Aloha and welcome to Hawaii, laid-back land of surfing, ukulele and hula. This collection of idyllic islands lend themselves perfectly to a luxury family holiday with massive volcanos to hike up, technicolour reefs to snorkel over and enough beaches to last you a lifetime. Kit out the entire family in Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops, feast on refreshing shaved-ice and immerse yourself well and truly in island life.
Seven inhabited islands (and one uninhabited wilderness) provide
a full spectrum of outdoor activities to thrill the whole family.
Spending plenty of time in the water is a must - especially with
children in tow - and there is plenty of marine life to spot while
you snorkel, dive or swim. See giant manta rays, sea turtles and
dolphins, and hop aboard a boat for a family whale-watching
adventure. Learn to surf (and try not to get frustrated if the
little ones pick it up quicker than you) and enjoy plenty of beach
walks while the kids run ahead to find shells.
Back on land, immerse the whole family in nature. Head to Kauai
- Hawaii's 'Garden Island' - and hike through the dramatic scenery
that formed the backdrop of Jurassic Park. Head to Big Island for
otherworldly landscapes and volcanic sand beaches, and to Maui to
drive the famously dramatic switchbacks on the Road to Hana.
Once you've had your fill of nature, spend some time on the
island of Oahu and visit the city of Honolulu. Shop for souvenirs,
take a private tour of Pearl Harbour to load up your kids with
fascinating historical facts, and duck into one of the city's
impressive art museums to inject some culture into your family