We have been able to visit Aulani four times, and I have to tell you – it’s my favorite place. We talk about our love of Aulani a lot here – and it’s sincere! That said – it is very much a splurge especially if you are not a DVC (Disney Vacation Club) member. So how can you swing a trip to Aulani and spend less? I’ve got some suggestions in this post, as well as itinerary ideas for 2, 4, or 6 day visits. On our last visit a cast member told us there is a regular that spends a month a year – oh heaven! But that’s not even a pipe dream for me at this point. Give me a week, and I’ll be satisfied… but even a few days…
Aulani is a peaceful place, and if you couldn’t already tell: we recommend it. (hint: See all of our Aulani articles here) There is however a place that takes the tranquility of Aulani and takes it to a whole new level: the Laniwai spa. On our recent trip I was able to spend a morning here in the spa and it was every bit as peaceful, beautiful, and memorable as I remember.
You enter through a hallway where you cast a stone into this pool – a mesmerizing start to the experience. From there your guide will show you everything you need to know about getting ready, amenities available, and more.
When it comes to a relaxed evening in Aulani, our choice is clear: the Olelo Room! Here is our video look at the evening we spent there:
This space is only open in the evening, has appetizers and a full bar, live music, and is one of the most beautiful spots to spend any Aulani evening. Our favorites are the DVC off the menu cocktail, the Big Island Iced Tea, as well as the chicken wings, and the sliders. Though to be fair? We’ve yet to order anything we didn’t love here! You can find more information and details about their menu on the Aulani website here.
While guests at Aulani we have tried the standard hotel room, studio, and 1 bedroom villa. We don’t think you can go wrong – we’ve yet to have a bad stay. Today I will go through the options and show you some photos as well.