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  • Post last modified:May 19, 2020

Maui is a great place to go with a baby. I loved it!

maui vacation with baby
Our daughter at Sheraton Maui


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.

Wailea Beach

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

Top 10 Things to do in Maui With Kids!

Video Tour Of Sheraton, Maui

Sheraton Ka'anapali, Maui - Quick look

Thanks for reading! :-)


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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  1. Annie

    Thank you so much sharing! I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii, but we live so far away. But now we are thinking about going despite our baby being only 14 months old. It seems like Sheraton Maui could be a good place to stay.

    Which beach would you suggest going to? I read about “Baby Beach” in Lahaina – can a baby really bathe there? (With us, of course :-)

    Also, if you have any tips at all on restaurants or other fun activities when you bring a young toddler a long, I would really appreciate it!


    1. Paula @ EasyBabyLife

      Annie, your baby can certainly have a splash in Baby Beach – or Puunoa Beach as it is also called. Two other good beaches on Maui for babies are Wailea Beach and Kapalua Bay Beach. Have a great vacation!

  2. Shonna

    Thanks a lot for this! We are considering Maui with our toddler., since we spent time in Kauai when she was just 10 months old.

    That was the best trip I had with my baby when she was that young. We and a large part of family on my Dad’s side, rented a few condos in Kauai. We stayed for two weeks and everything about it was memorable. It was our first real vacation with baby Brooklyn and we were more than nervous. Once we got there, all our fears were set at ease.

    The way the Kiahuna Plantation (where we stayed) is set up, the condos are all in a ‘U’ and it allows for a large, sheltered field to be in the middle of the grounds. There were trees that offered a lot of shade for her delicate skin, and with all of us staying right there, there was always someone watching over her. The water was perfectly warm and it wasn’t too hot, so she had a phenomenal time experiencing all the new textures and scenes.

    I would highly recommend a Hawaiian escape to any family! Especially Kauai, as it’s very low key there with a lot less people than the neighboring islands, which we all liked. :-) But now I really want to take our daughter to Maui too…

  3. Bert

    Thank you so much for sharing!