Here's a classic win-win situation: Hawaii is promising a free one-night stay at a local hotel to tourists willing to get involved in some sort of volunteer work, including beach cleanup efforts, tree planting and ocean reef preservation activities.
The program is called Mālama Hawai‘i (which translates to "care for Hawaii") and it is presented in conjunction with a slew of hotels all across the island. "In an effort to inspire mindful travel, industry partners and volunteer organizations across the state have come together with an initiative that encourages visitors to leave Hawaii better than when they arrived," reads the effort's official website. "By making a positive impact, you'll have a more enriching travel experience and can even enjoy a free extra night from participating hotels."
You can check out a list of all participating hotels right here.
In terms of travel restrictions, here are a few things to keep in mind: all incoming tourists are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival unless showing proof of a negative COVID-19 test from a state-approved and trusted testing partner. You can find a list of them right here and more information about travel details over here.
One more thing: Maui has recently been recognized as the top honeymoon destination within North America. May we, perhaps, suggest a romantic trip to the island coupled with some volunteering efforts? You'll earn a free night at a beautiful hotel if doing so, after all.
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