My wife and I traveled with another couple to the Aulani last week, so I thought I’d share some of our pictures. MiceChat - Vacationeering - Making Magical Vacation Memories - Blogs has several thorough blogs describing Aulani with a lot of really professional photos already, so I’ll try to stick to pictures of things not already there.
Bottom line – while a bit pricey this is a fantastic hotel and we really hope to return soon.
Fountains in the Maka’ala Guest Services Lobby
Inside Kalepa’s Store are 48 photos of actual Hawaiian rural general stores and their family owners. I thought this was a really cool touch.
2 of the 3 pins available for non-DVC guests, 3 keychains sold as a package, and a magnet. Most of the adult Aulani souvenirs did not mention "Disney" anywhere on the merchandise.
My first plate at Makahiki buffet for breakfast. Ricotta cheese blintz, loco moco, frittata, red potatoes, fish, cut of pork tenderloin, sweet bread w/ coconut, and pineapple juice.
View from our table at Makahiki.
The Olelo Room has all these boxes with koa wood carvings and the Hawaiian word for each object represented.
Here was my favorite carving.
There is a kids waiting area near the front desk and concierge. In the middle of the room there is a box with four peep holes. Here’s the view from one of the holes.
View of part of Waikohole Stream from our 7th floor room.
Another shot of Waikohole Stream. For this photo I was mainly interested in the number on the bridge.
Pu’u Kilo Slides. You can see two people near the top of the volcano. The one in white is the lifeguard monitoring the entrance to both slides.
Here is one of the animals carved into the side of the volcanic rocks around the pools.
This is just outside the restrooms built into the Pu’u Kilo volcano structure.
More to follow...