See Hawaii Through The Eyes Of A Child
Miles of beach perfect for building sand castles, collecting seashells, or chasing hermit crabs. Submarines, helicopters, and glass-bottom boats to ride in. Aquariums housing dolphins and sharks. Museums where they can learn about volcanoes and the stars. “Ohana” is the Hawaiian word for “family” and you’ll find the importance of ohana here in everything from weekly family-friendly events to the keiki (children) learning programs at most hotels and resorts.
The wonder of Hawaii is more than enough to spark the imagination of any child. A few days in the Islands and it won’t be long before you start feeling like a kid again too.
There are primarily six major islands to visit in Hawaii: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii’s Big island. You’ll find each island has its own distinct personality and offers its own adventures, activities, and sightseeing opportunities. We invite you to explore all of Hawaii to find the unique island experience for you.
The oldest and northernmost island in the Island chain is graced with dramatic, natural beauty. Outdoor adventures and romantic escapades flourish on Kauai.
- Explore the golden sand beaches of the Coconut Coast.
- See the massive Waimea Canyon, “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”
- Take a boat ride to marvel at the towering cliffs of the Napali Coast.
Home to the state capitol and the majority of Hawaii’s population, Oahu is a vibrant mix of natural and cultural wonders with the modern arts, entertainment, and amenities of the 21st century.
- See pro surfers charge the big winter waves of the famous North Shore.
- Learn about American history at the memorials and museums in Pearl Harbor.
- Soak up the sun and learn to surf yourself on legendary Waikiki Beach.
With almost half of its population being of native Hawaiian ancestry, Molokai is an island that has preserved its connection to the past and its love for the outdoors.
- Step back to a simpler time in the sleepy town of Kaunakakaki.
- View the verdant flora in Halawa Valley.
- Learn about the works of Father Damien at Kalaupapa Settlement.
Without a single traffic light, Lanai is a true island getaway for luxury, romance, and privacy away from crowds.
- Play golf at Lanai’s two prestigious courses.
- See the rock formations at Keahiakawelo, “The Garden of the Gods.”
- Off-road amongst the pine trees along Munro Trail.
The second largest island is home to what some believe are the best beaches in the world, as well as Humpback whales who migrate off Maui‘s shores every winter.
- Wake up early to catch the sunrise atop Haleakala Crater.
- Stroll through historic Lahaina, and learn about Maui’s whaling past.
- Drive the long and winding road to Hana for spectacular scenery.
Bigger than all of the other islands combined, the island of Hawaii, or Hawaii’s Big Island, is vast enough to hold 11 of the world’s 13 climactic zones—from sandy beaches to snowcapped mountains.
- See the waterfalls and seascapes off the Hamakua Coast.
- Snorkel, scuba, or fish off the Kohala Coast.
- View Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano in Volcano’s National Park.
For more information on travel to Hawaii please visit www.gohawaii.com
Photos courtesy Ron Dahlquist, Kirk Lee Aeder,Sri Maiava Rusden, Joe Solem.