For years when I thought of Hawaii I thought of this romantic, exotic location only meant for Honeymooners. The more I learn about this beautiful collection of islands, the more I know that Hawaii would be the perfect location for a girlfriend getaway. This Central Pacific archipelago includes hundreds of islands and offers a diverse range of activities.  With huge waves, volcanoes, and an interesting culture, Hawaii will keep you busy and entertained.  

These are eight top things to enjoy in Hawaii for a Girlfriend Getaway:

Whale Watching – The ‘Big Island’ is the most popular destination for whale watching in Hawaii.  The peak season to catch a glimpse of Humpback Whales is from January to March. You have the option to view via a cruise or private boat tour. If your group is large enough, you have enough flexibility to coordinate a private tour for just your people, making it an intimate, shared experience you’ll never forget. 

Luaus – These traditional ceremonies are a major source of entertainment on all islands within Hawaii.  Take the opportunity to enjoy live dancing, learn about Hawaiian, as well as Polynesian, culture and enjoy a delectable cuisine that typically includes Kālua pig cooked in an earth oven, poi, made from roots of taro, and other delectable Hawaiin specialties. Think about it – the entire island has taken upon itself to coordinate fun parties for your group to slide into! It’s a no brainer.

See a Lava Show – Hop aboard a world class catamaran to get up and close to the volcano fingers as they enter the sea.  You will have thoroughly trained staff aboard and safety is paramount. You can select from a tour in the morning, sunset, day or twilight tour.

Helicopter Tours – There are various tour lines that offer unique aerial journeys that allow you to view the breathtaking Hawaiian scenery.  From volcanoes and waterfalls to hidden valleys and majestic coastlines. A helicopter tour is truly an ideal way to sightsee. This is a great opportunity for the adventurous members of your travel party that may be getting tired of lounging at the beach. 

SUP (Stand-Up Paddle Boarding) – This activity originated in Hawaii and is a derivative of surfing.  SUP is soothing and allows you to explore the waterways on your own terms.  A great paddle path to take is from the Lanakai Beach to the Mokulua islands.

Horseback Riding Tours – Explore the coastline or venture to hidden trails on an exploratory horseback tour.  Most companies offer private as well as group tours. There are countless ranches and stables that accommodate tourists.  Paniolo Adventures is one of the largest, with an 11,000-acre cattle ranch located in Waimea.

Mauna Kea – This dormant volcano erupted over 4,000 years ago and is a unique wonder to explore and .  You can hike to the summit but be sure to stop by the VIS (Visitor Information Station) to check for weather and safety tips. Arranging a private tour for your group would make for an excellent day trip with the girls!

Kona Coffee Farm Tour – Coffee is almost every woman’s lifeline, making this tour one that can really speak to the souls on your girlfriend getaway. Kona coffee is some of the best gourmet coffee that you can find and is world-renowned.  Kailua Kona, which is located on the ‘Big Island,’ is the heart of Kona coffee. When taking a tour, you will get to see processing facilities as well as the coffee fields. Don’t forget to take some time to indulge in the popular beverage.

Grab your gear and take charge of your girlfriend getaway with these great suggestions that will be sure to make your experience fascinating. It’s a once in a lifetime adventure, meant to be shared with those closest to you! A Girlfriend Getaway in Hawaii is one you aren’t soon to forget. The only question is, how will you top it next year?

To get started planning your trip, reach out to Krystal to see how she can help you make the most of your precious time.  

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