I’ve had so many people asking questions about travelling Hawaii with kids while I was on my most recent trip o Hawaii, so I thought I would jot down some travel tips based on our two family visits (2016 & 2019) to help any fellow Hawaii travellers who are planning their trip!
In 2016 we travelled to Oahu with our then 4yo and 11 month old. We hired a home in Kaneohe, as well as hiring a car for the entire two weeks. This was my favourite holiday post-kids by far! In Feb 2019, we travelled again with our girls who are now 7yo and 3.5yo and stayed at a hotel in Waikiki (as part of a cheap AF deal with Jetstar). Comparing both holidays, I whole-heartedly can say when we return, we will hire a home again. The hotel was fine, but I find as a ENFJ personality type that sharing a room with my kids and just… being on top of each other for a whole week is too much for me. I felt like I spent a lot of the time telling them to ‘not do this or that’ and felt like I had to supervise heavily. With the home in Kaneohe, they had their own space. We had a kitchen, a lounge room, a backyard and we just had a bit more space.
Both holidays were amazing, don’t get me wrong! But for me, Waikiki got a bit boring after a few days and I much preferred having space and the freedom and independence of having our own car!
What to pack:
Waikiki (No car needed):
Oahu (with a car):
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