Family Travel

Planning a memorable vacation that meets your budget and the needs of everyone in your ʻohana (family) and be a challenge. However, Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel—voted one of Maui’s best family-friendly hotels—has plenty to offer for keiki (children), kūpuna (elders) and everyone in between.

Here are the top 10 reasons to choose Hawai'i’s Most Hawaiian Hotel for your Maui family vacation. Come and experience aloha at its best!

1. Aloha Passport for kids

How does it work?

The first stop is Hale Ho’okipa, our Hawaiian Cultural Center in the hotel lobby, where kids will receive their Aloha Passport. At each of the twelve destinations, children get to take part in activities that are both educational and fun. After visiting each destination, they will get their passport stamped and receive a free amenity.

Infants – 3yrs receive a passport card with their personalized Hawaiian name and a special makana from Hale Hoʻokipa.

2.  Cultural activities

Kā'anapali Beach Hotel offers a variety of complimentary Hawaiian activities that are scheduled daily. We invite you to have fun and immerse yourself in our culture.

These activities are offered to all ages and are great for family-time learning, bonding and enjoyment.

3. Beach activities

Kā'anapali Beach hotel is just steps away from the world famous Kā'anapali Beach. You and your family will get to play in the warm ocean, swim or take part in a number of ocean activities such as a Waʻa (canoe) Paddle Tour, Stand Up Paddle-boarding, Snorkeling Lessons and other fun filled family vacation excursions.

Watch your imaginations grow with beach fun such as searching for shells and making sand sculptures.

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 4.  Have a Whale of a time

Our whale-shaped pool has a gentle depth gradient from head to tail to suit all ages, infant and above. Guests enjoy the convenience of the poolside Tiki Grill that has a great selection of food to go. 

The poolside gardens also offer a 20 square foot checker board and two outdoor hales with tables and chairs that are perfect for board games and getting out of the sun. You can also take your picture alongside the largest outdoor tiki in Hawaii that overlooks the Tiki Courtyard.

5.  No Resort Fees & Free Wi-Fi

We do not charge mandatory resort fees and offer complimentary in-room Wi-Fi service. Post every moment of your family vacation! 

 6. Trying new foods

One of the best things about traveling to a new destination is trying new foods. Our guests love to experiment with our Hawaiian cuisine with offerings such as lau lau, kalua puaʻa (pork) from the huli huli pig and fresh catch daily. You can click here to get a preview of Chef’s most famous recipes.

Children are delighted to see our special menus designed just for them! Not to mention that children five years and younger eat FREE with each paying adult.

7.  Family-style entertainment on property

 We make planning your entertainment schedule easy by offering a variety of nightly entertainment that the whole family will love. Join us on Monday nights at Legends of Kā'anapali Lū‘au.

We also offer a free sunset hula show every single day. As a part of this free nightly entertainment, every Friday, we celebrate Hālau Friday Nights and invite award-winning hālau (hula schools) from throughout Maui to our Tiki Courtyard stage to share their hula of past and present. Ranging from eight to 75 students, these performers share their art of song and dance. Mom and Dad don’t have to plan a thing… just show up and enjoy!      

8.  Feel at home with us

In Hawaii, we value 'ohana (family) above all else and it’s very important to us that you feel at home when staying at our family Maui hotel. With this in mind, we offer several excellent oceanfront accommodations for families of five or more. 

Our Ocean Front Family Suites comfortably sleep five people and are especially fun during whale season (Dec-May) when humpback whales and their young can be seen breaching and tail slapping in the ocean at Kā'anapali Beach!*

Connecting rooms with a separating door and separate bathrooms are also available. Reserve connecting rooms now for you and your family!

*Early reservations recommended due to limited inventory, please call +1 800 262 8450 for more information.

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9.  Babysitting and cribs available

Traveling with an infant can be a challenge but Kā'anapali Beach Hotel strives to make your trip as easy and relaxing as possible. Avoid bulky luggage and baggage fees by reserving a crib at the hotel and we will have everything set up for your family in your room, upon arrival.

We can also coordinate a babysitting service during your Maui family vacation. Make early arrangements so that you can take the time to relax and enjoy the romantic atmosphere of Hawaii as a couple.

For more information call: +1-808-661-0011.

10. What’s the BEST reason to travel with the whole family?

Kids stay Free!

That’s right! Up to 17 years of age all keiki (children) stay for free. Take advantage of this budget-friendly opportunity to give yourself and your family memories that will last a lifetime and the dream family vacation that you all deserve!

For more information please call our reservations team at +1-800-262-8450

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