Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Hawaii

Posted: January 31st, 2018 | Comments Off

One of the definitions of aloha is love — which makes the Aloha State, i.e. Hawaii,  a perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Of course, you can find many special ways to celebrate this romantic holiday with a Hawaiian spin. Here are a few Valentine’s Day ideas for Hawaii:

Renew your vows on a beach

Ko Olina Resort is offering a Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal on the beach fronting Nai’a Lagoon 3. See this link for more information. This vow renewal will...
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Aloha Friday Photo: “Last sunrise in the Aloha State”

Posted: January 26th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Clara Billington for sharing this beautifully composed sunrise photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Clara tells us:

Our last sunrise in the Aloha State before leaving for home and some snow.

We hope that lovely memories of sunrises like this one will keep her warm through the winter.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Advice for choosing the best luau for your Hawaii vacation

Posted: January 23rd, 2018 | Comments Off

Going to a luau is a lovely way to spend an evening tasting Hawaiian foods and taking in a Polynesian dance show. Over the years, we’ve written some helpful luau advice that we want to make sure you know is available.

First, if you’ve never been to a luau in Hawaii, learn what to expect with our first-time guide to a Hawaiian luau. We cover everything from costs to what to wear and much more.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Wooley Bully

Posted: January 19th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to John Irwin from Dunedin, Florida for sharing this cool honu photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what John tells us about this photo:

There’s a beach on the north shore of Oahu aptly named Turtle Beach. Stopped there once and a bit of a crowd had gathered around this one massive 250 lb Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. There was a volunteer there to keep people a few yards away. This little fellow...
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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

3rd...
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