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Some clients book solo trips to recharge and regroup after a life-changing event. Others see travel as a path toward self-discovery. Then there are those who simply seek time away from personal and professional responsibilities.
The following Hawaii hotels feature activities ideal for singles, whether they want to make new friends or savor precious alone time.
Bay Play at Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a DoubleTree by Hilton, Hawaii IslandGrand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a DoubleTree by Hilton hugs Hilo Bay, home of coral reefs, marine life and locally beloved Mokuola (Coconut Island). It also houses the headquarters for ecotour operator KapohoKine Adventures. There, visitors can rent kayaks, paddleboards and snorkel gear for unescorted explorations of the bay.
For a shared experience, solo travelers can book KapohoKine’s guided kayak tour, paddling from the bay to lazy rivers and hidden waterfalls. Later, clients can reflect on their day over a drink in the lobby lounge, which presents uplifting views of the water.
Getting Healthy at Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, MauiFor unaccompanied travelers in search of rejuvenation, the wellness offerings at Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort provide ample opportunities to restore the body and spirit.
Clients can start the day on the beach with complimentary meditation or yoga sessions. They can connect with other health-conscious types during daily group fitness classes such as beach bootcamp, core fit, Pilates and round-robin racquetball. At the same time, the property lays claim to Spa Grande, which lives up to its name with a vast array of treatments to address each guest’s unique needs.
Legends and Lore at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, OahuA sense of place prevails at this Waikiki hotel, where individuals can meet like-minded travelers during a range of free, interactive, cultural pastimes.
On weekly one-hour walking tours, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa’s manager of Hawaiian culture Kuuipo Kumukahi shares an in-depth look at the rich history of the resort’s surroundings. A series of outdoor shows called Waikiki by Moonlight gives guests the rare chance to see live performances by Hawaiian music legends. Singles gain additional appreciation of the destination at gratis classes such as lei making, ukulele and hula.
Spa-Thirty at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, KauaiWhen traveling solo, any time is the perfect time for a body treatment. Many Hawaii hotels have spas, but Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa’s Anara Spa exudes an aura of privacy that’s great for independent clients craving self-care. Featuring intimate, open-air treatment areas with rock-wall showers, it offers services that draw inspiration from ancient Hawaiian healing practices and local products. Indulgences such as pohaku (warm stone) massage and lilikoi (passion fruit) body polish guide each guest toward relaxation of the mind and muscles, Kauai-style.
Sunset Socializing at The Modern Honolulu, OahuAt day’s end, The Study — The Modern Honolulu’s lobby lounge — helps singles mingle over food, drinks and music.
Whether they belly up to the bar, settle into a sectional or hold forth on an ottoman, guests on their own can hobnob during Happy Hour, nightly from 6 to 8 p.m. Discounts on beer, wine, cocktails and bites add to the allure, and a $25 flight of four wines invites conversation each Sunday through Wednesday. True to its name, The Study is located behind a wall of books.