Hawaii in United States is not just known for its largesse of Sun, Sand and Surf. It is also the state which attracts one of the highest percentages of wealthy people, whether as retirees or vacationers, thanks to its combination of natural beauty and pleasant climate. So if you are looking to meet and date rich men, the Aloha state offers you one of the best chances of success.
Paradise for rich vacationers
Composed of a cluster of islands in the Pacific Ocean just off the southwestern US coast, Hawaii is easy to get to and yet its beaches make up the proverbial tropical paradise. Endless vistas of sun-kissed beaches are bordered by swaying palms and lapped by turquoise blue waters. The most favored beaches by wealthy guests are those that leave the bustle of tourists behind and offer quiet luxurious getaways. A few such beaches are on the Aliomanu Bay along the north shore of Kauai, the Lanikai Beach along Mokulua Drive, the Oahu Beach, Papohaku Beach and the Kona Beach Resort on the western coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Other than lazing around and taking luxurious swims, well-heeled guests can also take advantage of the vast range of water sports that Hawaiian waters are famous for. Some of the most popular activities are surfing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking and body-boarding. Once the sun goes down, a favorite activity of wealthy visitors is going for the award-winning Ali‘i Lu‘au which takes guests on a nostalgic trip to learn about Hawaii’s royalty while enjoying traditional Hawaiian food and entertainment. For those seeking rich dates, it would be a good idea to frequent some of these upscale locations and if lucky you might even bump into a single millionaire eager to have some company while soaking in the sun. Apart from miles of sun-kissed sand and blue waters, another attraction of Hawaii for its visitors is its unique culture. Numerous cultural events take place in this country which draw several wealthy visitors from all parts of the world. The annual Merrie Monarch Festival is an international Hula competition. The state is also home to the Hawaii International Film Festival, the premier film festival for Pacific Rim cinema. Frequenting such events could throw you in touch with wealthy single guests who are equally looking for the company of interesting and attractive women.
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Booming tourism industry
Tourism is an important part of the Hawaii economy. In 2013 alone, according to state government data, there were around five million visitors to the Hawaiian Islands1. Due to the mild year-round weather, tourist travel is popular throughout the year. The summer months and major holidays make up one of the busiest tourist season while visitors from colder parts of North America or Europe make a beeline for Hawaii during winter. Most of its attractions revolve around the national parks, volcanoes, beaches and nature reserves that the state boasts of. Thus if you are looking to meet successful singles in Hawaii, zoom in on those who belong to the tourism and hospitality industry. They could range from owners of hotels, resorts and travel agencies to interpreters, chefs, guides and adventure sports professionals who make a good living from tourism. Apart from visiting the major tourist destinations in Hawaii, don’t forget to frequent travel conventions and tourism workshops if you want to meet the real movers and shakers of the industry.
Large military presence
In 2009, the United States military spent $12.2 billion in Hawaii, accounting for 18% of spending in the state for that year. 75,000 United States Department of Defense personnel reside in Hawaii. Bellows Air Force Station is one of the oldest bases in the United States, established in 1917 and initially called Waimanalo. Schofield Barracks is the largest Army post in Hawaii while Fort Shafter is a United States military base in Honolulu with great historical significance. Established by the Army on June 22, 1907, Fort Shafter is listed as a National Historic Landmark, and is recognized by the National Register of Historical Sites. Thus Hawaii offers you one of the best chances to come across single officers from the military. And while they may not bring home the kind of inflated paychecks that financiers and software professionals do, the glamour of the uniform and the extensive privileges of a military life can more than make up for lack of hard cash. In order to meet these singles, try to attend as many officers’ parties as you can or look for military celebrations when the general public is allowed on the base and the officers are eager to mingle.
Get to know the agricultural barons
Traditionally the economy of Hawaii has relied on the exports of sugar and coffee apart from macadamia nuts, pineapple and livestock. The country had large sugarcane plantations under foreign control rule and during the American Civil War demand for Hawaiian sugar increased even further because Southern sugar could no longer be shipped northward. Most of these plantations were in the islands of Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai. Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company's Puunene mill on Maui is one of the two last operating sugar mills in Hawaii. Coffee has been another mainstay of agriculture in Hawaii – in fact the only state in the United States of America able to grow coffee plants commercially is Hawaii. the main coffee producing area is the "coffee belt" in Kona while other districts on the island where coffee is grown include Kaʻū in the far south, Puna in the southeast, and Hāmākua in the northeast. Thus if you want to meet singles who come from traditional landowning families, you should head for the country where there are rich coffee estates and banana plantations. Try to gain access to exclusive country clubs and recreational facilities where members of this class are likely to hang out. Also frequent social dos hosted by agricultural associations and business groups where you are sure to make the acquaintance of a successful and single entrepreneur.
Frequent Upscale Hangouts
If you are in keen to meet wealthy guests indulging in the best of Hawaiian nightlife, the place to head for is probably the Espirit Lounge. It is perhaps the best-known of Waikiki's nightclubs, maintaining a steady reputation for having great entertainment and atmosphere. Located in the posh Sheraton Waikiki hotel, it offers young patrons a great venue to in which to strut their stuff. The Waikiki Edition is another happening spot and known for its hedonistic nightclub, a private man-made beach and great food by master chef Masahari Morimoto. Ocean Club is an upscale club in Ala Morana drawing the well-heeled patrons where perhaps you could bump into an established entrepreneur or a successful corporate drinking the choicest whiskeys. One of the favorite hangouts of the swish set in Honolulu is the Hanohano Room, particularly for the biweekly Skyline party. A pleasant departure from the nightclub circuit could be Kimo Bean Coffee Co – a Sleek, chic and modern café in the capital city Honolulu. This is the perfect place to grab a latte or a mochaccino at any time of day or night. Wealthy enthusiasts of ethnic flavors would probably make a beeline for Richo Korean where the experience is reminiscent of an upscale izakaya and everything on the menu is a la carte. Among the best known of Honolulu’s fine dining destinations are Chef Mavro’s, Michel’s at the Colony Surf and La Mer. In your search for the right date you could also attend monthly mixers for Global Pau Hana, an online community for people with Hawai'i ties, part of the fun being that you never know who's going to show up.