Maui is a great place to go with a baby. I loved it!
Where we stayed
Our baby was 13 months went we took her to Maui. We stayed at Sheraton, which turned out to be really good.
The Sheraton had a crib at no charge. The staff at the Buffet Breakfast gave us TOGO containers so we could load up on fruit, bread, and yogurt. The room had a fridge and microwave. The baby pool area has a very shallow zone.
The room was practically baby proof. Easy!
Strollers can go anywhere on and around the property…(I even brought my LARGE stroller and checked it at the gate at no charge from the airline.)
Things to do in Maui with Kids
We walked up and down the coast every day. We went to the beach, of course, and also to the pool. Maui is a great place to go with a baby. Some beaches are really baby-friendly. I loved it!
But there are many other things to do too in Maui with young kids:
Maui Ocean Center
Maui Ocean Center is Hawaii’s largest aquarium. They have a Turtle Lagoon and a Discovery Pool, where even young children can get close to starfish and sea urchins. There is also a long tank with a walkway, where both younger and older kids can enjoy being surrounded by water and ocean life. You can visit the Maui Ocean Center website here. (Opens in new window.)
Iao Valley State Park
Iao Valley State Park is a beautiful rainforest park, surrounding the rock Ioa Needle. The park has a walkway with both a shallow stream and a shallow lagoon, where even babies and toddlers can splash around (with your help and supervision of course.)
You can find more information about Ioa Valley State Park here. (Opens in new window)
Sugar Cane Train
Sugar Cane Train is a fun activity for the toddler or preschooler, but maybe not for a baby. It is very touristy, but I never heard of any kids who cared about that. The train stops at different stations and since it is quite similar to Thomas The Train, some kids will love it.
Beach life is why we travel to Hawaii, isn’t it?! Wailea beach is calm enough even for babies and toddlers. It has usually light waves and very gentle descent. It is beautiful and has showers and restrooms too. During December through April, it is a good place for whale watching. Here is a website with more information about Wailea Beach and other Hawaiian beaches too.
Nearby is the Grand Wailea Resort, where you can buy a day pass for your school-kid or teenager, to have fun in their activity pools and water slides.
Videos from Maui
Here are two videos from Maui. The first talks about things you can do on Maui with kids. The second will show you Sheraton!
Maui Kids’ Activities Video Tour
Video Tour Of Sheraton, Maui
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So this was Laguna’s Maui vacation with her baby… Have you been there too or want to go there? Or any other place in Hawaii? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below! :-)
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