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Why Hawaii is a great destination for families

Sun, beaches, sports, shopping, great food and cheap! The list goes on. It is fair to say that Hawaii is a fantastic location for families and should definitely be on your list for your next family vacation. Although Hawaii is often thought of an island, in actuality it is a collection of islands each offering a different experience for your family. Tripadvisor has a great article listing the different islands that make up Hawaii and the offerings of each.

Many people family to Hawaii with an idea of one thing – to relax. This is what Hawaii offers vacationers every year, but there is so much more to experience in Hawaii (especially on the Big Island), whatever your needs are or however old your kids are.

With so much to offer, Hawaii has something for everyone. But the question remains, what does Hawaii have to offer YOUR family. Read below to find out what Hawaii offers to suit whatever type of vacation your want.

Educational

Hawaii offers a great range of museums that are great for kids as they are so interactive. A great point of reference is the pearl harbour memorial, where you can reflect on hardships of the past and give your thanks. The Discovery Center is also a fantastic place for kids to use their 5 senses to gain an understanding of there.

Hawaii also offers educational experiences as part of some walking tours, so to learn a bit more about America’s fiftieth state, and a bit more about our country as a whole, this offers a great opportunity.

Adventurous

A more well known aspect of Hawaii’s offerings is a great range of adventure offerings, including Swimming with Sharks! If thats not quite what you’re after, the Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park offers a range of activities including volley ball and other sports for kids, with a spa and retreat for parents. This is also a great place to eat and revive as well.

Hawaii also offers a range of adventure based water sports including parasailing and jet skiing when the weather is right. Just make sure you keep a whole day free because once you get on, you may never want to get off!

Hawaii also offers a great range of golf courses dotted all over, which can be the perfect way for adults to spend a rare day alone whilst their kids enjoy a day in the kids club.

Relaxing

The key to a relaxing family holiday in Hawaii is picking the right accomodation. Of course, this also means that you need to pick a location that provides you with what you need close by so that you don’t have to leave too often (your vacation should be spent relaxing after all!). Luckily, our BnB is located close to all you need for a relaxing family vacation.

We have an onsite restaurant, a beach within walking distance and offer meals onsite activities including morning exercise, yoga and free use of a nearby gym and pool for guests. Our aim is that once your get to Cedar House in Hawaii, you wont need to leave until the end of your vacation.

Indulgent

If you need an excuse for pure indulgence, Hawaii can deliver. Although it can be hard to truly indulge when you are with a family, Hawaii’s lower prices and family friendly offerings allow for a holiday of complete indulgence without breaking the bank.

Hawaii has some fantastic shopping malls where you can spend your hard earned money, with the opportunity to save big on some great brands. Waikele Premium Outlets is one such mall that offers exceptional products at discount prices, so that you can pick up something for the whole family. Ala Moana Shopping Centre is another fantastic mall that has a japanese department store with a replica Japan, which the kids are sure to love.

One mustn’t forget food when on a vacation. For many of us, it’s the real reason why we travel. Hawaii offers everything from top end boutique restaurants to beachside eateries. For the family, a visit to Uncle Claus House of Pure Aloha is a must. This dessert restaurant will impress the kids (and you) with its delicious range of desserts and great service.

Nature Escape

If your idea of the perfect family vacation is an escape from the daily grind of city life, then you’re not alone. Hawaii some sensation destinations for you to get off the beaten track and truly enjoy its fantastic landscape. Oahu has many of the best nature walks, including the Koko Crater Arch, which is only up to a 1 hour hike, so is perfect for families with younger kids who just can’t go as far as old ones. A trip to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park should also be included. This is a rare opportunity to see one of the often forgetten parts of mother nature, and it truly is an eye opener for the whole family.

 

As you can see, no matter what type of vacation you want, Hawaii will deliver. Plan your holiday now by booking with us here.

