Planning a vacation to Hawaii and deciding which is the best Hawaiian island for families? No matter which Hawaii island you visit, this overview will give you some ideas for what each island is like and what to do with kids on the island to help you decide.
Often referred to as The Heart of Hawaii, it is often billed as the best Hawaiian island for families.
Things To Do In Oahu With Kids – Visit Pearl Harbor – Hike to Diamond Head – Enjoy Waikiki Beach – Visit The Dole Plantation
Kaua'i is called “The Garden Isle” and is one of the best Hawaiian islands to visit with kids ages five and up.
Things To Do With Kids In Kaua'i – Smith Family Garden Luau – Fern Grotto and Kayaking – Discover the Na Pali Coast By Boat – See Wailua Falls
Maui, called “The Valley Isle”, is in my opinion the best Hawaiian island for families and the one we continue to return to year after year.
Things To Do In Maui With Kids – Drive the Road To Hana – Take a Hike in Iao Valley – Snorkel Day in Kapalua – Attend the Old Lahaina Luau
This island is our second favorite as the best Hawaii island for kids, especially school-aged kids.
Things To Do With Kids – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Visit Akaka Falls – Experience Flumin' Kohala – Visit Waipi'o Valley
Not far from Maui, Molokai is another one of the best islands in Hawaii to visit with kids, particularly older elementary and teens.
Things To Do In Molokai With Kids – Visit the town of Kaunakakai – Picnic at Dixie Maru beach – Visit Kalaupapa Overlook - The Kalaupapa Guided Mule Tour
It is one of the best Hawaiian islands for families who love a more secluded, adventurous vacation.
Things To Do With Kids On Lanai – Lanai Horseback Riding – Visit the Garden of the Gods – Discover Shipwreck Beach – Snorkel at Kaunolo Bay