Where to go for nightlife in Hawaii?

Posted: January 17th, 2018 | Comments Off

What is there to do in Hawaii in the evening? What’s the nightlife like? We’ll attempt to answer those questions and point you in the right direction.

Before we dive into this topic, we should note that we have only been to a few bars and clubs in Hawaii as part of business functions. Though we don’t typically go to nightclubs in Hawaii, we do keep our finger on the pulse of all things Hawaii and have general knowledge of...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Diamond Head Lighthouse

Posted: January 12th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Robin Eick for sharing this nice Diamond Head Lighthouse shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what she told us about her photo:

We went to Hawaii-  Oahu and Maui – in February 2017. This, of the 3,000 photos I took on our 9 day trip, is my very favorite. It was taken from Diamond Head in the rain on Saturday February 11th, 2017. I Love Lighthouses!! I so cannot wait...
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Frequently asked questions about visiting Hawaii in the winter

Posted: January 9th, 2018 | Comments Off

A “winter” day at Polo Beach on Maui in January.

For those of us who haven’t lived in a tropical environment, it’s difficult to imagine winters without cold weather. So, we tend to get a lot of questions about what Hawaii is like in the winter. Today, we address some of the most frequently asked questions.

How cold is the winter weather in Hawaii?

Winter months of January and February are typically Hawaii’s “coolest” months. By “coldest” months we mean average...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Makai sunset

Posted: January 5th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to our sweet friend, Mary Wallace Wilson, for sharing this lovely sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Mary Wallace visited Kauai for the first time last summer. Here’s what she shared about this photo:

We caught this sunset from the Makai Golf Club in Princeville when we took the sunset golf tour. It was lots of fun even if we did have some showers- and a rainbow which stretched from the ocean to the mountains!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Going to Hawaii in 2018? + Hawaii Desk Calendar Giveaway!

Posted: January 3rd, 2018 | Comments Off

We love hearing about your Hawaii travel hopes and plans. Do you plan to go visit Hawaii in 2018? When are you going? Which island(s) will you be visiting? Will you be celebrating a special occasion?

Use the comment section of this blog post to tell us your plans. From the comments, we’ll randomly choose three lucky winners to receive a beautiful 2018 desk calendar with gorgeous images of Mike Carroll’s paintings, who is our favorite Hawaii artist.

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Hawaii Festivals and Special Events: January – April 2018

Posted: January 1st, 2018 | Comments Off

Prince Kuhio statue in Waikiki. The holiday celebrating the prince is held in late March.

It’s 2018 and time to wish you a Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

Just in case you need a reason to visit Hawaii, we wanted to share a listing of the top cultural festivals for the first part of the year.

January

January 1 – All Islands – New year celebrations. Check with your concierge and with local newspapers for special events – like mochi pounding.

February

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Aloha Friday Photo: Aloha in the sand

Posted: December 29th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Janielle Linder of Lake Stevens, Washington for sharing this “aloha in the sand” photo with us for our Aloha Friday Photos series. She captured this shot from Beach 69 on Hawaii, the Big Island.

Janielle’s photo of ALOHA is the perfect shot for our final Friday of 2017 as we bid an aloha of goodbye to 2017 and an aloha of hello to 2018.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Hawaiian-style Christmas lights

Posted: December 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Shane Eubanks for sharing this photo of Hawaiian-style Christmas lights for Aloha Friday Photos. Shane took this photo while visiting Maui last December. Many lights are wrapped around the tall trunks of palm trees to add to the bright holiday cheer.

Happy Aloha Friday and Mele Kalikimaka!

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Aloha Friday Photo: Coconut Coast

Posted: December 15th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Roger and Debbie Miller of Sarasota, Florida for sharing this lovely Kauai shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. This photo was taken along the bike path in Kapaa, Kauai. It’s one of those scenes that makes you want to be instantly transported to the Coconut Coast!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Christmas decorations in Hawaii

Posted: December 11th, 2017 | Comments Off

Christmas decorations in Hawaii blend aloha and tropical themes with traditional decorations. They’re really special to see and enjoy when you visit Hawaii in December. From our visits to Hawaii around the holiday season, we’ve collected quite a few photos of these special Hawaiian-style Christmas decorations. We hope you’ll enjoy browsing through a selection of Christmas decoration photos that we snapped while walking around Waikiki one December day.

Let’s start with a decoration featuring Hawaii’s most iconic musical instrument — a ukulele.

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