Ah…the family vacation. You only get one shot a year to get it right. The Kahala
offers the perfect package: an ideal location, great programming, and first-rate
accommodations—everything you need to make a memory with your kids that will last a
lifetime. Start packing….Hawaii, here we come!
It starts with sandy beaches, beautiful weather and an island location that’s easy to
get to and not too remote. The Kahala Hotel & Resort on the island of Oahu is only 20
minutes by car from Honolulu’s major international airport, yet boasts a private and
secluded address in a quiet, high-end residential neighborhood. The hotel’s fabulous
white-sand beach is protected from dangerous surf by outer reefs making it the perfect
playground; safe for kids and elderly grandparents, too – the waves won’t knock the feet
out from underneath your little ones. Unlike Waikiki Beach, Honolulu’s urban
playground that’s only fifteen minutes away, Kahala Beach is mostly private and uncrowded,
with a long, pristine shoreline you can explore on foot in the early mornings or
Access to major kid-friendly attractions like Sea Life Park, Bishop Museum,
Polynesian Cultural Center, and Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park is made easier by light
traffic through the upscale residential neighborhood of Kahala. Since it’s the only hotel
at the end of the block, you won’t be fighting heavy downtown traffic at commute times
or other times of the day. Think of The Kahala as an oasis in a sea of activity. Oahu has
all the sophistication of a well-developed resort destination—great shopping, fabulous
dining, enriching arts and cultural museums, fantastic golf, and fun attractions—while
The Kahala offers the seclusion and privacy everyone craves when they dream of an
On property, the hotel staff bends over backward to make families with children
in tow feel at home. For convenience and safety, there are adjoining rooms with inner and
outer connecting doors. And there is always the option for luxury suites with adjoining
Right now, The Kahala is offering the “Kahala Family Values Connecting Rooms
Plan,” which guarantees two connecting guest rooms and includes daily breakfast buffet
for four, daily beach cabana rental, a sweet nightly turndown for the kids and more.
Roomy and oversized guest quarters make it easy to accommodate kids and extra
suitcases. Other special features include full tubs and separate glass-enclosed showers (so
more than one person can be bathing simultaneously) and fold-out sofa beds. One suite
even has it’s own bar-b-que grill and outside family dining area overlooking the beach.
Can you smell the steaks and hot dogs grilling?
While parents receive flower lei greetings, the kids receive their very own special
welcome amenity—a stuffed sea creature toy they can take home with them or a giant
cookie to eat right on the spot! Who isn’t extra hungry on a travel day?
The Kahala’s Keiki Club, conveniently located on site, provides full-day and halfday
programs that both entertain and educate your children. While you take the
complimentary shuttle to shopping or dining adventures, or take time for a luxurious
massage and facial in our award-winning spa, the Keiki Club provides an enriching
program designed with kids 5-12 in mind. Supervised activities include beach excursions,
snorkeling, bamboo pole fishing, and crabbing. Other hands-on cultural activities help
them learn about Hawaii’s indigenous people and their traditions through dance, story
telling, and arts and crafts, Hawaiian style. Evening babysitting services are also easily
arranged through the concierge.
Dolphin Quest is perhaps our most popular kid adventure. It’s a chance for your
family to meet our family of five Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that swim freely in our
dolphin lagoons near the hotel pool and hot tub. Dolphin Quest’s educational programs
allow you to experience an unforgettable bonding experience with these amazing
animals. The first time a child slides his hands over one of our sleek and powerful
mammals of the deep will be a lasting treasure captured on camera and in his or her
imagination forever! Dolphin trainers provide educational and interesting facts about
marine mammals and ocean conservation. Kids and adults can enjoy the experience
together, or on their own.
How about a mommy-daughter manicure or pedicure in The Kahala Spa or a tea
party with tutu (grandma) in The Veranda lounge while daddy and son go on a malebonding
bone fishing adventure with grandpa. Everybody can try stand up paddle
boarding, scuba, or take a wild ride in an outrigger canoe. Ukulele lessons anyone? The
Kahala’s Hawaiian tradition programs offer free classes in how to play a ukulele, lei
making, and hula dancing.
Pool time, beach time, hot tubbing…all amenities are conveniently co-located so
you can watch the dolphins play while you try to imitate their turns and twists in the pool
or just a few steps away in the waves by the seashore. Dad can take a nap in the
hammock strung between two towering palms. Life on a Kahala vacation can be quite
The CHI Fitness Center is open 24-hours daily for early risers and late nighters.
Access is easy with your room key whenever you feel the urge to pump iron. Fitness
classes, yoga, pilates, and personal trainers who can work with you or your teenagers for
a challenging exercise experience are available. Our fleet of beach-cruiser bicycles is
located near the porte cochere, and available all day for leisurely family rides in the quiet
neighborhood. Go exploring. Along the main road are several public beaches where you
might find a pick-up volley ball game.
Kid’s menus are offered in the dining rooms and there’s even the option of
catering a family beach cookout under the stars with s’mores and a roaring campfire.
How cool is that! Casual poolside dining is available during the day, or served to you
right at your private beachside cabana from our poolside snack bar. The Kahala Burger is
better than good—it’s craaazzzzyy good, topped with avocado, a fried egg and more!
Kid-friendly buffets (and prices) take the pain out of waiting for table service. You and
the children can eat at your own pace from a wide array of options while enjoying sea
breezes and stunning ocean views at Plumeria Beach House. Hoku’s Sunday brunch is
one of the best on Oahu. Special theme buffets and events are offered throughout the
month. The Veranda lounge has a great jazzman on the piano…teach your daughter to
dance on a dance floor caressed by sea breezes. Now that’s a memory worth
Take in a movie at nearby Kahala Mall, shop for souvenirs at Long’s Drugstore
where everyone in Hawaii shops, or plan a day trip to the North Shore surf spots, or the
beautiful beaches in Kailua town on the windward side of the island. Don’t miss the Pali
Lookout with some of the most fabulous views in the islands. There are always plenty of
things to see and do on Oahu, with The Kahala as your first class destination at the end of
the day for sleep, sun, surf, and sand—the four S’s of any island vacation. Sensational!
The Kahala Hotel & Resort has it all…great location, great programming, and
high standards for guest service and luxurious accommodations. Memories made in the
sun shine brighter as years go by. Book your Kahala family vacation today. For more
information about rates and availability, call toll-free (800) 367-2525 or visit The Kahala
website at www.kahalaresort.com.
– About The Kahala –
With 338 guestrooms, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is an oceanfront destination resort
known for its impeccable service and hospitality. Just minutes from Waikiki, yet offering
the peace and serenity of a neighbor island experience, The Kahala has been Honolulu's
social address for weddings and gatherings since its opening in 1964. Captains of
industry and celebrity guests continue to call The Kahala their home-away-from-home in
Hawai'i. Travel + Leisure ranks The Kahala among the Top 3 Hawaii hotels and among
the World’s Best 100 Hotels in its 2010 World’s Best Awards.
For more information, please contact The Kahala Hotel & Resort at (808) 739-8888 or
toll-free at (800) 367-2525; or visit their website at www.kahalaresort.com