Family Vacations at Mauna Lani
An unparalleled family retreat within historic Kalāhuipua’a
Find a deeper connection and ignite your sense of discovery at Mauna Lani, where enriching cultural immersion awaits at every turn. Surrounded by royal fish ponds, ancient petroglyph fields, natural lava plains, and bordered by a collection of swimmable beaches, Mauna Lani beckons to be explored. From a coastal family trek mirroring historic paths once reserved for Hawaiian royalty, to adventuring along the ocean in a traditional Hawaiian-style outrigger canoe, authentic experiences await, allowing families to connect and create memories that will last a lifetime.
- Babysitting Services // Speak with our concierge for rates
- Special dining options for families
- Personalized welcome gifts and turndown amenities for kids
- Two bedroom suites and connecting room options with flexible sleeping arrangements including cribs and rollaway beds
Fun for Families
From spending a day with the resort’s Kahu Hānai learning about Hawaii’s rich cultural history to coastal hikes, there’s something for every family.
Tropical fish sail by in schools, a lazy sea turtle paddles over a snowflake eel hiding in a coral crevice. Kids learn about Hawaiian marine life and fragile reefs while swimming in our clear waters.
The lei is Hawai‘i’s gift to the world. More than a mere flower garland, it’s a tangible symbol of aloha. Discover different lei styles and practice stringing your own. Of all the souvenirs you can take home from the Islands, the one you make yourself might be the sweetest. (15 guests max, 10yrs and up)
Historic Petroglyph & Lava Tube Tour
On a tour of the resort’s ponds, petroglyphs, and sea caves, Danny Akaka, the resort's Kahu Hānai, might describe how Hawaiians greet each other nose-to-nose, in an exchange of hā, breath. He might tell the legend of the supernatural eel who lives in one of the ponds. Or he might share a story drawn from his own colorful life here on the coast.
Your Tropical Oceanfront Playground
From naturalist-guided wildlife treks through the coastline, to walking tours around the historic fishponds, these highly curated outdoor adventures are inspired by the area’s biodiverse landscape and designed for the whole family to rediscover the simple joys of playing in the great outdoors. Kids of any age can also experience a true cultural connection by participating in the Living Culture workshops and programs.
Perfect for Families
Our family suites and private bungalows range from 1,040 to 4,000 sq. ft. of indoor-outdoor living space and provide plenty of room to connect and relax after a thrilling day of adventure. Family time takes on special meaning here as you wake up to the gentle sounds of waves and enjoy story-time huddled together on your private and spacious lanai underneath a sweeping, starry night sky.
This rarified bungalow offers the utmost in privacy and all the comforts of home, combined with one of Mauna Lani’s best views of the Pacific Ocean. An unrivaled 4,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor space consists of two master suites, a private swimming pool, and spacious patio, all accessed by a separate entrance mere steps from the beach.
Soak in sweeping panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from this spacious 1,040-square-foot one-bedroom suite, which features a separate living area and expansive private lanai, all from one of the highest floors of the resort.
Experience extraordinary oceanfront living with one of the resort’s largest one-bedroom suites, spread over 1,140 square feet with a separate living area and two spacious lanais, all overlooking sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
Cribs, pack-and-plays, and rollaway beds, can be arranged.
Our world-class dining team takes great pride and care in crafting its kids’ menus, incorporating extraordinary ingredients from local producers. We can also work with you to accommodate allergies, sensitivities—or the particularly finicky palate.
Relax and reconnect as a couple while knowing your kids are stimulated and well-looked after by our highly trained and professional childcare staff. Childcare is available by the hour or on an overnight basis.
This is Mauna Lani’s most spectacular destination for kids—surrounded by an expansive grassy lawn and adjacent to the resort pool. Surrounded by views of the Pacific Ocean’s crashing waves, the pool’s graduated bottom means the entire family can splash and swim together.
Meaning children in Hawaiian, this white-sand beach is our ultimate daytime retreat for the entire family to enjoy. With its languid, translucent waters, this protected cove is ideal for children to splash, play, or snorkel from sun up to sundown.
Special Kids' Amenities
Welcome and birthday amenities are tailored to kids, ensuring even the smallest travelers feel like valued guests.