The Hawaiian Islands have stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and deeply rooted relationships between people and place. From new and revamped openings to a state effort to provide visitors with a trip that gives back, the Hawaiian Islands is transforming how time spent shapes a person's mindset with a fresh perspective. Let's examine three unique and transformative ways to recharge:

 

#1 Sense of place and Hawaiian Culture

Photo credit: Huihui Restaurant 

West Maui's latest addition to the resort area "Huihui" is Kaanapali Beach Hotel's new open-air beachfront restaurant that pays homage to traditional Hawaiian wayfinding. Huihui, meaning "star constellation" or "to join, intermingle, mix," is the perfect venue for gathering to try innovative, fresh island cuisine and sip on handcrafted tropical cocktails while enjoying ocean views and the islands of Lanai and Molokai. Kaanapali Beach Hotel is also aptly dubbed "Hawaii's most Hawaiian hotel," with fresh new guest rooms displaying makamae (precious gifts) meticulously handcrafted by their employees to personify its commitment to Hawaiian values.

 

 

#2 Find Inner Peace 

Photo credit: Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani 

Over in the heart of Waikiki, Halepuna, translated to the "House of Welcoming Waters," draws upon the legacy of the land and incorporates calming water-inspired design features. Part of this refined AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel includes their 8th-floor sanctuary with its unique Reflexology Path designed to stimulate the soles of the feet while balancing the mind and body. The hotel also showcases the works of several local artists sharing their sense of place influenced by Hawaii's environment.

 

 

#3 Life Under the Sea

Photo credit: Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach 

For those that appreciate the soothing tranquility of an undersea experience or those quiet vacation moments, Alohilani Resort welcomes you with a two-story 280,000-gallon saltwater indoor Oceanarium upon entering their elegant lobby and a private Longboard Club for members. Both spaces are designed to allow you to decompress after your flight, stretch out after a full day of Oahu adventures, or be just a place to reflect.  

 

No matter how travel transforms you, the Hawaiian Islands offer you the opportunity to connect and recharge. Visit: gohawaii.com/malama . 

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