Family & Kid-Friendly Activities in Maui

Stan R. February 24, 2013 No Comments

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Basking in the sun on pristine beaches, among lush vegetation, along the crystal-clear, diamond-sparkling sea describes a typical day in the tropical paradise of Maui. In addition to relaxation and sun bathing, the island offers plenty of other activities for young families. Planning to celebrate a Hawaiian birthday vacation? Take a break from shopping for birthday supplies at ShinDigz and excite over all the family-fun activities that you must take advantage of while in Maui.

 

Whimsical Whale Watching

Witnessing Pacific humpback whales in their natural habitat mesmerizes tourists, especially families and kids of all ages. GoHawaii.com describes the gorgeous seawater off the coasts of West and South Maui as calm and clear. This creates the perfect ocean environment for observing whales surfacing and showing off. You and your family can soak in breathtaking coastal views, breath in the breezy, salty sea air and admire beautiful marine life while on a whale-watching voyage. The historic town of Lahaina is known as Maui’s whaling village, and a variety of whale-watching tours launch from Lahaina Harbor during the winter months. The Maalaea Harbor is another option for whale-watching tours. According to MauiActivities.com, Maalaea offers two-hour tours led by a trained naturalist who provides educational facts about these majestic creatures.

 

Haleakala National Park Sunrise & Hikes

The stunning natural beauty of Maui alone will make your island vacation unforgettable. But dedicate one of your mornings to waking up early and journeying to the Haleakala summit to see an astonishing sunrise. If you’re on a summer trip, make sure you reach the summit before 5:38 a.m. During the winter, arrive no later than 6:55 a.m. While the sun continues to start the day, the gorgeous coalescence of the dynamic colors of dawn painting the blue sky among heavenly clouds will amaze you and your family. Make a morning out of the event and pack a picnic breakfast to eat in your car, or check out Longhi’s in historic Lahaina afterward. Continue to immerse your family in nature’s beauty with a hike on trailheads Halemauu or Keoneheehee throughout the Haleakala wilderness Area. NPS.gov also provides a schedule of events, such as an “easy, guided hike to Kuloa Point” and cultural demonstrations in Kipahulu.

 

Spectacular Authentic Luaus

 

In true Hawaiian style, experience a traditional luau with hula and fire dancers, fire knife performers and authentic Hawaiian cuisine. MauiHawaii.org recommends the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort luau on Kaanapali Beach for its kid-friendly atmosphere. Known as “Drums of the Pacific,” the Hyatt Luau entertains families with echoing Hawaiian chants and a traditional Imu ceremony. Guests will enjoy exotic fare, such as Kalua Pork and Polynesian Rice, musical performances and art demonstrations among lit torches and the beautiful Hyatt landscape. Also family-friendly, the Grand Wailea Maui Luau along the south shores of Maui is a local and tourist favorite. The Grand Wailea Resort Spa hosts one of the best Hawaiian fun-filled extravaganzas that immerses guests into South Pacific culture, folklore and chanting. With a tropical sunset backdrop, your kids will have the time of their lives watching fire dances while wearing shell leis.

Don’t forget about indulging in a delicious buffet that includes Imu Baked Kalua Pig, Hawaiian fried rice and Taro Rolls.

 

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Stan is the proud father of three young children. He and his wife love to travel frequently to places near and far with their extended family.

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