Your Family Is ‘Ohana’ in Hawaii

In Hawaii, ohana means “family.” More than a simple word, with the nuances of Hawaiian language, ohana also means “a feeling of sharing and well being.” And Hawaii is the ideal place to enhance that feeling with your family.

Hawaii offers incredible adventures for family members of all ages. An educational dolphin encounter is a terrific activity for parents and children to share. Snorkel boat tours bring the undersea world up close and personal as trained divers bring living sea creatures aboard as part of an educational and entertaining day. Oahu’s new Waikiki Beach Walk™ includes restaurants, shopping, and interactive activities in an open-air setting that integrates contemporary and traditional Hawaiian culture. Visitors can learn to make a lei, play ukulele, or dance hula while getting to know the Hawaiian people. These experiences add up to memorable moments that will last a lifetime.

Hawaiian Islands

Each island offers its own version of Polynesian paradise. From the cosmopolitan capital city of Honolulu on Oahu to the volcanoes on Hawaii’s Big Island. Maui’s Old Town Lahaina and road to Hana contrast with Lanai and Molokai, ideal for peaceful, quiet retreats. Kauai offers Hawaii’s only navigable rivers and exhilarating zip line tours, as well as the majestic beauty of Waimea Canyon. Choose from helicopter rides, day hikes, inter-island boat excursions, or just relaxing at any of the Islands’ outstanding resorts.

Many of Hawaii’s family friendly properties offer suites, kitchens, and separate bedrooms. Supervised children’s programs that educate kids about Hawaii’s culture, wildlife, and the arts are also available. Your pace can be action packed or slow, depending on each persons’ preference. Just a five hour flight from Los Angeles, visiting Hawaii feels like going to another country, but is as easy as traveling within the continental United States.

Traveling with Pleasant Holidays

Pleasant Holidays helps you design a customized family vacation with something for all ages. You’ll receive the personal touch — a fresh flower lei greeting and welcome Aloha Breakfast and Island Orientation. Then, friendly staff at Pleasant Activities Desks throughout the Islands will assist you during your stay. Ask your local AAA Travel agent about special meal programs, a complimentary second room, free stays for kids, daily activities for the entire family, and other value-added programs to keep your expenses down and the excitement high.