“I brought my wife, my kids, and both grandmas. That’s how ‘family’ it is. We stayed in this place called Ho’olei, which has homes you can rent by the week. It was gorgeous—every view was ocean. The home we rented had an elevator. We also had access to the Grand Wailea resort. We’d spend all day over there at the water park, come back, grill, and do our thing at the house. I’m guilty of overbooking activities. My wife was like, ‘I’m doing nothing! I’ll be by the pool!’ I had all this stuff planned, and she canceled them, one by one: ‘Snorkeling? Nope!’ But we still got the full Hawaii experience. We ate at the hotel one night—my kids got the coconuts with the straws. They were like, ‘A whole coconut?’ I think their brains actually exploded. They didn’t want to leave.”
SOAK IT UP: Kids flip for the Grand Wailea’s Fishpipe, the resort’s rotating water barrel that carries riders 11 feet per second.
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This story is part of Los Angeles magazine’s March 2015 Great Getaways package