Aloha Friday Photo: Napili Bay Sunset

Posted: January 10th, 2014 | Comments Off

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Wow, oh wow what a gorgeous sunset!

Mahalo nui loa to Doug Wean for sharing this stunning shot from Napili Bay on Maui.

I used to think that clouds near the horizon would ruin a sunset photo, but as Doug’s photo demonstrates, a cloudy sunset can be a blessing in disguise.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii Vacation News: January 7, 2014

Posted: January 7th, 2014 | Comments Off

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- We bid a fond farewell to Waikiki’s International Market Place. This iconic outdoor shopping center closed on January 1 for redevelopment. Watch the following Hawaii News Now video segment on the closing. (Email subscribers: click here to watch this embedded video. Please note that the video may take a few seconds to load.)

- It’s freezing again in Hawaii. Well, not really freezing, but Winter is certainly making its mark on the islands, with...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Sunrise above Lanikai Beach

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 | Comments Off

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As we welcome 2014, we thought a sunrise photo would be the perfect beginning for the first Aloha Friday Photo of the new year. Mahalo nui loa to Kent Hall for sharing this beautiful shot of sunrise above Lanikai Beach on Oahu. What a lovely view to begin a new day in paradise.

Kent’s photo reminds us that sunrise in Hawaii is definitely worth getting up early to see. In fact, it’s a great way to make good...
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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.

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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

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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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