Even someone who lives on Maui needs to get away from it all occasionally. Between cell phones, deadlines, and after-school activities, we realized we weren’t making enough time to connect as a family. So, we decided to book a short staycation at the Grand Wailea Resort for some fun and downtime—together.
My daughter’s eyes grew wide when she saw the resort’s waterpark-like complex of blue pools, twisty slides, and cascading waterfalls, and she hurried to jump in. Together, we enjoyed swimming and sliding from one pool to the next, all without ever having to get out of the water. By the time we floated along the lazy river and held hands as we were rushed down the whitewater rapids, all of our school and work stress had been forgotten. “Let’s do it again!” she called, and I followed her smile from pool to pool for the rest of the day.
There’s no better time for families to relax and reconnect than on vacation. And with its natural beauty, variety of beaches, and a culture that values keiki (children), there’s no better place than Hawaii.