Hotels & Resorts
Hawaii is the ultimate Family Vacation, it’s warm and sunny, the beaches are grreat the water is warm, the people are friendly. It is everything you could hope for. And there are plenty of great family friendly hotels in Hawaii.
Kid Friendly Family Hotels in Hawaii
The Best Family Resorts in Hawaii
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Located at the north east end of Waikiki near Ala Moana is Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. The resort sits on the point where the Kahanamoku Beach meets the Lagoon so it has great views in 3 directions. The resort takes up 22 acres, there are 5 pools and the best waterslides on Waikiki beach so it’s popular with families. The hotel has 5 guest towers with a huge variety of rooms and suites, and there’s 9 restaurants to choose from too.
Turtle Bay Resort
Quite possibly Hawaii’s most famous resort, Turtle Bay is a luxurious 5 star hotel on Oahu’s North Shore. It offers stunning sea views from most of the luxurious rooms. There’s great swimming in the lagoon and excellent surfing nearby. There are 408 guest rooms plus 42 exclusive bungalows. There are 4 swimming pools and 6 restaurants at this magnificent resort in Oahu. This is an excellent resort for families with teenagers, (it’s great for younger kids too, but teens will appreciate the North Shore location).
The Royal Hawaiian Waikiki
Located in the center of Waikiki Beach in a distinctive pink art deco building is The Royal Hawaiian Hotel. It is an icon, every visitor to Waikiki wishes they were staying in this landmark hotel. Your family will love it. Absolute beachfront location, luxurious 5 star rooms and a prime location make this the place to be on Waikiki.
Aston Waikiki Beach Tower
Aston Waikiki Beach Tower is an apartment hotel in Oahu, overlooking Waikiki beach. The location is excellent and many apartments here have wonderful ocean views. Each apartment has a full kitchen and laundry facilities. It’s a luxurious place and the apartments are spacious, it’s an excellent location for a family holiday in Honolulu.
ESPACIO THE JEWEL OF WAIKIKI
Oahu’s Espacio The Jewel of Waikiki is a very luxurious apartment style hotel facing Waikiki beach. It offer 2 or 3 bedroom apartments and has an excellent rooftop pool area. This is a 5 star hotel with a great restaurant. There is a road between the hotel and the beach, but it is still and excellent location with wonderful views.Espacio is perfect for an upmarket family vacation in Hawaii.
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach is a 5 star hotel right on Waikiki Beach. Boasting several on-site restaurants and a stylish bar. Most rooms offer either sea views or views of Diamond head. Diamond Head. ‘Alohilani Resorts’ Swell Pool & Bar has a heated saltwater infinity pool, hot tub, a kids pool, private cabanas and has live music most nights. It’s one of the best pool areas in Waikiki.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach Hotel
Ritz-Carlton Waikiki is a 5 star apartment style hotel. The apartments are fantastic. Spacious and luxurious; very well furnished with exceptional bathrooms. The hotel has a good pool and a great restaurant. Offering 2 and 3 bedroom apartments is a huge plus for families of any size. However the one drawback is it is not as close to the beach as you might expect at this price point, families with young kids may not appreciate the 10 minute walk to Waikiki Beach.
Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
Any family or couple looking for an affordable hotel near Waikiki has to consider the superb Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger. This unpretentious 4 star hotel has everything you need and nothing you don’t. It’s clean and safe, and only one block from the beach. Perfect for an affordable family holiday in Honolulu.
Sheraton Waikiki is a beachfront hotel perfect for families. There’s a great pool with a waterslide that little kids will love, and an adults only infinity pool with sea views that the grown ups will love. Sheraton Waikiki has 4 restaurants to choose from.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa is a large resort on the beachfront in the middle of Waikiki. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a spa, 60 boutique shops, an awesome cocktail bar and the best buffet restaurant in Honolulu. Clearly designed with families in mind, this excellent hotel has great family rooms. The restaurant has a child friendly buffet.
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is a luxurious 4 star hotel across the road from Waikiki beach. The location is excellent, and so is the hotel. There are 2 pools and 5 restaurants. Marriott Waikiki is popular with couples but it is also a good option for families wanting a hotel near Waikiki beach.
