With Oahu’s sand and sea, the island is the perfect kid-friendly playground. When traveling as a family, part of the difficulty is finding an ideal hotel that will keep your kids safe, yet engaged and entertained. From simple beachside hotels to high-end luxury resorts, the Gathering Isle offers up versatile accommodations to occupy the kids when school is out of session.
It's no surprise this Disney resort is made for kid-friendly fun. Kids can explore Hawaiian culture at Aunty's Beach House, dance at pool parties, splash in a keiki cove, explore a menehune trail, swim through a rainbow reef, go inner tubing, pose for pictures with classic movie characters and even watch Disney movies under the stars.
This spacious resorts sits alongside sheltered lagoons, gentle enough for swimming and snorkeling. Villas range in size, but are expansive enough to accommodate up to eight guests, fully equipped with a kitchen and a washer and dryer. The facilities entertain with a children's outdoor pool and a play area with daily cultural activities.
Situated by Waikiki Beach, this 22-acre resort offers countless of activities to treat kids to a good time. There are six swimming pools, including a 5,000-square foot activity pool, complete with a water slide. Parents can also drop their children off at Camp Penguin for a full- or half-day of cultural activities, games and field trips.
With two amazing pools located on this modern hotel's property, there's ample entertainment for both parents and kids to enjoy. The Helumoa Playground boasts two freshwater pools with a 70-foot long water slide, two whirlpools and an interactive fountain area, while the Edge of Waikiki offers adults-only privacy, equipped with a full bar.
Tucked just outside busy, this resort has been known to house royal and celebrity guests; however, the legendary hotel also balances luxury with kid-friendly activities. Your animal-loving kids will flip for the hotel's Dolphin Quest program, where they can interact with the friendly mammals for anywhere from an hour to a full week.
At this newly renovated oceanfront hotel, families can engage in free lei-making classes, hula dancing and ukulele. Every Friday evening, guests can enjoy a Polynesian show, with hula, tattoo art and a Samoan fire-knife dancer. Educational field trips to Honolulu Zoo or Waikiki Aquarium and in-hotel babysitting services are available.
This boutique hotel is both budget- and family-friendly, with cultural activities, restaurants and barbecue grills available on-site . Borrow beach towels and chairs and head to the beach or lounge in the hotel's saltwater pool or hot tub. All rooms come with a Blu-Ray/DVD options, PlayStation 3 games and WiFi internet access.
Located minutes away from the Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium, this family-friendly hotel offers comfortable suites with a separate bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and private lanai. The hotel also features a large recreation deck, complete with a pool, hot tubs, children's playground, tennis and basketball court and barbecue grills.
Families can find both relaxation and family-friendly adventure at this sprawling North Shore resort. Kids can splash around in a natural salt water pool, equipped with a waterfall and water slide or relax at the spa with a special children's menu. Kids looking to exert energy can do so with surfing lessons, snorkeling or pony parties.
An affordable option in Waikiki, this contemporary hotel offers fun, kid-friendly amenities like a PlayStation 3/Blue-Ray console and high-speed WiFi internet access. A DVDNow kiosk with DVD and PS3 game rentals are on-site, perfect for keeping the kids occupied during downtime in the hotel. Children also receive a free gift at check-in.