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At This Hawaiian Resort, You Can Enjoy Luxe Accommodations While Giving Back To The Island Of Oahu
While many traveling to Hawai’i (as it’s spelled by locals) seek to go there to take advantage of the picturesque beaches and endless opportunities for adventure created for tourists, making it there and existing as a tourist consciously was always my travel philosophy. The islands of Hawai’i share a cumbersome history with the United States, making it necessary for incoming visitors to be much more ethically aware of how they treat the community and consume its beloved culture.
The islands of Hawai’i can welcome more than 10,000,000 travelers every year (such was the case pre-pandemic) while the local population sits just above 1,000,000. Sustaining the island’s natural resources is an arduous task for residents because their economy is bolstered by the tide of tourists who visit year-round. The impact of foreigners who come to Hawai’i has sent rent prices skyrocketing, which has resulted in a growing homeless population per capita. Even French fashion house Jacquemus recently hosted their Spring 2022 collection on O’ahu’s beaches, outlining how desirable Hawai’i is becoming for brands to present showcases, in turn, provoking a wider flock of interested vacationers.
With this incessant cycle of people arriving in Hawai’i, there are certain eco-friendly measures you can take to leave the island better, or at least less depleted. When I came to O’ahu the week of Earth Day on April 20, I knew I wanted to give back in some way.