My Week in Hawaii- A Kid Friendly Travel Guide to Maui

Maui was one of the most incredible places I have ever visited. From the incredible food, to the gorgeous sunsets and beaches to the stunning coastal drives. I loved it so much I wanted to share some of my favorite beaches, restaurants, towns and shops in beautiful Maui, Hawaii.

Traveling with kids to Maui can be tricky. You have to research where to stay, which beaches are safe for kids and which parts of the island are best for families. I found it so overwhelming to find the right information for our trip, so I created this blog for you! A travel guide to Maui for families with young children and kids. Below is my guide to the best beaches, restaurants, towns and activities for families to do and see in Maui. Keep scrolling to get my “must have” guide to all items you need for your trip to Hawaii and after you get back home and have “Hawaii fever.”


Best beaches for kids. Our 6 year old had a blast at these beaches and they were relatively safe for kids, all having a lifeguard on duty.

  • Baby Beach in Lahaina
  • Charley Young Beach in Kihei
  • Kamaole 2 in Kihei
  • Four Seasons Hotel beach- Wailea
  • Ho’okipa beach park in Paiai
  • Kapalua bay in Kapalua

Towns To Visit

  • Kihei
  • Lahaina
  • Paiai
  • Makawao


  • Snorkeling at local beaches
  • Surf Lesson
  • Molokini crater snorkel excursion
  • Farmers market in Wailea



  • Coconuts, Kihei
  • Isana Sushi, Kihei
  • Beach Street Cafe (Acai Bowls), Kihei
  • Hawaiian Moons (Smoothies and Acai Bowls), Kihei
  • Akamai Coffee, Kihei


  • Honoapiilani Food Truck Park, Lahaina
  • 808 Antojitos food truck, Lahaina (Lahaina Cannery Mall)
  • Merienda food truck, Lahaina (Lahaina Cannery Mall)
  • Mala Tavern, Lahaina
  • Olowalu Juice Stand, Lahaina

Paiai & Makawao

  • Food trucks in Makawao, near the downtown area
  • Paiai Bowls, Paiai
  • Hali’imaile General Store, Makawao

Hawaii Gear You Need For Your Trip

A Wide Brim Hat

Drawstring Bag For Walks On The Beach

use code KENNEDY10 for 10% off

Kids Sunglasses

Kids Sunblock (Hawaii Reef Safe)

Waterproof Phone Holder

Kids SPF Shirts


Hawaii Gear You Need After Your Trip

Grab A Hawaiian Cookbook

Aloha Kitchen

surf book

surf print

Cook Real Hawaii

The Ohana Grill Cookbook

Best of The Best From Hawaii


Surfing Coffee Table Books

Surf Shack: Laid Back Living By The Water

Beachside Bohemian

Coastal Living Beach House Happy


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