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Disney's Aulani Resort & Spa: View with Beach
Photo courtesy of Aulani Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai'i.
Photo courtesy of Aulani Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai'i.
Disney's Aulani Resort has a prime location, in the Ko Olina area on Oahu's leeward west coast, about 20 minutes from the airport, and 45 minutes from Waikiiki. Ko Olina is also just a short drive from the less developed North Shore of Oahu.

Ko Olina also has the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa ( adjacent to the Aulani Resort) plus residential areas, a series of lagoons, a championship golf course, and a small commercial area. The Aulani looks out on a beautiful lagoon with a shallow gentle shore that's perfect for little kids.

"Aulani" means "messenger of a chief", and the Aulani aims to bring its visitors messages about Hawaiian culture, and to provide layers of cultural details on the property.

The Aulani resort has two main 15-story buildings that offer regular hotel rooms and suites plus Disney Vacation Club suites. The Aulani aims for high standards of sustainability, with feature such as "cool roofs" and "green roofs" and a resort-wide recycling program.

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