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Oct '10

Hawaii Places To Stay For Families

Hawaii Family Resorts

Hawaii offers many activities for families, including beach fun, nifty swimming pools, natural beauty, gardens, the Waikiki Aquarium, Dole Plantation, Honolulu Zoo, and helicopter tours to name a few (check out Safari Helicopters on Kauai and the Big Island). Hawaii has long been considered a romantic destination, but it has long been that and more. Any type of traveler, whether solo, group, senior, couple, or family, will find excellent itinerary options, including places to stay.

In Hawaiian, the word for child or children is keiki (kay-key). Look for keiki programs and Hawaii family discounts when planning your itinerary.

Maui Resorts

The Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa

Popular with families, this resort offers its own mini day camp for kids. Movies, games, activities, night swims and much more create a specialized island vacation for the kids, plus a safe and luxurious place for the entire family to stay.

Ka’anapali Beach Hotel

This resort has made a commitment to sharing the Hawaiian culture by sharing activities, offering Kukui lei ceremonies and more. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel offers a free children’s program for those 12 years of age and younger, a child’s hula competition and other festivities to entertain kids and families visiting Maui.

Napili Kai Resort

A complimentary (seasonal) children’s program is offered on-site at this resort for ages six through 12. Cultural crafts such as lei making, hula dancing, puka shell art plus swimming and fun island activities are part of this program designed to share the island’s facets through a means that children can understand and enjoy.

For condos rentals on all of the islands, visit Aloha Condos.

Oahu Resorts

Turtle Bay Resort

Fun swimming pools for kids (they’re not going to want to do anything else) and a special Keiki Turtle Club will make it a fun family vacation for all. Crab hunts, arts and crafts and swimming are part of the experience.

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

The resort is an option for parents as the kids club includes a variety of activities plus discount packages. On the sister island is the Sheraton property Maui, with family packages too.

Hilton Hawaiian Village

The resort offers a program for kids (additional fee, not included in room rate), Camp Penguin. Families can opt to stay here and enjoy seasonal package discounts, swimming pools and fireworks.

Sister island, Big Island, is home to Hilton Waikoloa Village, which is the site of the dolphin quest resort activity (various programs, fee).

Big Island Resorts

Kona Village

Local flavor, stargazing, manta ray “ballets”, complimentary historical property tours and tours to the resort’s centuries-old petroglyph field are part of the resort setting, a place families will find gives a true sense of Big Island.

Sheraton Keauhou on Big Island

The resort has a sandy-bottom pool, complimentary manta ray talks and dining discounts for kids when accompanied by a paying adult.

Kauai Resorts

Grand Hyatt Kauai

A recent renovation is just one of the reasons the whole family will want to stay at this resort. Find Camp Hyatt activities, family promotions, teen activities and plenty of opportunities for joint and individual fun.

Kauai Beach Resort

Spacious condos provide a family escape feel plus a family-friendly atmosphere make this resort a popular pick. Last minute deals and a variety of specials make it appealing and the location of Kapaa is near many of Kauai’s sights.

Plan, as a family, the things you want to do together and make sure to find time for the individual activities. Make sure, in advance, to ask which programs are free and which ones are an additional charge. Also, check the resort fee charges before making a reservation. Also, shop around for family package and meal package discounts, which most of the resorts offer either throughout the year or seasonally.

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