We are happy to feature this sponsored post so everyone can #LetHawaiiHappen and help save the whales.
While the holidays are a wonderful time of year, they’re still the holidays…and they bring their own breed of stress.
After you spend December treating others, treat yourself to a Hawaiian getaway.
Here’s your permission to #LetHawaiiHappen.
If you need a reason to get away to the islands (beside the fact that you deserve it, of course), you can feel good about the fact that your next trip can support the conservation work of the Whaleman Foundation.
That’s right – doing good for others and yourself – is as easy as sitting on a beach, mai tai in hand.
Whether you’re looking for an Airbnb or a 5-star resort, a portion of every booking made through AllTheRooms supports the Whaleman Foundation.
1. Go Lava Spotting
Like lava? The Big Islands Mauna Loa is one of the most magnificent—and largest—active shield volcanoes on Earth.
Photographers, hikers, and adventurers alike journey to Mauna Loa’s slopes for the incredible views and the spectacular lava action.
2. Hit the Waves
Yes, we’re still talking to you.
Surfing is incredible, in that it’s a sport that people of any age or experience level can partake in.
Scope out a surf academy on Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach—one of the best spots to learn how to paddle, pop up, and carve.
3. Have a Spa Day
The best way to wrap up a hike or surf session is a hot stone couple’s massage. Or a facial. Or a full body scrub. Hawaii’s resorts offer award-winning spas, where you can spend a couple hours or a full day unwinding.
4. Eat and Drink
Seafood lovers have a lot of incredible dining options on the islands, from the original Roy’s (think upscale Hawaiian/Polynesian fusion) to fish taco and poke stands in Hawaii’s small villages.
Plus, no trip to Hawaii is complete without a traditional mai tai.
5. Immerse Yourself in Culture
Learn to hula, attend a luau, make your own lei, and stroll through small Hawaiian villages. Despite being part of the U.S.A., Hawaii is like a different country thanks to its rich cultural history and enduring traditions.
6. Get Up Close to Sea Life
Swim with turtles, watch porpoises frolic, or strap on a mask and snorkel to watch colorful fish drift by. If you find yourself on the island of Maui in the winter, hop on a whale watching tour—whales winter in the Auau Channel after a 3,500 migration from Alaska. The Whaleman Foundation has research and conservation programs right in Maui, where they work to develop whale watching guidelines to protect and respect cetaceans and their environment.
Excited yet? Once you’ve booked your Hawaiian getaway, you can enter to win a whale watching trip with Adrian Grenier and the Whaleman Foundation, in Dana Point, California.
Time to treat yourself and #LetHawaiiHappen.