The history of the lei dates back to the ancient Hawaiians, who wore native flowers, braided leaves, shells, feathers, stones and bones to beautify themselves. They often offered these garlands to each other and to their gods as a symbol of love and friendship.
Look for your lei greeter once you stroll past security at Lihue Airport. Enjoy a warm, Aloha welcome while a fresh strand of orchids is placed around your neck. Inhale the sweet fragrance and make the immediate switch into relaxation mode for the beginning of your trip.
For honeymooners, upgrade to the deluxe package to include two, ornate orchid leis.