Aulani, A Disney Resort

Top choice resort in Ko Olina

The daily activity list at Aulani is mind-boggling. Tone up at beach-body boot camp, take a Hawaiian craft class or hula the day away. All the while the little ones will be listening to Hawaiian tales at the free Aunty’s House kids' club and the older kids will be off on a treasure hunt or enjoying fun food at the teen spa.

In the evening you can attend a free Hawaiian dance and music revue, or listen to Hawaiian music at a lounge, as the teens and tweens karaoke. That’s not to mention the stingray interactive experience, character meet-and-greets, the water-park-like pools – and oh, yeah, the beach. You might even appreciate that the Hawaii-inspired, casually luxe rooms are uncharacteristically understated (no giant Mickeys here). Note that most are reserved for Disney time-share patrons. Extra charges abound: a pool cabana costs over $300 a day.