I have never been to Hawaii. Thinking about taking the family for Christmas. For sure want to see Pearl Harbor and other cultural things. More of a sightseeing trip than a "relaxing" trip. So I wonder if the $1000 a night it would cost me for Aulani would be a waste as we wont be hanging out at the resort. Or is that normal for Hawaii so I might as well just stay at Aulani? Aulani is my first choice but, Im afraid I wont want to leave the resort. Any of you have experience with staying Disney vs. other properties in Oahu? I would rather have beach access where we stay as well.