Maui Activities for Keiki

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

There are many great outdoor activities for keiki on Maui, from ocean adventures to cultural experiences and everything in between. We’ve put together a list of our five favorite things to do with young ones on the island, all just short distance from your home at Honua Kai Resort & Spa.

This is by no means an exhaustive list (there’s a lot for kids to do on Maui!), but from personal experience and our conversations with homeowners at Honua Kai, the activities below are tried and true keiki-pleasers. We’ve even got rainy days covered! Read on to get some creative ideas for your next visit to Maui, or contact us to learn more about family-friendly activities you can enjoy as an owner at Honua Kai.


Keiki Shave Ice


1. Shave Ice – This is no ordinary snow cone. Hawaiian Shave Ice is a special treat made with natural juices that keiki love. We recommend trying world-famous Ululani’s Hawaiiain Shave Ice in Lahaina. Their ice is made in-house from a filtered water system, and their syrups are all made using 100% pure cane sugar and premium local fruit juices and purees.


Keiki Tropical Plantation


2. Maui Tropical Plantation – Feed the ducks, take a tram ride, and walk the well-tended gardens at Maui Tropical Plantation. Keiki can romp around and learn more about Maui’s history, while parents can enjoy a beverage at the plantation’s 5-star Mill House Restaurant and Bar.


Keiki Zipline


3. Zipline – For the more adventurous keiki! Maui Zipline is the island’s most family-friendly zipline company, and features 5 side-by-side lines so you can zoom over the tropical course together, alongside an experienced guide. Learn more about Maui’s unique flora and fauna as you see it from a bird’s eye view, and end your time in Maui Zipline’s keiki-approved treehouse!


Keiki Maui Ocean Center


4. Maui Ocean Center – A perfect rainy day activity for keiki. With over 60 exhibits, including a 54 foot walk-through tunnel beneath a 750,000-gallon Open Ocean Exhibit, Maui Ocean Center is a beautifully designed aquarium that will teach keiki a new appreciation for the island’s ocean life.


Keiki Old Maui Luau


5. Old Lahaina Luau – The Old Lahaina Luau was named Maui’s top luau by Frommer’s, and for good reason. Keiki will enjoy a delicious, open-air Hawaiian feast while taking in some hula dancing and learning about traditional Hawaiian culture in this immersive family experience.