Much more than spectacular sunsets and beautiful beaches, Hawaii is a treasure trove of unique family-friendly experiences just waiting to be discovered.
Looking for the perfect family holiday? Look no further than Hawaii. This sun-soaked destination is filled to the brim with splashy waterparks, surf schools, kaleidoscopic snorkelling, and endless exciting family-friendly adventures. From encountering majestic whales to learning to hanging ten on iconic beaches, Hawaii offers an abundance of unique experiences that will create lasting memories for the whole family.
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Take a whale-watching tour on Maui
Witnessing the incredible sight of humpback whales breaching in the turquoise waters of Maui is an unforgettable family day out. The whale-watching season in Maui runs from November to May, allowing you to observe these magnificent mammals up close. As you sail across the sparkling ocean, keep your eyes peeled for the breathtaking sprays from their blowholes. Knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights about conservation efforts and the whales' behaviours, making this adventure both educational and awe-inspiring.
Learn to surf on Waikiki Beach
Embrace the spirit of aloha and ride the rolling waves of Waikiki Beach with the whole family as you hang ten and catch a wave on some legendary swells. If you truly want to fit in with the locals, learn from the best: Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort’s expert instructors will guide you through the basics of surfing, from paddling to standing up on the board. From complete novices to intermediate surfers looking to upskill, all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Embrace the warm Hawaiian sun kissing your skin and the rhythmic ocean beneath your feet, as you create cherished memories of conquering the waves together as a family.
Play Hawaii's iconic ukulele
Get in tune with your kids with family ukelele lessons at Turtle Bay Resort. Learn basic chords and strum to the soothing melodies of Hawaiian tunes, as you learn about the traditions of this authentic local instrument. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Oahu's North Shore, the resort provides the perfect setting. As the sun sets and melodies fill the air, you'll create harmonious memories that resonate with the spirit of the islands.
Get moving with hula lessons
Dive into the rich cultural heritage of Hawaii through the art of hula dancing. At Montage Kapalua Bay, you and your family can learn graceful hand gestures and footwork from a knowledgeable kumu (teacher). Feel the rhythm of the music as you sway to the enchanting melodies, connecting with the traditions and stories of the Hawaiian people. These hula lessons will not only deepen your understanding of the local culture but also create a bond between generations as you move together in harmony.
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