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Which Is the Best Hawaiian Island for Families?

There’s no better place to plan a family vacation than Hawaii. But which is the best Hawaiian island for familiesAll of the Hawaiian Islands have fun things to do with kids. After all, our state is made up of islands, outdoor adventures, and beaches all around! But, if you’re looking for the best Hawaiian island to visit with kids, some have more perks than others. Read on to find out where to go for your next family vacation! 

For more things to do during your trip to Hawaii, make sure to unlock your complimentary Vacation Guide. There, you’ll find a list of our favorite places to eat, shop, and play from a local’s perspective! 

Which Is the Best Hawaiian Island for Families? 

Oahu

Oahu has the advantage when it comes to traveling with kids because it offers the only international airport in Hawaii, making it one less stop than if you traveled to any of the other islands.  

Oahu Attractions 

There’s never a lack of things to do when you’re visiting Oahu. This island is home to some of the most popular areas in Hawaii, including Honolulu, Waikiki Beach, and the North Shore. Within these hot attractions, you’ll find some of the most fun things to do for families with kids. 

Kualoa Ranch 

For family fun, ATVs, stunning views, recognizable movie scene sites, and much more, take your family to Kualoa Ranch, a theme park on the island of Oahu. However, this isn’t your typical theme park with roller coaster rides or fried foods. This park is based othe natural beauty of the islands and exciting adventures. You can explore the 4,000 acres of land by taking a guided tour of the park. Choose from tours like the Jurassic Adventure Tour, Hollywood Movie Sites Tour, or 1-Hour ATV Raptor Tour, and you’ll be fascinated throughout the whole journey. 

More Family-Friendly Attractions on Oahu 

  • Honolulu Zoo 
  • Waikiki Aquarium 
  • Pearl Harbor 
  • Children’s Discovery Center 
  • Pearl Harbor Memorial Museum and Visitor Center 
  • Polynesian Cultural Center 

The Big Island 

If you’re in need of relaxation, you’ll love the Big Island. Its quieter setting is perfect for families who don’t wish to be around crowds or to stay on the go. This is one of the best family vacations for those who are fascinated by the outdoors and its natural beauty.  

The Big Island Attractions 

The Big Island is where you’ll find interesting sites like a black sand beach or Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 

You and your family can see some of the world’s most active volcanoes right here on the Big Island. Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see Kilauea and Mauna Loa, two active volcanoes! You can either take an excursion through the park by hiking or by car. 

More Family-Friendly Attractions on the Big Island 

  • Flumin’ Kohala 
  • Helicopter rides 
  • Ziplining 
  • Mauna Kea Beach 

vacation rental with poolReserve a Family-Sized Rental on Oahu or the Big Island 

Going on family adventures is fun, but you’ll need the perfect place to rest and recharge after exploring the islands. Private Homes Hawaii offers large vacation rentals near the beach so that you can fit some time for relaxation into your itinerary. You can unwind at the end of the day by lounging in a private pool or hot tub surrounded by lush greenery. Or, take a walk on the beach before dozing off in a plush, king bed. Whatever you do, you can rest assured that the whole family will be pleased to stay in one of the best vacation rentals in Hawaii. Start planning, and reserve your home for your family getaway today!