Hawaii vacation news & deals: July 26, 2016

Posted: July 26th, 2016 | Comments Off
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USGS photo of lava flowing near the ocean on 7/22/16

* The current lava flow reached the ocean early this morning according to Lava Ocean Tours! It’s always exciting to see lava flow into the ocean and making the Big Island bigger. Here’s how visitors can see the active lava:

Aloha Friday Photo: Spectacular Green

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Joe West for sharing this spectacular shot with is for Aloha Friday Photos. This “eagle”-eye view is of the stunning 12th green of Lanai’s Manele Golf Course managed by the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Lanai. (See our overview of Four Seasons Resort Lanai.) We can’t imagine any other green that’s “on par” with this one.  

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Will it rain during my Hawaii vacation? (and other Hawaii rainfall questions answered)

Posted: July 20th, 2016 | Comments Off

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In Hawaii, just like anywhere else in the world, rain can be very unpredictable. In this article, we want to address some frequently asked questions about rain in Hawaii.

1. I’m looking at the forecast and I see raindrops every day. How much rain will I actually experience?

Rainfall levels are different for each island and even within the microclimates of each island. For example the windward (north and east) sides of each island tend to get more rain than the leeward (south and...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Swimming with a whale shark

Posted: July 15th, 2016 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Jackson Willett‎ for sending this amazing photo to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Jackson got the awesome experience of swimming with this whale shark at Puako Bay on Hawaii, the Big Island. What a great shot!

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Hawaii vacation news & deals: July 11, 2016

Posted: July 11th, 2016 | Comments Off

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* The recent lava activity on Hawaii, the Big Island, continues to thrill viewers. After the lava reached the pali (hill) it advanced rapidly down to the coastal plain. Most recent reports indicate that the lava is about a half of a mile from the ocean. Currently, the best view of the lava is from the Hawaii County Lava Viewing area, which is open from 3pm to 9pm daily. See this link for a map of the area...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Waimea Canyon Rainbow

Posted: July 8th, 2016 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Patty Ethridge for sending in this lovely rainbow shot to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Patty took this photo at one of the many views of Kauai’s Waimea Canyon, which is one of the must-see Kauai attractions.

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Happy July 4th! Here’s what’s going on in Hawaii 2016

Posted: July 2nd, 2016 | Comments Off

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The 50th State celebrates Independence Day with fun, fireworks and, of course, aloha! Here are all the best July 4th fireworks and celebrations happening across the Hawaiian Islands:

Oahu – Ala Moana Shopping center hosts a huge fireworks show that’s touted as one of the nation’s best. In addition to the fireworks show at Ala Moana Beach Park, there also fireworks displays in Pearl Harbor, on the North Shore at Turtle Bay, and more. See our Oahu July 4th...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Royal Kahana Sunset

Posted: July 1st, 2016 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Carolyn Jonas for sharing this lovely sunset photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Carolyn tells us that she snapped this picture from the shoreline by the Royal Kahana on Maui.

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Hawaii vacation deals & news: June 2016

Posted: June 28th, 2016 | Comments Off
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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

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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.

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