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.

Happy Aloha Friday and Hau’oli Makahiki...
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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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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.

This next photo...
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Aloha Friday Photos: Waterfall at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Barbara Herbst for sharing this lovely waterfall photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo while visiting Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden on Hawaii (Big) Island. With an abundance of unique flowers, trees and shrubs along with the idyllic setting, we highly recommend visiting this garden. It’s become one our favorite places in all of Hawaii. (See our article on visiting Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.)

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii Christmas & New Year’s Eve Events 2017

Posted: December 6th, 2017 | Comments Off

We’ve been hard at work to create our popular lists of holiday activities in Hawaii. We will be updating them to add and confirm events, but for the most part, they’re fairly complete.

We want you, our loyal readers, to know as soon as these holiday pages are ready. For as you know, the early bird gets the reservation…er worm. In other words, we recommend you reserve dining and special events as soon as possible.

Christmas in Hawaii

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Aloha Friday Photo: A honu way to view Waikiki

Posted: December 1st, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Ben Saunders for sharing these awesome photos  with us for Aloha Friday Photos. What a great shot of Waikiki, Diamond Head, that beautiful blue ocean and, of course the honu (Hawaiian sea turtle.) It’s a honu way to view Waikiki.

Here’s what Ben tells us about this experience,

I was lucky enough to have this Sea Turtle come up next to me while I was swimming at Waikiki. Just one of the reasons to visit Hawaii!!

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Cyber Monday deals for Hawaii travel

Posted: November 27th, 2017 | Comments Off

Happy Cyber Monday! Don’t know what to get your friends and family for Christmas? A trip to Hawaii always fits.                   <br />
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