Maui Family Trip - Recap - South OC Moms

First off, Maui is a great family friendly travel destination. The flight is a little long, but nothing that an ipad, snacks and crafts can’t handle. We have been going now for a few years and each year we add in a new fun adventure. This year we added in a few more adventures just for you all!




@TwinFallsMaui was a major highlight! Easy walk to the first set of pools and mini-waterfalls. I suggest that you keep walking another 20min past the first pools to get to the good one you see in the photo. My kids loved swimming under a real waterfall! These falls can be found on the drive to Hanna.



@oldlahianaluau is a great authentic luau on Maui. You get to see them dig up the pig, learn to hula and enjoy great food. Service is amazing too!




@Mauizipline.was a treat for all ages. We had littles and the young at heart in our group. All were able to make the climb and enjoy the rides with a view. Great stop for families.



@teralani sailing adventure was just perfect. You board this beautiful catamaran and motor down to Honokahua Bay. They supply all of the snorkel equipment and even provide a basic snorkel lesson. We saw all sorts of amazing fish and even got to swim with a turtle. They provide a sandwich lunch and open bar for your sail back.






Cliff diving in front of the @montagekapalua was a major highlight. They had high rocks and low ones to choose from. The kids and I opted for the low ones, but my husband showed us all up by jumping off the top one. This does include a little walk down from the Montage on gravel, but we all managed to do it in our flip flops.



Take your kids on a wild ride to the top of the Haleakala volcano. The road gains 10,000 feet in only 38 miles, it’s believed to be the world’s steepest route from sea level to 10,000 feet. They say either sunset or sunrise is the best, but we choose late morning for our visit. There is a $20/vehicle fee to enter the National Park. No matter the time of day you choose to check out these beautiful vistas, be sure to bring a jacket for the whole crew. It is chilly and windy at the top.



Kid Friendly Restaurants (Kanapali/Lahiana area):

Hula Grill
MonkeyPod Kitchen
Slappy Pancakes 


Adult Restaurant:


has the best view and is a must stop without kids. If your hotel has a parent’s night out program, definitely make a stop here. Even if you can only stop by for a cocktail, it’s worth it! I call the hotel ahead of time and book our parent’s night out before arriving to Maui.



NOTE – I highly suggest booking all activities and dinner reservations before you leave for your trip. I book them all at least 2 months before, to ensure we get the days and times that work best for our family.

Safe Travels!


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