Embassy Suites Kapolei
Close to family-friendly attractions such as Wet’n’Wild Hawai‘i and Coral Crater Adventure Park, Embassy Suites by Hilton O‘ahu Kapolei has a pool, spa and two eateries – casual American diner Sprigs Grille and Japanese sushi restaurant and bar, Takumi. Hot breakfast is also included, as well as a free grocery delivery service. It’s also just 10 minutes’ drive from ‘Ewa Villages Golf Course and the Paradise Cove Lū‘au, and the hotel offers a free shuttle bus service to select beaches.
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
In a prestigious residential area in East Honolulu, The Kahala Hotel & Resort has a beachfront pool, cultural activities, a spa, gym and several restaurants, including the acclaimed Hoku’s. It runs a shuttle bus to Waikīkī, just 10-15 minutes’ drive away.
Turtle Bay Resort
The refurbished Turtle Bay Resort, at Kahuku on the North Shore, has a terraced pool deck, two championship golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer and Tom Fazio, a spa, gym and tennis courts. Other experiences offered include surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, snorkelling, kayaking, Segway tours, horse riding, whale watching, bike rentals, helicopter tours and cultural activities.
Courtyard by Marriott O‘ahu
Courtyard by Marriott O‘ahu North Shore is an alcohol-free resort in the country town of La’ie, which is home to a beautiful temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has a large Mormon population. It has a 7,400sq m pool with a waterfall and a spa.
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
Disney also has a family-friendly resort at Ko Olina — a resort area on the leeward (west) side of the island, around 50 minutes’ drive from Waikīkī. Walt Disney imagineers worked with local artisans and cultural experts to create Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. It has pools, waterslides, a kids’ club, character appearances and cultural activities such as ‘ukulele lessons and fire pit storytelling, as well as activities such as sunrise yoga on the beach and a gym.