• Spend a Day at the Beach: Maui is abundant in beachgoing options, but those with small kids will especially appreciate beaches with gentler drop-offs, calmer waters, and facilities like restrooms and picnic tables. Kihei’s Kamaole Beach III, aka Kam-3, has all this plus a children’s playground—great for when water conditions are a bit rough. In West Maui, Kapalua Beach on the Kapalua Resort offers a protected cove with plenty of shade and beach rentals (the kids can try their hand at stand-up paddling), while Launiupoko Beach Park south of Lahaina has a natural wading pool formed by boulders that shields little ones from the surf.
  • Tour or Even Sleep at the Aquarium (Maalaea): The inviting touch pools and vast shark-filled tanks at the Maui Ocean Center are great for daytime visits. Kids can book a sleepover, staying up into the wee hours to watch glowing jellies and other nocturnal animals.
  • Zip Over a Tropical Farm: The beginner’s dual zipline at Maui Tropical Plantation is perfect for pint-sized adventurers and their parents, who can enjoy a narrated tram ride through the fields and orchards of this scenic compound at the base of the West Maui Mountains.
  • Play in a Fantasy Pool: When the surf has kicked up, it’s great to have a ready alternative. Every Maui resort has a noteworthy pool, but the lazy river, grottoes, and other fun features of the fantasy pool at the Grand Wailea are over the top. Kids will find thrills on the towering slide at the Wailea Beach Resort and the pirate ship at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.