Aloha Friday Photo: Peeking past the palm to see sunset

Posted: January 30th, 2015 | Comments Off


Mahalo to James Grenz for sharing this great sunset photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. James’ photo was taken on Hawaii, the Big Island. We love this unique composition of  the sun setting between the palm fronds.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation deals & news: January 28, 2015

Posted: January 28th, 2015 | Comments Off


* The 2nd Annual Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Contest is underway! The winner gets $500 and a three-night stay at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. See this link for contest rules and entry.

* Yay! Free Wi-Fi is coming to Waikiki. Plans are in place to have the service available “sometime this year.” (Source)

* Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay has a special offer that includes free round-trip airfare between Honolulu and Lanai for bookings from now through April 30, 2015....
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Advantage Lanai! Playing tennis at the Four Seasons Resort Manele Bay

Posted: January 26th, 2015 | Comments Off

If working on your fitness is one of your 2015 resolutions, maybe learning/improving your tennis game in Hawaii might be the solution. Today Andy shares his tennis experience at Four Seasons Lanai at Manele Bay.

“The trick to beating Roger Federer is to hit one more ball in, than him.”

Tennis at Four Seasons Lanai

Tennis courts at Four Seasons Lanai at Manele Bay

That’s the advice head tennis Coach Ryan Winters shared with me on the first of three tennis lessons I would...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Wide Angle Waikiki

Posted: January 23rd, 2015 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Andy Morris for sharing this beautiful wide angle Waikiki photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

It appears that this photo was taken at sunrise based on the sky being brighter above Diamond Head in the east and that people aren’t on this mega popular beach. No matter what time of day this photo was taken, it sure...
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Our Maui Restaurant Guide Updated

Posted: January 21st, 2015 | Comments Off

Fresh fruit breakfast at Sarento’s on the Beach in Kihei


If you’re looking for a great selection of Maui restaurants for your vacation, check out our newly updated Maui Restaurant Guide. We list our favorite restaurants. Plus, we share a lots of other useful Maui restaurant resources.

Our Maui restaurant guide has been updated to include more restaurants. We’ve also organized the list by geography to better help you choose restaurants near where you’ll be staying and exploring.

Bon appetit!

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Diving in Maui with Atlantis Adventures Submarine

Posted: January 19th, 2015 | Comments Off
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The Atlantis IX off Maui

If you’d like to see Maui’s exciting underwater world without getting wet, we highly recommend taking a submarine dive with Atlantis Adventures in Maui. Though we both enjoy snorkeling, we felt like the submarine dive gave us a different perspective of Maui’s amazing marine world.

The experience began in Lahaina. After check in, we found the Atlantis boarding slip in Lahaina Harbor. An open-air boat transported passengers on a scenic mile-and-a-half ride...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Relaxing view from Ko Olina

Posted: January 16th, 2015 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Allison from Hiawatha, Kansas for sharing this nice photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Allison took this photo at one of the lagoons of Ko Olina during her visit to Oahu in November 2014.

This sunset scene has a quiet calmness about it — making us want to relax in those loungers and soak in this peaceful moment.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation news & deals roundup: January 13, 2015

Posted: January 13th, 2015 | Comments Off


*  We appreciate all the entries for the Hawaii-Themed Prize Pack Giveaway. Congratulations to Jennifer of New York for being our randomly selected winner.

*  We’ve found some excellent Hawaii vacation sweepstakes open to legal US residents:

  • PopSugar is giving away a trip for two to Oahu including airfare and five nights at Turtle Bay Resort. Enter here.
  • The Travel Channel is giving...
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Aloha Friday Photo: “As good as it gets…”

Posted: January 9th, 2015 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Damian James for sharing this beach scene photo from Molokai. When Damian posted this photo on our Facebook page, he simply said, “As good as it gets…” It is good, indeed! We’d love to be at this spot to watch the ocean gently lapping onto the golden sand, breath in the fresh air, feel the breeze and...
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What to know about a February vacation to Hawaii

Posted: January 7th, 2015 | Comments Off

Hawaii in February

When should you plan to visit Hawaii? Is February a good month for a Hawaii vacation? We’ll explore all the important factors — weather, crowds, hotel prices, and special events — to help you decide if February suits your needs and desires for a Hawaii vacation.

What’s the weather like in Hawaii in February?

Hawaii’s proximity to the equator keeps the weather warm year-round....
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