Family Fun Begins at SPG Resorts Hawaii
With spring break just around the corner and summer fast approaching, SPG Resorts Hawaii (SPG Resorts Hawaii) invites you to enjoy your family getaway at one of our action-packed resorts. SPG Resorts Hawaii, with its 11 premier resorts on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island, is now offering Family Fun packages that promise excitement for your keiki (kids) and a suitcase full of unforgettable experiences for all members of the family. Click to see our Love Your Family specials!
Hawaii’s Big Island
The Island of adventure, Hawaii’s Big Island, is the youngest of the Hawaiian Islands, and being the youngest in the family has its advantages. Families can create memorable moments: hiking in the surroundings of Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, snorkeling or diving with the manta rays along the Keauhou-Kona Coast, discovering ancient heiau (temples) within the Keauhou cultural corridor, or exploring the tide pools and catching a glimpse of the Big Island’s rich marine life.
You’ll discover it all on Hawaii’s Big Island of adventure. Nestled within 22 acres of lush tropical gardens overlooking the vast Pacific, Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa crowns a dramatic lava flow on the Big Island’s sun-kissed Leeward Coast.
Once the playground of Hawaiian royalty, this exclusive destination offers a family vacation experience that’s anything but ordinary. Families may enjoy a multi-level system of pools featuring a waterslide that ranks among the biggest and best in Hawaii. The staff organizes cool pool contests just for kids almost every day. The “Fastest one down the Manta Ray Slide” is always a hit! Wander over to the resort’s manta ray viewing area near Manta Ray Bar & Grill. Here, you’ll spot these amazing marine animals almost every evening.
You might even be inspired to sample a Keauhou Cosmo! Families can delight in complimentary “Manta Talks” held nightly except Sundays, which provide an introduction to the famous Keauhou manta rays. For more information please visit www.sheratonkona.com.
Oahu, the heart of Hawaii, blends timeless beauty with modern luxuries. Build sand castles or learn to paddleboard (the latest craze in water sports) with the celebrated “beach boys” of world-famous Waikiki Beach, sample shave ice after a hike up Diamond Head Crater or take a ride to the legendary North Shore to watch the surfers and explore Oahu’s incomparable surf city, Haleiwa. Experience all the action and adventure on Oahu, the heart of Hawaii. A flurry of activities at the Sheraton Waikiki will delight families. Learn to dance the hula with renowned hula instructor Eileen Kawai. Guests will emulate the graceful movements of the auwana (modern) style of hula and experience the unique dance of these Islands. Create a token of paradise by making a puka shell bracelet and necklace keepsake. Traditionally, the wearing of puka shells was thought to ensure a peaceful and safe voyage for those traveling over the sea. Families will delight in learning to play sweet melodies on the ukulele, an iconic Hawaiian instrument that provides a unique sound to Island-inspired music. Ukulele lessons are led by professional musicians at Ukulele PuaPua at the Sheraton Waikiki every day. Ride a wave and learn to surf with Hawaiian surf legend, Tony Moniz. Legends of Surf offer surf lessons daily, for people of all ages and surfing abilities, in the gentle surf of Waikiki. Spend family time at the Sheraton Waikiki’s Link@Sheraton where there is a host of fun-filled activities for your family. From billiards to ping pong, traditional board games to high-tech fun with Wii and Kinect games, families are sure to spend quality time together at the hub of excitement, Link@Sheraton. For more information please visit www.sheratonwaikiki.com/property/activities.
The Helumoa Playground is the center of activity for guests at both the Sheraton Waikiki and The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. The playground is the perfect spot for family activities such as water slide races, hula lessons, lei making, storytelling and stargazing. It features two fresh-water swimming pools, a 15-foot-high by 70-foot-long water slide, two large whirlpools with sweeping views of Waikiki Beach, an interactive fountain area for kids, fun and creative food and beverages, 10 cabanas, chaise water sunning benches, and a pool hut where guests may borrow towels and purchase inflatable flotation devices, pool toys for the keiki (kids), etc. For more information, please visit www.sheraton-waikiki.com/property/activities/beachpool/helumoa
Gracing the former estate of Hawaii’s last princess, the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is set in the heart of Waikiki, offering a balance of budget-friendly accommodations with rich cultural experiences. Families are invited to enjoy beach service amenities including a pool, beach towel service, private lounge chairs on Waikiki Beach, fresh tropical fruits and other refreshments, and complimentary bottled water. For a limited time only, the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is partnering with Waikiki Production Investors, LLC, to bring
guests the unforgettable movie of our beloved princess, Princess Kaiulani. Please visit
www.princess-kaiulani.com for more information.
