Breaking news: Visitors to the top of Diamond Head is about to escalate

Posted: April 1st, 2015 | Comments Off

Exclusive photo rendering from the Touristy Association of Hawaii.

Due to our great partnership with the Touristy Association of Hawaii (TAH), Go Visit Hawaii has gotten an exclusive on this breaking news that an escalator will be installed to take visitors to the top of Diamond Head!

Currently, to reach the top of Diamond Head for the great views, visitors must complete a 2-hour hike from the crater’s center. It’s quite a steep hike and definitely gets your heart pumping...
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Exploring tidepools in Hawaii

Posted: March 31st, 2015 | Comments Off

Tidepools at Hulopoe Bay, Lanai

At first glance, tidepools simply look like pockets of water in eroded lava rock, but there’s actually an abundance of marine life in tidepools.

Hermit crab

Hermit crab

I took a guided tidepool exploration of Hulopoe Bay through Four Seasons Lanai Resort at Manele Bay last fall and was amazed by the thriving ecosystem in these small pools of water.

Aloha Friday Photo: Pipeline on a fifteen-foot day

Posted: March 27th, 2015 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Jason Matias Photography for sharing this photo with us. Jason took this shot on the North Shore of Oahu at Ehukai Beach Park, which is more commonly known as the Banzai Pipeline. The waves on this day were reaching heights of approximately fifteen feet.

Andy and I have “wave watched” at the Banzai Pipeline many times and it never ceases to amaze. If you visit Oahu in the big wave season (winter months), we recommend you plan some time...
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The Best Coupons in the 2015 Hawaii Entertainment Book (& giveaway)

Posted: March 24th, 2015 | Comments Off


The Hawaii Entertainment Book can help you save money on your Hawaii vacation expenditures for dining and activities — mainly for an Oahu vacation. If you’ve wondered if the book is worth the purchase, we thought it would be useful to comb through our book to list the coupons that caught our eye for use on a Oahu vacation.


There are dozens of dining coupons from Burger King to nice local restaurants. Here are the two that we’d most likely use while vacationing on...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Hawaiian moonset

Posted: March 20th, 2015 | Comments Off


Visitors and locals of Hawaii love taking sunset photos, but it’s rare to see a moonset photo. Mahalo to Dave Newbold for sharing this unique photo of the moon setting. Dave took this photo from Kailua-Kona on Hawaii, the Big Island on March 5th.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Wailea Andaz – where modern design meets Maui

Posted: March 17th, 2015 | Comments Off


Hawaii’s first Andaz property, Hyatt’s high-end hotel brand, is Wailea’s newest hotel. We had the opportunity to stay at this resort. We left with the impression that it’s really a unique hotel in Hawaii — very modern and eco-conscious with useful amenities.


Andaz Maui at Wailea has a beautiful oceanfront location by Mokapu Beach Park within the Wailea resort area. See this Google Map to explore the area.

The beachfront path in front of the resort hugs the colorful Wailea coastline. It’s...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Hauula Sunrise

Posted: March 13th, 2015 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Chad Christensen for sharing this beautiful picture with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He took this photo at sunrise from Hauula on Oahu.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation deals & news: March 10, 2015

Posted: March 10th, 2015 | Comments Off


* This TravelZoo deal ($920 total) for a three-night stay in a luxury Kauai villa plus rental car works out to an average cost of $307 per night. Each villa sleeps at least four people, so share it with friends or family to bolster your savings. You can combine multiple three-night vouchers for longer stays.

* LivingSocial has a great six-night Maui vacation deal including roundtrip flights, accommodations at Royal Lahaina Resort, a convertible or mid-sized SUV rental car...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Under the palm tree

Posted: March 6th, 2015 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Tony Bartlett from the UK for sharing his photo for our Aloha Friday Photo series.

We love that this tall coconut tree appears to be reaching for the blue sky and the fluffy white clouds. We can almost hear the breeze blowing through the fronds and feel the warmth of the sun when we look at this photo.

Irresistibly, we always take...
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New giveaway: Made-in-Maui lotions, soaps & candle

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 | Comments Off

Maui Soap Company makes tropical-scented bath and body care products. You may come across them when you shop for souvenirs in Hawaii as their products are stocked in many stores around the islands in addition to their online store.

Maui Soap Company handcrafts a lovely selection of Hawaii-scented products with fragrances like coconut, gardenia, mango papaya, plumeria and more.

The folks at Maui Soap Company are offering a wonderful coconut-scented prize pack to one lucky reader. The prize pack includes a...
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