Slow down and take some time to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. With clean air, warm tropical weather, and friendly people sharing the aloha spirit, a trip to Hawaii can help to get you in a fresh, new frame of mind. Here’s how:
- Pack Light – No need to stress about packing a whole suitcase full of clothes. Hawaii’s laidback lifestyle and warm weather makes choosing your vacation wardrobe simple: a pair of flip-flops or slippers, bathing suit, and a cover-up is suitable vacation attire.
- Unplug and Unwind – Venturing off to remote areas like Kaena Point on Oahu or Kokee on Kauai may cost you a lapse in Internet or cell phone connectivity for a few hours. Use the opportunity to unplug from technology and recharge your spirit. Inhale the fresh mountain air, listen to the sounds of ocean waves or birds chirping, and take in all the beauty that the islands have to offer.
- Adults Only – Sometimes it’s best to leave the kids behind, in order to truly get the R&R you deserve. Several Hawaii hotels offer adults a quiet respite from children, including the Sea Ranch Cottages at Travaasa Hana on Maui, the Infinity Edge Pool at the Sheraton Waikiki on Oahu or the Ocean Tower Pool at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii Island. Escaping cannonballs in the pool has never felt better!
- Tee Off – Leave your stress on the fairways. From designer golf courses with historic signature holes at oceanfront resorts, to views of a smoldering Kilauea volcano, or mountain courses where refreshing breezes rustle through native forests, golfing in the Hawaiian Islands is double the reward.
- Spa-tastic – Pamper yourself with treatments incorporating the locally grown, sourced, or harvested ingredients like Spa Grande’s Alii Honey Facial using honey from the Grand Wailea’s rooftop apiary (Maui) or a body treatment utilizing Hawaiian noni, coconut, kukui, volcanic clay, and ti leaves at Anara Spa at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. Give yourself the ultimate treat, and book an oceanfront massage for an unforgettable experience.
- Vacation on Hawaii’s Lesser-Known Islands – Away from crowds and the hustle and bustle of everyday life are the islands of Lanai and Molokai. Lanai is known for its peaceful seclusion, high-caliber golf courses, and enthralling sights for explorers. On Molokai, you can seemingly travel back in time, feeling the mana (power) of the Hawaiian culture and enjoying outdoor adventures ranging from sports fishing to mule rides.