Fortunately for those spending time in Hawaii, many of the activities that make the islands such a great destination can still be enjoyed while taking into account social distancing measures. From outdoor activities to dine-in restaurants and shops that are increasingly opening, there are a multitude of ways to enjoy while Hawaii’s social distancing is in place.
Get out and enjoy the tropical outdoors with a day at the beach! On an island where you’re never far from another white sand beach, it’s easy to find a spot to call your own for a day in the sand and sun. Whether you spend the day soaking up the sights and sounds from your towel in the sand, or you take part in Oahu things to do in the water, it’s easy to keep your distance from others on Hawaii’s vast beaches. While all rental shops have yet to reopen, inexpensive beach gear that includes snorkel equipment, boogie boards, and even surf boards can be conveniently purchased at stores such as Walmart and Costco, making it easy to join in the fun.
Most Hawaii vacation rentals with swimming pools have adjusted their setups to take social distancing into account, resituating lounge chairs and tables to provide for more space between guests. Spend sunny Hawaii days lounging poolside and soaking up the sun on your island getaway!
While you’ll need to don a mask to enter stores in Hawaii, many stores and shopping malls have reopened, including the Ala Moana Shopping Center, ranked among the top malls in the country. With a thoughtful layout that incorporates both indoor and outdoor spaces, this shopping center is both visually appealing and ideal for taking social distancing into account! New measures that include hand-sanitizing stations, touch-free interactions, frequent and intense cleanings, and social distancing directions make for a worry-free shopping experience. You’ll find a wide range of shops at Ala Moana, offering up everything from high fashion to casual beachwear. The shopping center also houses a large number of restaurants, many of which offer the option of takeout, delivery, or dine-in services.
While visitors to the Islands are currently subject to a 14-day quarantine period, those who are able to extend their stay will find a variety of Hawaii social distancing activities to keep entertained!