Going on a family vacation can be a troublesome exercise. Given everyone what they need and what they want out of a holiday can take a lot of time planning before you even begin to look at hotels and vacation packages. Holidaying with children can be added stress, because while parents want to sit back and relax, the children will want to run around and explore their new boundaries.
But parents also know that children cannot be stagnate for too long, and their constant need for attention and running-about is their yearning for knowledge (although no child will ever admit to that). Is there a place where families can spend quality time together, but also quality time apart? Where parents can relax and indulge, knowing that their children are safe, are having fun, and are learning something new? Yes, there is.
The word just brings about a sense of relaxation and peace. The Hawaiian people are fun and friendly, just like their family hotel packages. Taking your children on vacation used to be a chore, and now it’s a fun getaway for all involved. Most hotels on the islands have special programs set up for children of all ages, so it’s not hard to sign your child up to a program that will keep them interested and entertained all day. Many programs have half day sessions, so you can drop your kid off in the morning and pick them up for some quality time in the afternoon. Typical activities include snorkelling with the fish, arts and crafts, story time, surfing lessons, and animal feedings.
Hawaiians love to share their culture and their heritage with “mainlanders”, so you will always be in for a treat wherever you go. This isn’t only open to the parents, but the children will get a kick out of the hands-on approach to history. One hotel will take your children to the museums and natural history sites, while another will help them learn through putting on a play for the parents.
Apart from the kids’ areas, most hotels include great deals such as free dinners for children under 10, free entry for a child under 12 to a water park with a full priced adult, and even free lodging for children under 5. Looking around will see that you will get the perfect deal for your family.
When you’re going on a family vacation, don’t look past Hawaii. Aloha!