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Take a peek inside Aulani on Oahu. The luxury retreat in Ko Olina cost a reported $800-million to build

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Aulani occupies eight hectares of oceanfront property in Ko Olina, adjacent to a crystal-blue lagoon and white-sand beach.

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Aulani's kids club is called Aunty's Beach House, where young guests explore Hawaiian culture through wildlife and nature programs, arts and crafts, Disney movies and traditional Hawaiian games.

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The hotel lobby. Aulani bills itself as a family paradise with a touch of magic.

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Hanging out at the Waikolohe pool with Mickey and Goofy.

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When all phases are complete, Aulani will include 359 traditional hotel rooms and 481 two-bedroom villas. Rooms start at $399 (U.S.) a night.

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Aulani's Disney Vacation Club suites offer great views of the ocean, mountains and the resort's lush surroundings.

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