A Family Hawaii Vacation - Which Hawaiian Island is best suited for your family?
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The islands of Hawaii
dream destination for many travelers, and a cruise that incorporates all four of
the state’s beautiful islands could be just the ticket for your vacation plans. Each island has its own beauty and charm
and is not the same as the others. From “Big Island” to Maui, to Oahu, to Kauai, there is something
different and special about each local flavor. The best way to get a
real taste of Hawaii, is to try the sample platter.
The islands of HAWAII
, with their
, palm-fringed beaches
, verdant valleys
and awesome cliffs
, hold some of the most
spectacularly beautiful scenery on earth. However, despite their isolation, two
thousand miles out in the Pacific, they belong very definitely to the United
States. If you expect your South Seas idyll to be completely unspoiled, forget
it; the fantasy of a dream holiday in Paradise remains firmly rooted in the
creature comforts of home. With seven million tourists per year, including
honeymooners from all over the world, frequent fliers cashing in their mileage,
and almost two million Japanese, the islands can seem like a gigantic theme
, by far the largest city of the
fiftieth state, and with its resort annex of Waikiki
also the main
tourist center, is on Oahu
. The biggest island, Hawaii
known as the Big Island
in a vain attempt to avoid confusion. Maui
also attract mass tourism, while smaller Molokai
far quieter. All the islands share a similar topography and climate
Ocean winds from the northeast shed their rain on the windward
keeping it wet and green; the southwest, leeward
(or "Kona") coasts can
be almost barren, and so make ideal locations for big resorts. While
temperatures remain consistent throughout the year at between 70°F and 85°F,
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rainfall is heaviest from December to March. That is nonetheless the most
popular time to visit, enabling mid- to upper-range hotels to add a premium of
at least $30 per night to their standard room rates. A visit to Hawaii doesn't
have to cost a fortune, however; there are plenty of budget
you know where to look. The one major expense you really can't avoid, except
possibly on Oahu, is car rental - rates are very reasonable, but gas is
Oahu is an amazing island with plenty of family friendly sleeping options. From upscale mega resorts and grand
vacation clubs to condominiums, B&Bs and campgrounds, there is truly
something for everyone. For parents looking for organized children’s programs
the menu is rich with choices. From surfing lessons to learning about Oahu’s
rich cultural history at world-class museums, there are various activities
offered that were especially created with kids in mind. With mom and dad around
or not, these fun-filled programs will be sure to keep the kids
Fun Things to do with the family while visiting OAHU
has several theme parks; at the Waimea Valley Audubon Center
, there are ancient Hawaiian games, including lawn bowling, while the Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park
offers a splashing good time. Find out more about the colorful Hawaiian marine world at Sea Life Park
, and you can Learn to surf with Hawaiian Fire Surf School
, Honolulu’s Fire Fighters with years of surfing experience
and numerous certifications; their goal is to see you surfing in just one
Whale watching is also lots of fun for the whole family. There are many operators with all sorts of boats to take people out, and most guarantee whale sightings, so it is a common practice for them to give you a voucher for another trip until you see some whales. The children young and old will enjoy this experience. Try it out with the Navatek Whale Watch Lunch Cruise
There are many beaches on Oahu that are ideal for your Family Hawaii Vacation. There are lifeguards on duty on most of the beaches, but parents are advised to always be cautious around water anytime, anywhere when there are kids involved. Two very well known family beaches are Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana Beach Park.At the Ultrazone Hawaii, patrons will
get to pit their skills at role playing shoot 'em ups.
Make a trip to the Polynesian Cultural Center
, where a fascinating time awaits with canoe rides and seven
authentic Hawaiian villages to explore. Samoan fire knife dancers are at hand to
thrill visitors who sign up for its luau package with their skills and
showmanship. Looking for some adventure on your famiy Hawaii Vacation? As featured on ESPN Outdoors and BBC Outdoors in England, North Shore Shark Adventure
, Hawaii’s original shark tour company, provides an
intimate and thrilling experience with Hawaii’s sharks. Don’t miss this
The Bishop Museum has
lots of unusual exhibits of old Hawaii that will get children's attention while
the rest of the family learn about the history and culture of the islands.
