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06/24/2014 04:24 pm ET | Updated Aug 24, 2014

Traveling Alone in Hawaii: 10 Must Do Solo Adventures for the Single Woman

Getting away from the regular routine of life for a couple weeks or even just an extended weekend can help you to regain perspective and connect with yourself.
Whether you are going through a divorce, break up or just need time to heal on your own, Hawaii is a perfect destination for woman craving a deeper connection to themselves.

I recently spent 3 months in Hawaii and as a single gal gallivanting across the islands, I had no idea Hawaii would be so welcoming and cater to my single gal needs.

If you are single and looking for a sweet solo trip, Hawaii is your destination. Here are 10 super fun and safe adventures for single women in Hawaii.

MAUI


1. Learn How To Surf

The cozy town of Kihei on Maui has long been recognized as a tourist hot spot for family travel, but solo travelers can make the most of their trip here too. Venture into the water with some of the best beginner waves in all of Hawaii. Maui Wave Riders give expert advice and lessons to help you ease into the sport. Joe, the valet, reminded me that the hardest part of surfing is in your head. "Surfing is about letting go and just getting out there and showing up."

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Photo credit Maui Wave Riders

2. Hike Maui
Waterfalls, lush rainforests, and volcanic craters...Maui offers some of Hawaii's best hiking trails. Hiking with a naturalist from Hike Maui can help you get even more out of your trip. Traveling the trails with a group will help you feel safe and see private trails.

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Photo credit Hike Maui

3. Snorkel Molokini & Whale Watch
Molokini is a wildlife protected zone off the coast of Maui which is home to more than 250 species of fish! You can only access it by boat, but making the most of this trip should include a whale watching tour. Maui is a prime spot to catch sight of migrating humpback whales, and for a feel good time the Pacific Whale Foundation a non-profit organization that protects our oceans will educate you about the sea creatures you come in contact with during their amazing tours.

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Photo credit Pacific Whale Foundation

4. Indulge in a Maui Rain Shower
When it comes to wellness, visiting a spa is a must. Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Kea Lani Resort offers a unique twist to overall healing. Their experience showers are inspired by the varieties of Maui rain and are unlike anything you will find anywhere else. Nature is the best way to rejuvenate the soul, and you can restore your skin with the unique pālolo (mud) bar as you remove toxins and rejuvenate the skin. The vichy-shower is a healing treatment.

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Photo credit The Fairmont Kea Lani

KAUAI

5. Sail the Na Pali Coast
A trip to Kauai would be incomplete without a venture into the fifteen-mile stretch of rugged coastline on the northwest shore, which literally means "the Cliffs." As a single gal, I felt safe and had a blast cruising with the friendly crew of Captain Andy's. Much of the Na Pali Coast is inaccessible due to its sheer cliffs that drop straight down thousands of feet into the ocean, so the only way to experience these immaculate hot spots is by boat.

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Photo credit Captain Andy's

6. Kayak Wailua River

Hop in to a kayak on the largest navigable fresh water river in Hawaii with Wailua River Guides and safely kayak deep into the tropical rain forest, and then hike to the secret 120' waterfall. Booking your Kauai adventures with Hawaii Adventure Center will be easy and stress free.

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Photo credit Hawaii Adventure Center

7. Visit the House of Joy
When I heard there was a house of joy in Kauai, I had to visit. The concept incorporates the healing properties of Hawaiian indigenous plants and the essence of this island in a healing wellness centers. Located in the Halele'a Spa at the St Regis in Princeville, this healing center uses traditional Hawaiian medicine that incorporates both botanical and ocean related resource found in the Ahupua'a and uses locally farmed lavender to aid in the healing process for many of the treatments.

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Photo credit Halele'a Spa at St Regis


OAHU

8. Hike Turtle Bay

The North Shore of Oahu is home to the incredible Koolauloa mountain range. Turtle Bay Resort offers 12 miles of oceanfront trails and seaside pathways. Pristine protected hiking trails along the coastline. You are likely to see sea turtles basking in the sun along the shore. Hike to the famous banyan tree where "Lost," and "Pirates of the Caribbean," were filmed.

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Photo credit Turtle Bay Resort

9. Experience Taurumi Healing

Healing modalities have been an integral part of the Pacific cultures for generations, but up until a year ago, there was no spa in the United States that practiced traditional Tahitian Massages. That is until Kamala Nayelo, the director of the Spa Halekulani at the luxury Halekulani Resort in Oahu, Hawaii created this unique ritual for their guests. Originating in Tahiti, this unique method is a deeply spiritual and therapeutic practice inherited from the practitioner's Polynesian ancestors.

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Photo credit Spa Halekulani

10. Visit Duke's Museum

Pay your respects to the man who made surfing famous and take a trip down history lane at the Moana Surfirder Hotel, home to the famous Duke's Museum, on the second floor.

Duke Kahanamoku, the legendary Hawaiian competitive swimmer who was known for spreading the sport of surfing, frequented the Moana Hotel, restaurants and private beachfront.

The Moana Surfrider Hotel is an historic landmark which was built in the late 19th century as the first hotel in Waikiki. The Moana Hotel is regarded as the flagship of Hawaiʻi tourism, and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Photo credit Moana Surfrider Hotel

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