Want to guarantee that your teens will remember your family vacation in 10 years? Or 20? Or 50?
The first time I took my son, Alex, to Maui, he was happy to splash around at the edge of the water, eat the pineapple out of my mai tais, and stuff sand down the front of his bathing suit for whatever reason 4-year-old boys do that kind of thing. Now that he's 13, Alex is much less easy to amuse - although I'm not sure that the sand in the bathing suit trick has entirely lost its appeal. Either way, when I decided to take Alex and his best friend, Aidan to Maui this summer, I knew I had to have a strategy - unless I actually wanted the sound of waves lapping on the beach drowned out by whining.
Fantastic view of the universe. We spent a wonderful evening with our engaging tour guide, Becky on our last night of our Hawaiian vacation. She was so enthusiastic about the Maui night sky that everyone in our family including hard to impress teens, were mesmerized.
It's no secret that Maui is one of the best family-oriented destinations in the country or the world, for that matter. Families have flocked to this Hawaiian island for its pristine beaches and Polynesian culture. But there's more to Maui than simply boogie-boarding and luaus.
My husband, 13 yr old and 15 yr sons are planning a one week trip to Maui in February. We decided on the Maui Kamaole but are now having second thoughts, thinking that our kids will prefer to be near "the action. We are active people and will want to swim,snorkel, explore.
Known for its stunning scenery and tropical climate, Maui attracts almost three million visitors annually. Solo travelers, couples, and families come to Maui to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect. These best hotels in Maui provide their guests with the best Maui has to offer from local cuisine prepared by critically acclaimed chefs and incomparable views of the Pacific to authentic cultural experiences and an opportunity to experience it all in a setting like no other.
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Its gorgeous sandy beaches, plethora of water activities, and large pools make entertaining kids a breeze. After visiting dozens of hotels in Hawaii, we compared and evaluated each to see which were best suited to vacationing families with children or teenagers in tow. Take a look at our expert picks for the best kid-friendly hotels on Maui and start planning your family getaway! An extraordinarily elaborate pool complex -- a veritable water park, in fact, with four waterslides, whitewater rapids, caves, a lazy-river pool, rope swings, and a "water elevator" inside a man-made volcano -- puts the Grand Wailea in a class by itself when it comes to keeping the kids stimulated.
By John Fischer. It is said the "Maui, no ka oi" which in Hawaiian means "Maui is the best. Let's take a look at some of the activities that the teenagers in your family may enjoy.