Many hotels and condominiums also offer programs
for kids that include activities such as lei and kite making, lauhala weaving,
and sandcastle building. This is one family vacation where boredom is never a
problem. Explore the possibilities with your family and together you'll create
memories to last a lifetime.
Fun Things to do with the family while visiting the Big Island
On your family Hawaii vacation, see the underwater world in a Submarine! Atlantis Submarine Adventure Kona
operates the world's largest and most advanced passenger
submarine fleet. you can experience Kona's 25 acre natural coral reef. A ride in
a submarine will thrill just about anyone no end; Atlantis Submarines offers
tours into Hawaii's deep blue where the colorful fish and strange sea creatures
Visit a LIVE VOLCANO! There is no place on earth like the Volcanoes in the Sea Adventure
, no visit to the Big Island is complete without this
experience! One of the main features of the park is the 11 mile Crater Rim Drive
that encircles Kilauea's summit caldera. You will see sulfur banks, steam vents,
pit craters, recent lava flows and a walk through a lava tube!
Island Breeze Luau
is a truly royal Hawaiian experience.
There are many the diverse beaches to explore on your Family Hawaii Vacation! White Sand, Black Sand and even Green Sand Beaches can all be found on the Big Island. Most of the Big Islands coast is laced with new and old lava flow, but sandy beaches are not hard to find., a must see is Hapuna Beach
Held under the stars on the grounds of Kamehameha the Great's former estate, the Island It has been rated the best
luau on the Big Island by visitors, locals and travel writers! A must see on
your family Hawaii Vacation. The Big Island has a wide selection of resorts
to accommodate your families needs and make your Family Hawaii Vacation fun and
one to remember.
Find out information on the best famliy hotels in Kona
Fun Things to do with the family while visiting MAUI
Like the rest of Hawaii’s
has a host of outdoor activities, from kayaking,
to biking, to ATV tours and more. Learn to parasail or surf off the coast or
attend an evening luau. Some of the finest beaches and golf courses in the world
are located on this island, and the summit of the Haleakala volcano is truly a
sight to behold.
Top Hawaii Attractions:
Crater, Haleakala National Park, Maui
Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, Oahu
Cultural Center, Laie, Oahu
Palace, Honolulu, Oahu
Na Pali Coast, Kauai
Lahaina Luau, Lahaina, Maui
Head, Honolulu, Oahu
Museum, Honolulu, Oahu
Ocean Center, Maui
Watch the sunrise over Haleakala
on your family Hawaii vacation. As the sun continues it's slow
climb into the sky, you'll feel like you are standing on top of the world. All
of Maui is at your feet and the drive up to the summit is forgotten. Immerse
yourself in an Aquarium!
The Living Reef at the Maui Ocean Center
is like stepping into a giant aquarium. Tropical fishes
going about their daily lives through live coral reefs, scenery once only
available to divers.
Tunnel through a Lava Tube while you travel with experienced guides deep into the subterranean passages of the Ka'eleku Caverns
, the 18th largest volcanic lava tube
in the world.
Hawaii is home to eight different species of dolphin
. Enjoy a day of adventure on the remote and beautiful island of Lanai – chase the largest school of Spinner dolphins in Hawaii aboard a high-speed jet drive Zodiac, and explore Lanai's mysterious interior on an Island Jeep Safari! An Ultimate Adventure in Paradise
A great family Hawaii vacation experience!
Sun, snorkel and swim Kaanapali on your Hawaii family vacation! The most beautiful stretch of beach on Maui is Kaanapali, boasting beautiful white sand beaches and
tempting blue water, it's a must do when in Maui on your Family Hawaii
Additionally, several of the larger resort
hotels provide supervised activity programs that offer young guests a chance to
experience Hawaii's unique culture.
