Enjoying All DVC Aulani Resort Has To Offer

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There’s so much to see and do at Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa it’s hard even to know where to start! This beautiful resort has so much to offer, from multiple pools, beach access, characters, and more, you will want to make sure you know all that Aulani Resort has to offer!

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DVC’s Aulani Resort on O’ahu. Photo by Bobby Asen.

Pools and More

A tremendous amenity that you can see from almost every angle of the resort is the pools and, of course, the beach! Aulani Resort does not have one pool, but six gorgeous pools. Each one of the pools has something different to offer guests. You can find yourself enjoying the lazy river or even running around one of the splash pads. Additionally, they provide a scenic view of a gorgeous private beach.

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Waikolohe Pool at DVC Aulani Resort, Photo by Jack Miller, Flickr.com

Something you can be sure to enjoy in these areas is the Shake-A-Shaka Pool Party. This event is for the whole family to enjoy while you spend time soaking up in the sun. You will get to enjoy live music, play games, and even get to see some of your favorite Disney Characters at this outdoor fiesta!

Note that due to COVID-19, some activities and amenities may not be available. Visit the Disney Aulani Resort website and/or the Aulani Resort mobile app for the most up to date information.

Outdoor Activities

While there are activities you can pay to do at the resort, there are many free offerings to enjoy as well. You will find live music throughout the day for your enjoyment, and it doesn’t stop there. Your family can have a mini ukelele lesson or even take an ‘Ohana Hula Dancing class. A great way to see the grounds of the whole resort would be to go on a scenic guided tour. The Māka’ika’i Nature Tour allows you to learn about the local flora and fauna of the Aulani Resort.

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Aulani’s private beach offers guests many outdoor activities. Photo by Joel, Flickr.com

The fun doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down. At Aulani Resort, there are even nighttime offerings amenities wise such as ‘Ohana Disney Movie Night. Here you get to lay under the stars while enjoying a movie on the peaceful resort lawn. Additionally, you can find a night full of stories and music with hosted storytelling at one of the resorts fire pits.

Entertainment by the fire pit at DVC Aulani Resort. Photo by Charlie Day, Flickr.com

Kids Club and Adult Fitness Center

Aulani resort offers Aunty’s Beach House, which is a complimentary kids club full of fun. During the kid’s time here, they will learn about Hawaiian culture through music and art. This offering is for ages 3 to 12, and at an additional price, different experiences for your children can be added at Aunty’s Beach House. For example, these upgraded experiences include a 90 minute interactive experience with Moana herself from the Disney film “Moana”.

There’s a lot of options at Aulani Resort when it comes to fitness. The gym is 24 hours for starters, so you can work out whenever it’s convenient for you. You can also find scheduled complimentary fitness classes you can find indoor and outdoors. Premium fitness classes are also available with an additional charge, such as guided sunrise yoga on the beach.


While exploring Aulani Resort, you will find Mickey Mouse and many of his friends greeting throughout the property. Additionally, there are some character greetings that you won’t see in the US parks, such as Duffy and Shellie May. You can call the character hotline at the resort, and they will give you a listing of the characters and their set times so you can plan your experiences ahead of time.

In addition to Character meet ‘n greets around the resort, there is also a Character Breakfast 5 days a week at Makahiki, Aulani’s main table-service restaurant. Your kids will love starting their day with this three-course meal and seeing their favorite characters in Hawaiian attire.

Aulani Resorts Character Offerings:

Mickey Mouse
Minnie Mouse
Donald Duck
Daisy Duck
Chip ‘n Dale
Shellie May

As you can see, the included amenities at Aulani Resort can almost seem endless! It’s very easy on your vacation to stay at the resort and fill your whole day with activities before even exploring the island of Oahu.

If you’re interested in taking a vacation to DVC Aulani Resort, be sure to shop our DVC confirmed reservations for discounted stays. If you are interested in purchasing a DVC contract at DVC’s Aulani Resort, visit DVC Shop Resales now.

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Written by

Bobby Asen

Contributing Writer

Bobby has a strong passion for Walt Disney’s stories and the Disney Parks. From taking vacations to the parks, to being an Annual Passholder, to working as a cast member for seven years at Magic Kingdom, his passion for Disney continues to grow. After visiting every Disney Park in the world, Bobby knew he wanted to share his experiences and his love for Disney in his writing.

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