Hawaii rainfall chart by month and island

Posted: September 30th, 2014 | Comments Off

As we’ve been working through our detailed month-by-month series to help you choose the best month for you to visit Hawaii, weather is certainly an important factor. Many times, we’ve referenced Weather.com’s excellent database of Hawaii of rainfall averages, however simply listing a single month’s rainfall data point by island, didn’t provide enough context to our liking. To remedy this issue, we’ve aggregated the rainfall data to provide a single chart.

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Notes about the data:

– For simplicity, this chart only shows the four major islands....
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kiholo Bay Aerial

Posted: September 26th, 2014 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Hawaii By Air Photography for sharing this photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

What an amazing view of the turquoise sea meeting the Big Island’s shoreline at this stunningly beautiful Kohala Coast spot.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Nounou Mountain, Kauai’s Sleeping Giant

Posted: September 24th, 2014 | Comments Off
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Nounou Mountain – Sleeping Giant

As you drive around the island of Kauai, the beautiful, green mountains towards the island’s center are always pleasantly eye-catching. One ridge that’s particularly interesting is Nounou Mountain, which appears to have the profile of a sleeping giant. In fact, the mountain is more commonly dubbed Sleeping Giant.

Per GoHawaii.com, the Hawaiian legend of Nounou Mountain is:

… this giant was tricked by villagers into eating a vast amount of rocks hidden in fish...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Beautiful blue sky

Posted: September 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Mariola DeFina for sharing this beautiful picture with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Mariola shared this short note along with the photo, “Beautiful blue sky with bird inflight.” Yes, we agree that sky is a beautiful blue. It’s such a deep blue that I can’t imagine it being even bluer.

Happy Aloha Friday!


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2014 – 2015 season’s first humpback whale was spotted off Kauai!

Posted: September 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

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Though Hawaii’s “official” humpback whale season doesn’t start until late December, the first whale sighting of the season occurred this week. According to this KITV report, the crew of Holo Holo Charters spotted a whale about a mile off the west coast of Kauai on September 16th.

If you are visiting Hawaii between now and the end of December, keep your...
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What to know about vacationing in Hawaii in October

Posted: September 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

Hawaii October

When factoring weather, costs and low crowds, October is one of the best months to visit Hawaii. Let’s examine the details showing why October is an excellent month for a Hawaii vacation.

What’s Hawaii’s weather like in October?

After Hawaii’s warmest months of August and September, October temperatures cool down only slightly. Daytime high temperatures at most beach resorts average in the mid to upper 80s F. Nighttime temperatures only dip into the lower 70s F.

October rainfall levels in Hawaii are generally low — especially when...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Wailua Falls, East Maui

Posted: September 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Russell DeJetley for sharing this stunning photo of Wailua Falls on Maui.

Russell really captured the beauty of this place. He must have used a long exposure to create the milky smooth effect on the waterfall.

Wailua Falls is located on East Maui, past the town on Hana on Highway 31. It’s one of the easiest waterfalls to find and see along the  read the full article »

Your favorite Hawaii places

Posted: September 10th, 2014 | Comments Off

We thoroughly enjoyed reading your favorite places after we posed the question on the blog and on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. We found ourselves nodding in agreement with so many of your choices, but we also learned of some spots we didn’t know.

Let’s take a look at your responses.

How do your favorite islands stack up per Go Visit Hawaii readers and fans?

Oahu was mentioned the most. That’s not too surprising considering more people visit Oahu than any other island. In fact, per the 2013 Hawaii Tourism Authority visitor statistics, more...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Layered sunset

Posted: September 5th, 2014 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Edward Michaels for sharing this sunset photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Edward tells us that he took this photo on the leeward (west side) of Oahu looking towards Lahilahi Point.

It seems that each Oahu sunset is unique. One of the features of this sunset that popped out to us is that it the sunset sky colors appear to be in horizontal layers.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation news & deals: September 2, 2014

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 | Comments Off
Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach

* If you need a virtual visit to Oahu, Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau along with Google Maps has added 360-degree views of Oahu parks and trails. It’s really neat, so do check it out.

* If you are visiting Waikiki this fall, you could take advantage of a deal for a spa day at Na Ho’ola Spa in the Hyatt Regency Waikiki. The regular price for the massage and facial services is $300, but read the full article »

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