There was an article in the travel section of the New York Times today on Maui as a kid friendly family destination. There are tons of kid friendly activities both within the framework of resorts and outside the resorts at locales like the aquarium at the Maui Ocean Center, the Surfing Goat Dairy or a submarine like the Atlantis. It is easy to see why up to 1/4 of all Maui visitors are families.
The things that make Maui appealing for visiting familes also make it appealing to families who live on the island. It is hard to have bored kids in Maui. In addition to all the aforementioned activities, there are art classes at the Hui No Eau and drama classes at theMaui Academy of Performing Arts. Of course there is also the natural play land of Maui. Little kids start with their exploration of tide pools, but it does not take long for kids to take to water. Whether it is on a boogie board, wind surfer or surf board, it is hard not to be impressed by the water skills of Maui’s youngest generation.
I can see it on the smiles of my niece and nephews. I see it on the faces of kids playing on the beach. I can see it as kids watch wide eyed as sharks and rays cruise the tanks of the Ocean Center. Maui is a good place to be a kid.