Last updated on March 8th, 2018 at 09:01 pm
Planning a family trip to Maui, Hawaii is exciting, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. There is so much to do on Maui and it can be difficult to plan a schedule of tours and activities. There are tons of things to do on Maui and even more tour and activity companies to choose from to help you see and do those things. With so many choices, how can you know which tours and activities are best to do with kids? I did a little research to pick some of Maui’s best kid friendly places to stay and fun family things to see and do. I hope my suggestions make planning your trip a little easier.
Great Access to Family Fun From Lahaina
The Lahaina Shores Beach Resort is the best family friendly hotel for convenience and value for money for sure. All of the condominiums at Lahaina Shores offer creature comforts like fully outfitted kitchens, dishwashers, and available laundry facilities. There are also family friendly benefits like daily housekeeping and babysitting services. Lahaina Shores offers families easy access to the beach, and Front Street. Each condo has an oversize private lanai to enjoy the amazing Hawaii weather as well.
Lahaina is a great home base for a stay on Maui as it offers lots of restaurant and shopping choices and access to tours and activities all over the Island. Now you know where to stay, now let’s have some family fun from Lahaina!
Take a Molokini Snorkel Tour
Book a tour with Pride of Maui, renowned for being kid friendly. The Molokini Crater is a premier snorkel, scuba, and diving location. It is magical to see Hawaiian green sea turtles and spinner dolphins first hand in their coral reef habitat! The Morning Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkeling Tour provides free breakfast, barbecue lunch, and open bar.
Ride in a Submarine!
Kids love the Atlantis Submarine Underwater Tour! Witness the oceanic splendor that surrounds Maui 100 feet down in a comfortable, air-conditioned sub. Sunken ships, rare sea life, and coral reef await!
Learn to Surf
There are many surf schools available through hotels, resorts, and beachside but when it comes to standing on a surfboard for the first time and riding your first wave Zack Howard Surf is simply the best. His knowledgeable friendly approach to teaching helps both kids and grownups ride a surfboard with confidence even your very first time!
Parasail on a UFO
Who hasn’t dreamed of flying? You can with UFO Parasailing on Maui. There are options to fit every family and every comfort level. Ride solo, tandem, in groups of three, or relax and observe from the boat. Everyone in your crew will have a thrilling time.
Visit the Largest Tropical Aquarium in America
Spend an afternoon at the Maui Ocean Center and prepare to have your mind blown! This state of the art aquarium offers guided tours on a walking path surrounded by the aquarium! You’ll see all sorts of Hawaiian sea life and educational displays on ocean ecology. This aquarium, dedicated to preserving Hawaiian marine life teaches visitors about whale life and Hawaiian culture, you’ll even get to see a turtle sanctuary and a hammerhead shark pool!