Find out information on the best family Hawaii vacation hotels in Maui
Fun Things to do with the family while visiting KAUAI
is the smallest and furthest from the “Big
Island,” but do not count it out in terms of local culture. Nicknamed the
“Garden Island” for its rich wildlife and beautiful scenery, the island of Kauai
is home to all kinds of different nature-based activities. You can go kayaking,
biking, tubing, whale watching, off road sightseeing, picnicking, snorkeling, on
eco tours, dinner cruises, or see a little bit of everything from an airplane
The Kauai Children's Discovery Museum
Kapaa isn't just for children. Interactive exhibits, virtual reality games, and
hands on science and art activities will delight adults as well. On Saturdays,
the Starlight Planetarium Program tells how the Polynesian voyagers used the
stars, winds and ocean to navigate their canoes across the Pacific. Explore a Waterfall
, One of Kauai's
most famous waterfalls
is Wailua Falls. The falls were featured on the
opening credits just before Tattoo shouts "Da Plane, Da Plane". A quick drive is
all it takes to see this impressive water display. Try the Secret
Falls Hike and Paddle
Kauai snorkeling from the beach!
Find Top Hawaii hotels by destination:
Aloha Kauai Tours’ SeaFun
the perfect guided ocean adventure for all ages and all levels of experience.
Nervous about snorkeling? The tour assistants have large, soft surfboards with
handles around the edges. The best that Hawaii’s nature ha to offer
is on the beautiful island of Kauai, and it is often used in Hollywood films for
its representation of the natural wildlife of Hawaii, from garden to beach to
Waimea Canyon, which you can traverse on a day long tour while visiting the
On your family Hawaii Vacation you can Tour Movie
Locations. Through the years many feature films shot in Hawaii have been filmed
on Kauai. The island's unique, mysterious tropical mountains and miles of sand
beach are definitely a favorite of directors like Steven Spielberg. Explore
where "Jurassic Park", "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
and "6 Days and 7
Nights" have all been shot.
Most of the major resorts on Kauai have
programs for kids
that include fun and educational activities like
Hawaiian crafts and cultural activities, fishing, beach games, nature walks,
surfing lessons, sand sculpture contests, coconut frond weaving, tide pool
explorations, tours of historic sites, and field trips led by local naturalists
and other experts. Find out information on the best family
hotels in Kona.
There is an endless supply of activities;
attractions, beaches and absolute scenic beauty to ensure you and your kids have
a blast on your Family Hawaii Vacation!
Honolulu , just under six hours by plane from the US
west coast, is one of the world's busiest centers for air traffic; return fares
from LA, San Francisco and Seattle
start at around $350.
also direct flights from the mainland to Maui, the Big Island and Kauai. Many
flights to the US from Australia - such as those on Continental - include
free stopovers in Hawaii. European travelers
should buy all-inclusive tickets from Europe.
The principal inter-island carriers are Hawaiian Airlines (Oahu tel
1-808/838-1555, US tel 1-800/367-5320, ) and Aloha Air (Oahu tel 808/484-1111,
US tel 1-800/367-5250, ), together with its subsidiary Island Air (Oahu tel
808/484-2222, US tel 1-800/323-3345). They connect all the major islands several
times per day, with standard one-way fares of around $85. Discount travel
agents, and virtually all resorts, hotels, B&B agencies and even hostels in
Hawaii can arrange discounts on inter-island flights.
All the airports have car rental outlets; with the exception of Oahu,
services on the islands barely exist.
Food and Drink
When visiting Hawaii, you will encounter
many foods names and terms that may seem quite foreign to you. This is due to
the fact that Hawaii is such a melting pot of cultures from around the world,
with influences from the Chinese, Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean,
Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Samoan, Thai, Vietnamese and others.
Top Hawaii Restaurants:
Iva's Place - Isenberg St., Honolulu,
Kakaako Kitchen, Honolulu,
Hanapepe Bookstore Cafe & Espresso Bar, Hanapepe, Kauai
Hulopoe Court, Lanai City,
Alan Wong's Restaurant, Honolulu,
The Terrace, Lanai City,
Henry Clay's Rotisserie, Lanai City,
La Mer, Honolulu, Oahu
Ihilani Restaurant, Lanai City,
Hawaii to eat Spam? That’s probably not one of the top reasons most people visit
the islands, but the canned processed pork is popular at restaurants catering to
locals, sharing the menu with other classic Hawaiian dishes such as lau lau
(fish, beef or pork wrapped in taro leaves), loco moco (steamed rice topped with a hamburger,
a fried egg and brown gravy) and shredded Kalua pig.
