Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:45 AM
To answer your question more information is needed. The bigger question is what can you and your family afford and what do you want to do. If money is not a problem, any decent travel agent can set you up. If money is tight then we could make a few suggestions. The temple is on the other side from the tourist traps and not a lot of hotels so book early to assure a room. If you want to go cheap there is a campground with houses/cabins by the beach down the road from the temple. Nothing fancy but a nice beach and hawaiian style living. There is also a decent (super 8 style) motel next to the PCC which usually has decent prices also. Good if you go to the PCC night performance, saves a long trip over the pali like most tourist. While you are on that side of the island you'll want to go to the PCC which is in Laie and a part of BYU-Hawaii. For something extra special you might want to arrange ahead of time with the PCC for a family luau and experience. I would suggest staying in Laie the night before, go to the temple in the morning, and then the PCC (opens at 10 or 11am ends around 9-10pm) for the rest of the day staying in Laie that night. This would make for a much less stressful and enjoyable day. With some planning you could contact church members there via BYU/PCC/temple, they often will open their home to visiting families. Depends on what kind of experience you want. I've done the 5 star hotel route as well as the camping on the beach and everything in between. After you plan your day, decide what other hawaiian experiences you want, there are so many options. Personally I avoid the typical tourist spots and groups.