Our family vacation to Kauai was, without a doubt, one of the best vacations we have ever taken! When planning the trip, we knew we wanted more than just hotel rooms. We wanted an experience and contact with the culture, people, and environment. The destination and resort were magnificent, but the best part for us was the time spent with my family. Here are some photos and memories I captured during our recent trip to Kauai, Hawaii.
What can you do to make your next family vacation the best one yet? Look no further than Kauai. It’s an island with no fast food restaurants and only two McDonalds (that I know of). It’s perfect for young kids, old folks, and everyone in between. When planning for a family trip, you have to know what your family needs are and the activities that would make this vacation a success. Making sure that everyone will have fun and enjoy the experience is very important. Your kids need to have fun and at the same time learn something from the experience. Sometimes it is hard to plan for different ages with all the things that they need to do and see in one trip. We will list some popular attractions and activities when traveling with kids so that you can get started in choosing what you want to do on your family vacation.
Family Vacation In Kauai
Kauai is one of the best destinations for a family getaway.
Because there’s an abundance of different hotels and resorts in the area perfect for a Kauai family vacation that’s enough to entertain everyone in your clan – and more than enough to be the family trip to Kauai that everyone can treasure forever.
It can be hard to find hotels with things for kids to do, especially if you’re going with toddlers, teens or small kids.
That’s why I’ve put together this list of the 10 best resorts in Kauai for families.
Without further ado, here they are:
1. The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
If you’re wondering where to stay with kids in Kauai, there are many reasons why the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa makes a great choice to keep both kids and adults happy with a lot of family fun thrown in.
The resort boasts with an incredible eleven on-site restaurants, of which about half have great menu options for kids – even fussy ones.
Both adults and children can enjoy the water features, which includes a full-size pool and water park.
There’s even the option for kayaking, which is a great activity for teens and adults.
Other amenities available here are restaurants and bars open around the clock, fully air-conditioned rooms made for comfort and wi-fi throughout the entire resort.
Of course, there’s a spa, too.
2. Kaua’i Marriott Resort
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The Marriott has a longstanding reputation as one of the best resorts around with locations all over the world, and their resort located in Kauai is one of the top places that you can visit for a family friendly beach vacation.
They can claim to have the largest open-air pool in the entire Hawaii, which is great fun for the entire family – and if that’s not your thing, you can stick to Kauai beach, which is right by the resort.
Rooms are comfortable and decked out in thematic decor throughout.
For kids under 12, there’s a special kids’ club to keep them busy with arts, crafts, puzzles and more for the duration of their stay.
3. The Westin Princevillle Ocean Resort Villas
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort is a little bit of a further way from the beach itself, but what you get when you book your stay more than makes up for what’s just a little bit of a further commute.
Sometimes you want your vacation to feel a little bit more like home, and the Westin allows you to cater to your own needs with a fully-equipped kitchenette, laundry facilities, air-conditioning and even a microwave and coffee maker to every room.
There’s a special kids’ club too for under-12’s with fun activities to keep the kids busy while the adults are away.
Related: Best Things to Do in Kauai
4. Kiahuna Plantation Resort
The Kiahuna Plantation Resort is great if you want a family friendly relaxed vacation without the sometimes crowded feel of a hotel or resort.
Their rooms are large – and large enough so that kids or teens can have a section of the room to themselves for the duration of the stay.
There’s a pool with water slides, and several restaurants located around the resort with great menu options for kids that will impress even the fussiest ones.
Poipu beach is located just around the corner, and it’s the perfect place to teach the kids how to surf with professional instructors nearby.
Every kid at the resort gets issued with a special activity book they can keep – and a set of binoculars to encourage some more sightseeing with the family.
5. Castle Kiahuna Plantation Beach Bungalows
The Castle Kiahuna Plantation Beach Bungalows are a great vacation choice if you’re looking for a toned-down holiday experience that’s a little off the beaten track, and a little bit different.
It’s located very close to the Kiahuna Plantation Resort, and has a lot of the same scenery but at a more affordable rate and with a much less busy atmosphere.
If you want a relaxed atmosphere and a great breakaway where you can just enjoy the scenery and take advantage of the nightlife, restaurants and other things to do in the area, this is the ideal spot to do it at.
Related: Best Things to Do in Kauai with Kids
6. Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa
The Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect venue for a quiet vacation, and it’s especially perfect if you love sticking to your own routine during a getaway.
Rooms are all fully equipped with everything you could need, including a kitchenette, oven, microwave, small fridge and free wi-fi.
For entertaining the young ones, a visit to the pool or to any of the surrounding restaurants are a great option – and there are options for child care in the area if you’re traveling with a baby and you’d like to have a night out.
There’s also an on-site spa for anyone who wants to be pampered.