How to choose a Hawaii hotel, condo or villa

Posted: May 3rd, 2017 | Comments Off

After you’ve chosen which Hawaiian island(s) you want to visit, one of the next major decisions is choosing where to stay. Though the selection process can be daunting, if you follow our tips, it will make the process easier.

In this guide, we’ll primarily focus on hotels, however many of the same factors to consider for a hotel also apply to condos, villas and other vacation rentals.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset at Ho’okipa

Posted: April 28th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Sandi Peck of New Castle, Delaware for sending in this well-timed, splash shot to us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Sandi captured this photo at sunset from Ho’okipa during a Maui visit in January, 2014. She tells us it’s one of her favorite places on Maui.

Ho’okipa is located off Highway 36 in north/central Maui. It’s just past Paia on the way to...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset at Ho’okipa

Posted: April 28th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Sandi Peck of New Castle, Delaware for sending in this well-timed, splash shot to us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Sandi captured this photo at sunset from Ho’okipa during a Maui visit in January, 2014. She tells us it’s one of her favorite places on Maui.

Ho’okipa is located off Highway 36 in north/central Maui. It’s just past Paia on the way to...
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Hawaii vacation deals & news: April 26, 2017

Posted: April 26th, 2017 | Comments Off

* There’s a bit of an inter-island airfare war going on in Hawaii. Mokulele Airlines has inter-island fares starting at $34 one-way. Hawaiian Airlines has fares as low as $59 one-way.

* All Entertainment coupon books —  including the Hawaii version –are on a flash sale of $10 with free shipping through today. For this sale, you must use the promo code is FLASH. We only recommend this coupon book if you’re...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Turtle Bay Twilight

Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Erin Jones of Colorado for submitting this beautiful twilight scene to us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo while enjoying a stay at Turtle Bay Resort.

We can almost hear the sound of the waves and see the flickering of the tiki torches. A moment like this is definitely photo-worthy.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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The best cameras and gear to take on your Hawaii vacation – our picks for stunning photos and videos

Posted: April 18th, 2017 | Comments Off

I probably have one of the most envied jobs in the world. I get to follow Sheila to Hawaii with the task of making sure everything we see and do is captured to photo or video.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Quiet, please … the honu are sleeping

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Andrew Casey of Nuriootpa, South Australia for sending this excellent honu photo to us for Aloha Friday Photos! Here’s what Andrew shared,

Taken at black sand beach on the Big Island.

My first overseas holiday and first encounter with beautiful sea turtles sleeping on the beach.

Those are two wonderful firsts! What an amazing scene with so many honu resting on this black sand beach.

As a reminder, sea turtles are endangered and protected...
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Detailed review: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Posted: April 11th, 2017 | Comments Off

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

On the sunny south shore of Kauai, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa reigns as the area’s top luxury hotel. Situated on 50 beautifully-landscaped, oceanfront acres, this resort has really embraced their sense of place on the island with the moniker the garden isle. As we walked around the resort, there were so many tropical flowers, trees and shrubs that caused us to pause and snap a photo.

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Aloha Friday Photo: Kalalau Valley Lookout

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Joseph Fishwick for sending in this lovely snap of one of Kauai’s most iconic views — the Kalalau Valley.  You can easily enjoy this same view by visiting Kokee State Park, which is one of the many must-see places in Kauai.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii festivals and special events May – August 2017

Posted: April 4th, 2017 | Comments Off

Are you headed to the Hawaiian Islands in the coming months? Or, are you looking for inspiration to go? Perhaps one of the following special events will strike your fancy.

We list Hawaii’s major cultural and special events planned from May through August, 2017. Note that the links listed will provide many more details about the events.

May

1st – All islands – Lei Day – A celebration of the traditions and beauty of the Hawaiian lei. Check local newspapers for special Lei...
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