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Family Activities in Hawaii

Ohana (family) is deeply important in Hawaiian culture, which makes our islands a welcoming destination for kids of all ages. From snorkeling and sandcastle building on sun-soaked beaches to exploring volcanoes and sacred cultural sites, the Hawaiian Islands are a natural playground you never outgrow. 

Hawaii is literally swimming with water-based activities. Kids can pet a sea lion at Sea Life Park, learn to surf from a pro on Waikiki Beach, and see massive humpback whales splashing around during a whale-watching tour on Maui, Molokai or Lanai. Snorkeling is a kid-approved activity all year long; popular spots include the shallow, protected tide pools of Poipu Beach on Kauai and the island of Hawaii’s Kona coast, where you can even swim with dolphins and manta rays.
 
Beyond the beach, our amazing museums and natural attractions will bring you closer to Hawaii’s fascinating culture – and each other. Learn to dance the hula at the Smith Family Garden Luau, Polynesian Cultural Center and many other authentic luau on every island. Kids can watch planetarium shows and participate in lava demonstrations at the Bishop Museum, or learn how Hawaii’s early explorers navigated to our shores by the stars at the Imiloa Astronomy Center. Or, let the little ones burn off some energy at our national and state parks, lush gardens and green spaces – from hikes through the clouds at Iao Valley State Park to zipline adventures at Kualoa Ranch, a filming location of Jurassic Park.

If you’re staying at a hotel or resort, take advantage of keiki (children's) programs that range from lei-making to scuba lessons. Aulani Resort brings Disney magic to Oahu, with daily activities and pool parties with appearances by Mickey and his friends. On the island of Hawaii, Hilton Waikoloa Village boasts a lazy river and sprawling saltwater lagoon that’s home to several dolphins; kids can even shadow a dolphin trainer during their stay! More great family-friendly Hawaiian hotels include Turtle Bay on Oahu, Grand Wailea and Kaanapali Beach Hotel on Maui and Hilton Garden Inn Kauai. Best of all, many resorts offer day camps for kids that give parents some much-needed solo time. 

Check our calendar to see what fun events and festivals are happening during your visit. You don’t have to be a kid to love the Big Island Chocolate Festival, and daily farmers markets throughout the islands offer more exotic fruits and sweet treats than a candy store. Bust a move to hula grooves during the Slack Key Guitar Festival or Ukulele Festival Hawaii. And if you’re visiting during the holidays, lighting festivals, canoeing santas and brightly colored boat parades are just a few of the ways we celebrate. 

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Tours

Let your little ones experience cultural and historic sites, natural wonders and more on a kid-oriented tour.

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Classes & Lessons

With a range of fun and educational classes and lessons, your kids will bring home more than just a souvenir.

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Educational Travel

Students from all over the world come to learn in Hawaii.

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Maui
Willow Stream Spa
4100 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, HI 96753
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Offering treatments from massages to facials performed by licensed estheticians and therapists, many designed uniquely for the Kea Lani. Massages are offered in different styles from Swedish to Shiatsu to Hawaiian Lomi Lomi. MAE# 2125

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Maui
Colonnade Café
2365 Kaanapali Parkway
Lahaina, HI 96761
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Enjoy your breakfast beside the soft tumbling of a waterfall, while watching ducks, swans, and flamingos at play in our lovely wildlife ponds. The Colonnade Cafe serves continental breakfast including fresh fruit, Danish pastries, bagels, muffins, fruit juice and smoothies.

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Maui
Spa Grande
3850 Wailea Alanui
Wailea, HI 96753
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Hawaii's largest spa featuring the signature Terme Wailea Hydrotherapy with complimentary exfoliation. More than 100 treatments, many infused with Hawaiian and natural elements, at the Grand Wailea Resort. MAE-2394

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Oahu
The Veranda
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
2365 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
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A relaxing and refined experience - From breakfast to lunch and afternoon tea on the veranda is a delightful island tradition. Refresh your senses while ensconced in the elegance of classic Victorian architecture, shaded under the canopy of a historic banyan tree.

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