Tuesday, March 2, 2010

HOTSPOTS: Honolulu for the Healthy

How many times has one of your traveling companions urged you to indulge in some not-so-healthy habits (typically some serious dessert or pasta) because, "you're on vacation".  Don't fall into this trap my friends - moobs, and muffin-tops never, ever go on vacation, and your diet shouldn't either.  Here are some healthy-spots/ideas worth considering in and around Honolulu:
  • Food
    • Breakfast/Lunch
      • Whole Foods
        • 4211 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816-5340 
      • Ruffage Natural Foods
        • 2443 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, (808) 922-2042
      • Marie's Health Foods - Organic Cafe 
        • 2155 Kalakaua Ave, Ste 110, Honolulu, HI 96815, (808) 926-3900
      •  The Cheesecake Factory
        • I know this place is notoriously bad news for the healthy, but make your own omelet (I recommend all egg whites, mushrooms, green onions, tomatoes, and avocados)
        • 2301 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815, (808) 924-5001
    • Dinner 
      • Tokkuri-Tei
        • You'll see way more locals here than tourists - amazing sushi
        • 611 Kapahulu Ave, Ste 102, Honolulu, HI 96815, (808) 739-2800
      • Duke's 
        • You can't go wrong with their salad bar (included with all entrees - stay away from the fresh caesar and go straight for their fresh veggies), grilled fish, steak, or poultry
        • 2335 Kalakaua Ave, Ste 116, Honolulu, HI 96815, (808) 922-2268
      •  Roy's
        • Stick with their grilled poultry, fish, or steak (make sure you get a lean cut)
        • 226 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815, (808) 923-7697
  • Activities
    • Surfing Lessons
      •  DCX Surf School
        • Supposedly the best - it's right on Waikiki beach and it's a great deal - $35 
        • 2410 Koa Ave, Honolulu, HI 96805, (808) 926-1414
    • Hikes
      • Manoa Falls Hike 
        • Amazing, and you're under full shade for the majority of the hike
      • Diamond Head State Monument 
        • Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu, HI 96816, (808) 587-0300
      • Mariner's Ridge Hike   
        • Kaluanui Road, Honolulu, HI 96825
    • Kayaking
      • Kailua Beach Park
        • Great kayaking and the beach is gorgeous
        • Rent a kayak and head to the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar (miniature dissapearing island) or a nearby bird sanctuary
          • Twogood Kayaks - highly recommended 
            • 345 Hahani St, Kailua, HI 96734, (808) 262-5656

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