If you didn’t know, Aulani Resort is currently expanding its facilities. When finished, there will be a themed family pool featuring an infinity edge, a misty grotto with an after-dark glittering lights experience, along with a Keiki (kids’) splash zone. Additional deck space, chairs, chaises and cabanas will surround the new water features. They have not published an opening date for these new additions.
This is the new construction gate with a graphic showing an artists rendering of what this new area will look like.
In this close-up you can see the new Keiki interactive pool & fountain area and on the upper right the “Misty Grotto” pool.
Construction continues on the new food service facility (no name yet) on the west side of the Wailana Bar (thatched roof) and Wailana Pool (the blue pool behind it).
Here you can see the pit that was dug for the Keiki interactive fountain area. Behind it, where the two orange backhoes are working, is the Grotto area.
Here is a closer look at the Keiki interactive fountain area. You can see vertical white pipes coming up from a deeper excavation. You can also see the remnant of the earlier construction fence pointing in the direction it was, before it was moved to its present location to the left.
This is the Grotto area. The construction crew is excavating part of the pool. You can see two blue hardhats working in the pit while the backhoe is digging away. You can also see the rockwork steel has been erected and installed to its concrete foundation. The rockwork cages will be attached to the small angle iron tabs that are welded to tubular box beams.