Unfortunately, due to finances, we thought we were going to have to give up traveling to Hawaii for several years. We didn't travel in 2013; but we realized we have enough Disney Vacation Club points (and frequent flier miles) to stay at Aulani for 10-14 days. We do have to do some finger crossing and hope they have availability when we are allowed to book. It's just the two of us traveling.
While I'm pretty excited about staying in Aulani; most posts I've read about Ko Olina seem to start with suggesting staying in another area.
We will have a car and driving around isn't a problem; heck, we've done day trips from Waikoloa to Hilo and/or the Volcano more than once.
I am hoping we can make this thread about the positive things about staying in the area, not to just help me, but to help others who are researching in the future.
Thanks in advance for the positive feedback!