On our 5th day, the kids wanted to participate in a few of the classes in Aunty’s Beach House. You can look at the Daily ‘Iwa Guide to see what activities are going on throughout the resort. We had noticed that both Stitch’s Space Goo and Eruption Disruption were happening during the day. These are two really popular activities in Aunty’s Beach House and the space is limited. With these activities, you can sign up for them the day they take place. Since they are popular, we were told to be at Aunty’s Beach House by 7:30 a.m. It opens at 8 a.m. So, Michael went to Aunty’s Beach House. When he arrived, there were already a few parents waiting. He was able to get in and sign both kids up for these activities. Whew!
Before the first activity started, the kids wanted to go to the pool for a bit. We spent a little time at the pool and then took the kids back to the room so they could clean up for their first class, Stitch’s Space Goo.
We went to Aunty’s Beach House to get them checked in. Every time a child goes to Aunty’s Beach House…whether for free time or for a scheduled activity, they have to be checked in at the front desk and are given a tracking bracelet to wear during their stay at Aunty’s Beach House.
One of the great things about Aunty’s Beach House is that there are Disney PhotoPass Photographers that are there from time to time…especially for the activities. So, you can still get pictures of your children, even if you are not there!
While the kids were at Aunty’s Beach House, Michael and I decided to walk down the beach and explore more of the Ko’Olina area.
We walked to the area just beyond the beach and found a great spot to get a photo of the resort.
If you look in the photo above, you can see a bride and groom on the beach taking photos. They had just been married in the wedding chapel that is next to Aulani. It is the smaller building with the green roof. The tents and trucks on the beach were there to set up for their wedding reception. Aulani would be a wonderful place to have a wedding!
Michael and I continued to walk all the way down the beach path. We went past several other resorts. We then turned around and headed back. Once we got to Aulani, we stopped at Off the Hook for a drink. Then, we went and picked up the kids from Aunty’s Beach House.
We decided to walk across the street from Aulani to the Ko’Olina Station to look at the stores.
After we were finished shopping, it was getting close to dinner time. We went to the Ulu Cafe at Aulani for a quick dinner with Ed and Susie.
After dinner, it was time to take the kids back to Aunty’s Beach House for the Eruption Disruption class. I walked the kids over to Aunty’s Beach House, while Michael and his parents stayed at our table. On our way, we came across another wedding party taking photos by the pool at Aulani. I bet their photos turned out beautifully!
The kids went back to Aunty’s Beach House and had a fun time in the Eruption Disruption class!
While they were in this class, Michael and I decided to walk the other way down the beach to try to get a good view of the sunset. The paved path ends once you are past the J.W. Marriott resort, but there is another path you can take to get down onto the beach. It’s a little overgrown, but it was really pretty once you are on the beach
We walked back to Aulani and checked the kids out of Aunty’s Beach House. They had a fun time during the activity!
I took a few photos of the pool area at night.
We walked back to our room through the lobby. The ceiling in the lobby area is so neat….especially at night.
We stepped out onto the lanai on the lobby to listen to the music for a few minutes.
We went back to our room and soon discovered that the wedding party we had seen earlier that evening was having their wedding reception by the pool area by our room. We opened our doors and listened to the music for a while. Looks like they were having a wonderful time!