Traveling to Hawaii is an amazing vacation and worth every penny. Here are some tips to help make it more affordable.
Here are some tips I used to book my own Aulani trip!
Book Seasonal Rates
Check out their seasonal rate calendar on the website that shows when rates are low. This is called value season. You will want to visit Auani during the school year to make the most of your money. We traveled the first week of November and the weather was perfect. Your travel agent can help you find a lower priced time to travel.
Next, look at their current promotions. Disney often offers up to 30% of your trip with a minimum night stay in specific room categories. Check out your flights and make sure you book your room around the best air pricing within the promotion dates. Often a Tuesday-Monday trip may have cheaper flights than a Sunday-Saturday trip. TIP: Use google flights to see the whole month of pricing.
Share a Villa
Split the room with another family. Getting one large 2 or 3 bedroom villa is less money than getting 2-3 standard rooms. Plus the villas come with a full kitchen and full washer and dryer. Preparing breakfast and lunch inside the room vs paying out of pocket will REALLY save you some money. I’m not one for cooking on vacation but when traveling with another family you can take turns on breakfast duty! TIP: The Target down the street has a full grocery or visit the Ko’olina shops across the street for some staples. Grab your sunscreen, snorkel mask and milk all in one stop!
Eat off Property
The food and options at Aulani are amazing but like any resort they can be a little pricey at times. Eat some meals off-site. Ko’Olina is a quaint little neighborhood with lots of shops with in walking distance. Right next door to Aulani is a 4 seasons with an AMAZING happy hour. Their entire bar menu is on sale and we loved it all. Speaking of happy hour, there is a funky restaurant across the street named Monkey Pod. Their daily happy hour has a great menu with flatbread pizza for half off! Don’t miss some of the special treats on site though like Mickey Shave Ice.
Use Aulani to the Fullest
Aulani is an amazing property and everything you want is right there. Get a great value from your vacation by taking full advantage of everything it has to offer. Use the resort to it’s fullest. They have FREE kid’s clubs, free storytelling by Uncle and often Moana at the firepit. Aulani has character meet and greets, parties at the pool, movie nights and family arts and crafts. Rent movies for free from the community room or use their free wifi to watch from your own laptop in your villa. Don’t forget their amazing lazy river, splash pad and slides. While the kid’s are in the club, head over to the quiet adult only area overlooking the beautiful lagoon.
Book with Magical Memory Planners
Book with a travel agent. I always say this and I always mean it! If a new promotion comes out for your stay, a quick call from your agent to Aulani and the promo is now yours if available. Let us use our expertise and experience to help you get the most out of your vacation. We also have great recommendations for tours. You can even do a tour to another island for the day. Check out some amazing Hawaii Tours.
If you’d like more information on how to save and book Disney’s Aulani or any family vacation,