The Best Hawaiian Resorts for Families
Updated: Aug 29
Hawaii is an incredible family vacation destination - no matter which island you land on you'll find a variety of water, adventurous, and kid-friendly activities.
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Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
My personal favorite resort in Hawaii, the service is top-notch, food is delicious, tons of activities are included, and childcare is included in your stay! The water recreation area is incredible with multiple pools, waterslides, a lazy river, and even a tank for beginning snorkelers. The feature of this resort is the gorgeous beach which is located on a manmade cove making the waters calm and perfect for families who want to swim together.
Throughout the day you might see classic Disney characters walking the grounds or enjoy a character breakfast - but the resort isn't overwhelmingly 'Disney'. The focus is truly on the Hawaiian culture at Aulani. The villa accommodations offer families more space, as well as full kitchens and multiple bathrooms. CLICK HERE for my full review of our stay at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa.
Grand Wailea Resort
Absolutely one of the very most kid-friendly resorts on the island of Maui, families won't want to leave their incredible pool complex! With four water slides, a lazy river, a rope swing, and even a water elevator inside a faux volcano - it's a kid's paradise! Kids won't mind missing out on date night because they'll head to Camp Grande, a 20,000-square-foot kids club with a video arcade, ping pong tables, movie theatre, and a variety of activities to keep your kids engaged and having fun.
The beaches are beautiful and perfect for surfing, paddleboarding, and snorkeling and the rooms are spacious enough for families with connecting rooms available.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
I love the Grand Hyatt for its spacious rooms that are perfect for families, and also the cultural activities offered to kids inside the children's club (like lei making and hula dancing). The large feature pool includes a lazy river and a large waterslide leading to an activity pool.
Situated on a sandy lagoon, guests can paddleboard, kayak, and swim with ease or relax on the sandy beaches.
This lovely beachfront luxury property is loved by kids and adults alike. The feature pool area includes seven pools (one is even seawater-filled and sometimes sea turtles show up!). Beyond the pools, the long stretch of white sandy beach completes the Hawaiian picturesque view.
The dedicated kids' pool and a free kids' club make this resort a winner and the Cultural Center offers full-day activities for kids ages 5 to 12 (don't tell them they're learning!), and there's even a space just for teens
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