It’s family time in Hawaii

Hawaiian
resorts are noted for their many children’s activities that allow their
parents some well-deserved rest while knowing their little ones are well
supervised. With record low prices, this is the time to consider taking your family
to
Hawaii.

 

Here are
some of Hawaii.com‘s favorite resorts that cater to children
and to their
parents. Be sure
to check rates carefully as they are constantly changing and new specials are
offered every day.

 

1. Turtle
Bay Resort, Oahu

This resort
on the
North Shore boasts some of the best surfing in
all of
Hawaii, as well as the
island’s only on-site helipad. For teens
looking to “catch a wave,” group lessons begin at $75. (For safety reasons,
children under 13 require private lessons, starting at $95 for one hour.) For
future equestrians, The Stables at
Turtle Bay offers a 20-minute
pony walk for
children under age 7. And don’t let your kids miss out on the clear-bottom
kayaks, allowing them to see the sea life in an unforgettable way. There’s also
a “buried treasure” hunt and 12 miles of hiking trails to accommodate any age.

We have seen rates at Hawaii.com around
$237/night for an oceanfront king room.

 

2.
Grand Hyatt Kauai
Resort & Spa, Koloa, Kauai

There is
something for every child at this resort. He or she can choose from a variety
of complimentary activities available in the lobby atrium each day including
lei making, hula lessons or ukulele lessons. Or there’s a meandering river
pool, a thrilling 150-foot waterslide and an active pool for basketball or
volleyball. Children love the expansive saltwater lagoon where they can swim,
float or kayak together. Non-water options include an easy hike along a sea
cliff with spectacular views…they might even see endangered humpback whales,
green sea turtles or monk seals.

We have seen rates at Hawaii.com for
$300/night for a garden view room.

 


3. The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu,
Oahu

The
Kahala Hotel & Resort has a dedicated club (the “Keiki Club” – keiki is the Hawaiian word for child)
for children ages 5-12 to enjoy diverse activities and learn about Hawaiian
culture.  Among the many activities
offered are reef walking, snorkeling, bamboo pole fishing, lei making, hula
dancing, crabbing and cavorting with the dolphins.

We have seen rates at Hawaii.com for $395/night for a scenic
view room.

 

4.
Hilton
Waikoloa Village, Kohala Coast, Big Island

Located in the expansive Waikoloa
Beach Resort, there’s plenty to occupy children’s time and interest at the
Hilton Waikoloa. The “Dolphin Quest” will be a sure hit (parents are likely to
enjoy it as well) and the resort also offers classes in hula dancing and the
making of flower, ti leaf or shell-and-bead leis. Also,
“Waikoloa Family Golf
Days” will
take place every day after
3 p.m.
through
July 31,
2009
.
Families will have the opportunity to play nine holes on the Kings course for
extremely reasonable rates.

We have seen rates on Hawaii.com
for $199, one of the best deals in the islands for a major resort.

 

5. Hyatt Regency Maui,
Lahaina, Maui

Tots and
teens alike will have a field day at the “Camp Hyatt Ka’anapali.” Children of
all ages will delight in creating photo memories with their own camp-issued
cameras.  (Their favorite picture will be
turned into a photo t-shirt.) They will also be able to play tennis, try “coconut
bowling,” fish on the banks of the Hyatt stream and explore
Maui‘s wildlife and
volcanoes. By night, children will learn about the Hawaiian night sky with the
“Tour of the Stars” astronomy program.

We have seen rates as low as $240/night for a terrace
room on Hawaii.com.

 

6-9. Prince
Hotels
on
Maui, Oahu and the Big Island

Each of the
four Prince hotels offers a comprehensive children’s program. You can request a
private nanny for about $18 per hour or have your children participate in the
Prince Keiki Club. Half-day and full-day programs are available and many fun
activities are included. Prince has certified children counselors to make sure
your offspring are well cared for and have fun. Rates usually begin at $415/night at Hawaii.com, however, right now there is a special rate
beginning at $269 and you might be able to have a fourth night free.

 

Be sure to check
out all of these properties on Hawaii.com
and be sure to visit Hawaii.com on Facebook.

 

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