Learn more about Hawaii as you experience an array of activities suited for the entire family. All guests are invited and encouraged to take part in our cultural activities. The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani’s cultural programs include, pineapple carving, Hawaiian lei-making, ukulele lessons, Hawaiian quilting and more. For more information please call the concierge desk at (808) 931-4708 or visit www.princesskaiulani.com/culture/culturalactivities.
Families are invited to participate in activities and events at the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, including surfing, nightly live entertainment, mid-day entertainment on weekends, hula lessons under the majestic Banyan tree, fresh flower and feather lei-making lessons and more. Moms and daughters will delight in the experience of afternoon tea on a shaded beachfront veranda at the Moana Surfrider. The entire family will enjoy the perfect respite from the afternoon sun in the comfort of the hotel’s cozy lounge chairs, cooled by Hawaii’s gentle ocean breezes. Please visit www.moana-surfrider.com for more information.
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, offers families an extensive list of family-friendly activities including introduction to surfing with Waikiki’s renowned “beach boys,” hula and Tahitian dance lessons, Hawaiian quilting lessons, storytelling about Waikiki and the resort while sitting around a fire pit, hotel historical tour, Hawaiian leimaking and more. Please visit www.royal-hawaiian.com for more information.
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, pays homage to Helumoa, the legendary playground of Hawaiian royalty where the resort now stands, with a modern interpretation of the traditional Hawaiian feast called Aha Aina, a Royal Celebration. Waikiki’s only oceanfront dinner and show celebrate Hawaiian culture. The evening captures the spirit of old Hawaii with time-honored activities such as kapa-making (cloth made of pounded bark), poi-pounding and na lawaia (tending of fishing tools). The Helumoa story unfolds – a dramatic performance in hula and song, relating the ancient islanders’ rich history and culture through a timeline of this historic site, culminating in contemporary Hawaiian music and dance. Prices start at $155 for adults and $83 for children 5 to 12 years old. For more information or to make reservations, please contact the Starwood dining desk at (808) 921-4600 or visit www.royal-hawaiian.com.
At the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s Adventure Club, each day brings new family activities. Meet the Director of Fun for a Hawaii Marine Life Talk to learn about the abundant fish, turtles, and coral guests may encounter while snorkeling around Black Rock. Or join our Aloha Ambassadors for a variety of cultural activities. They will share the ancient art of hula in a lesson that is fun for all ages. By the end of the lesson you will be able to perform a basic hula for your friends and family. Lei making is a perfect activity for the whole family. Create a fresh flower lei using beautiful purple orchid blossoms and keep the lei as a souvenir. Hawaiian Arts and Crafts time will show you the art of coconut painting or how to weave baskets out of native materials. Then, as the sun sets over Black Rock, experience the magic of Maui with our one-of-a-kind Torch Lighting and Cliff Dive Ceremony.
For beach activities at the Sheraton Maui, visit the Black Rock Water Sports kiosk to register for snorkel and scuba lessons or Cabana rental. For more information please visit www.sheraton-maui.com/property/activities/keiki. At the Sheraton Maui’s weekly Chef’s Culinary Tour, Executive Chef Bryan Ashlock takes guests on a behind-the-scenes tour through the resort’s large kitchens and bakeries. After the tour, Chef will share some of his secret tricks and perform a cooking demonstration with samples for guests to try. In Hawaii, ohana means family. At the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, families may opt to stay in the Ohana Suites. A total of 20 suites are available; each boasts 665 square feet of accommodations, featuring two double beds, a deluxe pull-down wall bed (the kids’ll love it!), and a spacious bathroom with double sinks and separate shower and tub. Ohana Suites feature a wet bar and microwave oven. To reserve an Ohana Suite or other accommodation options please visit www.sheraton-maui.com/roomsandsuites/suitefloorplans.
Experience the music, dance and history of Polynesia at the Kaanapali Sunset Luau on the Ocean Lawn of the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. The Luau includes an all-you-can-eat Hawaiian buffet, unlimited drinks and traditional entertainment. Tickets are $99.00 for adults and $52.00 for children 6-12, children 5 and under are free. Call (808) 877-HULA or visit www.sheraton-maui.com/dining/sunsetluau.
Each of the restaurants at the Sheraton Maui offers menus that will make your children smile. Start the morning with breakfast at Kekaa Terrace, lunch at either of our poolside bars and enjoy dinner at Black Rock Steak & Seafood. For reservations call (808) 661-0031 or visit www.sheraton-maui.com/dining/overview.
