A Solo Adventure Trip To Hawaii
Hawaii is one of those places that’s a bit tough to get around if you’re flying solo. If you use a bit of creativity however, it can be an even more magical experience than going with anyone else. Here are our picks for must try adventure sports and we’ve also added a few places to relax between your adventure schedule:
Learn How To Surf
The cozy town of Kihei on Maui has long been recognized as a tourist hot spot for family travel, but solo travelers can make the most of their trip here too. Venture into the water with some of the best beginner waves in all of Hawaii. Maui Wave Riders give expert advice and lessons to help you ease into the sport. Joe, the valet, reminded me that the hardest part of surfing is in your head. “Surfing is about letting go and just getting out there and showing up.”
Waterfalls, lush rainforests, and volcanic craters…Maui offers some of Hawaii’s best hiking trails. Hiking with a naturalist from Hike Maui can help you get even more out of your trip. Traveling the trails with a group will help you feel safe and see private trails.
Visit the House of Joy
When I heard there was a house of joy in Kauai, I had to visit. The concept incorporates the healing properties of Hawaiian indigenous plants and the essence of this island in a healing wellness centers. Located in the Halele’a Spa at the St Regis in Princeville, this healing center uses traditional Hawaiian medicine that incorporates both botanical and ocean related resource found in the Ahupua’a and uses locally farmed lavender to aid in the healing process for many of the treatments.
Snorkel Molokini & Whale Watch
Molokini is a wildlife protected zone off the coast of Maui which is home to more than 250 species of fish! You can only access it by boat, but making the most of this trip should include a whale watching tour. Maui is a prime spot to catch sight of migrating humpback whales, and for a good time the Pacific Whale Foundation, a non-profit organization that protects our oceans will educate you about the sea creatures you come in contact with during their amazing tours.
Sail the Na Pali Coast
A trip to Kauai would be incomplete without a venture into the fifteen-mile stretch of rugged coastline on the northwest shore, which literally means “the Cliffs.” As a single gal, I felt safe and had a blast cruising with the friendly crew of Captain Andy’s. Much of the Na Pali Coast is inaccessible due to its sheer cliffs that drop straight down thousands of feet into the ocean, so the only way to experience these immaculate hot spots is by boat.
Experience Taurumi Healing
Healing modalities have been an integral part of the Pacific cultures for generations, but up until a year ago, there was no spa in the United States that practiced traditional Tahitian Massages. That is until Kamala Nayelo, the director of the Spa Halekulani at the luxury Halekulani Resort in Oahu, Hawaii created this unique ritual for their guests. Originating in Tahiti, this unique method is a deeply spiritual and therapeutic practice inherited from the practitioner’s Polynesian ancestors.
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