Tropical destinations do wonders for the soul. They’re warm, stunning, and connected to nature all year round in ways that countries that experience four seasons just don’t get. Traveling to such destinations is a dream for many, and with the right planning can also be just the ticket you need to finally release those tense muscles and reset your mind and body. While regular visits and care for your health and well-being are essential when it comes to maintaining good wellness, an amazing trip to somewhere like Hawaii is an excellent place to kickstart your efforts.
Wellness can mean many things to many people. If you’re someone who has craved something new and exciting to help you break away from your everyday life, then an adventure holiday can be just what the doctor ordered. If, on the other hand, you’re constantly stressed and pressured in your every day, a relaxing trip is needed. Regardless of what type of trip suits you best, this guide will help you plan the ultimate wellness retreat to Hawaii.
Where to Stay
Where you stay will play a huge part in how relaxing or revitalizing your experience is. If you primarily want to focus your budget on things like spas and other high-cost activities, then saving on your accommodation can be a good trade-off. If, on the other hand, you want to get out in nature, then a high-class resort that offers you those relaxing moments while still being close to nature’s wonders is a must. Your resort in Honolulu is going to be one of the places you spend most of your time in, so choose it carefully.
Book a Spa Retreat
You can and absolutely should book a full spa retreat while you’re away. If the prices at your resort make you balk or don’t seem good value for money, don’t worry; there are so many independent spas out there on every Hawaiian island that you’re truly spoiled for choice. Price compare, book in advance, and always see if there are coupons or deals before you buy your booking. Little extra steps like that can help you save – to the point where you can then put the money towards a second day of spa activities, or alternatively upgrade your spa deal, then go for it!
We naturally feel more at peace around nature, so make sure to get out of the city and go for a hike (or many). You can go for a short hike up Diamond Head or to the other islands for longer hikes that take you through the stunning jungles of Hawaii. You can walk through thick jungles, see waterfalls, and even walk around volcanoes.
Go to the Polynesian Cultural Center
While the live music and events at your resort can be a great way to have fun, if you’re looking for that spiritual connection, you’ll want to head over to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Here is where you can learn all about Polynesian culture and use that knowledge to feel more connected to the land you’re visiting.