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  • Writer's pictureKimberly York

Island Bliss: 8 Hawaiian Adventures Every Busy Family Needs to Try!


Mountains of Hawaii towering beside the ocean


Hey there, busy families! If you're dreaming of a fantastic Hawaiian adventure, you've come to the right place. I'm your travel advisor, and I'm here to make your luxury family vacation dreams come true. Hawaii is an incredible destination with something for everyone, and I want to help you plan the perfect trip. So, let's dive into the top 8 things you can do in Hawaii and get you excited about your next getaway.


1. Whale Watching in Paradise: If you're visiting the 'Big Island' between January and March, don't miss the chance to see magnificent Humpback whales. You can choose between a relaxing cruise or a private boat tour. Imagine the excitement on your kids' faces when they spot these gentle giants!


2. Experience the Magic of Luaus: Hawaii is famous for its Luaus, and they are a fantastic way to immerse yourself in Hawaiian and Polynesian culture. Enjoy live dancing, delicious cuisine, and learn about the rich traditions of these beautiful islands.


3. Get Up Close to Volcanoes: Take an awe-inspiring journey aboard a world-class catamaran to witness lava flowing into the sea. Safety is a priority, and you can select a tour that suits your schedule, whether it's in the morning, at sunset, during the day, or in the twilight.


4. Helicopter Adventures: Prepare to be amazed by Hawaii's breathtaking scenery from above. Helicopter tours offer a unique perspective on the islands, showcasing volcanoes, waterfalls, hidden valleys, and stunning coastlines. It's a must for any family seeking adventure and incredible views.


Helicopter flying over hot lava in Hawaii

5. SUP Your Way to Adventure: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, or SUP, is a relaxing and exciting way to explore Hawaii's crystal-clear waters. Paddle from Lanikai Beach to the Islands and create unforgettable family memories.


6. Horseback Riding: Explore the coastline or venture into hidden trails on a horseback tour. Whether you prefer a private or group experience, there are numerous ranches and stables to choose from, like the vast Paniolo Adventures ranch in Waimea.


7. Discover Mauna Kea: Hike to the summit of this dormant volcano, which erupted over 4,000 years ago. Be sure to stop by the Visitor Information Station for weather updates and safety tips. It's a unique wonder waiting for your family to explore.


8. Kona Coffee Farm Tour: Experience the world-renowned Kona coffee on the 'Big Island.' Take a tour of the coffee processing facilities and lush coffee fields. Don't forget to savor a cup of this gourmet delight.


Dirt road winding along the mountains overlooking the ocean in Hawaii

Now that you've got a taste of the incredible experiences awaiting you in Hawaii, I'm here to help you plan your luxury family adventure. Have questions? Want to join my email list for travel tips and exclusive deals? Or ready to book an appointment to chat about your next vacation? Reach out to me, your friendly travel advisor. Let's make your Hawaiian dreams come true! 🌴✨

Group picture on the beach in Hawaii
Kim and her family on the beach at Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa





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