After our baby reaches 1-2 months old, we’d love to take a week’s vacation as a family to Hawaii. We’re hoping to find somewhere private, out of the way and quiet. These factors are more important than cost. Any ideas?
Unfortunately Hawaii is generally not as fun for very young families. Kids under 12 don’t seem to get into all of the scenic wonder and tend to be bored. When they are bored the parents suffer.
Many people from the mainland are coming very long distances. From Chicago it’s at least a 10 hour flight “non-stop” which is a real killer for small kids to stay cooped up on an airplane that long.
Most activities are boring to kids (Pearl Harbor) or too dangerous for kids (riding a bicycle downhill on a volcano). Even swimming in the ocean has to be done with great care.
The best advice, and I know you don’t want to hear it, Leave the kids with realatives and just the grownups come and enjoy yourself.