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Kid-Friendly Resorts in Hawaii

Okay parents, we’ve got the best places to stay in Hawaii thanks to the thousands of Travel + Leisure readers who took our annual poll. And because these spreads are fully loaded everyone can find their fun.

Destinations: Koloa · Lahaina · Honolulu · Maui · Kauai · Wailea · Ko Olina

Hotels (9)

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    Westin Maui Resort & Spa

    Inside, calm and collected. Outside, aquatic uproar: five pools, slides, waterfalls, and a broad swath of Kaanapali Beach, with sucba, parasailing,

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    Sheraton Maui Resort

    Kaanapali's first resort claims Maui's best ocean setting. And that means beach activities from morning dives to astronomer-led stargazing.

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    JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa

    Terraced 17-story hotel with a wonderfully remote location at the edge of a lagoon. A vast marina offers catamaran snorkeling and sunset sails. Ash

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    Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

    Moorish-inspired hideaway (domes, dramatic archways, and whitewashed walls) on 22 tropical acres. Brave a 140-foot waterslide, string orchids into

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    Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach

    Formerly the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club

    Contemporary, convention-friendly hotel with Hawaii's largest single-level swimming pool—plus a cen

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    Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort

    On Maui’s southwest shore, a sprawling 40-acre resort with a 2,000-foot lazy-river pool and the largest spa in Hawaii. Art Highlight: Seventeen bro

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    Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

    A favored hideout for Hollywood types in search of a Polynesian interlude, the 380-room resort caters to every pleasurable whim. The rooms are deco

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    Service rules at this recently renovated 5-acre Waikiki Beach beauty, which has existed for nearly a century. The Orchid Suite, the newest of the h

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    Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

    The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa isn’t intimate—it holds 602 rooms—but travelers can still find some Zen calm here. The resort is set along 50 ac

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    Hawaii, Maui, Paia

    Let the tourists on the Maui resort treadmill have Wailea and Kapalua. Families seeking to kick back in true island style take the Hana Highway straight to Paia.

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    Haleiwa, Honolulu, Oahu, Waikiki

    From Oahu’s urban side—the concerts, teen poetry slams, and art galleries—to the beach, discover the happening Hawaiian island most tourists don't see.

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    Visiting Washington, D.C., can feel like the school trip from hell: no matter who you are, no matter what you’re interested in, you’re stuck with the same obligatory sights. We say, Table that noti


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    Honolulu, Oahu, Kahuku, Sunset Beach

    These casual restaurants, shrimp carts, and roadside diners are favorites of local working people.

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    Koloa, Princeville, Kauai, Waimea

    With opulent spa retreats, rugged canyon and sea cliff hikes, sailing adventures, and kayak tours through mangrove forests, Kauai really does have something for everyone.

  • Mini Trip: Waianapanapa Beach, Maui

    Hana, Maui, Kauai, Hanalei

    At this black-sand cove set between cliffs, watch daredevils paddle their boards to the surf breaks beyond weathered rock arches.

  • A Tour of Today's Asia

    Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Langkawi

    Asia is to the 21st century what Europe was to the previous three, and its influence touches every aspect of life in the West—culturally, politically, demographically, not least economically. Asian


  • Active Family Vacation in Unspoiled Kauai

    Kapaa, Koloa, Princeville, Kauai, Hanalei

    Yes, you really can frolic in a land called Hanalei. You can also hike amid passion vines and waterfalls, learn to snorkel, and fly (by zip line) through the jungle. Welcome to Kauai, the island de



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