It’s impossible not to gasp with joy when you catch your very first glimpse of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Rising majestically above the sandy shores of Ko Olina, and sprawled across 8.5 inviting, ocean-front hectares, it’s an impressive sight to behold as you turn off Highway 1 on the leeward coast of Oahu.
We arrive on a balmy summer’s day and are greeted with leis upon stepping into the grand foyer, designed to reflect the rich local culture (a theme present throughout every structure in the resort). From the crowds, it’s clear this place is a holiday favourite with families and it’s this sense of ‘ohana’ (the Hawaiian word for ‘family’) which is at the forefront of all they do at Aulani.
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