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
Just across the street from Waikiki Beach near Honolulu Zoo is the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. With a pool, a bar, a restaurant, and ocean views you’ll have everything you need at this popular 4 star hotel in Oahu. A great option for families with a medium budget.
Waikiki Resort Hotel
Located half a block back from the beach Waikiki Resort Hotel is a more affordable hotel that is still very close to Waikiki. And best of all it’s close to the middle of Waikiki where you’ll want to be. Some rooms have partial sea views. The hotel is a 4 star, it is not luxurious but it is nice. It is a good option for an affordable family vacation in Hawaii.
Holiday Inn Express Waikiki
Families on a budget will love the Holiday Inn Express Waikiki. It has a pool kids will enjoy and the walk to the beach is less than 10 minutes. Like most Holiday Inn hotels the quality is consistent and you know what to expect. It’s clean, safe and comfortable. it’s not trying to be luxurious, this is a great hotel for a cheap holiday in Hawaii.
Kaimana Beach Hotel
Couples looking for an affordable beachfront hotel love Kaimana Beach Hotel. It is located at the quiet diamond head end of the beach and is one of the only 3 star hotels with a beachfront location. All rooms have air conditioning and many have magnificent views. There’s no pool but there is a restaurant. The penthouse suites in this hotel are the best value rooms in Hawaii.
Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel
Not quite beachfront Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel is the one hiding behind the chapel. Many rooms have great ocean views and it’s only a 2 minute walk to the beach. Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel has a restaurant on a high floor with great views and a pool. Guests can walk to all of Waikiki’s attractions from this central location. Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel has lots of room options for families.
Ala Moana Hotel
Ala Moana Hotel has a newly renovated pool area (as of 2022). While it is in downtown Honolulu it’s at the Waikiki end and you can walk to the beach in 10 minutes. The hotel is a 3 star and is a little old but is being renovated in parts. It’s a good option if you are on a budget. There are loads of family rooms, it it perfect for a cheap family holiday in Hawaii.
Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
The ultimate family room is The Residence at Four Seasons Oahu; it’s a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom Suite with 4000 square feet of luxury. There’s only one suite available and it sells out fast so if it is available on your dates grab it while you can.
Four Seasons is located on the west coast of Oahu about 45 minutes drive from Waikiki, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina includes a restaurant, a bar, and a coffee house. There’s also 3 swimming pools including an adults only pool, and a lagoon that offers safe swimming and water sports. This is one of the most luxurious hotels on Oahu so great for a luxury family vacation in Hawaii. It’s also close Wet ‘n’ Wild which kids will love.
Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club
Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club is located on Oahu, not far from The Four Seasons and faces Ko Olina Beach. The hotel offers spacious rooms with ocean or mountain views. There are 3 outdoor pools surrounded by palm trees, there is also a spa. The beach offers safe swimming. This hotel is popular with families.
Paradise Bay Resort
Located on Kaneohe Bay, Paradise Bay Resort offers views of the Koolau Mountains. It has an outdoor pool, and a hot tub, kayak rentals, and snorkel equipment are included in the resort fee. The Kaneohe Bay is protected by Hawaii’s largest barrier reef. This a very chill spot for a family holiday, totally different to Waikiki.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Situated in Ka’anapali, on the west coast of Maui in 40 acres of tropical gardens, this family friendly 4 star resort has 5 restaurants, a water park, and a luxurious spa. Many rooms offer private balconies with ocean views. Most rooms can take 2 double beds.
The Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa is an ideal destination for families who wish to experience the beauty of Hawaii. This luxurious resort offers sweeping ocean views and a variety of amenities to make your stay comfortable and memorable. From spacious rooms to multiple dining options and a stunning pool area, the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa has something to offer everyone. The resort also features a full-service spa, providing a perfect opportunity to relax and unwind. With so much to offer, the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa is the ideal choice for a family vacation in Hawaii. overlooking Ka’anapali Beach. Your family will love this beach with it’s crystal clear warm water.
Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club
Marriott’s family friendly Maui Ocean Club offers a 3.5-acre heated outdoor pool, a luxurious spa and private balconies in every suite. The hotel overlooks Ka’anapali Beach which is a wonderful swimming beach that families love. Your kids won’t want to leave.
