We procrastinated on reservations for our Aulani trip next month (2020 PTSD when we had to keep “rescheduling”). Now we are realizing that Aulani has its own timeline for everything and we missed out on some things. Might be helpful to include a timeline somewhere in this forum for Aulani…
6 months or earlier: book hotel, book flight, book ground transportation, book luau
(The only luau openings I found yesterday were in November and the cast member laughed at me when I asked about it)
3 months: book spa (808-684-6300), book back up restaurants (Four Seasons, Marriott or non-Ko Olina) in case you don’t get Aulani reservations at the 30 day mark (AMA AMA seems to be closed for a while so the only true table service is Makahiki bc Off the Hook and Olelo have more apps than true entrees. Food options to guest ratio is not great at Aulani, especially for those of us with food allergies)
30 days before each Aulani day: book each Aulani restaurant reservation 808-674-6200
14 days before each Aulani day at 12:01 HST: book Aunty’s Beach House. Apparently it “sells out” in minutes
What’s missing or wrong from the above list?
As east coasters, committing to times for meals and entertainment is daunting with a seven year old whose jet lag is unpredictable. Even if we get reservations it feels like we might not enjoy them if our body clocks are too tired or hungry. Would love any tips for this!!