Best Hawaiian Island for Families

“I am celebrating a big birthday this year. We aren’t sure which island is the best.  We have children ages 3, 6, 14.  There will also be a high school senior and a college sophomore.  There will be 8 adults including the high schooler and collegian.

Which Hawaiian Island is Best for Families?

Aloha from Rose, thank you for contacting me about your Hawaii vacation.

For a large family I recommend visiting either Maui or Oahu. 

On Oahu you can take advantage of free entertainment and pubic transportation which saves on the cost of cars and parking.
Over the years I have booked the Hilton Hawaiian Village as my best deal on Oahu.

Hilton Resorts Hawaiian Islands

The advantage of a family vacation on Oahu, especially at Christmas, is it is very budget-friendly.
The close proximity of food and entertainment and the gentleness of the ocean and wind conditions make Waikiki Beach the most popular destination in Hawaii.
There are many options on Oahu for condos, here is a list.

Great Beaches on Maui


Hawaii Favorite Resorts


If you prefer a quieter destination the island of Maui offers lots of great beaches with condo/resorts that accommodate up to 6 or 8 people.
Aston Kaanapali Shores

Aston Kaanapali Shores

The best value, in my opinion, for Maui is the Aston Kaanapali Shores which is a 3.5 star condo/resort on the beach north of Lahaina Town.
The Honua Kai is another option on Maui if you need 3 bedrooms (up to 8 persons) or if you prefer more luxurious accommodations and amenities.

Honua Kai Maui

A 2 bedroom unit will accommodate up to 6 persons if you are OK with someone sleeping on the sofa bed.
There are one bedroom units for up to 4 persons and studios for 2.

On the Big Island the Hilton Waikoloa Village is worth considering for a “budget friendly” destination for families.

Hilton Waikoloa Village

I hope the links provided here will be helpful to you.
To arrange the package with the children are in one unit with their parents I will need a breakdown of the family groups and the departure cities.
Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to provide you with 5 star customer service, I hope you will book your package with me.

Aloha from Rose

Warmest Aloha, Rose

Rose at Travel Guide to Hawaii

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