Maui in December

mom and daughters at beach maui hawaii

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We went to Maui in December. We wanted an easy holiday with the kids, where we could spend the majority of the day outside.


baby maui hawaii


We went right after Christmas to enjoy a healthy start to the new year with our family. The kids played in the pools and we went to the beach almost everyday without having to get into a car and drive somewhere.

girl running on beach maui family vacation

We did enjoy a couple fun outings. Our favourite beach was Baby Beach in Lahaina. It’s hidden from the main road, but if you have young ones, it’s a must! The beach is long, so there are many private spots to hang out, there is minimal coral, and no waves! We also did a day trip to Paia. The hubby & I loved this. We left in the morning to avoid traffic, stopped for breakfast, played at a couple beaches along the way before we did a little shopping. We had a full day by 2:00 and drove back before the traffic got bad.

mom daughters beach maui family vacation


We enjoyed the full size kitchen so we could make many meals in the condo. But there are also many restaurants to try:


Shave Ice
Honu, Mala, Frida’s (like the vibe at Mala & Frida’s best)
Star Noodle
Hula Grill
Choice Health Bar for their acai bowl
Ono Gelato – Italian Gelato with Island Flair Made on Maui

dad and girls outdoor restaurant maui family trip
shaved ice maui hawaii family trip
leodas kitchen pie shop lahaina maui hawaii
his and hers fruit cups in maui
ono gelato lahaina maui hawaii


Farmers market
Fish market



maui restaurant hawaii


We stayed at Honua Kai Resort in Kaanapali – 2 bedroom condo. We enjoyed the full size kitchen, the washer & dryer, and the large size units. The sound proofing is also great in the rooms.

perfect family vacation to maui hawaii


We flew Alaska Air.

young girl dancing in maui hawaii sunset


Packing tips

Pack light! We intentionally tried to only pack what we needed and still brought too many clothes. We also travel with our own car seats instead of renting.

toddlers having fun at beach maui hawaii

Kristine lives with her family on Vancouver Island. Check out her instagram for more gorgeous photos.

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