Category Archives: Aulani

Nature walk at Disney’s Aulani

The plumeria is just one of the many native trees found at Aulani
The plumeria is just one of the many native trees found at Aulani
Cy does a wonderful nature walk at Aulani
Cy does a wonderful nature walk at Aulani

Staying at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa is almost like a cruise. It’s not just a place to stay, but there is a daily list of events that you can participate in. Be sure to check the “Daily ‘Iwa” to find out about all the unique daily happenings!

Today we participated in the nature walk, where we learned about so much of the tropical landscaping here at the resort. Our guide, Cy, was fascinating, with an obvious passion for the topic. Not only did he point out the various species of nature, but he explained the various uses for the abundance of plants and trees, and even how some of them specifically fall into traditional Hawaiian lore.

I was surprised when the tour ended because it felt like it was only ten minutes but it was really 45 minutes long!

Disney has created a true Hawaiian paradise!

Pele mural at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa

Pele mural at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa
Pele mural at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa

Aloha, from Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa! Following a most wonderful stay in Japan , we are now staying in Hawaii at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa.

Aulani is an exceptional experience with a very inclusive history of Hawaii within its boundaries! The entire resort is like a big museum of Hawaiian culture with little touches of Disney throughout.

To me, the photo above represents so much of what Aulani is all about. Just a simple piece of artwork on the wall that many will walk by and some may not even take much notice, but this mural represents Pele, the fire goddess, along with her brother who uses his shark form to serve as her guide.

The wall opposite the mural may appear to just be pretty tile, but it’s actually made from the inside of coconut, or “niu,” ¬†shells! There are also tiles above, not pictured, made from the outside of the coconut shells. These types of details are abundant here at Aulani.

Aloha!