In 2013, I wrote a list of the top five things to do on each island, "Hawaii High Five" (clever title I thought) and these still apply today. 1. Take a ride.
For the equestrians in the crowd, there is no better way to see Hawaii than from atop a horse. Stop by Princeville Stables and ask for head cowgirl Eileen Donahue, she’ll match you with the perfect four-legged travel companion. princevilleranch.com
2. Go for a hike.
From the world famous all-day hike on the Kalalau trial, also know as the NaPali hike, to shorter strolls like the one on the ridge behind Hanalei Bay, the island of Kauai offers a bounty of trails to explore. kauaiexplorer.com
Angelina’s Kauai Lomi Lomi massage is the perfect thing to help you relax after all that fun in the sun. While Angelina has retired, her staff still practices this ancient therapy, and Angelina is available for energy work. angelineslomikauai.com
4. Get fresh.
Venture out to the little lighthouse town of Kilauea for a getaway from your getaway. The town offers quaint lodging, fish fresh from the sea at its restaurants and local favorites at Kilauea Fish Market. 808.828.6244
5. Grab a bite.
The Sheraton Kauai just completed a $16 million renovation. Check out the new digs in style at Lavas, the resort’s new poolside/beachside restaurant. sheraton-kauai.com