At The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Director of Fun Jack Stone has introduced new activities for children and adults including complimentary stand-up paddling lessons at one of the five outdoor pools within the 87,000 square-foot aquatic play ground. Yet another exciting inclusion is organic-based henna tattoos with unique Hawaiian designs for children to apply as body-art. It is a great “show-and-tell” piece to share with friends when they return home as the tattoos last for almost two weeks. For more information on intuitive activities offered through the Westin destination program and the Westin Kids Club, visit www.westinmaui.com/propertyoverview/activities.
Sundays at The Westin Maui are filled with fun at the resort’s rePHresh Poolside Escape. Between the hours of 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, resort guests are entertained to island tunes by a local deejay with “Minute-to-Win-it” games for all age groups, delicious fish tacos freshly prepared poolside, and a Caipirinha Bar to build your own cocktail with fresh fruit choices. For more information, visit www.westinmaui.com.
Most recently recognized as an AAA Four Diamond Award resort, The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas is bringing back “Movie Under the Stars” for spring break guests. Held Thursday evenings on the outdoor lawn, under a lofty canopy of stars, this is a perfect casual evening activity for families. There’s also lots of splashing fun at the Westin Kids Club’s weekly “Super Wacky Water Day” with water balloon toss, slide races, sand-castle building, Hawaiian crafts and nature scavenger hunt, hula hoop contests and more. The Westin Kids Club offers half- and full-day programs as well as evening programs for children ages 5 to 12. For more information please visit www.westinkaanapali.com/activities. Enjoy your Maui escape with a side-by-side manicure and pedicure for makua mea keiki (mothers and daughters) at The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas’ awardwinning Spa Helani, a Heavenly Spa by Westin™. The floral fragrances and bright spring colors will dance on your fingers and toes! Teens can look forward to a teen massage designed to soothe and relieve stress; a heavenly organic facial for healthier skin; as well as teen pineapple lime manicure and pedicure for tropical styling. The fullservice spa has also introduced a brand new outdoor relaxation lounge for couples to relax amid serene surroundings in pampered privacy. Enjoy spa serenity with your spouse while your children are romping at the Westin Kids Club. For reservations, call (808) 662-2644 or visit www.westinkaanapali.com.
Families planning a stay at The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas can take advantage of the resort’s online grocery shopping services, to pre-order their favorite foods and have their items stocked and waiting in their villa on the day of their arrival. Accessible on the resort’s website, the online order form includes breakfast items, beverages, snacks, and other products, offered at the resort’s general store Kai Ala Market. Visit www.westinkaanapali.com.
Discover the Island of Kauai. From the cliffs of the Napali Coast to the vast chasms of Waimea Canyon, 50 miles of white sand beaches stretch from Poipu to Hanalei Bay. The scenery will leave you breathless. The serene environment of Kauai is ideal for keiki (children) of all ages, and this island offers a variety of fun activities for the whole family. Experience the excitement of a Zip Line tour, kayak on the Wailua River and take a short hike to Secret Falls, tour a historic rice mill and taro farm. There is something for everyone on Kauai. Explore Kauai, the Island of Discovery.
The Westin Kids Club at the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas strives to create a safe, exciting and unique Kauai experience for our smallest guests, ages 5 to 12. The club provides the children with new experiences each day such as getting a Westin workout on a nature walk and seeing Hawaiian plants and animals, arts and crafts, designing and creating their own souvenir T-shirt using traditional Lauae fern stamping, or choice of traditional shell, fresh orchid and ti-leaf lei making. The Westin Kid’s Club Discovery Room is a licensed childcare facility. For more information please visit www.westinprinceville.com or call (808) 827-8700, extension 8808.
At the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas families can have fun and return home with lasting memories of an enjoyable family adventure. Our daily activities are sure to engage every member of your family. Have fun feeding the koi (multi-colored Japanese carp) at the Koi Fish Feeding Frenzy every morning at 9:30 a.m., paint a Coconut Surfboard Postcard and surf it to your sure-to-be-jealous friends in the mail, learn the art of weaving and make your own lauhala (pandanus-leaf) bracelet, or learn about Kauai, its aquatic creatures, surfing and more. For parents who would like a moment to themselves, we offer Parents Night Out – a relaxing, renewing, romantic dinner while we entertain your children. For more information please visit www.westinprinceville.com or call (808) 827-8700 extension 8808.