11 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Hawai‘i This Year

Erin Kain | April 9, 2021 | Lifestyle

With Earth Day just around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best things to do in Hawai‘i, including outdoor activities for kids and the whole family.

Food & Drink

Earth to Cup at ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

A new sustainable food and cocktail happy hour series inspired by the four elements of Earth is launching at the Rooftop at Swell April 22. Chef Frederic Hoffman will curate small bites reflective of the bounty of Hawai‘i perfectly paired with hand-crafted cocktails from Gastronomista blogger Emily Arden Wells. 2490 Kalakaua Ave., 808.922.1233, O’ahu, alohilaniresort.com

Pacific’O

Head to this local hot spot for contemporary farm-to-table cuisine—it’s not uncommon to lunch on greens that were harvested from the restaurant’s Waipoli farm that very morning! 505 Front St., Maui, 808.667.4341, pacificomaui.com

Kaka’ako Farmers Market

On Saturday mornings, be sure to check out this happening market at the Ward Warehouse for island-grown produce and flowers, local crafts and artisan snacks like wild Maui venison, moringa superfood capsules and pineapple honeyslush. 919 Ala Moana Blvd., O’ahu, 808.388.9696

Ola Brew Co.

Fancy a nightcap? This community- and employee-owned brewery churns out delectable ciders made with white pineapple, dragonfruit, lychee and rambutan, alongside IPAs and pale ales. 74-5598 Luhia St., Hawai‘i Island, 808.339.3599, olabrewco.com

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Ola Brew Co. (@olabrewco)

Health & Wellness

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage

This relaxing treatment provided by Spa Montage at Kapalua Bay is designed to incorporate movements that emulate the waves of the Pacific Ocean while hot stones are used for a deeper relaxation of the entire body. 1 Bay Drive, Maui, 808.662.6600, montagehotels.com/kapaluabay/spa/

Yoga Floats

Practice all levels of yoga on a stand-up paddle board as the sun warms the water and sea turtles swim by. Classes are offered at Ala Moana Beach and on the beachfront of Outrigger Waikiki for hotel guests. O‘ahu, 808.585.1917, yogafloats.com

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Yoga Floats (@yogafloats)

Shop

Coco Moon

This online-only keiki clothing brand recently debuted Makai, an ocean-inspired line of wave-printed rompers, quilts and security blankets, including an adorable pair of footies adorned with the phrase “Sharks Need Love Too.” Plus, 1% of all online purchases go to supporting local charities! cocomoonhawaii.com

Hound & Quail

Locals rave about this small, offbeat shop selling an array of upcycled and refurbished items, from furniture and vintage gifts to home decor items and more. These unusual finds aren’t just stylish, they can help reduce your carbon footprint, too. 1156 Nuuanu Ave., O‘ahu, houndandquail.com

Activities

Pacific Whale Foundation Whale Watching Tours

These award-winning eco tours guarantee whale sightings and are a fun and educational experience for the whole family. We recommend the 3-hour deluxe tour and lunch led by certified marine naturalists on a 65-foot double deck catamaran. Maui, 808.249.8811, pacificwhale.org

Bishop Museum

Be sure to visit the Bishop’s Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center—this hands-on exhibit focuses on the forces that affect our beloved islands. Don’t miss the daily lava show where you can see firsthand how lava forms and watch it flow in its molten state from a brass furnace! 1525 Bernice St., O‘ahu, 808.847.3511, bishopmuseum.org

Napali Kayak Tours

Journey the 17+ miles across the sea along the Na Pali coast and witness the miracles of nature, from the soaring lava rock coastline with waterfalls and expansive vegetation to sea cliffs and ornate valleys. 5-5075 Kuhio Highway, Kaua‘i, 808.826.6900, napalikayak.com



Photography by: