Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, is part of the Ko Olina Resort Community & Marina, which is located on the western shore of O`ahu about 17 miles from the Honolulu International Airport in Hawai`i. Aulani rests on 21 acres of beachfront property in the Ko Olina Resort & Marina development.

Aloha. You’ve arrived at a magical place-a first-of-its-kind Disney creation, inspired by shared family stories. Here you can celebrate the elegance and history of the Hawaiian culture, and embrace a whole new world of possibilities. In the Ko Olina area on the leeward side of Oahu, the Resort is perfectly placed—close to Hawaiian favorites but just far enough away to be an enchanting escape. The soaring architecture of the lobby offers stunning mountain and ocean views, while throughout the Resort you’ll discover luxurious details and flawless Disney magic in harmony with the natural world.

KA WA‘A, a Lu‘au at Aulani Resort:

Aloha ‘Auinala! As the sun dips into the ocean to end the day, a conch shell is blown in the distance and a Hawaiian oli chant begins. This is the tradition of welcoming our Guests to KA WA‘A, a Lu‘au at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa which Guests will soon be able to experience once again! reservations are now available for KA WA‘A Lu‘au which will reopen on March 27, 2021. 

Set under the stars on the beautiful Halawai Lawn, KA WA‘A immerses you in the live music, traditional dance, and ancient stories of Hawai‘i through Disney’s signature entertainment.  Prior to the show, Guests are encouraged to participate in family activities that are now enjoyed from the comfort of their own table. The activity demonstrations include flower arranging and poi pounding, a process in which Taro root is ground to create poi -- a food that is a staple of the ancient Hawaiian diet.  
The lu‘au features a three-course plated meal that includes mouth-watering island favorites such as ahi poke and lomilomi salmon salad, imu-style braised pork, island fish, teriyaki chicken, local seasonal vegetables, and a dessert trio. To accompany the meal, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are included in the event price.  
After dinner, Guests are treated to an enchanting journey through Hawaiian history and discover its deep cultural roots in canoe (wa‘a) exploration, which brought the first explorers to the shores of Ko Olina. Throughout the evening, lively music and traditional Hawaiian dance vividly bring the show’s story to life. 
The lu‘au is offered three nights per week, weather permitting. Reservations can be made online, or by calling (844) 284-7644.  


Honolulu, HI, USA - Honolulu International (HNL) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2011
Last Renovation: 2012
Accessible rooms: 1
Floors: 15
Total rooms: 359


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Hotel is smoke-free. There are designated outdoor smoking locations available.
Advisory A minimum parking fee of $37.00 per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Walt Disney World reservations must be booked with the correct guest names. A complete name change to the lead name is considered a cancellation and will require a new reservation.
A major credit card is required upon check-in to cover phone or incidental charges.

Convention attendees cannot book this property for their convention stay, they must book through the proper convention source.  Convention attendees that violate this policy will be responsible for paying any higher rates and may not be eligible for any promotional offerings.

Room taxes are included in vacation price.

Room requests are not guaranteed and are based upon availability upon check-in.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 6932 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our Favorite Place on Earth

    We just booked our 19th trip to Aulani for August. This place is the best! It is a perfect blend of luxury, disney and Hawaii. When we stay we book a standard room as we spend all of our time at the pool and beach. Our children are now 9 and 13 and absolutely love this property and all of the activities.

    Jan 30, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Enjoyable stay

    Really enjoyed our stay at Aulani. comfortable room, great lobby. Oleo room was great. Character breakfast was good although expensive for what you get and minimal character interactions. Pool temperature was too cold though particularly lazy river which dampened the experience when you consider the price point. We own a pool and this was simply not heated at all. Make sure you go to Monkeypod which was lovely, particularly for Happy Hour.

    Jan 28, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful first trip to Hawaii

    We are DVC members and decided to use our points to stay in a 2BR ocean front villa at Aulani. This was our first stay here and our first visit to Hawaii. We don’t have anything to compare this stay to since we haven’t been before but we thought it was really beautiful. We liked that it was really laid back. We really liked the understated Disney touches. Our daughter is now 20 so we weren’t concerned with the characters. The villa was a great layout, with plenty of space for all of us. We were on the 6th floor of Ewa tower with a partially obstructed view (palm trees blocking our view). Now we know to request a higher floor. The lagoon is nice and we had no trouble finding beach chairs. It was nice to be able to go back and forth from the beach to the pool. The pool is really busy, and chairs are literally on top of each other. It’s a good idea to get down there early to grab a spot. The lazy river was fun too. The pool area is the one spot that always felt hectic. This is where the younger kids are going to be acting like kids. My daughter wished for an adult only area. The adult hot tub was usually pretty full. As far as dining, we really enjoyed Ama Ama. Makahiki was pretty good too. We also had a good lunch at Off the Hook. There's a small plaza across the street with a small market as well as a coffee shop. This is where Monkeypod is. We had a good dinner there too. Of course food everywhere in Oahu is expensive so be prepared. We really enjoyed the evening storytelling at the fire pit. Too bad the fire pit wasn’t cooperating and couldn’t be used. The story’s by Uncle Ito more than made up for it though. He was awesome. We absolutely loved our stay at Aulani. The people were very nice, we felt the aloha spirit. The resort was mostly well maintained. Our rooms were clean and housekeeping was very prompt in delivering a requested item. We are already planning to use our points to return.

    Jan 27, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great stay at Aulani

    We are DVC members and decided to use our points to stay in a 2BR ocean front villa at Aulani. We were a party of 7- myself, husband, brother, sister-in-law and our 3 daughters in their 20's. The villa was a great layout, with plenty of space for all of us. We were on the 14th floor of Ewa tower with an unobstructed view (lower floors can have palm trees blocking their view). Aulani is a very large hotel, located on a man made lagoon along the west coast, and shares a small beach with the Four Seasons. While the lagoon is nice, it does get very busy. A nice option for families with small children. We loved the location! It was far enough away from the busy Waikiki/Honolulu area, but super easy to get on/off the highway, so we hit the road most days to explore the beaches and towns around the island, plus there's a Costco close by for gas refuels. You need a rental car if you want to explore! I recommend! The pool is really busy, and chairs are literally on top of each other. We didn't spend much time there, a lazy river and slide ride, and a quick dip in the infinity pool. I'm hoping they add an adults only pool back to the resort, it would be nice for families traveling with adult children. As far as dining, we usually dined outside of Aulani. There's a great little area across the street, there's a small market as well as a few dining and coffee options. We loved Monkepod, and ate there a few times, also loved Eggs'n Things for breakfast. Overall we absolutely loved our stay at Aulani. Everyone was kind and welcoming, the resort is well maintained, rooms were clean and housekeeping was very prompt in delivering necessities. A fabulous location...we hope to visit again.

    Jan 23, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Hoped to Love it

    We saved for 3 years to return to Aulani because our family loved it so much. Unfortunately all of the cost saving changes have really put a bad taste in our mouth. They got rid of the buffet breakfast and dinner, Aunty's now has a limit to an hour and a half (not leaving much time for a date with my husband), and the lazy river was so incredibly cold. We complained a few times and they said it was just colder at that time of year. We finally got an answer from a pool lead that the heater was broken and Aulani therefore removed all signage of the pool temperatures so that people would not know. They had no idea how long it would be broken for. Spending $1200 a night to have the resort lie about their issues is awful. Disney should be ashamed of themselves.

    Jan 23, 2023
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