You’re going to love your Hawaii family vacation to the Big Island. With so many fascinating places to explore, the Big Island is one exciting playground. It makes the perfect vacation destination for anyone with a sense of adventure.
The Hawaiian word for family is Ohana, and the Big Island is one big Ohana, embracing all groups of people traveling together. So when we talk about a Hawaii family vacation, we’re talking about all of you who are traveling together to share the grandeur and excitement of the Big Island.
Everything you might have ever imagined about a tropical Hawaii vacation is possible here. Stand atop an active volcano, explore a luxurious rainforest jungle, run wild across pristine beaches, or hike across long plains of lava. Around every corner is a new adventure just waiting to be discovered.
You've already experienced a fabulous Big Island vacation? Do you have a favorite memory or traveler's tip? Tell us about it!
Here are some of our top recommendations for Big Island family fun:
One of the most unique aspects of the Big Island is obviously the volcanoes. While all of the Hawaiian Islands were born of ancient volcanoes, the Big Island claims the most, and the most famous. No Hawaii family vacation is complete without a visit to:
There are plenty of great beaches on the Big Island. Some of them are particularly suitable for families with small children, pristine places to throw down a beach towel, frolic safely in the surf, or sit with your feet in the sand under the shade of a coconut palm.
Due to offshore reefs that provide a calm and protected swimming area, we highly recommend Kikaua Beach, Wawaloli Beach, and Kamakahonu Beach for families or anyone looking for a quiet place to relax.
And one thing that will definitely work in your favor on your Hawaii family vacation to make your beach time more enjoyable: sun, especially near Kona and along the Kohala Coast. While showers are more prominent at beach parks near Hilo, the weather on the west side of the island is almost always sunny.
With so many family-friendly resorts and fun activities for kids, the Big Island is the perfect Hawaii family vacation destination. Most of the Big Island resorts have special programming for keiki (kids). Two of our favorites for families are the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and the Hilton Waikoloa Village.
Be sure to check out our Activities and Attractions pages for more fun things to do. Whether you're here for that special Hawaii family vacation or traveling with friends, take your time and enjoy exploring the Big Island!
What really stands out about your trip to the Big Island? A perfect day at the beach?
An awesome island sunset? The staff at your favorite hotel?
Let us hear about it!
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