American soldiers introduced
the Hawaiians to Spam during World War II. Now nearly 7 million cans are sold
annually in the islands, according to the Hormel website. But if Spam doesn’t
appeal to your tastebuds, it’s not a problem. There’s plenty of other grind
(food) that locals find ono (delicious).
One favorite is the
inexpensive but generously portioned Hawaiian plate lunch. It can incorporate
Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Hawaiian and American dishes — often all on
one plate — and is best eaten on a day when there’s nothing planned for the
afternoon except a nap on the beach.
Here are some fun, funky and fabulous places for local
“People will eat any kind of food, the same food two or
three times a week, as long as it’s good food,” said Da Kitchen’s owner Les
Tomita, explaining the restaurant’s philosophy.
Five minutes from Kahului Airport, Da Kitchen is popular with tourists and
locals, who drop by to enjoy traditional Hawaiian food — Kalua pork, lomi
(salted salmon chopped with tomatoes and onion), lau lau, chicken long rice, poi
and plate lunches with such entrees as teriyaki chicken, Korean Kobe ribs,
hamburger steak cutlets and fish tempura served with rice and macaroni
Da Kitchen, 425 Koloa St., Kahului; (808) 871-7782
Located on the edge of a cane field, with a view of
Sleeping Giant Mountain across the fields, Caffe Coco’s courtyard dining room is
all lush vines, exotic foliage and tropical flowers. At night, tiki torches
blaze, live jazz plays and the food is, according to owner Ginger Carlson,
“unpretentious, healthful and world class. No deep frying.”
Offerings include macadamia nut and black sesame crusted ahi with wasabi
cream, Moroccan-spiced tofu and roast-veggie wraps, curried sweet potato samosas
and silver noodle salad.
Carlson also sells a line of condiments used in the restaurant. A favorite is
Jungle Jazz, a guava-based grilling sauce ($4 a jar).
Caffe Coco, 4-369 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa; (808) 822-7990
Surfer and restaurant owner Roger Kennedy is
something of a local legend on Kauai. Back in the ’70s, the California native
was given a one-way ticket to Hawaii from his father as a high school graduation
present. After stints working in the pineapple and cane fields, Kennedy started
looking for a way to “teach surfing and not starve.”
He bought a lunch wagon and parked it, loaded with surfing paraphernalia, on
the edge of Hanalei and waited for the lunch crowd to show up. They arrived in
droves, ravenous for his tacos, burritos and Fat Jacks (10-inch burritos).
Five years ago, he opened a sit-down place (24 chairs and 17 stools) outside
in Hanalei Town. All the food is made to order which, Kennedy admitted, can
sometimes lead to a 25-minute wait for a taco, especially since he likes to talk
to customers as he cooks. Said manager Celine Molina, “Everything is made with
love. We just ask for patience.”
Tropical Taco, Halele’a Building, 5-5088 Kuhio Hwy. Hanalei; (808)
Huggo’s (indoor dining) and Huggo’s On The Rocks (informal)
Hugo and Shirley von Platen Luder opened Huggo’s back in 1969, it quickly became
a gathering spot where local fishermen met to “talk story” (Hawaiian for shoot
Today, it’s still the place to go for fish macadamia nut-crusted mahi mahi,
crab-crusted ono (the No. 1 requested dish) and Asian-seared ahi. Times change,
though. Where commercial fishermen once called in on two-way radios to report
their catch, they now use cellphones, says the von Platen Luders’ son, Eric, who
now manages the restaurant. The yellow fin tuna caught in the morning, he said,
may end up as the dinner special that night. Live entertainment is featured at
the spectacular oceanfront location.
Huggo’s, 75-5828 Kahakai Road, Kailua-Kona; (808) 329-1493
Ocean View Inn
In business for 70 years, the family-owned Ocean
View Inn, across from the Kailua Pier, is the oldest restaurant in Kona.
Jeannette Kuwadu, the restaurant’s manager and granddaughter of the original
owners, said that except for the prices, which have gone up a bit, the menu
hasn’t changed much over the years. One can still find chopstick rice, tripe
stew, poi, lau lau, Kalua pork, raw fish and Spam with eggs or cabbage.
