Win free trips to Hawaii!

Posted: November 19th, 2013 | Comments Off

win trips to hawaii

How would you like to win a free Hawaii vacation? The answer to that question is a resounding yes! To assist you on this hopeful endeavor, I’ve compiled this list of current Hawaii sweepstakes that will have you clicking away in no time.

1. Surfline is offering a six-night stay at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore. This sweepstakes includes airfare for two, plus surf equipment and more. This contest...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A Waikiki View to Remember

Posted: November 15th, 2013 | Comments Off

waikiki pic by Mary Sheskalen Gonzalez

waikiki pic by Mary Sheskalen Gonzalez

Mahalo to Mary Gonzalez for sharing her beautiful photo of Waikiki with us for our Aloha Friday Photo series.

Mary said that this view of Waikiki will be a memory that will stay forever. I bet many of us can relate.

I believe Mary took this photo from the view at the top of Le’ahi, which is more commonly called Diamond...
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Oahu’s big wave surfing season is underway!

Posted: November 13th, 2013 | Comments Off

oahu north shore big wave

oahu north shore big wave

Professional surfers from around the world converge on Oahu’s North Shore each winter for the world’s top surfing competitions.  Vans Triple Crown of Surfing opens this week signaling the start of the season.

You can watch the Vans’ competitions live online when they are in action. I’ll be bookmarking that link to check in on the action that’s set to take...
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Win a Kauai stay at Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation resort!

Posted: November 11th, 2013 | Comments Off

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outrigger kiahuna plantation contest

We’re excited to be able to offer one lucky reader a free, five-night stay at the beautiful Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation resort in Kauai! This Hawaii stay giveaway is kindly sponsored by Outrigger Hotels and Resorts.

Outrigger Kaihuna Plantation resort is situated on 35 lush acres on Kauai’s sunny Poipu Beach. This condo-style resort has earned AAA’s Three Diamond...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kam Beach Sunset

Posted: November 8th, 2013 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Kal El for sending this vibrant sunset photo to feature on our Aloha Friday Photo series.

Kal took this photo from Kama’ole III Beach, also known as Kam 3, in Kihei on Maui. Kal says that Kam 3 is one of his favorite spots to watch sunset. From this photo, we understand why Kal likes this spot. The golden sun reflecting off the water, view of the West Maui mountain, white sandy beach and vibrant greenery all mesh into this scene of...
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Hawaii vacation deals & news: November 6, 2013

Posted: November 6th, 2013 | Comments Off



Autumn is one of the cheapest times to visit Hawaii due to lower demand . If you can travel to Hawaii this fall, you’ll be able to snag some great deals that we include in today’s list.

* Hawaiian Airlines is offering roundtrip fares to Hawaii as low as $380 including taxes if you book by November 7th and travel between now and December 18, 2013.

* Ben Schlappig...
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What time is it in Hawaii?

Posted: November 4th, 2013 | Comments Off

hawaii clock time

hawaii clock time

While many of us in North America switched our clocks back an hour from daylight savings time this past weekend, Hawaii Time remained the same. Hawaii doesn’t observe daylight savings time.

Here’s the time difference between Hawaii and North America depending on time zone and whether standard time or daylight savings time is being observed in your time zone.

During standard time (roughly early November...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A dreamy view of Mokoli’i Island

Posted: November 1st, 2013 | Comments Off

photo by Dave Sturdy

Mahalo to Dave Sturdy of England for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photo.

Dave’s photo is of Mokoli’i Island, which is also known as Chinaman’s Hat, on Oahu’s eastern side. With the way Dave processed this photo, he’s created a dreamy scene that we wish we could just step into!  Sigh…

Mahalo again to Dave! Happy Aloha Friday!

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Go Visit Hawaii celebrates its seventh birthday!

Posted: October 30th, 2013 | Comments Off


This month we celebrate our seventh birthday. Seven internet years is a long time — probably equivalent to dog years!

In seven years, Go Visit Hawaii has published 1,978 articles, snapped 8,310 photos and created 112 videos. Whew! We’ve been busy.

Our site has been visited by 3,196,824 unique visitors. That’s a lot of people and families represented who were helped by our unbiased Hawaii travel advice.

What statistic means the most to us? Well, it’s not really a statistic at all....
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Kauai’s Fern Grotto

Posted: October 29th, 2013 | Comments Off

For many years, one Kauai’s must-do activities has been to take a guided boat trip up the Wailua River to see the Fern Grotto. The Fern Grotto is a shallow cave near the base of a fern-covered volcanic mountain. The area has been a famous wedding site due to its natural, cathedral-like setting and acoustics.

Kauai's famous Fern Grotto

Kauai’s famous Fern Grotto

Unfortunately the grotto ain’t what it used to be. Flooding from heavy rain has damaged the grotto over the...
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