Kailua-Kona, HI -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/17/2014 -- Royal Kona Resort on Hawaii's Big Island has a historic place at the heart of Kailua Kona town, which in turn is famous for its food, desserts and particularly Kona coffee. It's the rest and shopping hub of West Hawaii, brimming with restaurants, boutiques and rentals for all conceivable types of water sports equipment and active lifestyle gear.
This makes Kailua-Kona a favorite destination for Big Island family vacations, and Royal Kona Resort has decades of experience welcoming family travelers with children of all ages.
Having children in tow does, however, introduce some rather extensive complications into travel plans, and no parent needs to be told how quickly an outing can turn from a fun and laughter-filled revel to a titanic clash of personalities in a parking lot. Leaving the tykes with grandparents as mom and dad get away for a breather is an option, but what if you want to bring them along and make some nice vacation memories as a family?
This is where advance planning and conflict prevention can make the crucial difference, and that is the topic of Royal Kona's recent article. While everyone realizes the need for good planning when packing clothes and other necessities, it's easy to overlook the importance of "pre-gaming" the vacation among family members in order to avoid conflicts once you've arrived.
One of the most effective methods of preventing bad vibes is managing expectations ahead of time. Before setting out on the trip, take time to explore all the outings that your chosen destination offers, have your family members list the ones they're interested in, and create an itinerary that lets everyone have their moment and doesn't favor anyone's wishes over others' .
Another important thing to do is to talk about back-up plans in case one person's vacation idea doesn't pan out due to uncontrollable circumstances such as closures, lack of availability or bad weather. Make sure that your family members - especially the kids - are aware of this possibility and have alternate plans on hand to avoid a sudden, devastating let-down and the sense that someone's "magical vacation moment" has been ruined.
Adequate preparation and constant communication is your key to enjoying a happy and stress-free family vacation in Hawaii. Vacation season is upon us, so come to the Royal Kona website and reserve your family vacation today!
Royal Kona Resort
75-5852 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740