Family Hawaii : Family Hawaii 2018
POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER A visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center at La’ie is a must. The family- friendly attraction features several island villages in a beautifully landscaped setting. The villages represent Hawai‘i, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji, and Aotearoa (New Zealand), and there are also exhibits for Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and the Marquesas Islands. A man- made freshwater lagoon winds its way through the centre, and cultural presentations and activities are offered throughout the day. Performed each evening, Hā: Breath of Life is a critically-acclaimed story of passion ignited by fire, song and dance. The world’s largest Polynesian revue features more than 100 performers, special effects, animation and original songs and choreography. The Polynesian Cultural Center’s Keiki Passport includes spaces for children to collect stamps from each island village to show that they completed the games or activities, as well as spaces to write down the greetings for each island. The Keiki Passport also has a schedule of the day’s activities, a fun illustration and the name of each island’s games or activities to help them remember when they return home. BEACHES The North Shore’s legendary winter waves have long made it a surfing mecca. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing – considered the Super Bowl of surfing – is held every year in November and December at Waimea Bay, Hale‘iwa Beach and ‘Ehukai Beach (home to the famous surf break Banzai Pipeline). But you can watch pro surfers in action anytime from November to February, when waves reach up to 9m or more. While it can be quite dangerous and best left to the experts at that time of year, from May to September the waves subside, creating a more tranquil atmosphere for surfing, swimming and snorkelling. An aerial view of Turtle Bay Resort. SPOTLIGHT ON THE NORTH SHORE The Hawaiian Islands: O‘ahu 26 FAMILY HAWAI‘I Come enjoy our 42 acres of adventure, food and shopping. Including six interactive island villages, canoe tours and parades, and the most popular lu- ‘au on the island. Then top it off with Hawai‘i’s largest evening show with a cast of over 100 performers. POLYNESIA.COM or 800-367-7060 Unforgettable Island Adventures. Starting Daily at Noon. Closed Sundays. Some restrictions apply. Compared to a la carte pricing.
Family Hawaii 2015