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5 Ways to Get Good Vibes in Hawai'i

September 14th, 2022 Culture
5 Ways to Get Good Vibes in Hawai'i

Here in Hawaiʻi, we’re all about good vibes. The word ‘vibes’ is actually short for ‘vibrations’, and as we interpret the positive feelings given off by the islands, we in turn, send out our own positive vibrations into the world. That’s where the slang “good vibes” comes in. Here are ways to nurture your good vibes in Hawaiʻi.

1. Hike to a Waterfall

Waterfalls create good vibes - science says so! It’s believed that the high concentrations of negative ions floating around crashing water molecules can produce a biochemical reaction linked to alleviating depression, relieving stress, and boosting energy. Lucky for us, there are waterfalls on O‘ahu you can visit right now. Nestled among towering cliffs, lush rainforests, and botanical gardens, these waterfalls are all open to the public and are easily accessible by foot or shuttle, with well-marked trails and close proximity to the island’s main roads.

2. Chill on the Beach

Beach vibes are good vibes. Kuhio Beach couldn’t be located any closer to Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel - it’s our front yard, so to say. Enjoy a day at the beach and stunning sunsets every evening all just steps away from your room. Check out Beach Candy, Waikiki’s premiere beach gear rental shop, conveniently located lobby level to pick up surfboards, bamboo beach chairs, umbrellas, and more for a fun day in the sun.

[Your Complete Guide to the Beaches of Waikiki]

3. Eat Local

Eating foods grown, foraged, raised, or caught nearby is better for the planet, our community, and our health - so it’s absolutely possible to get good vibes straight from your plate. Feeling good about the food you eat is easy when you visit the islands. In Waikiki alone, the dynamic food and drink scene is known for dishes highlighting local catch and produce. Know where to look for island favorites such as poke, spam musubi, and bento boxes across Waikiki when you read about all things culinary on the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel Blog.

4. Visit the Rainforest

Exposure to nature and a green environment can provide a multitude of benefits for your mental health. The Japanese call this sort of nature therapy, ‘shinrin-yoku’ or, forest bathing. Hawaiʻi’s islands are blanketed with nearly 2,600 sq. miles of lush, tropical rainforest, with an incredible diversity of plants, fungi, and animals. These natural theme parks are laced with rivers, streams, and waterfalls, and are thick with trees, vines, and ferns. Hawaiʻi’s marine animals like sea turtles, dolphins, and tropical fish may steal the fauna spotlight, but the rainforest is home to a variety of beautiful indigenous birds like the shama thrush and the Hawaiian honeycreeper (ʻiʻiwi in Hawaiian). 

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5. Listen to Live Music

It’s always good vibes when you can chill out and listen to local tunes with a good crowd and even better ambiance. Take Tiki’s Grill & Bar for instance, located on the third floor of Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. First there’s the unbeatable view of Kuhio Beach, complemented by Pacific Rim-inspired appetizers and colorful cocktails. Add a dose of live music, and it’s an evening that can’t be beat. You can unwind just steps from your hotel room with a front-row seat to a breathtaking sunset, all to the tune of great local talent.

Visitors can enjoy live music at Tiki’s Grill & Bar daily, with music sometimes starting as early as 3 p.m. and playing as late as 10 p.m. For detailed descriptions of the nightly lineup at Tiki’s Grill & Bar, refer to the online event calendar.

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