Aloha Bruce offers some important tips on planning a Hawaii vacation with young children on this latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. Summer holidays from school are underway for kids, and many families will be headed for Hawaii. Bruce looks into safe and fun activities for youngsters, from toddlers to teens.
For starters, Bruce begins with the news of the Kilauea Volcano eruption on Hawaii Island (check the HAT Blog) and a new Alaska Airlines direct Hawaii flight from the Everett Payne airport in Seattle. The topic turns to a new bill signed into law by Governor Josh Green that addresses overcrowding at popular visitor destinations like Haena Beach State Park on Kauai. Bruce talks about the importance of being aware of rules and restrictions, and the importance of managing Hawaii’s natural resources.
A podcast listener’s questions about bedding provided with Hawaii accommodations are answered quickly and Bruce offers some tips about routing Hawaii vacation flights with suggestions about which islands to choose for a Hawaii vacation. He keeps it real about the actual costs of a Hawaii vacation.
On to the topic of a Hawaii vacation with young children, Bruce talks about Hawaii Aloha Travel’s experience in booking vacations for families traveling with children. He makes the important point that safety should always come first, especially Ocean Safety and protection against the sun’s harmful rays. “Make sure that they have basic swimming skills.” Beach etiquette and respect for others are encouraged. “I can’t do a podcast like this without mentioning these basic things,” Bruce says.
The importance of having adequate snacks for a Hawaii vacation with young children is noted, as well as how jetlag and the time zone change can affect kids on a Hawaii vacation. Bruce also talks about the importance of giving your kids some insight into Hawaii’s native culture and the concept of caring for the land, or “Malama Hawaii”.
Bruce gets specific about activities for a Hawaii vacation with young children, including Kualoa Ranch Oahu and Dolphin Quest encounters. “These are also good for older folks!” Glass-bottom tours at Molokini off Maui are noted, as well as a surf school and the Maui Ocean Center. The Honolulu Zoo and Honolulu Aquarium are great for kids, with Bruce saying that “Oahu and Maui are the most kid-friendly”. He moves on to mention the Smith River Tour on Kauai as also kid-friendly and some scenic drives that are great for a Hawaii vacation with young children.
Bruce offers a host of suggestions, including private tours, for children’s activities on every island. This episode of the Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast is a great resource for families planning a Hawaii vacation this summer.
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