See Hawaii Differently with Sustainable Eco-Tourism

Enjoy the Big Island and All its Natural Beauty

Hawaii Sea TurtlesWith pristine beaches, beautiful coral reefs, dense forests, and of course, volcanoes, Hawaii is among the most famous and exotic eco-tourism destinations. The Big Island is truly a piece of paradise and it is our responsibility to protect it.

Eco-tourism or sustainable tourism is a way for travelers to ensure that they are supporting the environment while also enjoying their vacation. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, sustainable tourism considers the current and future economic, social and environmental impact, the needs of their visitors, industry, as well as the environment and host communities. Its goal is to entertain tourism which is beneficial for everyone involved while taking measures to minimize the ecological footprint.

Eco-tourism for Your Hawaiian Vacation

Eco-tourism appeals uniquely to the nature-loving and adventure-seeking amongst us. While some may prefer a more relaxed holiday by laying in the sun and drinking fruity drinks, others prefer a more hands-on experience by exploring the natural beauty of Hawaii. If you fit into the latter description, eco-tourism is perfect for you.

A large pre-packaged tour which caters to everyone might not be too nature-focused due to its commercial interest. However, a sustainable tour is focused on cultural and natural resources as it strives to protect the environment from any commercial exploitation.

To control the impact of tourism on natural resources, most sustainable tours only operate in small groups of 10 to 15 people. This also gives the planning experts a chance to personalize your chosen excursions per your interests.

Keep Calm and Pono On

“Pono” means to do right and this is a sentiment that tourists should follow to promote sustainability during their travels to the Big Island. This doesn’t mean that your fun is restrained in any way; on the contrary, it means you get to have a whole lot of fun, in a unique manner that helps the environment.

In fact, Hawaii Eco-Tourism has a list of tour operators, restaurants, and accommodations that are certified to be operating with sustainability in mind. Moreover, as environment conscious tourists, your feedback is more than appreciated by operators to improve their operations and make them even more sustainable.

Some of the sustainable activities you can enjoy in Hawaii are:

  • Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Paddling
  • Sailing
  • Whale Watching
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Sightseeing
  • Ziplining
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
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For your next visit to Hawaii, keep in mind the economic impact your visit might have on the island & learn more about sustainable tourism in Hawaii.

If you want to #travelpono and enjoy all the beauty and adventure that Hawaii has to offer, Resortica Hawaii has you covered. We offer vacation rentals throughout the Kohala Coast to accommodate your needs.