Is Hawaii ‘solocation’ friendly?

10/30/2017 | by Conrad O'Connell | Vacation Planning
“Beach Hawaii” by lettawren is licensed under CC BY 2.0
“Beach Hawaii” by lettawren is licensed under CC BY 2.0

When one thinks of Hawaii, several images come to mind: pristine beaches, stunning natural landscapes, festive luaus, and hanging ten while surfing a wave! It may come as a surprise that to see and enjoy all that The Aloha State has to offer does not require a travel partner. Many of the activities, sites, and pleasures of this tropical paradise can make for a fun-filled solo trip, a solocation which will ignite your soul, replenish your energy, and help you reconnect with yourself.

Planning your Hawaii solocation

If you have never indulged in a solocation before, there’s not need to feel apprehensive, anxious, or just plain-out weirded out. These days, as more and more people have such hectic work and family schedules, taking time to enjoy oneself by taking a trip alone is becoming more attractive. In fact, as you begin the planning process you will realize how liberating it feels to truly plan something for yourself. For the first time, you will have the chance to choose how you truly want to enjoy your vacation, the activities you will partake in, where you will eat, and every subsequent trip detail.

Hawaii offers an amazing assortment of activities and experiences that you can enjoy all by yourself. As you participate in these new, exciting activities, you will notice that being pushed out of your comfort zone and taking in new sites and cultures can help you grow as a person and promote life enjoyment and relaxation. As you begin planning your trip, make clear you want this vacation to be for and what you want to get out of it.


The Hawaiian archipelago consists of eight main islands, all comprising a variance of landscapes and topography from sandy beaches to lush tropical forests, volcanoes, and mountains! On your solo trip, you might enjoy an adventurous helicopter tour over the various active volcanoes located throughout the islands. Additionally, an adventure-seeker might try hiking through the lush landscapes, as Hawaii is world-famous for its multitude of beautiful hiking trails. Discover unique flora and fauna as well as magnificent waterfalls and natural swimming enclaves.

One cannot forget the quintessential beauty of Hawaii, which would be the phenomenal shoreline complete with stunning beaches. Enjoy the sounds of the surf, the pristine tropical splendor of palm trees while relaxing in the warmth of the sun. Many beach resorts also offer fun-filled activities from surfing lessons to snorkeling kits. Learning an exciting new sport like surfing will surely liven up your spirit and have you feeling like a local.

Rest & Relaxation

Of course, if a relaxing vacation is more your speed, there are plenty of activities available to calm your body, mind, and spirit. Days sitting beside the surf are perfect for writing, daydreaming, meditating or praying. Tuning in to your soul and connecting with yourself is one of the beautiful outcomes of spending alone time in a gorgeous location such as Hawaii. Treat yourself to spa treatments at area resorts, enjoy delicious local cuisine, and attend a lively luau party to experience Hawaiian culture. Discover great restaurants, bars, and even shopping malls.

On days that you’re not out and about discovering local shops and restaurants, merely relaxing poolside with your favorite book would be the perfect way to unwind and enjoy the moment. If you’re a sea-lover, take time out on the water by booking a relaxing sunset sail or a dolphin cruise. In short, there are plenty of act ivies and experiences to explore and discover.

Whether you find joy on land or out at sea, Hawaii offers endless opportunities to enjoy your much-deserved solo trip. A Hawaii solocation is your opportunity to treat yourself and experience one of the world’s most cherished locations.

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