Our family consists of both parents and three children who are ages 19 (boy), 17 (boy) and 14 (girl). We enjoy luxury but we are willing to sacrifice some comfort and luxury in order to get off of the tourist track. The hotels that we choose are often the finest available in an area, and while we usually plan our experiences we are also up for adventure and spontaneous experiences as well. We try to avoid areas that have many tourists and destinations that are tourist traps, but we enjoy markets and theme parks. We are always looking for attractions that are geared toward children when we take family trips.
Description: The island of Maui offers spectacular beaches and gorgeous ocean views, and a favorite pastime for visitors here is relaxing on the beach and enjoying the tropical climate. There are more than 30 miles of coastal land and beaches on Maui, and there are some which are incredibly appealing and others that may not be ideal for sunbathing, swimming, or relaxing on the beach.
Our Experience: We spent a good part of our trip to Hawaii enjoying the beach and relaxing while the kids played and enjoyed the water. The tropical setting, terrific climate, and natural beauty of the islands make going to the beach a terrific activity for families of all ages. The kids really enjoyed exploring new areas, and we enjoyed being able to relax and enjoy ourselves.
Address: Maui, Hawaii
Admission: Cost Depends On The Company
Description: The island of Maui offers exquisite views, and it is a tropical paradise. One of the most popular activities for visitors and locals is taking a jeep tour of the island. The island interior offers numerous trails and rugged roads that allow you to see the true and untouched beauty that is Maui. Explore the gorgeous vistas, fascinating flora species, and variety of fauna that Maui offers on one of these jeep tours.
Our Experience: Our entire family really enjoyed touring the island by jeep. The lush beauty was incredible, and even the younger kids were awed by the scenery and the variety of plants and animals that we saw during the trip. This experience was definitely worth the price that we paid, and we would do this again if ever visit Maui in the future.
Address: Maui, Hawaii
Hours: Varies By Company
Website: Many websites cover this activity
Admission: Varies By Company
Description: Hawaii is one of the few places in the world where it is possible to watch Humpback whales on a regular basis for several months out of the year, and tourists and locals both enjoy this activity. From December through May Humpback whales congregate in the waters off the island of Maui, and the crystal clear waters provide exceptional visibility. The whales come into shallow water and they can be seen in large numbers during some months. Early Bird Specials are available from some tour providers at a discounted price.
Our Experience: We decided to watch the Humpback whales, and this is a fascinating experience that most will enjoy. Our children were amazed at how well the whales could be seen in the shallow waters, and the whole family was really excited to see these majestic animals so close. This is a must for any family who loves nature or who enjoys seeing animals in their natural habitat.
Address: Maui, Hawaii
Website: Many To Choose From
Admission: Depends On The Company Chosen
Description: Ziplining can be an exciting experience, and it allows people to explore the interior of Maui from above. There are several companies that offer this experience on the island of Maui and they all have an excellent safety record. This is a unique and exciting way to get off the beaten path and see what the island has to offer for those who are willing to get away from the crowds and the touristy areas.
Our Experience: We took the older children ziplining, and it was a big hit. The kids were excited to take part, and the adults were also thrilled as well. The guides and safety personnel were very friendly and knowledgeable, and they made sure that we all understood the safety rules and how to use the equipment properly. The ride was exhilarating although this may not be a good choice for smaller children or anyone who is scared of heights.
*This review is the subjective opinion of someone who submitted this itinerary and not the owner of Real Family Trips.