Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to You!

Posted: December 30th, 2013 | Comments Off

Happy New Year in Hawaii

Happy New Year in Hawaii

The Hawaiian words to wish a happy new year is Hau’oli Makahiki Hou. To learn the meaning of this phrase and how to pronounce it, see our post How to Say Happy New Year in Hawaiian

If you’ll be celebrating the New Year’s Eve in Hawai’i, check out our festive new year’s eve island guides.

- Waikiki, Honolulu and...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Honolulu in Moonlight

Posted: December 27th, 2013 | Comments Off

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Mahalo nui loa to Jason Matias, RAW Honolulu Photographer of the Year 2013, for sharing his amazing shot of Honolulu with us.

There’s so much to admire in this photo. The Honolulu city lights reflect on the smooth Pacific.  The moonlight filtered through clouds adds mystery. On the far right of the photo, you can see the silhouette of Diamond Head and the colorful display from the Friday night fireworks hosted by...
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Mele Kalikimaka

Posted: December 24th, 2013 | Comments Off

Mele Kalikimaka 2013

Mele Kalikimaka from our ohana to yours.

If you’re visiting Maui or Oahu for Christmas, check out our recommendations for what to see, do and where to dine for the holiday:

- Maui Christmas events and activities

- Christmas dining and events in Waikiki Beach

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Aloha Friday Photo: Waikiki Christmas Lights

Posted: December 20th, 2013 | Comments Off

waikiki christmas lights 2 photo by Christine Campbell

waikiki christmas lights 2 photo by Christine Campbell

Mahalo to Christine Campbell from Vancouver for sharing her pretty Waikiki Christmas lights photo with us. Christine took this photo during her visit last year during the holiday. Here are the details she shared with us

This photo was taken December 30,  2012 from a walkway in the Royal Hawaiian shopping centre. I’ve always...
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It’s snowing in Hawaii!

Posted: December 19th, 2013 | Comments Off

Well, not all of Hawaii. It is however snowing at the top of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Snowing in Hawaii

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Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: December 18, 2013

Posted: December 18th, 2013 | Comments Off

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* Our massive Waikiki Christmas and Oahu New Year’s Eve posts have been updated with quite a few additions. One point worth quickly highlighting is that Aloha Tower will not be hosting New Year’s Eve fireworks, which probably comes to a surprise to many as they have put on one of the island’s biggest shows for many years.

* Travelzoo has an outstanding deal for the...
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Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2013/2014 on Hawaii, the Big Island

Posted: December 17th, 2013 | Comments Off
New Year's Eve at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. Photo courtesy of the resort.

New Year’s Eve at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. Photo courtesy of the resort.

Hawaii, the Big Island, is an excellent Hawaiian destination to celebrate the New Year. The island’s warm tropical breezes and swaying palms only add magic to the festive evening.

We’ve researched lot’s of options for New...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Hale’iwa Honu

Posted: December 13th, 2013 | Comments Off

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This week’s featured photo of two resting honu (Hawaiian sea turtles) comes to us from Rachel Curtis of Owensboro, Kentucky. Rachel took this photo at Hale’iwa Beach Park while visiting Oahu in October. She tells us a little bit about her visit, “We had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect and the island beautiful.”

Who else would like to trade places with these two relaxing honu on that golden sandy beach?

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Maui & Lanai New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebrations 2013/2014

Posted: December 12th, 2013 | Comments Off

Maui-New-Years-Eve-Firewoks_thumb.jpg Will you be going to Maui Nui to bid a fond farewell to 2013 and welcome in 2014 with aloha? If so, we’ve got the lowdown on where there’ll be fireworks and recommendations on how to see them. Here’s what’s going on this New Year’s Eve on December 31, 2013.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Maui

* There’ll be midnight fireworks in South Maui according to several sources. We need to...
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Poipu is the place to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2013/2014 on Kauai

Posted: December 11th, 2013 | Comments Off

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Will you be welcoming the new year, 2014, on Kauai? If so, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate the occasion with food, fun and fireworks.

Kauai’s biggest celebration will be the 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Music Fest and Fireworks Celebration at Poipu Beach Park. This December 31, 2013 event is free and open to the public.

Food booths, live music and  kiddie games start at 5pm leading up to the big fireworks show at 9:20pm.

The music fest features bands from the island including Russell Wellington,...
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