Kailua is famous for its fun-filled activities for both parents and children of any age group. Kailua is situated on the island of Hawaii at North Kona District. Kailua, being the centre of commerce, is the best place for tourist industry. The annual festivals like Ironman World Championship triathlon and Kona Coffee Festival are the main attraction of Kailua. The festivals can be celebrated together with families and friends. Children come and enjoy adventure sports, attractive museums, enjoy food, white sand and beautiful beaches with their family.
Kids can participate in various activities along with their family. Kailua is famous for its historical sites, water sports, fishing, cycling and attractive hiking trails. Here is a list of 10 fun filled activities especially for kids:
Kailua Snorkelling for Kids
Snorkelling is one of the best family friendly activities enjoyed at Kailua and Lanikai beach. It is an underwater sport and children can also participate in this activity without any risk. The beach activities are under the protection of Ocean Recreation Management Area. During this adventurous sport, one can see shallow reefs, animals eating Limu, green turtles, monk seals, lava formation, colourful rocks, shipwrecks etc. Snorkelling can be made more adventurous for adults and children with the help of the tours which include activities like whale watching and swimming with dolphins. The Snorkel set is readily available on rent for one day or a week with floating fins, dry snorkel and silicon mask for all the different age groups. Contact lenses are also available for those who wear eye glasses.
Flying fishing adventure
Flying fishing is a full day adventure sport of Kailua with advanced booking trip. Different techniques are adopted depending upon the age group and type of species to be target. Constant work and interaction is provided by two crew members. It is based on ‘bait & switch technique) in order to luring billfish and a full day trip. The tourists book for this adventure in advance as they come to know about their arrival and make all the possible arrangements for kids and families.
Kailua is also famous for Kite Surfing activity performed at Oahu and enjoyed by a whole family. Kite surfing in Kailua is the combination of warm water, sandy beaches and beautiful scenery. The size of Kailua kite is 12m and totally depends on the wind. Children of certain age group are allowed with their parents. Kailua Beach Park is the best place to stag the kite due to grass and sandy beach. Jumping and Wave riding is experienced by the riders as waves and rolling swells break the outer reef of the kite.
Blue Water Safari
Kailua is famous for water sports and fisherman. Blue water safari is the activity done by the whole family at Yellowfin Tuna and Pacific Blue Marlin situated at Kailua. Striped Marlin, Shortnose Spearfish, Black Marlin and Sailfish are some of the billfish species kids love to see. Blue water safari includes sunset cruises and half day cruises with tropical cocktail and clear turquoise water. Blue water safari is leaded by the expert swimmers who can show various places that is present in the way.
Rainy Day Fun
Rainy Day Fun is enjoyed by the kids with their family at Bishop Museum that is situated in Kailua. The museum is very beautiful to look at for its amazing architecture. Its an attractive place for the children as it is one of the best places to spent time and learns Hawaii culture. The shows are running especially for children after every 45 minutes at Planetarium located inside the museum. The whale hanging from the ceiling with its jaw dropping creature is also one of the reasons that attract the children.
Oahu near to Kailua is the best place to play with humpback whale, water animals and dolphins. Children along with their family members or the care taker present on the beach to go into the water and touch personally the live creatures. The cost for this adventure is high but you cannot forget the memories. Whale watching tours are also organized in Kailua that takes you from small islands to big islands. Kids can enjoy animal encounters in some of the zoos of Kailua from a safe distance.
Art on the Zoo Fence
Different types of arts take place at zoo fence that is organized specially on every Saturday and Sunday and it starts from 9am and ends at 4pm at a place near to Kailua. Children enjoy exhibitions, artistic work done with watercolours, oils and acrylics and photography. There is a wide variety of styles that are performed by the artists by making different prints on the animals. The animals with prints on their body attract children the most.
Barbie Doll Museum
Kids love to see Barbie Doll Museum that is situated at Kailua in Hawaii. Entry in this museum is free of cost only one has to inform before visiting. There is a huge collection of around 5,000 Barbie Dolls in this museum by Mrs. Marton. Every doll is dressed in different colourful costumes inspired from seven Polynesian nations and only Barbie and Ken change their outfits. The costumes are designed by Florence. The museum has international standards based on miniatures, Christmas, football and porcelain theme.
Bay View Mini-Putt and Zipline
Bay View Mini-Putt and Zipline is one of the best family attractions in Kailua and located in Kaneohe, Hawaii. It is open for both Children and adults of all age group. The small miniature golf having 36 holes have been expanded and known as first commercial Zipline of Oahu’s. Private parties are also organised at Mini-Putt with special arrangements. It is opened even on state, school and federal holiday. Bay View Mini-Putt is opened from Wednesday to Sunday at the time 10am- 5pm where as Zipline opened from Monday and Tuesday at 9am-9pm.
Lyon Arboretum is a tropical rain forest covered 193.5 acres of land at Manoa Valley. It is situated few kilometres away from Kailua with 7 miles of hiking trails. Scientific and cultural diversities and communities are its main attractions. The valley rises to 1850 feet above the sea level. Other than diverse communities, main attractions of this valley are Hawaiian ethno-botany, Hawaiian plants, tropical plants, plant collections, research projects and conversation biology.
So whenever you plan to visit Kailua, never forget to plan and visit to these places with your family as your kids will enjoy all these amazing places. You would also love to spend time with your family and kids and gather the most memorable experiences in life.