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is located on Ka’anapali Beach. It features 6 outdoor pools as well as waterslides, 5 restaurants and a spa. Your children will love the slides, and the beach. Maui is a great place for a family holiday and The Westin Maui is one of the top family resorts on the island.
Kaanapali Alii, a Destination by Hyatt Residence, is located on Ka’anapali Beach. It offers condominiums with full kitchens and an excellent outdoor pool.
Overlooking Wailea Beach, this 5 star Maui hotel has 3 restaurants including one by Wolfgang Puck. There are 3 pools and a spa. Rooms are large & luxurious with ocean or garden views. If money isn’t an issue for you family then this is the hotel for you. It’s one of the best resorts in the world.
This 5 star Maui Hotel is a short walk from Wailea Beach. Offering luxury accommodation, a kids club, pools & waterslides as well as a spa and 5 restaurants (including a Starbucks). An exceptional choice for families.
Right on the beach in Wailea, this 5 star hotel offers 3 outdoor pools and 5 restaurants, as well as direct beach access and a spa. It has plenty of family rooms and is a popular choice for a family holiday in Maui, Hawaii.
This luxury resort on Wailea Beach has 40 acres of grounds containing 7 restaurants, a water park, and a luxurious spa. We all know how much kids love a water park. If you are planning a family vacation in Hawaii then this hotel has to be on your list.
Located in beautiful Kapalua Bay, this beachside resort offers spacious suites with full kitchens. A large outdoor pool, as well as a restaurant and spa. Montage offers 3 bedroom suites perfect for larger families. The hotel has a great beach and an excellent pool. It’s an epic place for a family holiday.
Hana-Maui Resort, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
Located in Hana Bay on Maui’s quiet eastern coast Hana-Maui Resort offers a a lovely beach, a great pool and plenty of family rooms. Accommodation is in luxurious bungalows, each with its own terrace. Families love this hotel.
Family Hotels in Hawaii Island (The Big Island)
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
One of the best 4 star hotels on Hawaii Island, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is epic. There are 4 restaurants, a pool, a stunning beach, and a golf course. There’s also a kids club, tennis courts and yoga. Families will love the beach.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
The most luxurious hotel on the Big Island is Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Located on Kona-Kohala coast this 5 star hotel has 3 restaurants, a fantastic pool, a spa and a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. While The Four Seasons may not be the first hotel that springs to mind for a family vacation, it should be. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai really know how to look after kids, from kid size bathrobes, to a complimentary kids program. And their concierge can help fill your days with family friendly activities around the island.
Located on the Kohala Coast waterfront on Hawaii’s Big Island. Fairmont Orchid is a an exceptional hotel, with a 5 restaurants, a great pool, spa, and a white sand beach with a resident population of sea turtles! The beach offers great swimming for kids. The pool is massive and will be a hit with any family. Fairmont Orchid offers plenty of family friendly rooms with two Queen beds.
This oceanfront hotel on the Big Islands Kohala Coast offer two golf courses, 2 restaurants, a pool, a spa, and a white sand beach. This hotel also has a golf academy for kids. It’s the perfect family golf vacation in Hawaii.
Hilton Grand Vacations Club Kings Land Waikoloa
This family friendly resort offers a choice of one, two, or three bedroom suites. There’s two restaurants and a magnificent pool. This hotel is an excellent choice for families visiting the Big Island.
Castle Halii Kai at Waikoloa
This Hawaiian resort features self catering villas, a restaurant, a golf course and an exceptional pool. One of the most popular 4 star resorts on the Big Island. An excellent choice for any family.
The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort
The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort is located on Hawaii’s Hapuna Beach. This is a large resort with lots of rooms suitable for families, the property features 5 restaurants and 2 pools. It is popular destination for a family vacation.
Aston Kona By The Sea
This resort in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii offers an outdoor pool built into the rocks overlooking the ocean. Perfect for a long stay all suites have a fully equipped kitchen. The suites are two bedroom two bathroom so perfect for a family holiday in Hawaii.
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
This lovely 4 star hotel is located on Kohala Coast overlooking Anaeho’omalu Bay on the Hawaii’s Big Island. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa offers upscale accommodation for couples and families. There is a large outdoor pool, plus a kids pool and a hot tub. Kids love the waterslide.
Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa
Perched on a cliff overlooking Keauhou Bay is Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa. This magnificent hotel has a pool, and three restaurants including casual dining options that are perfect for families. Famous for its incredible sunsets and wonderful ocean views, this is a popular hotel for a family vacation on Hawaii Island. The hotel offers family rooms.
Grand Naniloa Hotel, a Doubletree by Hilton
Located in Hilo Bay near the airport is Grand Naniloa Hotel. It’s located on the waterfront overlooking Hilo Bay. This is a quality 4 star hotel with a nice pool great views and an onsite restaurant. It is reasonably priced so it is a good option for a an affordable family vacation in Hawaii.
Hilton Grand Vacations Club Ocean Tower Waikoloa Village
Located on the rocky shores of Waikoloa, Ocean Tower by Hilton Grand Vacations is a large 4 star resort perfect for families. There are great views from many rooms. Of course there is a restaurant on site, as well as 2 pools your family will love.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa is one of the largest resorts in Hawaii. It is one of the best family resorts you will find anywhere in the world. The resort features a golf course, tennis courts, horse riding, and water sports. There’s also an enormous pool complex with waterslides, waterfalls, a volleyball area, and best of all there’s and adult only area too. Grand Hyatt Kauai also offers 7 restaurants onsite so you’re sure to find something to please the entire family. Kids will love this hotel.
Timbers Kauai Ocean Club & Residences
Timbers Kauai Ocean Club & Residences offers 5-star accommodation. The resort is right next to the ocean, rooms are 2, 3 or 4 bedroom so it’s great for families and groups. Located in Lihue, 450 m from the beautiful Kalapaki Beach.
Marriott Kauai Lagoons
Less than a mile from from Kalapaki Beach, on Kauai’s southeast. Marriott Kauai Lagoons offers villas with stunning views and private balconies. The hotel has a great pool and a jacuzzi. Popular with families the accommodation is either 2 or 3 bedrooms.
Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
Popular with families Kauai Beach Resort & Spa offers 3 restaurants and bars, 4 pools, a waterslide and 2 hot tubs. It’s great for kids. The resort is a massive 25 acres so there is plenty of room for families to play.
The Royal Sonesta Kaua’i Resort Lihue
The Beachside Royal Sonesta Kaua’i Resort Lihue is next to Kalapaki Bay and adjacent to Kauai Lagoons Golf Club. There’s a huge outdoor pool, 5 restaurants and an excellent spa. This is one of the top resorts on the Garden Island. Kids will love the beach, and the pool. There are plenty of family rooms available, and there’s casual dining options too.
The Lodge at Kukui’ula
Located in Koloa, The Lodge at Kukui’ula, a Destination by Hyatt Residence is very luxurious 5 star accommodation in the form of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom bungalows. The Lodge has a great pool, offer waters sports and has great golf course views. And of course there’s a great restaurant too. This is luxurious lodge is perfect for an upmarket family vacation.
Whalers Cove in Poipu
These family friendly 2 bedroom beachside apartments have wonderful views. Each apartment comes with a decent kitchen and the shops are only a short walk away. There’s a great pool and lovely gardens with room for kids to play. This is an excellent choice for a family holiday in Hawaii.
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
Perched on a cliff in Princeville, on Kauai’s north shore The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort offers spacious villas with kitchen and laundry facilities perfect for families. There are 3 pools including a kids pool with a waterslide. The resort offers a free shuttle to nearby attractions and shops.
Sheraton Kauai Resort Villas
This resort is located near Kiahuna Beach. Sheraton Kauai Resort Villas offers luxurious one or two bedroom villas. There are two outdoor pools as well as a restaurant and bar. The two bedroom Villas are ideal for families.
Koloa Landing Resort at Po’ipu, Autograph Collection
Koloa Landing At Poipu Beach is located on the southern tip of Kauai. The resort features 2 large outdoor pools and 4 restaurants. All suites have a full kitchen as well as floor-to-ceiling windows, and large balconies many with views of the ocean. This is an excellent hotel for families.
Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort
Located on the east coast of Kauai Island, the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort is as the name suggests right on Coconut Beach. There are 3 restaurants on site. Rooms are generously sized, with private balconies. Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort also offers a luxurious spa. Families enjoy this hotel for the beach and the great pools. The hotel offers family rooms.
