Aulani – June 2, 2014 – Day 7!

This was our last full day at Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa in Oahu.  The kids had wanted to try paddle boarding, so we decided this was going to be the day.

We woke up and headed down to the beach to Makiki Joe’s Beach Rentals.  We rented our paddle board and after a quick lesson on how to use it, Michael and the kids took turns with it. When the kids were on the paddle board, Michael would swim behind them.  He swam the lagoon area 4 times that morning.  I did not give it a try.  I will go in the ocean some, but there is an understanding that I will not go out far in it.

Taylor paddle boarding.

Taylor paddle boarding.

Zachary paddle boarding.

Zachary paddle boarding.

Michael paddle boarding.

Michael paddle boarding.

Zachary chilling out in the water.

Zachary chilling out in the water.

You can rent the paddle boards for one hour at a time.  After their hour was up, they returned the paddle board and decided to build a sand castle.  You can get sand castle supplies from Makiki Joe’s that are complimentary to Aulani guests.

The castle turned out pretty neat.  It started out as a giant mound of sand.

The giant mound of sand.

The giant mound of sand.

One of the Photo Pass Photographers was on the beach and he stopped to take a photo of them.

Disney Photo Pass Photographer taking a picture of them with their giant mound of sand.

Disney Photo Pass Photographer taking a picture of them with their giant mound of sand.

After a while, it started to take shape.

The castle.

The castle.

The castle.

The castle.

After they had finished it and marveled at their creativity.  They decided they wanted to go swimming in the pool and thought it would be fun to demolish it.

The demolition.

The demolition.

I took my camera back up to the room and joined them in the pool.  It was a fun morning and afternoon.  We met Ed and Susie by the pool for lunch at Off the Hook.

For dinner, we stayed in the room.  It rained a little that evening and afterwards, the sunset was really pretty.

Our last Aulani Sunset.

Our last Aulani Sunset.

We started packing up a little and said our goodbyes to Ed and Susie.  They were taking an early flight out the next morning.