Now is the time to visit the rainbow state and enjoy travel ease (and Aloha!) upon arrival with the state of Hawaii announcing that the Safe Travels Program will no longer be in effect beginning March 26. Domestic travelers will not need to quarantine, show proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test to enter the state.
Where to Stay
Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani | Honolulu (Oahu)
Halepuna Waikīkī by Halekūlani is a luxury boutique hotel that debuted only a few months before the world locked down in 2020. Since so few visitors had experienced Halepuna in this relative time frame, it’s still considered practically new as it recently began welcoming guests in this last summer. Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani, located steps away from the iconic Waikiki Beach and directly across from sister property Halekulani, Hawaii’s most venerated hotel. The boutique hotel appeals to Oahu visitors who are looking to be in the heart of it all while receiving the highest standards of quality and personalized service.
What’s New: Guests can book the new Suite Escape package, which includes daily breakfast for up to two-persons at Orchids (located at Halekulani), a two-day pool cabana rental with two-cocktails daily, and a 45-minute couple’s massage once during your stay (Minimum four-night stay required — Call 808-445-9595 to reserve). Also, as part of Halepuna’s museum partnership, all guests on property can take advantage of the Halepuna Access program, which gives them free entry to Honolulu Museum of Art and Bishop Museum.
King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel | Kailua-Kona (Big Island)
Set on Kamakahonu Bay, King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is the only hotel in Kona with a private, expansive sandy beach right in front of the property. The culturally rich resort sits on 13 beachfront acres adjacent to the Kailua Pier, and encompasses the land where King Kamehameha the Great peacefully resided and governed after uniting all the Hawaiian Islands under his rule.
What’s New:.Every Friday and Saturday Kona Beach Hotel invites locals and guests to enjoy their popular Prime Rib & Seafood Dinner, featuring live music and a breathtaking ocean view. $75 for adults, $37.50 for children 6-12, and kids under 5 are free.
Ka’anapali Beach Resort | Ka’anapali (Maui)
Ka’anapali is a three-mile stretch of beach that has been touted as one of the best beaches on Maui, and even in America. Historically a playground for Hawaiian royalty, Ka’anapali is a magical destination for everyone, from couples on a romantic retreat and adventure enthusiasts and families. Each day in Ka’anapali can be made special with countless experiences on and off the beach, including snorkeling, sunset sails, parasailing, golf, zip-lining and more, in addition to vibrant cultural events, diverse dining, world-class spas and 11 beachfront resorts and hotels to choose from.
What’s New: With reopenings comes new concepts and reimagined experiences across the destination, including a new oceanfront dining concept at “Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel,” Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel. The indoor/outdoor restaurant, Huihui – meaning “star constellation” and “to join, intermingle, mix” – pays homage to the longstanding tradition of Hawaiian wayfinding and offers a menu that blends local ingredients and Hawaiian-inspired cooking methods.
Lanai is a secluded oasis across 90,000 acres with plenty of sparkling ocean views, activities and accommodations for Hawaii travelers to re-discover across the island and its two secluded resorts.
- What’s New at Four Seasons Resort Lanai: In addition to being a few steps away from the gorgeous Hulopoe Beach, guests can embark on endless activities – gallop away on horseback, take a sunset cruise on Lanai V, snorkel amid coral-reef systems and green sea turtles, play a round of pickleball, or learn about the island’s rich culture and traditions with NEW daily workshops, including the varieties of Lei. NEW to the resort’s Hawanawana Spa, Sound of Color Meditation merges the beauty ritual of luxury nail services with meditation, using SPARITUAL nail polish, a sustainable beauty line of self-care products, paired with nourishing minerals, an organic sugar scrub, organic cuticle care and a soothing massage to encompass intentional relaxation. (Think: shades of blue such as Eternal Wellness incorporating a Balance & Flow Meditation for gentle movement to de-stress and feel more connected and balanced!)
- What’s New at Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort: At this adults-only wellness retreat haven, guests can experience a Guided Sensei Experience for two, including a two-night minimum stay with a Daily Wellness Credit per person to use toward a one-on-one session and personal consultations; priority access to complimentary classes and lectures including yoga, meditation classes and guided hikes; spa hale treatments and island excursions; an optional orientation session with a Sensei Guide to review well being goals and collect baseline health markers such as blood pressure, body composition, hydration and a functional movement screen; semi-private round-trip transport on Lānaʻi Air from Honolulu and more.
How to Get There:
With an unwavering commitment to connecting people with Aloha and providing authentic Hawaiian hospitality, a flight on the award-winning Hawaiian Airlines is the perfect way to kick-off a long-awaited trip to the islands now that Hawaii announced that it will be listing the state’s travel quarantine and Safe Travels Hawaii program on March 25. A leader in on-time performance, the carrier is proud to serve its guests with authentic Hawaiian hospitality, providing complimentary island-inspired cuisine and signature local snacks, making it easy for guests to begin their vacation from the moment they step onboard. Serving the Hawaiian Islands with daily nonstop flights between Hawaiʻi and 16 U.S. gateway cities – more than any other airline – Hawaiian Airlines encourages all travelers to ‘Travel Pono’ and explore with care, offering your kokua (help) to preserve the island’s natural resources, cultures and communities.