MAUI, HAWAII — Travelers planning a family vacation will find adventure, relaxation, delicious dining and more at Maui’s Honua Kai Resort & Spa, the newest hotel Kaanapali Beach. Staying in one of Honua Kai’s spacious suites, complete with modern kitchens, families can make themselves at home while savoring the Hawaiian lifestyle.
Honua Kai offers activities to suit every member of the family. The resort’s extensive aquatic playground includes the Wailele “Waterfall” Pool, which features a twisty slide and a sandy Keiki beach where children can play in shallow water; the Maile “Calm/Quiet” Pool, perfect for cooling off or swimming laps; and the Nanea “Leisure” Pool for a serene pool experience. Steps away, Kaanapali Beach beckons with warm, clear water that is great for swimming, snorkeling and stand-up paddle boarding.
The concierges at Honua Kai can arrange for island activities such as treetop zip-line tours, biking down a volcano and Scuba diving. They also can arrange for a boat to take the whole family knee boarding, wake boarding, extreme tubing, dolphin and turtle sighting, or a helicopter to fly over the many areas of this lush island that are only viewable by air.
Kids ages 3 to 12 can enjoy Honua Kai’s Family Fun Club, which offers Hawaiian themed activities such as Hula dancing, flower-lei making, scavenger hunts and Hawaiian storytelling. Since the Family Fun Club is open daily between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., parents can send the kids to the club while they go out alone for a romantic dinner.
Staying at Honua Kai allows families the option of dining in or dining out. Guests have an in-room world-class kitchen in which to prepare meals enjoyed around the dining table inside or out on the expansive lanai. The oceanfront Duke’s Beach House serves fresh, locally sourced ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner. ‘Aina Gourmet Market, the resort’s café/market features an espresso and gelato bar, and a range of gourmet meals-to-go and groceries to take back to guests’ suites. The Honua Kai concierge can provide VIP seating for a traditional Hawaiian Luau, complete with dinner and cocktails.
With Honua Kai’s “Room and Zoom” package, a family of four can enjoy a one-bedroom suite with a state-of-the-art kitchen and balcony, plus a rental car, for as low as $280 a night. Two-bedroom suites with a rental car begin at only $382 per night. No minimum stay is required. To book one of Honua Kai’s “Room and Zoom” packages, call 866-534-8854 or click here for reservations. (www.honuakai.com)