Where to snorkel on Oahu away from the crowds

Posted: October 12th, 2015 | Comments Off

Today we have a guest post from Ken Muise, a resident of Oahu and snorkel enthusiast.

Makaha Beach Park by Ken Muise

Makaha Beach Park by Ken Muise

Most of the time when I read an article about snorkeling in Hawaii, it always comes down to two main places that people head to: Hanauma Bay and Shark’s Cove (Pupukea Beach Park). Those two places are great and they truly do have some of the best snorkeling on Oahu…and they’re probably in the...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Beautiful Hanalei Bay

Posted: October 9th, 2015 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to April Tellez Benoit from San Jose, California for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. April’s photo is of Hanalei Bay on Kauai.

As April shared this photo, she said, “This is one of my favorite places on the island of Kauai and was taken during our trip last Nov. Can’t wait to go back in March! It’s our yearly vacation destination and someday we’ll retire there!”

Hanalei Bay is also one of our favorite places on Kauai....
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Hawaii vacation deals & news: October 8, 2015

Posted: October 8th, 2015 | Comments Off

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* Per the Honolulu Star Advertiser, the first humpback whale of the season has been spotted. NOAA researchers discovered this early arrival off Niihau on September 29. Congratulations to Marco and Laura of Italy for having the closest guess of the first reported arrival contest. They must really be in tune with the humpbacks as this is their second time winning our annual contest. While we’re on this topic, we should note that even though we have this first signal of...
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Hawaii (Big) Island Weather Guide

Posted: October 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

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The diverse climates of Hawaii make this island so fascinating to visit. Within a short drive you can travel from a very arid area to a lush, tropical rainforest. In fact we describe one of our favorite scenic drives that travels through these amazing climate extremes.

Temperatures on Hawaii, the Big Island

Due to Hawaii’s proximity to the equator, there’s very little variation in temperatures throughout the year. In Kona, daytime high average in the upper 80°s during the summer months. While the average winter...
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Hawaii (Big) Island Weather Guide

Posted: October 6th, 2015 | Comments Off

hawaii-big-island-weather-guide

The diverse climates of Hawaii make this island so fascinating to visit. Within a short drive you can travel from a very arid area to a lush, tropical rainforest. In fact we describe one of our favorite scenic drives that travels through these amazing climate extremes.

Temperatures on Hawaii, the Big Island

Due to Hawaii’s proximity to the equator, there’s very little variation in temperatures throughout the year. In Kona, daytime high average in the upper 80°s during the summer months. While the average winter...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kauai Coastal Scene with a Daydream

Posted: October 2nd, 2015 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Kristy Foutch-Hecht for sharing this this beautiful Kauai coastal view with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s how Kristy described this scene:

12038503_10153186933202986_3700870205171702693_nThe ocean was rough, the wind was strong, we walked along the edges until we came to this spot and I caught my daughter soaking it all in! We envisioned our house back in the flat open area and how happy and simply we’d live. An unforgettable time!

I think...
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Maui Weather Guide

Posted: September 29th, 2015 | Comments Off

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What’s the weather like on Maui? We’ll cover all the important weather questions to help you get to know this amazing Hawaiian island.

Maui Temperatures

The following chart shows the average monthly high and low temperatures. The data was collected from the airport in Kahului (OGG) which is fairly representative of the main beach resort areas.

Maui year round average high and low temperatures

Maui temperature chart with data sourced from Weather.com

Maui’s...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kona Coffee

Posted: September 25th, 2015 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Ralf Benayad for sharing this Kona coffee photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.Ralf noted that Kona coffee is known as one of the best coffees in the world.

This photo shows the colorful coffee cherries in varying degrees of ripening. The famous Kona coffee bean is inside the cherry.

A great way to enjoy Kona coffee along with celebrating Hawaiian culture is at the annual Kona Coffee Festival. Check out some of our favorite Kona Coffee...
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Hawaii vacation deals & news: September 22, 2015

Posted: September 22nd, 2015 | Comments Off
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A peaceful morning at a Ko Olina lagoon.

* Germaine’s Luau on Oahu is offering steeply discounted tickets for the buffet and show on LivingSocial. This deal reduces the normal price of admission from $88 to $45. Learn more here.

* Four Seasons Resort Oahu is now accepting reservations! This resort in Ko Olina will be the first property on Oahu managed by the luxury Four Seasons brand. Four Seasons Resort Oahu...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Maui Rainbow Greeting

Posted: September 18th, 2015 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Linda Alba from Lynwood, California for sharing this beautiful Maui rainbow photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s Linda’s description of how this rainbow greeted her during her recent return visit to Maui:

This is my 2nd time visiting Maui. The first time was 1980 and I really didn’t remember much about this island. Maui is absolutely breathtaking! We arrived on August 12 2015. The morning of Aug 13 we were sitting in a room at the Royal Kahana listening to our orientation...
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