Hawaii-themed prize pack giveaway

Posted: January 5th, 2015 | Comments Off


Let’s get 2015 started with a giveaway! This Hawaii-themed prize pack includes a Hawaiian pictorial 2015 calendar, a bag os Hershey’s kisses with macadamia nuts, a luggage tag, a coconut tree sticky note pad and a carved wood honu.

To enter to win this  giveaway, all you need to do is comment here (on this blog post that you are currently reading on GoVisitHawaii.com) to answer these questions:

Are you making plans to go to Hawaii in 2015?

Which Hawaiian Island(s) do you want to visit? 

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Aloha Friday Photo: Lovely Lawai Valley

Posted: January 2nd, 2015 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Lorie in Missouri for sharing this lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Lorie took this photo of Lawai Valley while touring Allerton (read our review of Allerton) and McBryde Gardens when she visited Kauai in June 2014. Lorie tells us that this photo is her favorite and the most stunning view. We agree with Lorie, this view is absolutely beautiful and practically worth the garden tour admission alone.

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Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Hawaii 2014/2015

Posted: December 29th, 2014 | Comments Off

Happy New Year in Hawaii

We’ve been hard at work gathering the best information about New Year’s Eve fireworks and celebrations across Hawaii. If you will be welcoming in 2015 on one of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, be sure and check out our festive island guides for this special occasion:

Oahu New Year’s Eve

Maui New Year’s Eve

– Hawaii’s Big Island New Year’s Eve

Kauai New Year’s Eve

Lanai New Year’s Eve

We wish you a Hau’oli Makahiki Hou, which is...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Mighty Mo

Posted: December 26th, 2014 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Miriam Becerril for sharing this photo from the Battleship Missouri Memorial with us.

The Mighty Mo is steeped in proud history from World War II through Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Perhaps one of the ship’s most significant moments is that it served as the meeting point in Tokyo Bay for the Japanese Foreign Minister to sign the Instrument of Surrender to end World War II and restore peace. You can see that exact spot when you tour the...
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Mele Kalikimaka from GoVisitHawaii.com

Posted: December 24th, 2014 | Comments Off

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We send our warmest wishes for a Mele Kalikimaka!

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Amazing Gingerbread Village in Waikiki

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

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On our list of things to see and do in Waikiki at Christmas, we recommend a visit to the grand gingerbread village created and hosted by Sheraton Princess Kaiulani hotel. Once you step inside the hotel, the inviting gingerbread scent helps you find the village in the lobby area.

On our recent visit to Waikiki, we made a point to see this fairytale gingerbread village twice. We happily spent quite a bit of time admiring the details. It’s truly...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kauai lanai

Posted: December 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Jeff Silvers for sharing his beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Jeff took this photo on November 7th from his lanai (balcony) at Pono Kai in Kapaa, Kauai. What a lovely view through the green lawn, swaying palm trees to the ocean. A view like this makes it difficult to leave Kauai at the end of the visit!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Maui & Lanai New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Celebrations for 2014/2015

Posted: December 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

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We’ve created new pages to highlight the New Year’s Eve fireworks and celebrations across the islands of Maui and Lanai. Both islands will offer wonderful ways to welcome in 2015. To see what’s happening this year, follow these links:

— Maui New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Celebrations

— Lanai New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Celebrations

Whether you’ll be on the beautiful...
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Hawaii vacation deals & news: December 17, 2014

Posted: December 17th, 2014 | Comments Off


*  Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines both have great fare sales on roundtrip flights to Hawaii. For these special fares, you must book by December 22. The travel periods for these fares vary by airline but extend into February (Alaska) and March (Hawaiian). Do check out all the fine print. Here are examples of the types of fare sales you...
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Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu 2014/2015 New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Dining & Events

Posted: December 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

Waikiki New Year's Eve

Oahu is a fantastic island to welcome in the new year. Waikiki Beach and Honolulu will be particularly lively with entertainment, festive dining and, of course, amazing fireworks at midnight.

Here’s what’s happening this New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2014) to celebrate 2015.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

* Waikiki Beach hosts a fireworks show from a barge just offshore from Waikiki Beach. The show starts at 11:55pm with one firework every minute before midnight. Then at midnight, the big fireworks show begins. If you have...
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