If you are planning to head to Hawaii soon and will be taking the kids along for the ride, here are some of the best family beach resorts Hawaii has to offer. What I really like about this list is the fact that they are all trusted, well-known resorts.
Hawaii is a favorite family destination, and nobody does family vacation better then Disney, so it’s no surprise that Aulani knows just how to delight kids of all ages. Located on Oahu’s western shore, the resort occupies a crescent stretch of pristine Ko Olina beach. Families can gather for sand-sculpting contests, treasure hunts, and sunset celebrations. With a long list of water sports for your family to choose from, a trip to Aulani will be one of those vacations the kids talk about for a long time.
White sand and luxurious villas on the Big Island, the resort lies along a surf-protected ocean pool carved from coastal lava rock—providing a sheltered swimming spot that is perfect for kids. The resort is known for their baby -proofed rooms and teens’ lounge. On-property “ocean ambassadors,” known as the Alaka’i Nalu, lead authentically Polynesian aquatic excursions by 28-foot Ribcraft and outrigger canoe on the crystal-clear waters.
Almost every suite has an ocean view and even the standard rooms are larger than most. Four Seasons Maui offers free yoga, and snorkel and scuba lessons. Whale sightings are not uncommon, and the resort offers a luxury sailing catamaran that will take your family in search of humpbacks.
Keep your eyes peeled while snorkeling among the lava rock formations off the resort’s beach on the southwest coast of Maui, you’ll be amazed by what you see! Masks and flipper rentals are available at the beach shack. The Grand Wailea offers a 2,000-foot lazy-river pool, a sizable spa, and a club for kids and teens.
Each of the 602 rooms at the Grand Hyatt comes with a private lanai, many of which overlook the ocean. You can float along a saltwater lagoon, take a dip in a freshwater pool, or barrel down a 150-foot-long waterslide. The resort offers several camp activities for the kids.
This 62-acre resort features a saltwater lagoon filled with tropical fish and sea turtles. This ocean-fed feature is ideal for snorkeling amateurs or those looking for a tranquil kayak outing. On the beach, personal cabanas with concierge service are available, as well as ocean sports equipment rentals.