Hawaii vacation news: November 21, 2016

Posted: November 21st, 2016 | Comments Off


* There’s a new hotel coming to Waikiki Beach — Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach. They’re accepting reservations starting January 1, 2017.

* Maui Ocean Center launched a new webcam that looks out onto a couple exhibits and to Ma’alaea Harbor.

* The archery and sporting clay center on Lanai reopened.

* National Geographic Traveler magazine noted Kauai for its amazing nature as they recognized this Hawaiian Island as one of the best trips for...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Waikiki Serenitiy

Posted: November 18th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Helen Loutas for sharing this beautiful photo from Waikiki with us for Aloha Friday Photos. As Helen shared this photo she said, “Ahhhh, the serenity.” Though Waikiki Beach is known for being a bit more energetic that most Hawaiian beaches, it’s not difficult to find peaceful scenes like this one that Helen captured.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Photos, video and review of the Villas at Poipu Kai, Kauai

Posted: November 15th, 2016 | Comments Off


On our recent trip to Kauai, we enjoyed a four-night stay at the Villas at Poipu Kai within the Poipu Beach Resort on the south side of Kauai. As you can see from this Google Map, the resort is a short five-ish minute walk to the beach.

With architecture that honors the former sugar cane plantation days the Villas at Poipu Kai offer a great sense of place. These villas are beautifully appointed inside with Tommy Bahama-style decor,...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Outstanding Oahu Shore Shot

Posted: November 11th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to James Grenz for sharing this outstanding photo from Oahu with us for Aloha Friday Photos. What a wonderfully composed and perfectly timed shot.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Top Hawaii food & farm tours to put on your Big Island vacation menu

Posted: November 8th, 2016 | Comments Off

These coffee “cherries” will soon become Kona coffee beans.

Hawaii’s climate and volcanic soil create a great environment to grow unique crops that don’t typically grow on the US mainland. The climate diversity of Hawaii (Big) Island, in particular, provides the conditions to grow these special foods. As you are making your sightseeing and activity plans for your Big Island vacation, you might want to consider including a tasty food tour. Let’s take a look at...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A scene from the Waikiki Historic Trail

Posted: November 4th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Nicci Showell for sharing this photo from Waikiki Beach with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Nicci took this photo from the Waikiki Historic Trail which is an interesting and fun way to learn more about the area. The trail is marked by these surfboard-shaped information markers. For more information and a map of this trail, go to the Waikiki Historic Trail website.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Off-road fun with Kauai ATV

Posted: November 1st, 2016 | Comments Off



screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-12-49-50-pmThough driving the paved roads of Kauai lead to new discoveries, going off road takes the adventure up a notch. We loved driving an open-top ATV through a tunnel, under a canopy of trees to a waterfall and to view scenes that are truly movie-worthy.


The four-hour ATV and waterfall tour with Kauai ATV really gets you in touch with the island…...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Peaceful sunrise from Kauai’s Shipwreck Beach

Posted: October 28th, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Irene Buggy for sharing this pretty Kauai sunrise photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. This peaceful shot from Shipwreck Beach proves that waking up early in Hawaii often comes with a beautiful reward…and a way to use jet lag to your benefit.

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We’re celebrating a decade of Hawaii travel advice at Go Visit Hawaii

Posted: October 25th, 2016 | Comments Off

It’s hard to believe it, but we’ve completed an entire decade of Hawaii travel advice writing here at Go Visit Hawaii. We’ve published over 2,337 posts, taken over 10,834 photos, created well over 100 videos and reached over 11.2 million unique visitors. Wow!

Mahalo for joining us on this journey. To celebrate our blog birthday month, we’re giving away this Hawaii goodie prize pack that includes a 2017 Hawaii calendar, an aloha (Hawaiian) shirt-shaped beverage koozie, a collection of beautiful Hawaii note cards by our favorite Hawaii artist Mike Carroll, a Hawaii luggage tag and Alana compact disc...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Hawaii honeymoon memories from 1982

Posted: October 21st, 2016 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Alan Lehman from Australia for sharing this black sand beach photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He took this photo in 1982 on his honeymoon to Hawaii. Though Alan didn’t mention where this black sand beach is, our guess is that it’s probably Punalu’u on Hawaii, the Big Island.

Here’s some of what Alan shared about his trips and love of Hawaii:

I first visited Hawaii in early 1970 with the Australian Navy.  I loved the...
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