(BPT) - Whether it's traveling solo or a girlfriends getaway, Hawaii is becoming a prime destination for single female travelers. This lush paradise offers plentiful opportunity to experience a vacation of your lifetime, with many ways to customize your trip to match your personality perfectly. Adventurous, educational, indulgent — whatever fits your tastes, Hawaii has even more to offer than you think.
Security and convenience
When thinking of vacation options, Hawaii rises to the top of the list for many reasons. Compared to other tropical destinations like Mexico and Central or South America, it's much safer for females to freely explore. What's more, it's a convenient flight from many big cities in the U.S., and of course you don't have to deal with a passport, money exchange or language barriers. When you feel confident you're safe and have fewer vacation to-do's, you can truly relax and enjoy your trip.
Stay where you play
From the lush landscapes of Kauai’s north shore to the pristine Kohala coastline of Hawaii Island, Marriott International - Hawaii offers travelers an expansive selection of hotels and resorts across Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. Recently acquiring Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the now 35 Marriott properties cater to the varying tastes and preferences of even the most discerning travelers. From historic to luxurious, you'll find just what you want in a resort.
If you crave culture and history, you can start by staying in two of Oahu's most famous resorts. Nestled oceanfront in the heart of Waikiki Beach, the Moana Surfrider introduced the world to Hawaiian hospitality in 1901. Lovingly referred to as the "First Lady of Waikiki," this legendary hotel is one of Honolulu's most vibrant destinations. Also on Waikiki beach you'll find the majestic pink hotel you've seen in countless photographs and movies: the Royal Hawaiian. With a rich history and strong connection to Hawaiian culture, this historic Honolulu hotel opened its doors in 1927 and still offers guests an unforgettable experience. On the Big Island? The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel opened in 1965 as Hawaii Island’s first resort and today offers the same idyllic shores and an expansive Pacific Rim art collection that begs to be explored.
Of course history flourishes throughout Hawaii. Stay at a legendary hotel and then plan some day trips to delight even the most curious history buff. Visit the various historical sites dotting the islands. Some notable places to explore on Oahu are the Iolani Palace, Bishop Museum, and of course, Pearl Harbor.
Shopping and dining galore
Shop 'til you drop in your favorite pair of flip-flops! Many people don't realize the extent of shopping available in Hawaii, particularly in Honolulu. From luxury brands to handmade goods, you'll adore exploring store after store. You can enjoy Hawaii's amazing weather and shop over 350 stores at the stunning open-air Ala Moana Center. For breaks on beach days, visit the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, just minutes away from Waikiki Beach. Finally, the International Marketplace is a delight to explore, with over 80 stores and eateries where you'll discover Michelin-starred meals and locally sourced dishes.
Yoga in paradise
Find your Zen and give your body the workout it craves by exploring numerous yoga class options throughout the Hawaiian islands. In the Honolulu and Waikiki area, many of these classes are free or by donation. Wine and yoga? Yes please! Check out the Vino and Vinyasa program at the Moana Surfrider. Yoga in the park? Explore Yoga For My Homies. Another popular option is the free open-air yoga offered by Fabletics. Now that's namaste done right.
Get active outdoors
The Hawaiian sunshine is calling: Bask in the beauty of Mother Nature by spending some time outdoors. Look for classes where culture meets exercise at your resort, such as hula or ukulele lessons. Beyond your hotel are myriad opportunities with something guaranteed to pique your interest. Get active on the water by taking surfing or paddle-board lessons. Fancy yourself a photo buff? Check out Oahu Photography Tours where you'll spend the day exploring some of Hawaii's most photo-worthy hidden gems.
Ready for rest and relaxation
Of course, you can fill your day to the brim with activities or choose to do nothing at all. If relaxation is more your vibe, it might be perfect to book a few appointments at the spa. Westin hotels offer excellent spas and wellness programs so you can book one session or a whole day's worth of pampering. From luxurious facials to massages that will melt any stress completely away, you'll certainly achieve a new level of relaxation.
Whether you book a long weekend, a week or more, Hawaii is the ideal destination for single female travelers. Isn't it time you satisfied your wanderlust?