Aloha Monday Photo: A Day of Remembrance

Posted: December 7th, 2015 | Comments Off

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We normally share readers photos on Fridays, but today we’re sharing a special photo for this day of Pearl Harbor Remembrance.

Mahalo to Matt McGee for sharing this photo of an original copy of the front page of a special edition of Honolulu Star-Bulletin that published shortly after the devastating Pearl Harbor bombing on December 7, 1941. He took this photo from the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Here’s what Matt shared,

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Aloha Friday Photo: Poipu Paddle Surfing

Posted: December 4th, 2015 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Tom Sakiyama for sharing his photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Tom captured this paddle surfing photo near Poipu on the island of Kauai. Just from this second in time, we are able to admire the power of these rolling blue waves and the skill of the surfer to navigate his way through them.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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2015 Waikiki Christmas Events & Dining Guide is available!

Posted: December 3rd, 2015 | Comments Off


We know many of you have been waiting for our 2015 Waikiki Christmas dining and events guide and we’re please to announce that it’s now available! This guide includes:

  • Christmas Eve Dinners
  • Christmas Day Brunches and Lunches
  • Christmas Buffet and Prix-Fixe Dinners
  • Special Christmas Displays and Events
  • Christmas Eve Services

You can access the new guide here —> 2015 Waikiki Christmas Guide.

We anticipate that we’ll be adding new options throughout the coming days, so do check back periodically. We will try to make...
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Giveaway: Mele Kalikimaka Ornaments

Posted: November 30th, 2015 | Comments Off


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It’s time for a fun little Christmasy giveaway!

Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way to say Merry Christmas. So, this set of Mele Kalikimaka ornaments will bring a bit of Hawaiian Christmas cheer to your home. To enter to win these ornaments, scroll down to the comment section of this blog post. Enter a valid name and email address in the appropriate fields. Then in the comment field, answer this question:

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Aloha Friday Photo: A view from the Wailea Beach Walk

Posted: November 27th, 2015 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Donna McCall for sharing this pretty Maui photo with us forAloha Friday PhotosShe took this photo from the pathway that hugs the Wailea Beach coastline. It’s a very scenic paved trail that makes a walk or a jog a pleasure.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation deals & news: November 24, 2015

Posted: November 24th, 2015 | Comments Off


* Outrigger Resorts have a short-term cyber sale with Hawaii rooms starting at $79. You must book by December 7, 2015 for stays through November 22, 2016. See this link for more information.

* Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore is offering rates from $229 for select 2016 dates. You must book between November 27 – 30, 2015 for this deal.

* The first Oahu Four Seasons’ property, Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina is now expected to...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A view of Diamond Head from ‘Ewa Beach

Posted: November 20th, 2015 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Wanda Page from Port Hueneme, California for sharing this lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Wanda tells us that she’s temporarily living by ‘Ewa Beach on Oahu. She took this photo at a local beach where she loves being able to see Diamond Head and Waikiki. Ah, yes, we understand why Wanda loves this place with such an amazing view.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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New updates on our Hawaii (Big) Island restaurant guide

Posted: November 17th, 2015 | Comments Off

Dinner tables with an outstanding view at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel’s Coast Grille

We’re fresh off a trip to Hawaii Island where we had excellent dining experiences. So, we just updated Hawaii (Big) Island vacation restaurant guide.

We create our restaurant guides as if we are writing it for our friends and family. As such, we take our recommendations very seriously.

We put an emphasis on restaurants with ocean views that offer both great food that accompanies a...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Greeting the sun at the top of Haleakala

Posted: November 13th, 2015 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Nester Capuyon from California for sharing this lovely Maui sunrise shot for our Aloha Friday Photo series.

Nester took this sunrise photo from the top of Haleakala, at about 10,000 feet above sea level. Here’s Nester’s description of this Haleakala sunrise experience:

I’ve been here quite a few times but this trip back in 2012 was terrible and wonderful at the same time. I had an altitude sickness with 900 feet left to go to the top. Luckily I recovered as soon as...
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Hawaii vacation deals & news: November 12, 2015

Posted: November 12th, 2015 | Comments Off


* Hawaiian Airlines has a special sale on airfare starting at $378 roundtrip. The sale is for travel on Monday through Thursday between January 11 and March 16, 2016, which coincides with the peak of humpback whale season. For this sale, you must book by November 13, 2013.  Here’s a screenshot of the fare sale routes:

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* Four Seasons hotels are giving away dream trips, including a six-day island...
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