Optimal health and happiness occurs when an individual is able to perfectly balance the energies of his mind, body, and soul. Unfortunately, stress or discomfort may settle in, inhibiting us from maximizing our full potential. Yoga is an amazing exercise that has seen monumental growth in popularity. In the US, about one in seven adults practice it. Many yoga enthusiasts love traveling to other lands to focus on their meditation - usually places with pristine beaches and serene views to really set the mood. That is why the beautiful islands of Hawaii are perfect getaways for yoga, or for anyone who wishes to have a well-deserved retreat. If you’re interested, check out this list of the best yoga retreats in Hawaii, USA.
Unsurprisingly, the immense beauty and popularity of the Kaanapali beaches have led to several fine resorts being established nearby. What sets Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa apart is that it’s much more expansive, offering hypnotizing views from rooms that overlook the vast Pacific. Here, you can snuggle comfortably next to the one you love on a plush bed and watch the sun slowly dip below the horizon. It’s these kinds of moments that make life truly special. You will also find lush, open gardens, a beautiful pool, a mini waterfall, and several on-site restaurants, one called Umalu that serves local cuisine. Daily yoga lessons are conducted on the property.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Address: 200 Nohea Kai Drive
Price: from 639 USD
Allergy-free room Beachfront Water slide 24-hour security Airport shuttle CCTV outside property Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Spa and wellness centre
Pleasantly located next to a delightful beach, Aston Maui Kaanapali Shores is one of the many wonderful resorts in Hawaii. This property features extravagantly large villas with comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, facilitated by friendly and helpful management and housekeeping. A quick, six-minute drive will lead you to Kaanapali and Black Rock Beach, a scintillating beach with restaurants that serve fresh seafood specialties. There’s also a romantic boardwalk and a lava promontory nearby for snorkeling and cliff diving. A great location for a heartwarming Hawaiian experience, yoga can be done anywhere, especially when soaking in the warm sunlight at the beach. The accommodation also features a big fitness center where you can meditate, or you can sign up for the yoga class on-site.
Kaanapali Alii Resort is a great option for families since the facilities, decor, and beds are more casual and relaxed. However, this place will definitely exceed your expectations when it comes to design, comfort, and cleanliness. It’s less than a minute’s walk to the iconic Kaanapali Beach - a fantastic place for a yoga session. Rooms have stunning sunrise views, and some even have large, floor-to-ceiling windows so you can have a great view while meditating. Each suite has a kitchen, so feel free to cook up a meal of your own. This accommodation offers free yoga classes for guests.
Kaanapali Alii, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
Address: 50 Nohea Drive
Price: from 552 USD
Cashless payment available Outdoor pool (all year) Concierge service Pool with view Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Canoeing Swimming pool Air conditioning
Though the views at Westin Maui Resort and Spa are not as impressive since most rooms are slightly further away from the shore, the architecture and design of this property are well-executed, with up-to-date patterns and colors. There is a giant pool with a fountain, and you can expect a large, sumptuous spread of food and drinks. Most suites have pretty balconies overlooking the pool, and there is a well-equipped gym here. Be sure to sign up for one of the yoga classes on-site.
Introducing Royal Kona Resort - an apt name since from afar, this property looks like a cruise ship that’s about to set sail. Instead of white sand beaches, it is situated near rocky shores, so you can only swim at the pools. The rooms are clean and simple but still very comfortable. It’s a quick trip from Kona International Airport, and it also features an on-site restaurant and bar. Being located on the largest island in Hawaii, many shopping and dining options can be found nearby. There is a fitness center open to all kinds of activities, including yoga.
On Kailua-Kona sits Sheraton Kona Resort, where the ocean curves quite a bit, giving you an interesting view of the island. Take note that not all the rooms here have a good view of the ocean or the bay, so be sure to choose one that does. Interestingly, Keauhou Bay is where King Kamehameha III was born, and you can learn more about it at the Hulihee Palace museum that is 9.4 km (5.8 mi) from here. This accommodation provides complimentary yoga classes every morning.
Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa
Address: 78-128 Ehukai Street
Price: from 299 USD
Facilities for disabled guests Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Hiking Concierge service Valet parking 24-hour security Terrace Movie nights
This resort, Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, is also near Kona International Airport and is next to Kailua Bay. Enjoy the huge oceanfront view during sunset. This accommodation features clean rooms, a nice pool, and a beach area. One of the best things about this property is the open dining area that is simple but a therapeutic place to have dinner while listening to the waves of the ocean. There are balconies on which to relax, and Courtyard also has its own dedicated yoga studio that provides a pretty spot to meditate.
Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Address: 75-5660 Palani Road
Price: from 299 USD
Parking Shops (on site) Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Golf course (within 3 km) Horse riding Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
Along Po'ipu Road sits Koloa Landing Resort at Po'ipu, Autograph Collection. Though you won’t have a view of the entire beach from your comfortable, spacious room, a short walk will take you to a sheltered beach where you can take your pick of mouthwatering dining options. The highlight of this accommodation is its landscaping, especially by the pool - there is a hyper-realistic waterfall as well as some pretty greenery that will make you as if you’re swimming in a freshwater lake in the jungle. They conduct weekly yoga classes here, so be sure to sign up. Otherwise, you can enjoy meditating on the beach.
Koloa Landing Resort at Po'ipu, Autograph Collection
Address: 2641 Poipu Road
Price: from 669 USD
Ironing service Laundry Free WiFi Designated smoking area Trouser press Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Golf course (within 3 km) Snack bar
Also on Po'ipu Road is Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort And Spa. The views here are much better, and there are little wooden huts on the shore, directly facing the ocean - a great place where you can meditate at sunrise. Yoga classes are offered on the premises. This accommodation has a satisfying, open-plan concept in all of its buildings, allowing you to feel the breeze from the sea gently brush against your skin. This property is a comforting blend of vegetation and modern design.
This yoga retreat can be found in Honolulu, and instead of drab rocks, this place has lovely sandy beaches. ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach has an incredibly sleek, fashionable look. The design features sharp corners, open spaces, and modern colors. The main attraction is the infinity pool that looks especially pretty at night, with small huts on wooden platforms. This property will surely suit people who like minimalist designs. Yoga classes are conducted daily, usually around sunset.
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
Address: 2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu (HI), United States, 96815
Price: from 300 USD
Find the best place for a yoga retreat in Hawaii
Hawaii’s selling point is its picturesque views of the Pacific and its sandy coastlines. This destination is a grand escape from the usual hustle and bustle of city life. Yoga is more effective when done in the right place. Offering great scenery, the resorts in Maui are slightly more favorable. However, anywhere you go in Hawaii will still be unforgettable and relaxing, with better views than what you are used to seeing every day. Just find a comfortable place, roll out a mat, and have a blissful yoga session.
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