Aulani: One of the Top Resorts in Hawaii for Families

Discover the perfect family paradise with a touch of magic at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Located in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i, this award-winning resort offers an array of activities and amenities that cater to every family member, making it one of the premier resorts in Hawaii for families.

Walt Disney Imagineers partnered with local artisans and cultural experts to design a resort that authentically reflects Hawaiian culture. Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, is inspired by the natural wonders and rich traditions of Hawai‘i, making it the ultimate family getaway. The resort celebrates the beauty, history, and welcoming spirit of the island, allowing families to engage in local culture through activities like hula lessons, crafts, traditional Starlit Hui, and fireside storytelling. “Aulani” means “messenger of a chief,” and here, you’ll uncover the legends of the Hawaiian islands while enjoying a relaxing family vacation.

Fun for Every Member of the Family at One of the Best Resorts in Hawaii for Families

Aulani is thoughtfully designed with families in mind, offering a variety of activities for all ages. The resort features a complimentary kids’ club and many age-specific activities for children, while adults can enjoy exclusive spaces and amenities, making it one of the ideal resorts in Hawaii for families. And of course, that’s in addition to all of the fun and activities for families to do together!

Aunty’s Beach House, the complimentary children’s club for ages 4-12, provides a secure environment where kids can play, engage in crafts, games, and have fun with friends. Click for more information and pictures about Aunty’s Beach House.

Disney never requires guests to pay a resort fee, and many of the exciting entertainment and activities are included in the cost of your stay. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of pools and water play areas, movie nights, Hawaiian cultural events, and other activities at no additional cost. This comprehensive offering makes Aulani one of the top resorts in Hawaii for families.

The list of activities available at Aulani seems almost endless. With all your time spent at the beach, golfing, swimming or relaxing in the spa, you may find you don’t even want to venture outside the resort. However, for those who wish to explore more of the island, there are plenty of options available. Your Wish Upon a Star with Us Vacation Planner or Aulani’s concierge team can help you enhance your stay at one of the best resorts in Hawaii for families by arranging fun tours and excursions all over Oahu.

Resort Highlights

  • Rooms & Suites: 351 hotel rooms, including 16 suites
  • Villas: 481 Disney Vacation Club units, including 19 Grand Villas
  • Dining: 2 table service restaurants, 3 lounges and several quick-service dining venues
  • Laniwai – A Disney Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Aunty’s Beach House kids club
  • Painted Sky teen spa
  • Pools, water slides, lazy river and more

Amenities are subject to change.

Resort Dining

Whether you want an elegant beachfront dinner, a buffet breakfast with characters or a quick poolside meal, Aulani has fabulous dining options for you to enjoy! ‘Ama‘Ama offers contemporary island cuisine in an elegant, open-air restaurant overlooking the beach. Guests can delight in a lively buffet with characters at Makahiki restaurant. Or, grab a quick bite to eat at one of the resort’s quick service dining locations. Be sure to stop by Pāpālua Shave Ice snack stand to try this classic Hawaiian treat. It’s fruity and refreshing, and you can even get yours with Mickey Ears!

Laniwai Spa

Luxuriate in Paradise as you soothe and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit at Laniwai—Aulani Resort’s full-service spa, salon and fitness center. Teens can visit Painted Sky, the only teen spa on Oahu.