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Premium Experiences

Premium Experiences

You can occupy days with all the free activities Aulani has to offer, but they also offer many “Premium Experiences” for a price. 


Beach Rentals

You can rent snorkel sets for $25/day, but you will need to show your room key.  The rental includes access to Rainbow reef which is a man-made reef in a saltwater pool located in the middle of the resort.  The pool is stocked with many native fish.  Be warned that the water is kept rather cold for the health of the fish.

Stand-up paddleboards are available for $45/hour. 

While the beach has many beach chairs and umbrellas that are free to use by anyone, you can pay $80/day to get a “casabella,” a lounge chair with adjustable awning that seats 2 people.  These are located up on the grass, so you will be looking over the rows of beach chairs and umbrellas to the ocean.  Casabella rentals are available starting at 8AM and will be yours until 5pm.


Upon entering, the right side of the store has your basic groceries: milk, juice, water, bread, jam, cereal, etc.  Everything is massively overpriced.  If you can, stop at Costco
(~10 minutes away) or a grocery store on the way here as this place will make you wish you had, particularly if you want alcohol.   

For those who have learned to rely on Amazon deliveries at other Disney locations, that isn’t available here, so bring your own or pay through the nose here.  DVC members get a 10% discount. 

Aunty’s Beach House Extras

While Aunty’s Beach House is free and there are many free activities your children can participate while in there, some activities are only available for an extra fee, typically between 50-70 dollars.  Some examples are 


If you have had any Disney photographers take pictures of you during your stay, here is where you go to view and purchase them.  Whether the photos were taken during a character meal or just in random spots around the resort, they can all be found here.


Photopass at Aulani works by the photographers giving you a card that you need to carry around and have them scan.  When you come here, you have to wait for one of the two monitors that allow you to view and purchase your photos.  Sometimes the photographers are in the pools and in that case, they don’t carry the scanner.  For these photos, you need to remember the rough date/time and location to tell to the cast member at the desk so they can bring it up for you to find.  It’s a very clunky process where you end up looking at a bunch of other people’s photos in order to find your own.

I don’t know if it’s still working, but if you have an annual pass to WDW that includes photopass, upload your pictures to your account using the card the photographers give you, and you can get your Aulani photos for free.  Note that this does not work with photos from character meals.  If this works for you, I recommend downloading the photos as soon as possible as this is an oversight that will likely soon be corrected.

For DVC members, there’s a sort of photo scavenger hunt.  If you take a picture with a Disney photopass photographer in 4 places around the resort, you get one free printed 4×6 photo.