolutely wonderful way to celebrate, I’d love to treat my Mum to something like this, let her have a holiday and just relax.

  • I would love to go to Hawaii anytime of the year and celebrate life. It looks truly amazing! What a fun experience you guys had.

  • Oh my gosh that looks like it was amazing! I would love to be there and get spoiled! What a beautiful place to celebrate mothers day!

  • That is for sure the ultimate Mother’s Day. Wow! I would love to enjoy this, I haven’t been to Disney since I was a teenager. My kids want to go just to have that experience before they’re adults but not sure we’ll make it. I will keep watching you celebrate there 😉

  • That breakfast looks incredible, I am drooling. The hotel looks amazing as does the idea of being able to go to the spa also. I bet you had an incredible time.

  • I live my life vicariously through you and other travel bloggers! Which was more perfect that view or your breakfast? I love that they have the teen spa as well. That two hours must have felt like heaven. What a way to spend Mother’s Day!

  • That looks like so much fun. All these photos are so beautiful too. I would love to be there. I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. What an amazing place to go I bet.

  • Definitely a great mother’s day celebration destination. Beautiful all through, and that breakfast oh don’t get me started lol. Great pics

  • I’m such a huge fan of Disneyland and this looks amazing!! Looks like you guys had loads of fun, what a wonderful way to spend Mother’s Day with your girls.
    xo, Sondra

  • I’m such a huge fan of Disneyland and this looks amazing!! Looks like you guys had loads of fun, beautiful pictures.
    xo, Sondra

  • Every mom deserves that kind of pampering! It has been a while since I last went to the spa. I bet you had a wonderful time. Happy Mother’s Day to you 🙂

  • This looks like such a great way to spend Mother’s Day! All that good food and company looks like it was a blast.

  • This looks like such an amazing experience to be able to have. Disney definitely seems to have something for every occasion.

  • This is a serious upgrade from the kid-made breakfast in bed I’m used to. I could use some serious relaxation in Aulani.

  • These are AMAZING memories with your little ones for Mother’s Day. Hawaii is already gorgeous but Aulani has top notch features.

  • Disney sure knows how to do things right and looks like this is another one of their destinations we will add to our bucket list.

  • We just booked a visit for May 2019! Hope they have all of these amazing options again next year!

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