By Emily Randolph, owner of Happy Lady Books and an award-winning author of children’s books for luxury hotels and resorts, as well as the author of the ‘It’s a King’s Life‘ kids’ book series about very special, dog-friendly places.
Is Hawaii kid friendly? Absolutely! And at the Kahala Hotel & Resort near Waikiki, kids are especially welcome. From spring break and beyond, children – or Keikis, as they’re called in Hawaiian – can enjoy this great resort’s expanded ‘The Kids East Free’ program.
The Kids Eat Free
The Kids East Free is for up to two children, 12 years of age or under, per room or suite, and includes:
- One daily breakfast buffet at The Plumeria Beach House
- One daily lunch item from the children’s lunch menu
- One daily dinner item from the children’s menu
- A Daily gift from The Kahala Boutique
- One daily smoothie for each child
The program is available to guests booking the resort’s popular 4 for 3 room package which already includes 4th night free, breakfast for 2 adults and free internet plus many other hotel amenities. A minimum stay of 4 nights is required for the package and The Kids Eat Free Program.
The Kids Eat Free Program can also be combined with The Kahala’s Suite Amenity Program for all suite bookings. The Suite Amenity Program itself features generous offers including airport transfer in a sedan car, daily breakfast for adults in the suite, welcome amenity and lei greeting and other complimentary suite services depending on the suite category. A minimum 2-night stay is required for the Suite Kids Eat Free program.
Kahala’s Keiki Club
The Kahala also has a great kids club, aptly named the Keiki Club, for 5-12 year olds, where kids can “make friends and learn about our beautiful islands and rich Hawaiian culture in a safe and fun environment.” Activities for Keikis include:
- Reef walking
- Hawaiian Legend storytelling
- Bamboo pole fishing
- Lei making
- Hula Dancing
- Observing Hawaiian marine life
- Hawaiian Art
Other adventures, called Dolphin Quest, at Kahala include several programs for swimming with the dolphins for families and children, ages 4 and up. Take a dip with the dolphins, have a photo op and even discover what it takes to be a dolphin trainer.
Need an immediate Hawaiian fix? Check out their webcam and you’ll get right in the mood. You can almost feel the warm breezes and warm water against your skin. Better yet, fly there, instead, and have a memorable vacation for both you and the Keikis this spring break.