Family Activities


Best Activities for Families

I’m regularly asked what kind of activities there are for families with children.  Here are a few ideas that our family of three young boys enjoys.  I’ll regularly add more, so please check back often.

Coconut Plantation Ocean Pool- what better place to enjoy a day but at the pool.  The sandy section is shallow and perfect for young children. Bring your lunch and BBQ poolside.

Beach Lagoons- Protected from the ocean, the lagoons are calm and blue with wide sandy beaches.  Bring some chairs and an umbrella down, and enjoy the action.

Polynesian Cultural Center- On the windward side of Oahu in La’ie, you can easily make a day of learning about seven different cultures in the south pacific, with hands on activities, a luau, and an evening show.

Feeding the Rays a the Marriott- You’ll discover a pool of Manta Rays at the Ihilani, and the audience can participate in their feeding.

Turtle Beach- Be sure to visit the north shore to see Turtle Beach.  Green Sea Turtles await you. You can get up close to them and brave soles can even snorkle with them.  The beach is  unmarked, so be sure to read the guidebook for directions.  Near Hale’iwa off 83.

Dole Pineapple Plantation- Wander through the world’s largest maze, ride the Pineapple Express Train, and shop for all things pineapple in the store.  Located in Wahiawa.

Hawaiian Railway- Trains run Sunday afternoons, leaving from Ewa and running through Ko Olina to Kahe Point, just north of the Coconut Plantation.  Round trip trainride takes about 90 minutes, and there are picnic grounds and static train displays at the station.

Sea Life Park Hawaii-  Sea lions, dolphins and penguins perform in entertaining and educational ways.  Located on Oahu's beautiful and scenic Makapuu Point, you can swim with dolphins, snorkel with rays, and meet a real life Wolphin (whale/dolphin hybrid).