3 Ideal Spots for Family Reunions in Hawaii

3 Ideal Spots for Family Reunions in Hawaii, Marin Magazine, Local Getaways, Hero Napili Kai




Napili Kai Beach Resort, a boutique property on Maui’s west side, is situated above a long white sand cresent beach that’s ideal for snorkeling or body surfing. The resort offers many complimentary services and activities specifically designed for families to enjoy together. For families booking four or more rooms for a minimum of five nights, the resort provides a tropical flower arrangement in each unit, a complimentary one-hour family photo session with a professional photographer, and Napili Kai t-shirts for all family members. In addition, the resort will guarantee specific room locations at the time of booking, so families can enjoy rooms situated close together.


The resort can organize games for your family group, if you’re in the mood to enjoy some friendly competition. Bocce ball is a favorite, or try out a “Family Olympics”, with a series of competitive games like bocce ball, Portuguese horseshoes, putting, and shuffleboard.


Family reunion dinners can be on your own, gathering together to use the guest bbq facilities or the kitchen facilities in your units; or dinners can be catered by the Sea House Restaurant.


The Kahala Grand Lobby




The Kahala Resort is an Oahu classic has been hosting families and family reunions, weddings, birthday celebrations for over 50 years. Minutes away from the hubbub of Waikiki by shuttle, this six-acre property is located on a private road in the Kahala neighborhood.


The property has been renovated many times throughout the years, however, beloved attractions such as the hotel’s resident dolphins have remained. And perhaps most importantly, popular menu items like Kahalasadas, ahi poke musubi and Kahala chicken papaya salad are still, and always will be, on the menu. Speaking of meals, the Kids Eat Free Celebration package is true cost saver. Start off the day with four complimentary breakfast buffets (two adult and two children), a free kids meal for each full-price adult entrée, and receive a $100 resort credit issued for every three nights you stay (spa for mom?).


The pool at the Westin Hapuna Prince




Starwood point collectors, rejoice – the Westin Hapuna Prince has reopened under the Westin brand and is already getting rave reviews on Trip Advisor. The newly renovated public spaces include, pools, restaurants, 17 new suites, 232 guest rooms, and of course, the signature Westin Heavenly® beds to ensure a good night’s sleep. The Westin Kids’ Club offers creative activities to introduce keiki to the Island’s unique arts, crafts and storytelling and acquaint them with the Island’s history and culture. To entice families to stay a bit longer, the property is offering a fifth night free.

Mimi Towle

Mimi Towle has been the editor of Marin Magazine for over a decade. She lived with her family in Sycamore Park and Strawberry and thoroughly enjoyed raising two daughters in the mayhem of Marin’s youth sports; soccer, swim, volleyball, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics and many many hours spent at Miwok Stables. Her community involvements include volunteering at her daughter’s schools, coaching soccer and volleyball (glorified snack mom), being on the board of both Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Currently residing on a floating home in Sausalito, she enjoys all water activity, including learning how to steer a 6-person canoe for the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club. Born and raised in Hawaii, her fondness for the islands has on occasion made its way into the pages of the magazine.