The New Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii

Source: — Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Last week marked the grand-opening of Aulani, a Disney resort & Spa in Oahu, Hawaii! The resort occupies over 21 acres of oceanfront property on Ko Olina which is 30 minutes from Waikiki and approximately 17 miles from the Honolulu International Airport.

When all phases are complete, the resort will include 359 traditional guest rooms and 481 two bedroom Disney Vacation Club villas in two towers. Man rooms offers thrilling views of the ocean, mountains and lush surroundings. In regards to amenities, Aulani offers a a little something for everyone. Adults will appreciate the massive 18,000-square-foot Laniwai, a Disney Spa, with 15 treatment rooms (many offering traditional Hawaiian treatments) and a fitness center.

The kids are offered access to their very own kids’ club, Aunty’s Beach House, where they can explore Hawaiian culture through supervised entertainment, including interactive touch tables, wildlife and nature programs, arts and crafts, Disney movies and traditional Hawaiian games. There is also the Waikolohe Valley, Aulani’s seven-acre water play area which mimics the flow of a watershed as it moves from the mountain to the ocean, complete with the Waikolohe Stream, the resort’s mysterious (yet fun) tube-floating watercourse. Here guests encounter bubbling water, a cloaking mist and several hundred feet of additional surprises. There are two signature restaurants on the premises – the full-service beach side `AMA`AMA a …

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