Aboard the Spinner NXT cycles inside Rockin Indoor Cycle Hawaii, riders can simulate myriad conditions, from ambling across flat terrain to trekking uphill. The bikes are the central fitness instruments of one-hour classes, which benefit bodies by strengthening muscles and increasing cardiovascular health. To motivate participants through each intensive spinning session, the studio?s instructors surround riders with upbeat music and motivational videos. Afterward, a free bottle of water and towel await guests as they begin their cooldowns.
The traditional Hawaiian concept of 'ohana, meaning "extended family," dictates that its believers appreciate diversity and unity alike. This idea permeates every aspect of Kalani, a nonprofit retreat center dedicated to promoting Hawaiian culture and nature set on 120 acres of tropical rainforest. The center hosts a series of all-inclusive yoga retreats designed for yogis of all skill levels. Visitors can choose from the following retreats:Kalani’s instructors bring decades of yoga experience to the mat, having learned at the feet of eminent yogis around the world, authored yoga books, and hosted television shows on the subject. They share a passion for Kalani and its inclusive ethos, welcoming retreat participants of all backgrounds and levels of yoga experience. Each of the retreats varies in theme—from meditation to shamanism—but all are deeply rooted in the practice of yoga. Over the course of four or five days, participants will immerse themselves in Vinyasa flow, Hatha, and Kundalini techniques. Hawaii Yoga Escape attendees clear their minds and align chakras during up to 12 yoga and meditation sessions interspersed with a variety of daily activities such as hula class, nature tours, and volleyball. The Holiday Yoga Retreat brings practitioners together over the Winter Solstice and Christmas, with two daily yoga and mediation sessions punctuated by group adventures including trips to Volcano National Park and Kehana Black Sand Beach, where dolphins can often be seen perfecting their sun salutations.Between asana poses, yogis fuel up on thrice daily meals served at an alfresco dining patio. Resident chefs transform fresh, local produce and fish into Thai, Indian, and Italian cuisine. Kalani’s facilities include a heated saltwater Watsu pool, a sweat lodge, and a 25-meter lap pool.After the deep-pink sunset sky fades to black and fills with bright-white stars, guests retreat to their 200-square-foot lodge room. Known as "hales" in Hawaiian, the eco-friendly, two-level dwellings have no TVs, phones, or air conditioning, but ample screens filter in a mixture of crisp sea breeze and sweet jungle air.
Humdinger Sportfishing's resident skipper, Jeff Fay, brings more than 40 years of deep-sea-fishing experience aboard his 37-foot fishing vessel. Passengers command the boat's supply of sturdy Penn International rods and reels, which can withstand the prodigious strength of tuna, blue marlin, and seahorses riding land horses. A proponent of conservationism and catch-and-release fishing, Jeff lets fishers take home their hard-fought nautical prizes but confers extra environmental brownie points on those who tag and release their catches, which helps to preserve populations and aids local research efforts.
Explore coastal caves and rock formations. Walk past active lava flows and tubes. Paddle through schools of tropical fish against the underwater landscape of a reef. These outdoor adventures make up the daily commute for the five guides who helm Hawaii Pack and Paddle. In addition to belonging to the same family, these guides—each certified lifeguards trained in first aid and CPR—share a passion for the untamed splendor of Hawaii's outdoors. It's a passion they bestow upon others during 10 organized tours that challenge participants to kayak, snorkel, and embark on day or night hikes.
As a fully-insured kayak and snorkel-tour company, Hawaii Pack and Paddle sometimes leads forays into little-seen areas, such as the rugged Keauhou Bay or the cave where high-school senior Tiffany keeps her diary. Some tours lead adventurers through the lava flows and jungles of Volcanoes National Park, along the shore of Punaluu Black Sand Beach, or past the waterfalls and ridges of Waipi'o. Other tours focus on special topics such as spear-fishing and underwater geological exploration. Alternatively, multi-day tours may blend several outdoor activities or include overnight camping. On each excursion, guides elucidate facts about the local ecosystem and its ties to Hawaii's cultural history, and they often train participants in one of their favorite skills: marine-life identification.
Frangipani Ola Mau Spa looks out over the ocean, giving guests magnificent sunset views, and clients leave the spa looking just as beautiful as those sunsets. Frangipani Ola Mau Spa provides relaxing massages, cleansing facials, nourishing haircare treatments, and manicures and pedicures. In addition, the spa beautifies and pampers patrons with aromatherapy body scrubs, anti-aging facials, and bioslimming wraps.