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#1 ~*kc*~

Posted 28 January 2020 - 08:22 PM

Hi we are looking at a doing a trip to hawaii with 2 teens, DS 17 (18 in august) and DD 14 in the July school holidays.
Has anyone done this trip with teens and what are your recommendations, experiences and tips re flights, accomodation etc.

Cheers Kc

Edited by ~*kc*~, 28 January 2020 - 09:11 PM.


#2 2bundles

Posted 01 February 2020 - 12:08 PM

Surfing lessons at Waikiki was a hit with my kids. Also snorkeling.

#3 can'tstayaway

Posted 01 February 2020 - 03:04 PM

My kids love water sports so lots of swimming, snorkeling, snuba, paddle board things etc. Maui was great for this with most activities off the beach at the resort so no travel time.

Waikiki felt safe and they could go grab food and stuff independently.

I insisted on the Pearl Harbour museum and places like the Road to Hanna and a few bush walks. They whinged about it before but actually enjoyed it all.

#4 Avocadotree

Posted 01 February 2020 - 03:13 PM

View Postcan, on 01 February 2020 - 03:04 PM, said:

My kids love water sports so lots of swimming, snorkeling, snuba, paddle board things etc. Maui was great for this with most activities off the beach at the resort so no travel time.

Waikiki felt safe and they could go grab food and stuff independently.

I insisted on the Pearl Harbour museum and places like the Road to Hanna and a few bush walks. They whinged about it before but actually enjoyed it all.


Which resorts  did you stay at in both Waikiki and Maui?  Looking for recommendations for both.  Thanks!

#5 PizzaSteve

Posted 01 February 2020 - 05:11 PM

Kualoa Ranch on Oahu was great - that’s where they filmed Jurassic Park and a lot of other movies. We hired a car and drove around the North Shore, and there were a number of walks, bays, blowholes, beaches etc to stop at. We walked up Diamond Head and the kids enjoyed that, and did some outlet shopping and got some good bargains. We stayed at Outrigger on the Beach (not Reef) and that was very central.

#6 can'tstayaway

Posted 01 February 2020 - 06:13 PM

I’d go back to the Royal Hawaiian at Waikiki, more for its location than the rooms itself. Friends Iike the Hilton Village complex. I’ve also heard good reviews about the Embassy Suites. I didn’t think the Halekulani was worth the extra price but did notice a promo back in December for a new wing or something.

In Maui, we stayed at the Grand Wailea. It has a big pool with water slides and lazy river. It was great with younger children because I coulda laze in the cabanas and supervise well enough (young teens). They had life guards dotted around as well. It was exxy though. Friends stayed in a house within the resort so they could self cater (lots of food allergies) and that was luxe.

#7 red_squirrel

Posted 01 February 2020 - 06:32 PM

My advise is to wait a month before booking anything and potentially wasting your money.
One month from now we should have a very clear picture of this Corona virus as it very fast progressing.
If you book now and things go exponential then you won’t get your money back for cancelling.

#8 LittleMissPink

Posted 01 February 2020 - 07:17 PM

Pearl Harbour is a must.

Diamond Head Crater is pretty good, as is the zoo.

We stayed at Park Shore Waikiki. Close enough to everything, good price, right on Waikiki beach.




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