The Ultimate Review Of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Day 1 and 2
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We just got back from Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa and we are so excited to share our full review with you. Special thanks to Disney for hosting this amazing vacation! We can’t wait to go back!
We are sharing our whole adventure in our videos too! So be sure to watch the video above!
Our adventure started flying high above Los Angeles in the exact same seats as our last visit to Hawaii! How often does that happen, I wonder? Our flight was more restless this time though because we were all so excited to be going to Aulani!
We landed at 9 pm local time, so it was already dark but we had a limo van or party bus as we call them waiting for us. That totally woke us back up!
When we arrived, we were greeted with citrus-infused water and beautiful leis!
We headed up to our suite and went straight to bed so that we would be well-rested and ready to really have some big fun in the morning!
Good morning Aulani!
Aren’t the rooms beautiful?!
This is the view we woke up to!
Pete went down to the coffee bar (open until 11 am) and got us both coffee, and we just took in this view while the girls got ready. I had a soy latte and he had a black regular brew, but they also have delicious specialty drinks just for this resort, so be sure to have one of those too!
Then we headed down to Makahiki for the Disney Character Breakfast. PS. There are water stations throughout the resort with delicious fruit infused water… be sure to stay hydrated with them!
This is a great way to have some easy meet and greets with your favorite characters.
And it is more than just food and characters. There is a lot of fun too! Aunty plays music and sings while you eat and also leads fun activities too!
The food is also really fun!
Of course, there were plates full of Mickey waffles too… even gluten-free and vegan ones!
I really love how this is very much a Disney resort with the characters and food items, but that it is also just as much, if not more a Hawaiian vacation resort. So for those that want the Disney magic, it’s here… and for those that want a more traditional Hawaiian resort feel, it’s here too!
This is also the place for kids of all ages.
The teens had just as much fun as the little one… and the adults of course too. While Emmy was at Aunty’s Beach House (the included kids club) the teens were enjoying the pools, having snacks, shopping and spending time at the teen’s spa. More on all that later…
After breakfast, we made sure we got some of the Aulani tumblers. These are great to get right away because you pay once and can get complimentary refills of soda, hot chocolate, coffee, and tea for the rest of your stay. We used ours for coffee because we can’t function without it!
Since we were really experiencing the resort for the first time, at least in the daylight, we went off exploring and had our first look at Rainbow Reef. With over 1,000 beautiful tropical fish in this private, onsite lagoon, we were really excited to go snorkeling there! It was even fun just enjoying it from outside through these huge glass windows!
Of course, Emmy had a couple of other things on her mind. Swimming and snacks!
There are pools, a lazy river, slides and a splash pad that is more like a huge waterworks playset!
You can’t go to Aulani and not get a Mickey Shave Ice… you just can’t. Emmy had one flavored with root beer. It was as divine as it sounds!
Maddie and I went for the first of many walks.
The resort connects to a walking path right along the beach that is perfect for afternoon, evening and every other time you want to go strolls. It was so peaceful and relaxing!
One of my favorite places was on the balcony with this view at sunset.
Heaven on earth, I tell you!
I hope you enjoyed this full picture review of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. We will be back soon to share the rest of this amazing family vacation to Hawaii! Be sure to pin this post too!