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.
Oahu is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands and is home to some of the most beautiful and serene beaches as well as many fun activities for the whole family. Many travelers are opting to explore this island when visiting Hawaii, which is a great decision.
There are some great all-inclusive family resorts in Oahu Hawaii
These all-inclusive resorts have everything you need and more. There is plenty of on-site dining, fitness centers, pools, kids activities and more. You are sure to find something for the whole family in one of the many activities offered at these resorts. But do the all-inclusive packages stack up?
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Oahu is the most populous island in Hawaii. There are many exciting tourist attractions on the island, such as Diamond Head Crater and Waimea Valley, as well as beautiful beaches. If you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of a big city, Oahu is a wonderful place to visit.
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The Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is located on the west coast of the island and is just a short drive from Honolulu. The resort offers guests a variety of amenities, including two championship golf courses, an award-winning spa and fitness center, expansive oceanfront swimming pool, water sports and other recreational activities.
The resort is situated on acres of pristine beachfront property and features luxurious guest rooms with private lanais or balconies that overlook the ocean. The rooms feature modern Hawaiian décor with natural materials like bamboo floors and local artwork. All guest rooms are equipped with high-speed internet access, flat-screen TVs. The hotel has multiple restaurants and family friendly options.
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.
The Ihilani Oahu Family Vacation Resort & Spa At Ko Olina is located in the Ko Olina Resort Community and offers amenities for the whole family to enjoy. There are multiple pools, restaurants, and many water sports available on site. The resort also has an activity center with games for children and adults alike, as well as a fitness center with cardio machines and weight training equipment.
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.)
Waikiki Beach is a beach in the Honolulu region of the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Waikiki Beach is one of the most famous and popular beaches in the world.
The sand is white and soft, and you can find many palm trees that provide shade from the sun. There are also many surfers who enjoy riding waves on this beach because it creates a good surfing environment.
There are many hotels in the area, so there are plenty of options for accommodations but also scores of restaurants.
The Sheraton Waikiki has been a landmark in Hawaii for generations. The newly renovated and redesigned resort offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, a refreshingly updated look, and more.
Offering a wide range of amenities including pools & beaches, the Sheraton Waikiki is the perfect choice for families on a budget.
Find out why The Sheraton Waikiki offers great Hawaii family vacations.
Video Review: Sheraton Waikiki | Tour and Room Review
Disney Aulani Offers All-Inclusive Packages
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 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 Aston Waikiki Beach Tower is the only all-suite, beachfront hotel in Honolulu. With every inch of this property catering to its guests, there's no better place to relax and recuperate than at this oasis in the heart of Waikiki.
The Aston Waikiki Beach Tower is a luxury condominium that offers breathtaking views of the ocean. The building is one of the tallest in Honolulu, Hawaii and has many amenities to offer its residents.
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.
VIDEO: Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
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.
Many of our top discount travel deals are on our Oahu Luxury Resorts and especially on our Discount Hawaii Vacation Packages page. Go to these pages to see the latest discount vacation deals in Oahu.
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Sarah loves to check out all-inclusive resorts and find great packages and report about what real travelers are saying, Sarah is an indicative character created for the purpose of providing insights uncovered during our research. These reviews are indicative of others first-hand experiences using our research methodology designed to uncover the best (as opposed to those that are simply marketed as the best).
While our reviews are founded on real accounts and stories and thoroughly researched do your own research and exercise your best judgment when making travel decisions. And keep in mind all-inclusive packages are always changing.
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