A vacation to Hawaii can be one of the most memorable times for a family to share together. While adults appreciate the history and geography of these tropical islands, children relish in the natural delights offered by the ocean and the rainforests of the six big islands. Let’s take a look at how the entire family can enjoy the island of Hawaii this year!
Several cruise lines offer a variety of cruises designed to entertain the entire family as it weaves between the different islands of Hawaii. Adults can enjoy time sunbathing by the pool while children join activities with other young travelers. By day, the ship stops by an island and provides passengers with an opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Hawaii’s diverse landscapes either independently or on guided tours.
If the family is vacationing in Maui or Honolulu, make sure the children get a chance to experience the Atlantis Submarine, a boat that descends more than a hundred feet below the surface of the ocean. Get a closer look at marine life through the portholes of these submarine-like vessels. Watch through the windows as the vessel passes old shipwrecks and artifacts preserved by the salty seas. Discover how a World War II tanker found its way to the floor of ocean and even see the wreckage of airliners that landed too soon in the waters near shore.
Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens
The Na Aina Kai Botanical Garden are located on the north side of Kauai’s coast and provides tours to tourist who want to learn more about the diversity of Hawaii’s animals and plant life. For kids, a visit to the Children’s Garden means rambling through a hedge maze, splashing in fountains and riding the miniature train and wagon.
Take a walk through the dense Wild Forest Garden for a glimpse into the natural Hawaiian habitat, and find some of your favorite edibles among the plants; banana trees, ginger and vanilla vines teach adults and children both about the sources of some of our favorite foods.
Many kids are fascinated by the sheer power of an active volcano and mesmerized by the playful floes of lava they can produce. While there are several active volcanoes in the state of Hawaii, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an easy way for families to explore the magic of these geological features. Visit the Thurston Lava tube and examine how volcanoes can magically transform a landscape. Mount Kilauea’s main vent forces lava out of the PuuOo vent, which flows down into the sea in a dramatic fashion – a sight that will excite children and fascinate adults.
Whales are abundant around the coasts of Hawaii, and several companies offer cruises to those trying to spot these elusive mammals. Take a boating tour into deep waters and hope to catch a whale coming to the surface for air. Even the whales are no-shows, the Pacific Whale Foundation also offers adventures with dolphins, snorkeling excursions and the opportunity to visit with sea turtles. Children are entertained while learning about the importance of marine conservation.
Now go and have ace family Holiday in Hawaii. If you’re on budget remember to use the internet to you’re advantage to find the best deals before you go. For instance before booking your flights you want to compare ticket prices before you go try out the Cheapflights website here. You can also save money on many of the attractions, booking online can usually equal a discount and also saves you time queuing for a ticketing when going to attractions.