Oyster knows what luxury travelers look for in hotels. When we review properties in person around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you’re planning a family getaway and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our expert top kid-friendly hotel picks in Big Island and get inspired!
The Hilton Waikoloa Village is the largest and most family-friendly resort in the Kailua-Kona area, and is often referred to as the “Disneyland“ of the Big Island. With 1,200 rooms, three large pool areas, extensive outdoor grounds and a variety of on-site dining options, the Hilton Waikoloa is indeed a small village in and of itself, and a tram and canal boats help guests travel across the sprawling property. Each of the three towers on the property has a different style of room decor, but the overall feel the same: clean and generic.
The Four Seasons properties are known for their wonderful kids programs, and the Four Seasons Hualalai is nothing less than one of the most kid-friendly hotels in Big Island. It offers guests everything from colorful alphabet bath sponges, toys, "Little Swimmers" diapers, to children's menus, a welcome gift, and items to childproof the rooms. Plus, children under 18 can share their parents' room at no extra charge.
This 32-acre luxury resort in Waimea delivers all the high-end Big Island essentials: A beautiful spa, comprised mostly of outdoor huts; a white-sand beach on a calm lagoon, and beautifully landscaped grounds, which adults will probably enjoy. Meanwhile, kids can spend a day or a half-day at the Keiki Aloha children's club, which offers activities such as hikes to the petroglyph field, exploration of lava tube caves, and gecko hunts.
This luxury property on the Kohala Coast is known for its beautiful white-sand beach, fine dining and world-class golf and tennis facilities. The atmosphere is relaxed and the thoughtfully renovated rooms have comfortable furnishings and come with mini-fridges stocked with bottled water replenished daily, movies and flat-screen TVs. Though there is no longer a kids' club, the concierge can arrange nanny services.