Koa Kea Resort on Poipu Beach
Located on the family friendly Poipu Beach on Kauai’s south end, Koa Kea Resort features luxurious rooms with great balconies. There’s a pool and a hot tub, as well as a spa. While the onsite dining options include a restaurant and a poolside bar. This is a great affordable hotel for families on Kauai.
Family Hotels in Lanai
Four Seasons Resort Lana’i
For celebrities and billionaires, the best family hotel in Hawaii is on Lanai. Four Seasons Resort Lanai is incredible. There is an excellent beach, it’s quiet and secluded. The hotel offers a lot of activities to keep kids (and adults) entertained. There are 5 restaurants to choose from at the hotel including a sports bar and a sushi restaurant. This is an exceptional hotel. One of the finest resorts in the world.
Things to look for when choosing a Family hotel in Hawaii.
First up you are in hawaii, you’ll want to be near the beach. Depending on your budget you should be able to find something that is beachfront. Kids love the beach and the closer you are the more time they’ll get to spend there. You’ll get more fun for your money.
Secondly, you want to look for a good pool. Even if it’s just for a quick swim after you’ve been at the beach. But there are plenty of family friendly resorts in Hawaii with a waterpark. So you should be able to find find one with a large pool and waterslides.
Family rooms are also a must, especially if you have younger kids. If your budget allows get a 2 bedroom suite so you can have a little fun without disturbing the kids. Families with teenage kids can simply opt for two adjacent rooms, but those with preteens will want a double.
Casual dining options, are great for families. Fine dining, not so much. Most large resorts have several restaurants and will usually have a formal, fine dining restaurant as well as more casual options, but some smaller hotels or ones that a geared towards couples just have one fancy restaurant, which is not what you need with 3 kids under 10. So look for a resort with family friendly dining options.
Kids club, some resorts offer a kids club. Not all parents will be comfortable leaving their children, but for those that are it can give you the opportunity for a little adult time, perhaps make use of the spa, or get in a round of golf while the kids are entertained in the kids club.
Hawaii is the best place in the world for a family vacation. Every child should go there at least once. You will make memories that last a lifetime. Make sure you take the kids whale watching, and if they are good swimmers book them a surf lesson. Snorkeling is another must do activity with kids, Hawaii has some amazingly colourful tropical fish and your kids will talk about it for years to come. So book yourselves a family holiday in Hawaii. It’s paradise.
Room Options for Extended Families and Large Family Groups
When traveling in Hawaii with extended families or large family groups, finding the right accommodation can be a challenge. Luckily, Hawaii offers a variety of family friendly room options that cater to the needs of multiple generations and large groups of parents and children.
One option for extended families is family suites. Many resorts in Hawaii offer spacious family suites that feature multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, providing ample space and privacy for everyone. Some resorts even offer family suites with separate living areas and full kitchens, making it easy for extended families to cook and dine together.
Another option for large family groups is interconnecting rooms. Some resorts offer the possibility to connect multiple rooms together, creating a larger living space for families. This option is perfect for families who want a bit of privacy while still being able to stay together.
For larger groups, multi-bedroom villas are also available. These villas or cottages typically feature multiple bedrooms, living areas, and even private pools, providing the perfect space for large families or extended families to enjoy their vacation together.
Apartments and Condominiums
Apartments and Condominiums offer the perfect accommodation option for families looking for extra space and flexibility. These rentals typically feature multiple bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and comfortable living areas. Ideal for extended families or large groups, apartments and condominiums provide the convenience of having your own private space while on vacation. Many also offer amenities such as on-site laundry facilities, swimming pools, and playgrounds for the kids.
Requesting Extra Beds
In addition to these room options, many resorts also offer fold out sofa beds, rollaway beds and cribs that can be added to the room to accommodate additional family members. This makes it easier for families to stay together and ensures that everyone has a comfortable place to sleep.
So, when choosing a resort for your extended family or large family group, be sure to inquire about the availability of extra beds, rollaway beds and cribs, and consider the amenities offered.
With such a variety of options available, you’re sure to find the perfect accommodation for your family’s needs.