We stayed at the Aulani Resort from April 12-20th. We are DVC Members and there were 13 family members staying in two 2 bedroom villas. These rooms are quite large and have everything you could possible need including a full kitchen, 2 1/2 baths and a washer/dryer. I only wished our rooms could have been in the same area instead of completely separate towers....we did check with management and of course they offered their apologies...you know the deal! For the most part the resort is nothing short of spectacular..the pools, beach, staff were all way above average. This is not your normal Disney resort! It is very low key and relaxing. There are plenty of chaises around the pool and other quiet secluded areas. There is a 1 hour "save" the chair policy that is strictly enforced when the hotel is crowded..I do wish there was another way to identify the Resort guests other than the daily different colored wrist bands. We did however observe several non-guests using the facilities (pools/chairs) by "jumping" the gate from the beach area. As stated in other reviews, food is at a minimum but from what we understand there are other "grab & go" type of eateries in the works. A Shrimp Shack is currently under construction. The 3 restaurants that are opened were very good and there is pool side service. The selections at each are slim, especially if you are staying for a week or more. The Ama Ama salad was especially delicious!! The quiet pool was in a very serene setting but quite chilly and a little on the unkept side. Certainly not up to Disney standards. I think the Aulani is still working out the kinks, they've only been opened since August. We heard from a few castmates that they are still in the feeling out process...not sure when the busy season(s) will be, what is working and what is not.
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