Hawaii - the postcard-perfect land of palm trees, sunsets and cocktails. It's too bad things might come screeching to a halt when we mention a stroller and small child, but bear with us! This tropical paradise is actually a perfect place to take your tots on holiday.
Whether you've holidayed on these beautiful islands many times before or it's your very first time saying "aloha" to Hawaii, one of the best things about taking the whole clan along is that you'll experience the trip through their excitable eyes. You'll see the luscious beaches in a whole new light as you watch your little ones play in the sand and marvel at the marine life, and you'll be amazed at how long they can spend peering at seashells and chasing hermit crabs.
All the better for you, as while they're distracted you can even slip in a cocktail or two and take in the rare moment of serenity!
For good old fashioned family fun, build a sand castle with your smallest tykes while you stare at the stunning sunset and crystal clear waves lapping at your feet. If you're feeling a little more adventurous, treat your family to a trip aboard a glass-bottom boat to see amazing aquatic activity from a whole new perspective. Just make sure you equip your stroller with enough snacks to keep your baby satisfied throughout the ride, or there's a good chance you'll feel the wrath of your fellow travellers when little Timmy or Tina starts to grizzle.
The Hawaiian locals pride themselves on their family values, incorporating "ohana" (Hawaiian for family) into everything from events to learning programs throughout the island. You can choose to pack as much culture and adventure into your trip as you like - if your children are old enough to explore the island's volcanoes and wildlife with you, you'll be spoiled for choice here.
Alternatively, use your Hawaiian holiday as a great way to relax, unwind and spend quality time with your brood.