The Cabanas from Aulani are premium seating areas that are scattered throughout the pool areas of the resort.
Essentially, they are just tents with seating and some added luxuries.
What do you get with a Cabana at Aulani?
Each poolside cabana comes with the following:
- Seating for 7 guests which includes a couch and two lounge chairs
- mini fridge with six mini water bottles
- 43-inch TV
- remote-controlled ceiling fan
- lockable safe
- coffee table
- service button (with in-cabana dining at an extra cost)
- fruit platter
- dessert platter
- snack basket
- phone charging station and outlets
- Beats Pill for music
Where are the Cabanas located?
There are currently three locations where you can stay:
- Ka Maka Grotto Pool (most popular)
- Menehune Bridge (near the kids play area)
- Wailana Pool (near Ulu Cafe, tucked away)
How much does a poolside cabana at Aulani cost?
The cabana at Aulani costs $550 for a full day. Advanced reservations are required.
Aulani Cabana Review
I recently checked out a Cabana for a full day at Aulani, and here’s how it went.
Our cabana was located in the Ka Maka Grotto Pool which is the area that overlooks the infinity pool and even a portion of the beach.
When booking this, I made sure to request at Cabana in the Ka Maka Grotto Pool area because I feel like that’s the best area for this experience.
Cabana with couch, table, and tv.
Inside of the cabana.
Phone charging station and outlets.
Remote, poolside dining menu, and a beats pill inside of a lockable safe drawer.
Remote controlled ceiling fan.
Mini fridge that comes with water (not the Aloha drinks, those were mine lol).
Fruit platter that arrives shortly after your arrive at your cabana.
Complimentary dessert platter that you can receive upon request.
Is an Aulani Cabana worth it?
For $550, I don’t think it’s worth it unless you are traveling during a busy peak season like Christmas or even in the summer.
The one thing that this cabana provides you is a private retreat where you won’t have to worry about waking up early to save yourself some seats in the pool. Other than that, there really aren’t too many benefits that you’ll receive by having this cabana than personal space.
I may be biased because I feel like the Cabanas you get from Castaway Cay during a Disney Cruise are a way better value at a slightly cheaper price point.
But don’t let me deter you from checking these out because it was a great experience to have our own area to relax and enjoy the views, with the close proximity to our favorite pool and adults-only infinity hot tub.