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Learn to Live Aloha

Aloha is a word that you’ll likely hear frequently on your Hawaii vacation–both a greeting and farewell, the word also has meanings of love, compassion, and peace. We hope that you can fill your vacation with aloha, and the information on this page can help you do just that!

The Hawaiian word Kuleana can be loosely defined as concern or responsibility for one’s environment and community. Hawaii has diverse and unique ecosystems, and we must treat them with respect in order to preserve them. Hawaiian culture is indigenous to the islands, and visitors are often unaware of many aspects of life here. There are many things that visitors can do to prevent damaging the islands: from respecting and keeping to hiking trails to taking steps to protecting the delicate marine and rainforest ecosystems.

 

          

 

Take the Pono Pledge and be Pono (righteous) on the island of Hawai’i.

 

 

Protect the Environment and Yourself

Many safety tips for travelling in Hawaii don’t just protect the wildlife, but also you. Staying on paths helps preserve historical sites, endangered animals and species, but also prevents you from getting lost or possibly injured. Please follow all rules and signs while visiting historical sites, valleys, and Kilauea. If you’re unsure of anything, don’t be afraid to ask for guidance. In the ocean, make sure you’re aware of the conditions, and know your limits. Ensure you’re entering and exiting the water from a safe place. Learn more about Hawaii Beaches & Safety, and don’t forget to swim with a buddy–a good option for safety and fun.

 

          

 

When it comes to sun protection, many chemicals used in sunscreens can be damaging to reefs. Hawaii has recently banned sunscreens containing reef-damaging chemicals. The best way to protect your skin from the sun and our reefs from sunscreen is by covering up with options like hats and rash guards. Apply sunscreen only to hard-to-cover areas, such as the neck, face, feet, and back of hands. As the harm sunscreen can do has become more known, many protective (and fashionable!) beachwear options have become available. When you are using sunscreen, use a physical blocker such as zinc oxide or titanium oxide. In general, if a sunscreen has a long list of ingredients that’s hard to pronounce, it’s best to avoid it! More specifically, avoid oxybenzone, octinoxate, homosalate, octocrylene, and avobenzone. It’s also best to avoid aerosol sunscreens, as they end up all over everything and will eventually find their way into the ocean. Since sunscreen chemicals will also find their way into the oceans via a refreshing shower, it’s best to use reef-safe sun protection even when not entering the ocean.

How Paradise in Hawaii Operates with Aloha

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Make-A-Wish Hawaii

Helping fulfill Wishes

Paradise in Hawaii Luxury Homes is proud to support Make-A-Wish® Hawaii by providing wonderful legal vacation homes for visiting wish families.
Make-A-Wish® Hawaii creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child’s wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Headquartered in Honolulu, Make-A-Wish Hawaii is considered one of the top charities in the state, with 78 cents of every dollar raised going directly toward granting wishes in Hawaii. One of the first local Make-A-Wish chapters established, Make-A-Wish Hawaii continues to be among the busiest in the nation. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 700 volunteers have granted nearly 1,500 wishes for children across the state of Hawaii since 1982 and have hosted more than 16,000 others for children around the world; the chapter granted 99 local wishes in 2019 alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish Hawaii, visit Hawaii.wish.org.

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Plastic Reduction

Eliminating miniature shower products

At Paradise in Hawaii Luxury Homes we are fully committed to helping reduce usage of plastics.  
We eliminated the need for 20,000 small hotel size plastic bottles of small bottles of shampoo, shower gel and conditioner per year. We are now using reusable, refillable bottles to provide the same high-end Float product. Float, by William Roam is a subtle, refined shampoo formulated with certified Hawaiian Deep Sea Water sourced from 3,000 feet below the surface of the ocean in Kona, Hawaii.   Incredibly pure with high levels of vitamins and minerals and free from all impurities, Hawaiian Deep Sea Water is the cornerstone ingredient in the FLOAT shampoo, gel and conditioner. Our Aquamenities shower dispenser is installed in our of homes.