The nine Marriott Resorts in Hawaii are the perfect hosts for the ultimate family vacation. Located on O'ahu, Kaua'i, Maui and the Big Island, the oceanfront hotels and vacation resorts offer entertaining programs and activities designed for the young and young-at-heart. What better way to enjoy the beautiful Hawaiian Islands than with your loved ones?
JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko OlinaChildren who like to be treated like their parents – with freedom, fun and all the amenities – will feel right at home at JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina.
Situated on O'ahu's sunny west shore, the luxurious resort offers its "Keiki Beachcomber Club," an extensive, thoughtful and dynamic program designed to please young guests between the ages of 5 to 12 years.
Under the supervision of Kama'aina Kids daycare, children will enjoy everything from arts and crafts, to Hawaiian games and cultural activities, and a specially designed, ground-level facility with 1,800-square feet of indoor and outdoor activities.
Children 4 years of age are admitted at the discretion of the program coordinator.
Kaua'i Marriott Resort & Beach ClubKaua'i Marriott Resort & Beach Club gives parents an opportunity to give their children more than just idle days spent at the beach.
Through its daytime kids program, "Kalapaki Kids Club," children are invited to explore beautiful gardens and see indigenous animals, native plants and flowers, play beach and water sports, learn about the Hawaiian culture and make new friends under the enthusiastic supervision of qualified, caring counselors.
Offered to children from 5 to 12 years of age, the "Kalapaki Kids Club" focuses on the uniqueness of the Hawaiian Islands and Kaua'i in particular.
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & SpaExperience ocean adventures offshore the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, located on the sunny Kohala Coast of Hawaii's Big Island.
In the turquoise blue waters of Anaeho'omalu Bay, guests can explore the wonders of the sea in a child-friendly glass bottom boat, operated by Ocean Sports. Trained guides will point out and explain the colorful array of tropical fish and turtles that call the reef their home.
For the more daring, Ocean Sports also offers snorkeling and scuba diving.
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & SpaWaikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa fronts one of the best spots of Kuhio Beach in Waikiki, which was recently widened by the State's sand replenishment project.
Head Concierge Laurie Danford says her number one question from guests is how to entertain their toddlers. Danford often suggests going to Kuhio Beach, digging a big hole in the sand and letting their kid play in it. "I have so many parents thank me for that recommendation," she said.
For bigger kids and adults, Kuhio Beach is also a great place to take surfing lessons. Former professional surfer Tony Moniz shares his expertise at his Faith Riding Company Surf School, conveniently located in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.
Open to riders of all levels, it's a safe and nurturing way to try one of Hawaii's most popular sports. You can bet you'll hang ten by the end of the session with surf champion Moniz who holds more than 50 international big wave trophies.
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & SpaSerenity and relaxation are within reach at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Located in the luxurious Wailea destination area, the new Mandara Spa features a special program for teens. It's the perfect opportunity for mom and daughter to bond with some "girl time."
The "YSpa Teen Program" offers a menu created especially for teen stress. Treatments include a 25-minute "Heavenly Massage" to melt away school blues and a 25-minute "Surfers Scrub" to exfoliate and refresh the body after a day of activities. Plus, a "Fabulous Fruity Facial" provides deep cleansing, moisturizing and nourishing, while the "Acne Attack Facial" blasts away problem areas with oxygen.
For additional information on all Marriott Resorts in Hawaii, please visit www.marriotthawaii.com.
Marriott Vacation Club InternationalMarriott Vacation Club International (MVCI) offers four vacation club resorts on three islands – Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club and Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club on Kaua'i, Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club on Oahu, and Marriott's Maui Ocean Club on Maui.
An ideal family getaway for those who enjoy visiting Hawaii every year, MVCI resorts offer Marriott's Activity Zone Experience (MAZE). Children of all ages will enjoy a myriad of exciting activities, while all family members can take advantage of the swimming pools and BBQ areas.
For additional information on all Marriott Vacation Club experiences in Hawaii, please visit www.vacationclub.com.