An Oahu family vacation is a great idea and here are a number of great options for all your crew to enjoy. Here are some of the top options our research has unearthed on this diverse and abundantly beautiful Hawaiian island.
The newly opened Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is quickly gaining a reputation as a great family resort.
The Royal Hawaiian is an iconic historical resort but has been refurbished and is now a top family resort. Lots of pools slides, great family friendly restaurants and a great kids club here.
This classic luxury resort has the best beach for children on any of the Hawaiian islands. (Not all beaches in Hawaii are suitable for swimming.)
Location: Beach from, 40 minutes from Waikiki, Ko Olina, Hawaii. 20 minutes from the airport.
Perfect for: tranquility, kids activities, spa, relaxation, beach for kids (and everyone else).
Accommodations: 387 rooms, spacious, garden/mountain/ocean views, furnished lanais, 300-thread-count linens, located in an all white building.
Resort highlights: saltwater ponds (with sharks and more), gardens and walkways, Ihilani Spa with Hawaiian based therapies, health club, Reef and Ray adventure program, tennis, volleyball, golf (discounted) at Ko Olina, large pool, snorkeling, fishing, marina, kids activity program ($), 8 restaurants and cafes.
Ko Olina reviews of late
continue to hold this resort in high esteem and has not lost it's
previous charm. The breakfast buffet, spacious rooms with ocean views
and the golf help are well regarded. This resort maintains it's listing
and has gained a recommendation as a top family vacation resort option.
What reviewers were saying:
away from the traffic of Waikiki, great beach - no undertows or waves,
restaurants were good, be sure to rent a fridge, huge room, amazing
view, lovely pool, staff courteous and helpful.
See more information on Ihilani Oahu Family Vacation Resort and Spa at Ko Olina.
Overview of all the best properties in Ko Olina. (Note: The Marriott Ihilani in this video is the same resort in this review.)
Find out why The Sheraton Waikiki offers great Hawaii family vacations.
Aulani offers such a lot with your stay. It really is almost a complete vacation in itself. Animated characters adorn the grounds for your kids to interact with. Down at the beach, the kids can swim, snorkel, kayak, paddleboard and then make it back for some for some dancing with Goofy at a resort pool.
At the kids club, kids from 3-12 are busy creating great artwork while some of the older kids are off on a guided exploration, catamaran or horseback ride. While the kids are busy, mom and dad can relax at the spa or golf course.
More information and lastest reviews for Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
The impressive Aston Waikiki Beach Tower is a top resort that teenagers will love because of its easy access to snorkeling and all the nearby activities.
You may also like to know more about the Top 25 Vacation Rentals on Oahu by Location.
Vacation rentals can work well for bigger families or those who like to control what food everyone's eating. (It can be difficult to eat gluten free or to avoid junk on vacation, for example.)
Some of the better activities for the family in Oahu include:
See video of many of these family adventures on the video links below.
For more ideas and resorts in Hawaii, check out the right hand column.
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