The Coconut Traveler has new Sample Itineraries
We're delighted to share that we've brought together many of the most interesting, adventurous, and wonderful experiences in the islands in new sample itineraries. Each itinerary was developed for a short, but impactful stay on Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, or Oahu islands and can be mixed and matched to perfectly align with the dates of your Hawaiian holiday.
We have identified organizations in the islands that make a significant positive impact on the environment and in the community economy. Some of these organizations will benefit through booking the experience itself, i.e., snorkeling with a team whose aim is to educate you about the biology, physiology, and behavior of marine life, like sharks, and how to scientifically observe them. Other organizations will receive a percentage of our Responsible Tourism Fund as a larger donation at the end of the year, i.e., an organization whose mission is to protect Hawaiian sea turtles through education, public awareness, and conservation.
Our itineraries are meant to be coupled with a private vacation rental, hotel, or resort but can stand on their own if you've already secured your accommodations. Click the button below to browse our accommodations, select from the collection of properties or ask us about our partner resorts.
We still have a small stash of private homes and villas available for this August, a few for Thanksgiving, and a handful for Christmas. And remarkably, some activities and experiences are available through the summer, if you know where to look. Call us.
A visit to the biggest island offers so much. From private charter boat trips to volcano visiting, we have nature and culture covered, both in style and both inspiring.
Our carefully crafted adventure holiday on Oahu will wow you, push the envelope, and open your eyes to regenerative travel opportunities while supporting the environment, community, and economy. Oahu offers diversity; we hope to show you around.
Kauai is one of the oldest Hawaiian islands and its moniker, ‘The Garden Isle’, is an understatement really. Come see for yourself why so many film studios choose this spectacular island for their blockbuster's background.
Also known as The Valley Isle, because of the lush landscape between its two volcanoes, Maui is one of the most spectacular Hawaiian islands.
But admittedly, one of the busiest right now. We'll keep you off-the-beaten-path.
The concept of regenerative, sustainable, or responsible tourism in Hawaii and all the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, and Oahu goes back many generations. We are just the latest ones to inherit what our islands' ancestors called kuleana to the land. This translates as 'responsibility' and traditionally this was a two-way thing.
When visiting the Hawaiian Islands, remember that this is not just an incredible destination, it's also our home and home to a fragile ecosystem and unique wildlife. There are many ways you can be responsible during your vacation, here are just a few:
1. Don't touch wildlife
The Hawaiian monk seal is the official state mammal and one of the most critically endangered species in the world. Add sea turtles, humpback whales, birds, and fish to your "Do not Touch" list.
2. Don't step or rest on coral
You can harm, even kill, the reef if you step or rest on the coral. So while you're swimming, snorkeling, and playing in the ocean, be mindful of where you put down your fins.
3. Bring sun-protective clothing
If you don't have a sun shirt or rash guard with long sleeves and have to wear sunscreen, use reef-safe sunscreen.
4. Join a cleanup
On all islands, you can find a weekend beach, trail, or town cleanup. Join us in keeping the islands clean, safe, and healthy.
5. Stay on the hiking trails
The mountains are home to wildlife, forest creatures, and sacred to Hawaiian ancestors. To avoid interfering with nature or walking onto a sacred site, stay on the trails.
And finally, take the Pono Pledge by clicking the button below.