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Family Travel to Hawaii

by The Next Family April 25, 2013

By Brandy Black

It’s that time of year, when the sun pops out from behind the clouds and we all begin to think about traveling with our families over summer vacation.  I found that planning a trip to Hawaii is daunting.  I scoured through websites looking for the perfect house to rent and either ran into red X’s on the preferred dates of travel or simply couldn’t find anything in our budget.  After much angst we settled on Hilton Waikloa Village in Kona on The Big Island.  We stayed in a two bedroom suite with a balcony overlooking the ocean in one direction and an open lawn with a hammock in the other. hilwaiko1

Although this resort is huge, so spread out that you can take a tram or a boat to get to dinner, it was a blast for the children.

 

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We swam the days away in our choice of pools.

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At night we played freeze tag with the kids on the grassy grounds.  Once tucked in and with the babysitter we had picnics by the water.

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There were several restaurants to choose from including Chinese, Italian, Mexican and the children’s favorite, the morning buffet!

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We went to a luah with our five-year-old at sunset.

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It was a great place to stay with kids and although we struggled traveling with three little ones. The resort did not disappoint. If you are off to Kona with kids you must check this place out!

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