Five Ways to Relax on Your Hawaii Vacation

Woman in a yoga pose overlooking Wakiki beach

 

Known and admired worldwide for its tropical beauty, Hawaii is a Pacific paradise that simply cannot be overlooked. The white sandy beaches and azure waters of Waikiki were once the preferred vacation destination for royalty. Thankfully, today, anyone can dig their toes in the sand and spend an entire day enjoying the musical sound of the waves as they roll along the shore.

Different people are in search of different things when they go on vacation. For some, it’s all about adventure, but for others, rest and relaxation are top of the to-do lists. If that sounds like you, you’re coming to the right place! During your stay at Prince Waikiki, get ready to hit the reset button, kick back, and experience the best of island life with a bit of help from our guide to relaxation on your Hawaii vacation.

Unwind By The Beach 

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Let the stress of everyday life wash away with the warm waves at Waikiki Beach, just a short drive away from Prince Waikiki. This famous Hawaiian beach is in the heart of the vibrant Waikiki neighborhood and is a must-visit destination for swimming and basking in the sun. You can even do a little shopping while you’re there.

You can also bliss out on Fort DeRussy Beach’s long stretch of white sand. Or enjoy stunning views at Kahanamoku Beach, along with access to water activities such as paddle-boarding, kayaking, and surfing. Both of these beaches are within walking distance of Prince Waikiki and are the perfect spot for unwinding (with the help of the salty air and beautiful sunsets).

Let our concierge services at Prince Waikiki take care of planning a road trip for you while in Hawaii and visit Hanauma Bay for a day of diving, snorkeling, and serenity. Hanauma Bay is known for being home to several species of ocean wildlife, which makes it a top spot in O’ahu for snorkeling. The beach itself is shaped like a crescent moon, and due to its shape and shallow reef offshore, the waves here are small and pleasant.

Loosen Up With a Round of Golf 

Sunset at Hawaii Prince Gold Club with palm trees

 Practice your swing and tee up for a round of golf while letting your worries fall one by one at Hawaii Prince Golf Club. You’ll appreciate the stunning Waianae Mountains as the backdrop of your golf day. The vistas and sparkling water hazards that dot this course give it visual appeal and plenty of challenges. Plus, the course also features three interchangeable nine-hole courses. Golfers of all skill levels can rest assured that every visit to Hawaii Prince Golf Club will offer challenges and fun.

Filled with lush vegetation unique to the area, the Hawaii Prince Golf Club is a relaxing, peaceful course with unrivaled views which will help unwind your mind.

Let It All Go With a Massage

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Relax where the ocean meets the horizon with a massage that will melt your preoccupations away while reinvigorating your spirit, mind, and body. Prince Waikiki’s spa, Naio Bliss, will help you feel renewed, rejuvenated, and restored with services inspired by the elements of the ‘aina (land) and kai (ocean).

You can also choose to reap the full benefits of a self-care day. Start things off with meditation and relaxation by attending a Vinyasa or Hatha Yoga class. Afterward, treat yourself to an invigorating body scrub treatment or a purifying Limu seaweed facial at Naio Bliss. You can also opt to bring the benefits of the spa to your room with a selection of luxury treatment bundles. That way, you can pamper yourself without even leaving your room.

Let Your Hair Down by the Pool in the Club Lounge

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For guests looking to receive truly royal treatment, we have the exclusive Prince Waikiki Club Lounge. If you’d like to be pampered while you float your worries away in the infinity pool, book a Prince Waikiki Club Room to receive access to many exclusive, high-end experiences.

Indulge your eyes with the surrounding jaw-dropping ocean views, a window into paradise from both indoor and outdoor seating areas. You’ll be spoiled for choice with the complimentary serviced breakfast options, snacks throughout the afternoon, and dinner entertainment. Prince Waikiki Club Lounge also features wine and beer on tap, so you won’t even have to worry about waiting for a drink.

As a member of the Prince Waikiki Club Lounge, you’ll also be privy to expedited check-in and check-out arrangements, as well as personal concierge services for nearby attractions. So while you’re in paradise, allow yourself to lounge away and soak in all the beauty of the surrounding oceanside mountains. After all, you deserve it!

Breath In and Out in Nature

Aerial of Waikiki beach

Sometimes all we need to truly decompress is to escape into nature. Thankfully, hiking is one of the best ways to discover Honolulu’s native flora and fauna. For a fantastic hike without leaving Honolulu, make your way to Diamond Head. It’s known for being one of the best hiking destinations close to the city and Prince Waikiki itself, and Waikiki Beach — along with the cosmopolitan neighborhood around it — provide a beautiful backdrop from the summit.

If you’re looking for a hike that’s a little more off the beaten path, then wander over to Koko Crater Trail. Located just a 30-minute drive away from Prince Waikiki, this trail is a leftover WWII railroad used to shuttle supplies and personnel up and down the steep mountain. The abandoned railroad now provides an invigorating hike that rewards you with expanding vistas of Hanauma Bay.

Another short drive away from Prince Waikiki is Manoa Cliff Trail. Hike alongside the mahogany and guava trees and relax your mind with the sounds of nature and the flourishing mountains. Midway through the hike is the Manoa Cliffside Trail bench, which marks the perfect spot to take in a fantastic view of the gorgeously green Koolau mountains.

Plan your relaxing Hawaii Vacation! 

As you near the end of your Hawaiian vacation, you might feel so relaxed and rejuvenated that you decide to extend your stay for a couple more days! Luckily, our Suite Dreams Package has you covered. When you use this special offer, every third night is complimentary if you book two consecutive nights in one of our suites. Don’t forget that Prince Preferred members qualify to receive an additional discount as part of your Suite Dreams Package. Membership to Prince Preferred is free of charge and also includes waived daily resort fees on all future stays at Prince Waikiki.

Explore more special offers here and start planning your perfect escape to paradise today.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Prince Waikiki and Hawaii!