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Hawaii Family Vacation: Best Things To Do On Beautiful Oahu

Things to do on a family vacation in Oahu, Hawaii
Family vacation in Oahu, Hawaii [Image by Michelle Raponi from Pixabay]
Oahu in Hawaii is renowned for the idyllic Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, as well as plenty of entertainment and laid-back surf towns. Meanwhile, this beautiful island has so much more to offer kids of all ages on a vacation in Oahu. Read on to find out five of the best things to do on a family vacation in Hawaii including some unique activities.

Make a splash at Wet’n’Wild Hawaii, Oahu

Kids love nothing better than splashing around in water and at Wet’n’Wild Hawaii there are an amazing 25 attractions. No matter what age, there is something for everyone including slides, a fun tubing river, wave pools and fun things for the little ones to do. For the older kids, the Volcano Express raceway is great fun, as is the funnel-like Tornado. Don’t just take our word for it, have a glimpse into the action in the video below.

Nighttime Paddle Boarding off Waikiki Beach, Oahu

Of course, it wouldn’t be a family vacation in Hawaii if we didn’t mention Waikiki Beach. However, this idyllic stretch of sand is more about surfing and sunning on the sand. Among the attractions, families with older kids can enjoy an evening of off-coast fireworks.

Night paddle boarding with fireworks off Waikiki Beach, Oahu
Nighttime paddle boarding off Waikiki Beach with fireworks [Image @nocturnaladventureshawaii/Instagram]
Offered by Nocturnal Adventures, an evening SUP off the Waikiki coast can be so much fun. First, lights are fixed under your paddleboard to light up the marine life below, including turtles and tropical fish. Moreover, as the sun sets, paddle along, while watching the sky come alive with a spectacular fireworks display.

Germaine’s Luau

Germaine's Luau
Experience true Hawaii as Germaine’s Luau [Image @germainesluau/Instagram]
Take the kids to Germaine’s Luau to experience a taste of traditional Hawaii. Here, the whole family can experience traditional music and dance, with the best local food. Germaine’s Luau is located on the west side of Oahu, offering remarkable performances, such as a Samoan Fire-Knife dance and Hula, while tucking into a Hawaiian feast.

North Shore Shark Adventures

North Shore Shark Adventures
North Shore Shark Adventures [Image @sharktourshawaii/Instagram]
For adventure-loving families, North Shore Shark Adventures offers trips out to sea to view sharks under the water in a secure cage. The company accepts children as young as three to swim in the underwater cage. We think that is too young, but it is obviously up to the families. Meanwhile, the family will see sharks ranging in size up to 4.5 meters. Should you not take the dive, you’ll be able to see the sharks swimming around under the boat.

Dole Plantation, Oahu

Fun for the kids at Dole Plantation
Dole Plantation [Image @doleplantation/Instagram]
The Dole Plantation offers the whole family a Pineapple Experience, including the world’s largest maze, the Pineapple Garden Maze. Here, there are many activities to suit everyone including taking a ride on the Pineapple Express and the fun Plantation Garden Tour. Meanwhile, at the end of the day, the family can take home a handpicked treat.

Take the kids to Oahu, Hawaii on your next family vacation to enjoy a traditional Aloha, while exploring these and many more attractions on the island. Explore other locations for a vacation with the family here.

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