Hawaii vacation deals & news: June 2016

Posted: June 28th, 2016 | Comments Off
Lava flowing into the ocean, March 2008

Lava flowing into the ocean, March 2008

* Could lava flow into the ocean again for the first time since 2013? That’s a possibility as lava is moving in the direction of the ocean, but it is still more than three miles away. We really hope the current flow continues to the ocean as it is truly incredible to see. If lava continues to flow, Hawaii County may...
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Aloha Friday Photo: “Unveiling Kalalau”

Posted: June 24th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to KaRyle Leiana for sharing this stunning Kauai photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. As she posted this photo to our Facebook page, she titled this shot “Unveiling Kalalau.” That’s a perfect name for this scene with the trees framing the famous Kalalau view and the misty clouds partially veiling this verdant valley.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Maui July 4th Fireworks & Celebrations 2016

Posted: June 20th, 2016 | Comments Off

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Lahaina is the place to be for July 4th on Maui! This historic town will host fun for all ages including arts, face painting, lots of live music and more. Maui’s best Independence Day celebration tops off with a grand fireworks show starting at 8pm.

Here is the schedule of events as organized by the nice folks at the Lahaina Action Committee

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Aloha Friday Photo: Mango Sunset

Posted: June 17th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Hawaii Island resident James Grenz for sharing another gorgeous Big Island scene with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

James took this sunset photo from his hale (house). As he shared this photo he drew attention to the mango fruit tree in the foreground. Coincidentally, the sunset is the beautiful color of mango fruit. It’s such delicious beauty!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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July 4th 2016 Fireworks & Events for Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu

Posted: June 16th, 2016 | Comments Off
Ala Moana Center_4th of July Fireworks

Ala Moana Fireworks Spectacular

What’s happening on Oahu for July 4th? Lot’s of awesome Independence Day events — that’s what’s happening! We’ve got the lowdown on the island’s best July 4th celebrations – from patriotic picnics in Pearl Harbor to top notch fireworks from the beach.

July 4th Fireworks at Ala Moana Beach Park (nearest fireworks to Waikiki)

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Wildlife you might see on a Hawaii vacation

Posted: June 13th, 2016 | Comments Off

If you enjoy seeing local wildlife when you travel, Hawaii will not disappoint. From the ocean to the mountains, there’s a good chance you may be dazzled by Hawaii’s wildlife.

Wildlife that you might see in Hawaii

– Whales, particularly humpback whales, migrate by the thousands to Hawaii from late December through early April. They travel from thousands of miles away to breed and give birth in the sheltered Hawaiian waters. Maui and the Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island are our favorite spots for humpback whale watching.

Aloha Friday Photo: “Chillaxn in Kona town”

Posted: June 10th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Dave Newbold for sending this “chillaxn” photo to us for Aloha Friday Photos. What a perfect place to enjoy the surf, sunset and tropical breezes on this Aloha Friday!

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Aloha Friday Photo: Kauai’s Kalapaki Beach

Posted: June 3rd, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Nicola Hadfield-Strange from England for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Nicola snapped this shot from Kauai’s Kalapaki Beach while celebrating a silver anniversary. She called it “heaven” and we agree that Kalapaki Beach is a slice of paradise.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation news & deals: May 31, 2016

Posted: May 31st, 2016 | Comments Off

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* There’s a new hotel in Waikiki that’s recently opened their doors — Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club. They’re giving away a five-night stay.

* Outrigger Resorts has a sale on Hawaii hotel and condo stays, starting at $93 per night. The sale is valid for stays through May 25, 2017, but you must book by June 21, 2016 with promo code INSPIRE.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Beautiful Kauai Coast Scene

Posted: May 27th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Janet Cook for sharing this beautiful Kauai coast scene with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Janet told us when she submitted this photo:

I visited Kauai 4 years ago and love, love, loved it and must return again.

We know how it feels to want to return to Kauai again and again. We hope you do get to return, Janet!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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