Watching out for Each Other & The Spirit of Aloha – Nicole “Nikki” Belrose

The Spirit of Aloha

The word “aloha” is the most recognized of all Hawaiian words. In its simplest use, it means “hello”, “welcome”, or “goodbye”. But the word, to many Hawaiians, can also be used to convey a much deeper and richer feeling, one that encapsulates a way of living, being, and most of all, treating others. This Spirit of Aloha inspires us to do what we do and influences every facet of every tour we offer at Polynesian Adventure Activities.

We wanted to delve further into this particular meaning of Aloha, so we asked Nicole “Nikki” Belrose, one of our amazing Call Center Leads, what the Spirit of Aloha means to them, as well as some of their favorite things to do, see, and eat on the islands of Hawai’i.

Hi, Nikki! How long have you been a member of the Poly Ad Ohana?
I’ve been with PolyAd for about 9 1/2 years.

That’s great! So Angel, what is your favorite thing about Hawai’i?

My favorite thing about Hawai’i is our beaches (away from Honolulu). It’s a beautiful picture in motion with the blues and greens in the ocean. The sound of the waves washing ashore is relaxing.

What is your favorite "off the beaten path" place to enjoy?

I don’t have a favorite place. However, this past weekend a few of my friends and our kids went to the From Here to Eternity Beach (By Halona Blowhole). That was the first time I brought my son there and he had a blast jumping off the rock. It’s a beautiful beach which isn’t crowded at all, because the hike to the sand is far from easy. 

Yellow hibiscus near Rainbow falls

How would you describe the Spirit of Aloha to someone who is unfamiliar with the concept?
To me the Spirit of Aloha is just being kind and looking out for one another. There was a time I went to Kokololio beach park and a tourist couple came to take some pictures. As soon as I saw the wife start to take off her slippers and walk towards the water, I approached them to warn them about Portuguese man-of-war that was along the shoreline since there were no signs or lifeguards there. That same day my cousin and I stopped at Haleiwa Town Center and saw a homeless man pushing his cart, we gave him an extra spam musubi we had.

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