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How to Create Unforgettable Memories at Disney's Aulani Resort

Are you ready to embark on a journey filled with magic, wonder, and unforgettable memories? Look no further than Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii. This tropical oasis offers the perfect backdrop for creating lasting moments with your loved ones. From choosing the ideal activities to indulging in delicious dining experiences, capturing priceless memories, and exploring the beauty of Hawaii, this article will guide you through how to make the most of your trip to Disney's Aulani Resort. So, get ready to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Disney and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Disney's Aulani Overview

Located in Ko Olina on the Leeward side of Oahu, Aulani, "fulfillment of joy" spans 21 acres along the gorgeous coast. The stunning lagoon with a white-sand beach is paradise. Immerse yourself in the magic of a truly captivating destination that offers a remarkable adventure for the whole family. The breathtaking beach views will leave you in awe, creating a serene atmosphere. One of the resort's highlights is its fun-filled pools that are sure to delight. It boasts a mixture of pools, each offering a unique experience. There is something for everyone, from exhilarating water slides to calm lazy rivers. The little ones will have a blast at the splash zone, and you can decompress in the adults-only area. 

Living the Suite Life at Aulani Resort

Aulani guests can choose from ample, beautifully conceived rooms. 

Cassity's Aulani Resort Room Recommendations

Most Budget-Friendly Option

Standard Room

Highlights Include:

  • 382 sq ft.

  • Two queen beds (sleeps 4)

Elegant Upgrade

1-Bedroom Parlor Suite

Highlights Include:

  • 776 sq ft

  • One king bed in the main bedroom, one queen-size sleeper sofa, and one twin-size pull-down bed in the parlor

  • 1.5 bathrooms

  • Kitchenette

Splurge-Worthy Upgrade

Signature 2-Bedroom Suite

  • 1910 sq ft

  • One king bed in the main bedroom, one queen bed, and one queen sleeper sofa in the second bedroom

  • Three bathrooms

  • Full-size kitchen

  • Ocean Views

Choosing the Perfect Activities for Your Family

As you dive into the endless possibilities at Disney's Aulani Resort, choosing the perfect activities that cater to your family's interests and preferences is essential. Whether your family enjoys lounging by the pool, embarking on thrilling water adventures, or exploring the rich culture of Hawaii, there's something for everyone at Aulani. Take the time to sit down and discuss what activities excite each family member, ensuring everyone participates in something they love. Choosing the perfect mix of activities will create unforgettable memories that resonate with each family member for years.

Cassity's Aulani Recommendations:

  • Learn to make leis at Aunty's Beach House

  • Go on a nature walk and learn about flora and fauna indigenous to the islands.

  • Hear how the ancestors came to the islands and built Hawaii.

  • Learn to draw your favorite characters.

Capturing Priceless Memories with Photography Tips

One of the best ways to preserve your unforgettable memories at Disney's Aulani Resort is through photography. Before you start snapping away:

  1. Take a moment to consider the best angles, lighting, and backgrounds to capture the essence of each moment.

  2. Remember to include all family members in the photos, allowing everyone to be a part of the memories you're creating.

  3. Whether capturing a stunning sunset over the ocean or a fun-filled day at the water park, take the time to frame your shots to truly showcase Aulani's magic.

Indulging in Delicious Dining Experiences

Indulging in delicious dining experiences is a must-do during your Disney's Aulani Resort stay. With various restaurants and eateries offering a range of cuisines, you'll have the opportunity to tantalize your taste buds with mouthwatering dishes that showcase local ingredients and flavors. From fresh seafood caught daily to tropical fruits picked at their peak, every meal at Aulani is a culinary adventure.

Whether dining al fresco with ocean views or enjoying a cozy meal indoors, each restaurant at Aulani offers a unique ambiance that adds to the overall dining experience. Be sure to try dishes that highlight Hawaiian cuisine, such as poke bowls, loco moco, and shaved ice, for an authentic taste of the islands. And remember to save room for dessert - indulging in a pineapple Dole Whip or a decadent chocolate lava cake is the perfect way to cap off a memorable meal.

Exploring the Beauty of Hawaii Through Excursions

Embark on a journey to discover the island's stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and unique history. From snorkeling in crystal-clear waters to hiking through lush rainforests, there are countless ways to immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Hawaii. Take a guided tour to learn about the ancient Hawaiian traditions and visit historical sites showcasing the islands' rich heritage. Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, there is an excursion for every type of traveler at Aulani.

These unforgettable experiences will create lasting memories and forge meaningful connections with your loved ones. So, gather your family and friends and prepare to make the most of your time in Hawaii.

Cassity Hawaii Recommendations:

  • Surfing lessons

  • Swimming with the dolphins

  • Luau

  • Swimming with sea turtles

  • Pearl Harbor

  • Hiking through rainforests and chasing waterfalls

  • Catamaran sailing with snorkeling

  • Hiking Diamond Head

  • Exploring the North Shore

Perfect family vacations come to fruition in the enchanting paradise of Disney's Aulani Resort. By carefully choosing activities, capturing moments with expert photography tips, indulging in exquisite dining experiences, exploring the beauty of Hawaii, and creating unique bonds, you can ensure that your family's trip is nothing short of unforgettable. So savor every second, embrace the magic, and make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience with your loved ones. Walt Disney once said, "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things because we're curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." So, why wait? Start creating memories that will last a lifetime at Disney's Aulani Resort.

Author: Cassity Burke

Author's Bio:

Hi, my name is Cassity; I'm a mom of two amazing boys, Ethan, 16, and Caleb, 13. I've been married for 17 years to the best husband and my best friend. As a family, we love to travel and visit new places. I became a travel advisor because I love helping clients plan their vacations. There is nothing like helping people create lasting memories.

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