Vacations providing travelers with opportunities to improve their mental and physical wellbeing continues to rise in demand as more and more hotels and resorts create offerings centered around wellbeing. ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, a resort boasting programming paying homage to Hawai’i’s rich culture and heritage, recently debuted a variety of new offerings focused on cultural experiences and holistic wellness.
This recently opened lounge is Waikiki’s first IV lounge and med spa. Drip Hawai’i offers advanced IV anti-aging and wellness services, all focusing on health and beauty both inside and out.
This elevated sunrise breakfast and cultural storytelling experience, named in honor of Queen Lili’uokalani, Hawai’i’s last reigning monarch, overlooks the ocean and provides a farm-to-table experience. Taking place at 8:30 a.m. every morning, the breakfast features a menu centered around sustainable farming and local products. During breakfast, guests also learn from local artisans sharing their rich Hawai’ian culture through unique handmade crafts and daily demonstrations. The experience costs $49 per person.
The Hi’uwai ceremony consists of a traditional ocean-cleansing ritual in which one is immersed in the ocean while a traditional Hawai’ian chant purifies the mind, body and spirit while also honoring the ocean, land and heavens. The ceremony is offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 a.m.
Guests who book the Unforgettable Hawai’i offer take part in a special tree-planting experience on Oahu’s north shore. Part of the Mālama Hawai’i initiative, this offer allows guests to give back to the land, ocean, wildlife and community. Guests can visit ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach with peace of mind knowing the resort is powered by 100 percent renewable electricity. Moreover, the resort is on track to become the first carbon-neutral hotel in Hawai’i.
The resort’s recently unveiled Earth to Cup menu features a sustainable food and cocktail series at Swell. The menu centers around locally sourced products, with new dishes including spicy Kauai shrimp satay and Molokai beef filet carpaccio.
Less than five years ago the world’s first hybrid cruise ship, Hurtigruten Expeditions’ MS Roald Amundsen, set sail for Antarctica in November 2019 with 450 passengers. The battery-hybrid-powered ship, named for the first man to cross the continent and reach the South Pole, was built specifically for voyages in polar waters. Its battery-hybrid power reduces the ship’s consumption and CO2 emissions by 20 percent compared to equally sized ships.
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