family travel guide ft. oahu, hawaii

image of oahu, hi water and mountain
oahu awaits! our most-requested travel guide will be your go-to for planning family spring breaks. combining the best oahu has to offer, from the waikiki buzz to the untamed beauty of the north shore — get ready for snorkeling, surfing and shaved ice.


fly into honolulu international airport (HNL) and pick up your rental car — it’s a lifesaver when traveling with your family. aim for a week-long stay to fully immerse yourselves in island life.

polaroid of family and surfer boy in hawaii. and images of minnow pillow and pajamas

girls hibiscus ditsy shirt and short pima pajama set | travel pillow

image of three kids walking on rocks along hawaii ocean wearing minnow swim


the royal hawaiian hotel is an iconic landmark. a luxurious option located right on waikiki beach, it’s perfect for enjoying gentle waves. it boasts two pool options — a quieter spot for relaxation and another with a waterslide. there are plenty of fun activities for the family from lei making to hula dancing classes.

north shore

we suggest renting a house for a more relaxed feel. if a hotel is more your speed, turtle bay resort is a great option with family activities and a farm on-site.


 girls pink guava gingham ruffle neck one piece with back bow | boys plumeria quilt boardie with side pockets

hawaiian palm trees and ocean view


leonard’s bakery

a legendary stop for portuguese donuts. our team grabbed a dozen for the crew the morning of our campaign shoot — a sweet way to start off the day! make sure to get there early... they fly off the shelves!

local food trucks

grab lunch from the delicious food trucks parked near sharks cove. from the freshest poke bowls to the sunrise shack’s infamous smoothies, this spot can’t be missed.

shaved ice

a hawaiian must-try. forget snow cones — this finely shaved, flavor-packed treat is a whole new level of refreshing.

polaroid pictures of family vacation from hawaii


catch a wave (or just watch)

witness world-class surfers tackle the monster waves at banzai pipeline. insider tip: hike the ehukai pillbox trail for epic pipeline views.


explore the crystal clear waters at sharks cove. pro tip: if you need to rent gear, there’s a friendly rental spot right across the street (near the food trucks).

beach day

soak up the sun at family-friendly kawela bay with its calm waters and soft sand.

explore the island

take a scenic drive along kamehameha highway and stop at farm stands like kuilima farm for fresh island treats along the way. also, hiking is a must! oahu offers trails for all levels, from short family strolls to breathtaking adventures.

minnow x coast kids beach molds | fins | boys pacific blue stripe boardie


live the aloha! learn a few basic hawaiian phrases, attend a luau and soak in the friendly laid-back island vibes. oahu awaits your adventure!

image of hawaiian phrases and pronounciation