November 17, 2023
Fun Activities for your Stay at Aulani Disney Resort in Ko’olina | Koolina Family Photographer
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai’i, offers a variety of activities and experiences for guests of all ages. Here are some of the best things to do at Aulani:
Enjoy the Pools and Beaches:
- Aulani has several pools, including a lazy river, family pool, and adult-exclusive pool. The resort also has a beautiful beach. Spend some time relaxing by the water and enjoying the Hawaiian sun.
Character Meet and Greets:
- Meet your favorite Disney characters in a Hawaiian setting. Aulani offers character meet and greets where you can take photos and interact with beloved Disney personalities. TIP: you don’t have to stay at Aulani to get photos with the characters who are meeting with guests around the property!
- Take advantage of the water activities offered at the resort, such as snorkeling, paddleboarding, or even taking a guided catamaran tour. The clear waters of Hawai’i provide an excellent opportunity for aquatic adventures. Just be sure to stay in the lagoons as the nearby coves may sometimes have strong waves, currents, and sea animals like Hawaiian monk seals which can be aggressive. When in doubt don’t go out.
Aunty’s Beach House:
- Aunty’s Beach House is a kids’ club where children can participate in supervised activities, crafts, and games while parents enjoy some time alone. It’s a great way for kids to have fun and make new friends and parents have a chance to find time for themselves to take a yoga class on the beach, enjoy a drink at the pool, or perhaps enjoy a massage at the spa.
Rainbow Reef Snorkeling:
- Explore Rainbow Reef, a private snorkeling lagoon at Aulani. It’s a unique opportunity to snorkel among a variety of colorful fish in a controlled environment. You must pay to snorkel and you must make a reservation.
- Take a stroll through the Maka’ala Lobby, which features stunning architecture, Hawaiian art, and a beautiful view of the ocean. It’s a relaxing place to unwind.
Laniwai – A Disney Spa:
- Treat yourself to a spa day at Laniwai. The spa offers a range of treatments inspired by Hawaiian healing traditions, including massages, facials, and body treatments.
Ka Wa’a Luau:
- Experience a traditional Hawaiian luau with a touch of Disney magic. Ka Wa’a Luau includes a buffet dinner, live music, hula dancing, and a beautiful sunset view.
- Aulani offers guided excursions to explore the natural beauty and culture of O’ahu. Whether it’s a hike, historical tour, or cultural experience, these excursions provide a deeper understanding of the island.
Dining at Aulani:
- Enjoy a variety of dining options, from casual to fine dining, offering a blend of Hawaiian flavors and international cuisine. ‘AMA ‘AMA is a popular restaurant overlooking the beach.Remember that the specific offerings and activities may change, so it’s a good idea to check the latest schedule and options during your visit.
11. Book a Family Photo Session:
- Elevate your family photo experience by booking a session with Marissa HB Photography, a specialist in family photography near Aulani, The Four Seasons Koolina, or the Marriott Koolina
- Schedule a time to meet Marissa right on the beach in front of Aulani. She can guide your family to picture-perfect locations, capturing the essence of your time in Hawai’i with her expertise in family photography.
- Consider wearing coordinating outfits that complement the vibrant colors of the surroundings. Have a look at the photos below for outfit inspiration. Generally, the colors of the sunrise like dusty blue, seafoam green, blush pink, cream, off white, gray look beautiful! You’ll also want to pick up beautiful flowers like the flowers shown in the photos below. This family decided to take a lei making class from Haumea Designs the day before which was such a fun idea! Please contact Arleen at Haumea Designs if you are interested.
- After the session, Marissa will provide you with an online gallery of the best photos and you can pick yourfavorites, then she will retouch them and send them your way to download! You also have options to print your images via your online gallery store ensuring you have personalized and professionally captured memories from your Aulani or Koolina, Oahu vacation.