You are joining us for the ALOHA YogaSOMATICS Retreat . . . and you know already that you just can't get enough of these magical islands. Following is some information about the best of other parts of Oahu and neighbor islands.
Getting from island to island: There are three main airlines that offer inter-island flights. You can fly between most of the islands within about a 1 hour flight. All three airlines are competitively priced, and generally a one-way inter-island ticket will cost between $65 - $100. Book in advance for better prices of course. There are no simply ferry lines that go between the main islands . The only passenger ferries in Hawaii are from Lahaina (Maui) to the smaller islands called Lanai and Molokai.
MAUI - The Valley Isle
Maui No Kai Oi . . . the Hawaiian saying "Maui is the Best!" Of course, Maui locals are partial to their island . . . but I must say, Maui is the dearest to my heart, as this is the island where I lived for so many years. Maui is a friendly and accessible island with all kinds of activities ranging from whale watching, ocean sports, great restaurants, heavenly Hana rainforest area, long white sandy beaches, yoga studios galore.
Fly into the international airport of Kahului (OGG) on the central part of the island, or on a little commuter plan to KAPALUA on the Westside of the island.
KAUAI - The Garden Isle
Kauai is Hawaii’s fourth largest island and is sometimes called the “Garden Isle,” which is an entirely accurate description. The oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain is draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires and jagged cliffs, aged by time and the elements. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls. Some parts of Kauai are only accessible by sea or air, revealing views beyond your imagination.
Beyond Kauai’s dramatic beauty, the island is home to a variety of outdoor activities. Kayakthe Wailua River. Snorkel on Poipu Beach.
Fly into LIHUE airport
THE BIG ISLAND - Hawaii
it’s easy to feel awed on Hawaii Island. From the molten magma flowing from Hawaii Volcanos National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea; from the green rainforests of the Hamakua Coast to the jet-black sands of Punaluu Beach, Hawaii Island is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature.
To avoid confusion with the name of the entire state, the Island of Hawaii is often called the “Big Island,” and what an appropriate name it is. Nearly twice as big as all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined, its sheer size can be inspiring. You can travel through ten* of the world’s 14* different climate zones on Hawaii ranging from Wet Tropical to Polar Tundra, a result of the shielding effect and elevations of the massive volcanoes Maunakea and Maunaloa.
OAHU - The Gathering Isle
On the island of Oahu, learn to ride the waves in Waikiki where surfing was born or catch a big-wave surf meet on Oahu’s famed North Shore. Between sunrise and sunset, you’ll have hours to explore the hottest farm to table restaurants, browse the latest designer and local fashions, check out the urban art scene in Chinatown or stroll into Hawaii’s history at Iolani Palace. When the sun goes down, the “Heartbeat of Hawaii” awakens to a new beat, and it’s time to put on your dancing shoes.