Inexpensive and popular with locals, the restaurant has a casual and friendly
service. Go with an appetite — the plate lunches are large, fried and carb
Ocean View Inn, 75-5683 Alii Drive; (808) 329-9998
Wally Ho’s Garage & Grill
Wally Ho ran a gas station and
repair shop at this location for 40 years. But a few years back, the gas tanks
sprang a leak so they were hauled away, a commercial kitchen was installed and
Wally’s became a garage and grill.
Ho is retired now, but his daughter, Willette — who manages the family-owned
business — describes the fare as healthy Hawaiian with an emphasis on fresh.
This means, for example, you can choose brown rice instead of white for your
plate lunch, order a green salad and know that the food is prepared without a
lot of fat. The fish is fresh.
On Fridays and Saturdays, Wally’s serves Hawaiian food — lau lau, Kalua pig,
lomi, a choice of rice or poi and, for dessert, haupia, described by one
aficionado as a sinful but angelically white coconut desert.
Wally Ho’s Garage & Grill, 98-380 Kamehameha
Highway, Aiea; (808) 488-2220
Each of the Hawaiian islands was forced
up like a vast mass of candle drippings by submarine volcanic action, all fueled
by the same "hot spot", which has remained stationary as the Pacific plate
drifted above. The oldest islands are now mere atolls way off to the northwest;
the process is continuing at Kilauea on the Big Island, with lava exploding into
the sea to add new land day by day. Until two thousand years ago, these unknown
specks in the ocean were popu-lated only by the descendants of what few
organisms had been carried here by wind or wave. The first known human
inhabitants were the Polynesians
, who arrived in two separate
migrations: one from the Marquesas in the eighth century, and another from
Tahiti four or five hundred years later.
No western ship chanced upon Hawaii until Captain Cook arrived at
Kauai in January 1778. He was amazed to find a civilization sharing a culture -
and language - with the peoples of the South Pacific. The Hawaiians, too, were
amazed, having long since lost contact with the outside world. Cook himself was
killed in Hawaii in 1779, but he had started an irreversible process of change.
The first Polynesians had brought the plants and animals necessary to create a
self-sufficient way of life. Westerners took things further, and in reshaping
the islands to suit their economic and agricultural needs decimated most of the
indigenous flora and fauna - as well as the Hawaiians themselves. Cook's men
estimated that there were a million islanders; the popu lation today is roughly
the same, but a mere eight thousand pure-blood Hawaiians are left.
As well as bringing venereal and other diseases, Cook's voyage opened the fur
trade between the Pacific Northwest and China. Passing ships traded arms to the
Hawaiians, and within a few years, Kamehameha became the first king to
unite all the islands. The sudden advent of capitalism was devastating. When the
fur traders realized that Hawaiian sandalwood fetched enormous prices in
China, the mass of the population abandoned taro-farming and fishing.
With the dislocation of traditional ways, Hawaiian religion fell
apart. After the death of Kamehameha in 1819, the female regent Kaahumanu set
out to break the kapu ( taboo ) system that held society together.
Her public defiance of the injunctions forbidding women to eat alongside men, or
to eat bananas or pork, threw the islands into moral anarchy - just as the first
Puritan missionaries arrived from New England in 1820. Their wholehearted
capitalism and harsh strictures on the easygoing Hawaiian lifestyle might have
been calculated to compound the chaos. White advisers and ministers soon
dominated the government, and the children of the missionaries became Hawaii's
wealthiest and most powerful class.
Although the Civil War severely disrupted whaling , which once the
forests were denuded had supplanted sandalwood as the island's main source of
revenue, it triggered a Hawaiian sugar boom, to replace Southern sugar in
the markets of the north. From then on, the machinations of the sugar industry
to get favorable prices on the mainland moved Hawaii inexorably towards
annexation by the US. In 1887 an all-white group of "concerned
businessmen" forced King David Kalakaua to surrender power to an assembly
elected by property owners (of any nationality) rather than citizens. When,
after his death, his sister Liliuokalani announced her desire to proclaim a new
constitution, the businessmen called in the US warship Boston and
declared a provisional government. US President Cleveland (a Democrat) responded
that "Hawaii was taken possession of by the United States forces without the
consent or wish of the government of the islands ? (It) was wholly without
justification ? not merely a wrong but a disgrace." The provisional government
found defenders in the Republican US Congress, however, and declared itself a
republic on July 4, 1894.
On August 12, 1898, Hawaii was formally annexed as a territory of the
United States. At this point there was no question of Hawaii becoming a state;
the whites were outnumbered ten to one, and had no desire to afford the natives
the protection of US labor laws, let alone to give them the vote. Consequently,
Hawaii was for the first half of the twentieth century the virtual fiefdom of
the Big Five , conglomerations started by the missionary families and
rooted in their massive landholdings. By controlling agriculture, they also
dominated transportation, banks, utilities, insurance - and government. The
inevitable integration of Hawaii into the American mainstream was hastened by
its crucial role in the war against Japan, and the expansion of tourism
thereafter. The islands finally became the fiftieth of the United States in
1959, after a plebiscite showed a seventeen-to-one majority in favor. The only
group to oppose statehood were the few remaining native Hawaiians.
Support has been growing over the last couple of decades for the concept of
Hawaiian sovereignty , on the basis that those of Hawaiian descent should
gain at least the rights already held by Native American nations on the
mainland. In 1993, the US Congress and President Clinton issued a formal apology
to native Hawaiians "on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the illegal
overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii"; debate rages as to what form restitution
might take, with some campaigners arguing for a complete restoration of
Roughly sixty percent of the million-plus modern
Hawaiians were born here. Around one-third are Caucasian (many of them US
military personnel), one-third Japanese and one-sixth Filipino, with 200,000
claiming at least some Hawaiian ancestry. The traditional reliance on
agriculture seems to be in terminal decline, with sugar and pineapple
plantations closing one after the other, and the need to import virtually all
the basics of life has resulted in an extraordinarily high cost of living.
In particular, the cost of housing is so high that many islanders find
themselves either obliged to work at two jobs, or simply to sleep on the
Visitors in search of the ancient Hawaii will find that few vestiges
remain. What is presented as "historic" usually postdates the missionary impact.
Although the ruins of temples ( heiaus ) to the old gods still stand in
some places - notably on the Big Island - and committed campaigners work to
revive traditional philosophies, the "old towns" are pure nineteenth-century
Americana, with false-front stores and raised wooden boardwalks. The two biggest
festivals are the Big Island's week-long Merrie Monarch Festival ,
honoring King David Kalakaua (mid-April), and the statewide King
Kamehameha events (around June 11). Authentic hula dancing is a
powerful art form, but you're far more likely to encounter it bastardized in a
luau . Primarily tourist money-spinners, these "traditional feasts"
provide an opportunity to sample Hawaiian foods such as kalua pig,
baked underground, and local fish such as ono, ahi, mahi mahi and
lomi-lomi (raw salmon). Poi - a paste made from mashed taro root -
remains a staple of the diet, much as it was when one of Captain Cook's men
described it as "a disagreeable mess."
The Hawaiian language endures in place names and music. At first
glance it looks unpronounceable - especially as it is written using a mere
twelve letters (the five vowels, plus h, k, l, m, n, p and w ).
Usually, each letter is enunciated individually - glottal stops indicate a pause
for breath. Long words often break down into repeated sounds, such as "
meha-meha " in "Kamehameha." Hawaii itself is more correctly written (and
pronounced) Hawai'i , but for visual clarity we've omitted the glottal
stops in this guide.
Best Of Hawaii
Waikiki Beach, Oahu
Learn to surf, or just
sip a cocktail on the world's most famous beach.
Pearl Harbor, Oahu
Relive December 7, 1941 - the "day that will live in infamy" - by
visiting the sunken USS Arizona.
Kilauea Eruption, Big Island
The Big Island gets bigger day by day, thanks to the spectacular
eruption of its youngest volcano, Kilauea.
former whaling port ranks among the most characterful historic towns in
Downhill biking, Maui
Freewheel forty miles down the
slopes of Maui's mighty Haleakala volcano.
Lumahai Beach, Kauai
This superb, if dangerous, beach has featured in countless
Kalalau Trail, Kauai
The magnificent Na Pali coastline
of Kauai can be admired from one of the world's greatest hiking
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