Disney’s Aulani Resort

Disney’s Aulani Resort

It’s hard to imagine whether a Disney resort could be successful without a theme park nearby. Disney’s Aulani Resort proves it can be done. Nestled on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, this sprawling complex is an experience unto itself.

Dusk settles on the lobby. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

One of the wonderful aspects of this resort is that it plays to the true culture and artistic heritage of Hawaii. It’s a resort, but it tries really hard not to be just another tourist stop. Here is one example of storytelling found in a 360 mural at the entrance. Click on this link from our Disney at Work site that focuses on the artist who not only designed the mural, but dealt with some important lessons in making key deadlines.

Amazing artwork captures the spirit of the Hawaiian islands.

And yet there are so many wonderful things to do while you are here. It’s pools include a volcano complete with slides.

Waikolohe pools are popular throughout the day. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

There’s a dedicated snorkeling experience that guarantees you the chance to see amazing sea life first hand.

Under the sea at Rainbow Reef. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Menehune bridge offers a water play area for the young and young at heart.

Menehune bridge. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Waikolohe stream allows you to grab a tube and just float the day away.

Waikolohe Stream just weaves throughout the resort space. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

And then there’s the beautiful pacific ocean.

Add activities, a complete spa, and amazing food, and you have a complete destination experience.

A few Disney touches can be found as well. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Stay tuned where we will share more of this amazing resort.