There’s always something about Disney that just makes me feel like a kid all over again so when my family and I visited Disney Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina Hawaii, the inner kid in each of us got to relax, enjoy and have whole lotta fun in the sun.
Place of Joy
I instantly fell in love with this place the moment I walked in and was greeted with refreshing ice cold fruity beverages and had lei made of sea shells put around me, much like a necklace which looked so pretty! The build and decor of the resort itself truly resonates with the beauty of the island’s history and culture. Ko Olina is located along the coast of Oahu and is surrounded with acres upon acres of serene beach water and amazing lagoons. “Ko Olina” actually means “Place of Joy” and I can definitely can see the connection here, this place is absolutely stunning and so peaceful.
Our Polynesian Bedroom Villa
We stayed in a 2-bedroom villa during our stay in Aulani and it was gorgeous! Our villa had such a unique island-inspired design all throughout, fully decked out with wooden interiors infused with a touch of Polynesian print on various furnishings. Our very spacious suite consisted of a living room, kitchen and dining area, two and a half bathrooms and a private balcony overlooking the pool area. The best part for me however was the rice cooker that the suite came with, uhm hello – rice lover over here! The Oriental Asian in me was so impressed and the resort overall was ticking all the right boxes for me. The rice cooker was definitely the icing on the cake, it was a pleasant surprise and I was totally fangirling over it, like I am now.
Side Note: Let’s Just Take A Moment To Appreciate Some Musubi
Okay, now the room tour’s been completed, I just wanted to do a shout out to the musubis of this island. Oh how I love thee. The most common type is of course, the spam musubi which simply consists of spam on top of a block of rice wrapped in seaweed. However, the plethora of seafood in general on this island is just so heavenly and with this comes with a wide variety of musubis out there making my belly a very happy one. When we checked in, we knew we were going to be super hungry, so to get us started, we went on a musubi extravaganza in our hotel room (much love and mahalos to the nearby 7-Eleven down the road from us).
Fun In The Sun Pending
I hope you enjoyed the resort tour so far. Can’t wait to share with you all what we got up to during our stay here, all to be unravelled in series 2 of the super suite life in Disney Aulani!