Choosing which Hawaiian Island to visit for your next family vacation might appear to be simple. Until you realize how many fun family adventures are available on the islands of Oahu and Maui. So, Oahu vs Maui? Which one is best for your family vacation? Today, I am going to share the best things about each island. This information should make it easy to determine whether Oahu or Maui is your destination of choice for the family vacation you want to take.
Okay, so let’s say you have decided Oahu is the Hawaiian Island you want to visit for your next family vacation. This is an excellent decision because there are so many family-friendly things to do on this island. You must be aware that a good number of the locals live on this island, though. Most of them live within Honolulu. This is important to know because you could be facing larger crowds everywhere you go.
With that being said, you don’t need to spend your time in the middle of the bustling city. Your family can venture out to Diamond Head. A hike to this crater will give you some peace and quiet. As well as gorgeous views of the island of Oahu from the side of the crater.
Other interesting attractions include Iolani Palace, Bishop Museum, and the Honolulu Museum of Art. Those three are perfect if you want to learn more about the history and culture of Oahu and the rest of Hawaii.
You won’t want to skip snorkeling in Hanauma Bay. Eating pineapple and getting lost in the pineapple maze at the Dole Plantation is also a must for most families. Add in a quick trip to the Pearl Harbor National Memorial and USS Arizona, and your days will be full.
Over on the island of Maui, you won’t find as many people. But you will discover a few more soft sandy beaches. There are plenty of luxurious resorts on Maui. You will want to make sure I book accommodations in one of these. That way, you can relax and unwind at the end of your busy Maui days.
One full day will be needed to tackle the Road to Hana. This narrow, winding road is sixty-four miles long. There are multiple stops you can make along the way. You don’t need to see them all, but there are certain ones I will make sure are on your list.
Oh, and if you don’t want to make the drive, I can always arrange for a tour for your family.
The Maui Ocean Center is the best place to see marine life up close. And afterward, you can head over to Maui Brewing Company for drinks.
Yes, there are more exciting family adventures over on Oahu. However, Maui will never disappoint. Especially if you really want a little extra relaxation and time chatting with the kids while on a family vacation. Only you will know the answer to Oahu vs Maui. Have a heart-to-heart with your family and see if they agree with the Hawaiian Island you chose.
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