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Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Oahu

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Lei-making Experience
Lei-making Experience

Lei-making Experience

Photo by John Fischer, licensed to About.com

On the morning of our third day, our group gathered together on the lawn area in the Waikolohe Valley near the Menehune Bridge for a Lei-making Experience with Aulani Cast Members Marcus and Uluwehi. Using blossoms of tuberose and white orchids we all sat and relaxed, made our own lei, listened to some Hawaiian music and talked story.

The rest of the day allowed me plenty of free time to enjoy Aulani.

I decided to take a walk along the 1.5 mile beachwalk that extends along Ko Olina's four major lagoons. As calm as the ocean was at the Kohola Lagoon at Aulani, it was much rougher at each of the succeeding lagoons as I walked towards the Ko Olina Marina. Still, it was fun to see the wedding chapels and other resorts at the Ko Olina Resort & Marina.

My only regret is that I missed, by ten minutes, the shuttle that stops at the Ko Olina Marina and which would have taken my back to Aulani with several other stops along the way. So, I turned around and made the long walk back.

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