Top 5 Beaches in Hawaii

 

Hawaii’s collection of islands have some of the most spectacular beaches in the world. Many of the most popular beaches offer a range of sports and activities so that you can maximize the use of the wonderful rolling pacific. However, this also means that there are a lot of lesser known beaches that do not attract nearly as many tourists as the better known ones, and some days you may even have an entire beach to yourself!

  1. Waikiki Beach, Oahu
    A list of the best beaches in Hawaii would be incomplete without Waikiki Beach. As one of the best known beaches of Hawaii, you will find white sand, beautifully clear blue water on the back drop of a thriving city, with all shops, bars and restaurants nearby. You can also take surfing lessons to perfect your skill or rent a jet ski to take advantage of the water. This is a beach you could spend a whole day at.
  2. Kauna Beach, The Big Island
    Kauna Beach differs itself from other beaches of Hawaii with a size limit! The maximum amount of people allowed on Kauna Beach at any given time is 25 (so best to get in early). The reason? Conservation. But it also gives the beach a uniquely tight knit feeling, and offers an escape from the crowds and a great opportunity to relax.
  3. Punalu’u Beach, The Big Island
    Black sand, turtles and snorkeling? An odd combination, but it definitely works. Punalu’u Beach is unlike any other in the world, and offers a rare chance to spot the endangered green sea turtles of Hawaii. This beach is a unique one to say the least. Wikipedia has some great information on why this beach is so unique.
  4. Lahaina Beach, Maui
    Tradition is here to stay at Lahaina Beach, where you will find Hula Dancers and native cuisine. This beach is the perfect spot to forget the city and absorb yourself into the local culture, and also makes for a perfect romantic getaway.
  5. Honaunau Beach, The Big Island
    Can you see a theme? We believe the best beaches of Hawaii are located on The Big Island. Honaunau differs in that its main offering is under the water! This is a fantastic spot to snorkel and explore one of the Hawaii’s best underwater reefs, a truly eye opening experience.

The Best Golf Courses in Hawaii

If you are a golf fanatic and love to enjoy sunny days on sandy white beaches then Hawaii is the perfect spot to spend your vacation.

Hawaii is situated about 2,500 miles from the coast of Los Angeles in the Pacific Ocean. Close to the equator, Hawaii’s climate is warm and sunny all year through but the months April, May, September and October are advised for the best experience.

One thing you just can’t afford to miss are the many fantastic golf courses. The unique landscape also means that Hawaii can offer a wide range of golfing courses, from easy to challenging.There are many dotted all over the small island of Hawaii, offering you the perfect golfing getaway. Make sure you also check out our list of what to bring on your next golfing vacation.

Kahili Golf Course

Kahili Golf Course is located in the West Maui Mountains. Like most areas of Hawaii, this golf course is incredibly scenic offering views swept over the Pacific Ocean, and is set out on a hilly landscape. Set out over 6,500 yards, the course offers space for the whole family to play, stretch their legs and truly spend a relaxing day soaking up the Hawaiian sun.

Hawaii Country Club

If you are after classic, then Hawaii Country Club may be exactly what you’re looking for. Opened in 1958, the Hawaii Country Club is still delivering the same brilliant course and service that the regulars have become accustom to. If scenic is what you’re after, then Hawaii Country Club will deliver. The views from this course can be sensational, but don’t be fooled. This course make look beautiful, but at times such a steep incline can make for a difficult shot. Best of luck!

Waikola Village Golf Club

Located between two of Hawaii’s many volcanoes, Waikola Village Golf Club is truly an inspired design that falls into the landscape naturally. The golf course features 18 holes and is open year round, with rentals available for everything including carts and clubs. Entry fee to this course are very reasonable, and it is one course that is definitely worth a visit.

Ewa Beach Golf Club

Traditional, centrally located and oddly reminiscent. The Ewa Beach Golf Club is located in a luscious environment close to the beach. The course is set over 18 holes and features double green on several holes. Tradition surrounds this golf course as it has been designed similar to an old Scottish Golf Course. The course asks players to adhere to a strict dress code and pay pricey entry fees, but it’s worth it for a great, traditional game.