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Amazing Splurges at Disney’s Aulani Resort 2023

Disney Aulani is a magical vacation and there are many things to do at the resort. Recently I started thinking about the splurges that are worth the money and those that aren’t. Here is my list of 5 amazing splurges at Disney’s Aulani resort.

splurges at Disney's Aulani

Amazing splurges at Disney’s Aulani Resort

1.  Splurge on the Ka’wa’a Luau

Aulani’s Ka’wa’a Luau is so very worth the extra cost.  The luau at Aulani is intimate, kid-oriented, and the food is pretty good for a large event.  There were many activities for kids of all ages to participate in before the start of the show. Those activities include stamping, tattoos, flower lei bracelets, pictures, and ukulele lessons.

Disney cast members take a family photo which you can purchase at the end of the show. The resort provides two performers in your photo, and like most Disney places they are incredibly friendly!

Unlimited alcoholic drinks are included with VIP tickets. VIP tickets start at $150 for adults.

2.  Splurge on a Character Meal at Makahiki

splurges at aulani

We splurged on the character breakfast at Makahiki and had a great time!  The kids met Mickey before the meal and had plenty of time with the characters while we ate.  The food was fresh and they are also some activities for the kids like dancing with Aunty while they wait for the characters to make their way over to the table.

3.  Get a Spa Treatment

The Laniwai Spa is so peaceful and lovely. In addition to providing spa treatments, they have a quiet room and cold water plunge. The staff will offer endless tea, water, little muffins, and cookies, and it’s even possible to order room service there for lunch.

Laniwai Spa treatments aren’t cheap, but well worth the cost!

4.  Splurge on a Aulani Cabana

One perk of renting a cabana is that you have a dedicated attendant throughout the day.  It was about $500 total for the day, tax included.  DVC members can get a discount on renting the cabana. Reservations in advance are recommended and can be done by calling the Aulani phone number on the website. Aulani offers family cabanas and adult-only cabanas (these are located next to the adult-only pool.) 

Any food you order can be charged to your room or to a credit card of your choice.  Drink service continues until the last call which is at 5 pm. They ask that you vacate by 6 pm so they can prepare the cabana for the next day’s use.

5.  Splurges at Disney’s Aulani-Makeover for kids

Aulani offers makeovers at the spa for kids. Girls and boys ages 3 to 12 will love getting a fun fashion transformation with a Painted Sky, HI Style Studio stylist. There are Moana and Minnie packages and surfer packages that start at $150. Reservations are recommended since the packages book up far in advance.


My favorite Disney-approved re-seller, Get Away Today, offers the best Disney discount tickets around. In addition to great discount prices, their customer service is top-notch. They have an entire department dedicated to making sure every order has a wonderful experience and they are on-call to help you during your vacation if you need them.

Buying tickets from Get Away Today is easy and convenient since all their tickets are sent electronically. You can take their vouchers and head straight to the gate without waiting in ticket booth lines. They also offer layaway plans so you can pay off your vacation over time. Don’t forget to mention THIS BLISS LIFE for your discount!

Do you have more splurges at Disney’s Aulani resort that wasn’t on this list? Leave a comment and let me know!

If you're planning a Disney vacation, make sure to use Get Away Today- they offer the best prices and services. Make sure to let them know This Bliss Life sent you! You can also use the code BLISS for $10 off packages!

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