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Hawaii Family Vacations

Read about family-friendly resorts, top things to do on the different islands, and more.

Hawaii Resorts
Explore family-friendly Hawaii Resorts, grouped by island. Many Hawaii resorts have kids' clubs, and lavish pools with slides, waterfalls, and other features. You won't find all-inclusive pricing, though!

Hawaii All Inclusive Resorts?
Families used to the all inclusive resorts of the Caribbean and Mexico won't find that type of pricing in the Aloha state. However, here are a few suggestions for those seeking an all inclusive type of family vacation in Hawaii.

Kaanapali Beach Hotel
This resort deserves a special mention as Hawaii's "most Hawaiian hawaii". The Kaanapali Beach Hotel has a prime location on 3-mile Ka'anapali Beach, and offers free activities that support Hawaiian culture. This Maui resort has a good price point, too.

Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa, Ko Olina, Oahu
This resort-- on a safe sandy beach at Ko Olina, on the west coast of Oahu-- has a design that honors Hawaiian culture, a lush 7-acre Waikolohe Valley with lazy river and giant waterslides, complimentary Aunty's Beach House kids club, special night-time show, and more.

Top Things to Do in Oahu
From surfing, to nature tours, Pearl Harbor, luaus, to "soaring" over the coastline in a glider, Hawaii's island of Oahu has a big range of fun for families.

Waikiki Beach
The name "Waikiki Beach" is probably more famous than the name of the island it's found on (Ohau.) Waikiki Beach is busy and much-developed but is still a lovely place and offers lots of fun for kids, including an easy introduction to surf lessons.

Top Things to do on Kauai
Great activities for family vacations on the "Garden Isle" including touring the stunning Napali Coast by boat, taking a helicopter ride, and trying out surfing, tubing, or ziplining.

Fun Places To Go on Maui
Maui is a hugely popular island for Hawaii family vacations. Wherever you're staying -- resort, condo, vacation home -- be sure to get out and explore the island, either by a tour or on your own with a car rental. Below are a few suggestions for starters, with links to more.

Top Big Island Activities
About's guide for Hawaii/South Pacific has highlights for family vacations: beaches, gardens, mountains, volcanoes and more.

Ten Hawaii Beach Vacation Ideas
This article highlights ten great beaches and beach resorts on several islands.

Family Vacation Deals in the West – Pacific, Mountain, and Southwest
Looking for a family vacation deal in the West? Here are deals offered by top kid-friendly resorts in California, Hawaii and the rest of the West.

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