Whether you’re in the air, on the ground or under the water, there’s really not a bad way to see Hawaii. Check out these adventurous experiences for the best way to see four of the islands.
Four Seasons Resort Lanai has recently debuted Love Lanai, a new series of tours, classes and authentic culinary events. Dive into the island’s history and cultural heritage through unique experiences including the Holoholo Outdoor Experiences, a four-hour island excursion complete with off-roading, shoreline fishing, island history and more; the Resort Cultural Tour, a 30-minute tour around the resort showcasing Pacific artwork and cultural artifacts; and the Aina Ahiahi-Hawaiian Dinner, a delicious experience reminiscent of a family dinner in a Lanai home. For even more excitement the Discover Lanai package offers a daily activity credit of $200 per room and guests can choose from a variety of land and ocean experiences.
In partnership with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Mauna Kea Resort‘s (made up of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort) own helipad gives on-site access to guests for customizable VIP helicopter experiences. Search out the most romantic waterfall for a dreamy picnic, get a close-up view of a volcano or find the best cave for spelunking. For those looking to stay grounded, the resort has partnered with Stargaze Hawaii to offer on-property stargazing, a more convenient alternative to trekking to the top of Mauna Kea, which is home to an international astronomy community. Finely tuned telescopes and highly trained astronomers make this the island’s best stargazing at sea level.
The second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Maui is perfect for a little bit of everything, from ocean and land adventures to culinary experiences and relaxation. To get the best of the whole island, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has recently launched a package that includes three distinct outdoor experiences. The Maui by Land, Air & Sea package is designed for two travelers and includes: an eight-line zipline tour with Skyline Eco-Adventures full of vast views of native landscapes and valleys; a helicopter voyage with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters high above untouched coastlines, towering waterfalls and stunning sea cliffs; and a laidback sunset sail with Teralani Sailing Adventures along the Kaanapali Coast, complete with assorted pupu (appetizers) and beverages.
Located on Po`ipu Beach, the Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort which opened in 2009 now stands where the old Po`ipu Beach Hotel was before Hurricane Iniki destroyed it in 1992. To celebrate the hotel’s 10-year anniversary and get a dose of island history, the resort is offering a Golden Celebration offer that includes a $75 daily resort credit. Guests can use it to find their own paradise at the The Spa for a relaxing Poipu treatment or to refuel at Red Salt after a hike around the garden island, the options are endless.
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