Win a Kauai stay at Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation resort!

Posted: November 11th, 2013 | Comments Off

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We’re excited to be able to offer one lucky reader a free, five-night stay at the beautiful Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation resort in Kauai! This Hawaii stay giveaway is kindly sponsored by Outrigger Hotels and Resorts.

Outrigger Kaihuna Plantation resort is situated on 35 lush acres on Kauai’s sunny Poipu Beach. This condo-style resort has earned AAA’s Three Diamond...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kam Beach Sunset

Posted: November 8th, 2013 | Comments Off


Mahalo to Kal El for sending this vibrant sunset photo to feature on our Aloha Friday Photo series.

Kal took this photo from Kama’ole III Beach, also known as Kam 3, in Kihei on Maui. Kal says that Kam 3 is one of his favorite spots to watch sunset. From this photo, we understand why Kal likes this spot. The golden sun reflecting off the water, view of the West Maui mountain, white sandy beach and vibrant greenery all mesh into this scene of...
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Hawaii vacation deals & news: November 6, 2013

Posted: November 6th, 2013 | Comments Off



Autumn is one of the cheapest times to visit Hawaii due to lower demand . If you can travel to Hawaii this fall, you’ll be able to snag some great deals that we include in today’s list.

* Hawaiian Airlines is offering roundtrip fares to Hawaii as low as $380 including taxes if you book by November 7th and travel between now and December 18, 2013.

* Ben Schlappig...
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What time is it in Hawaii?

Posted: November 4th, 2013 | Comments Off

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hawaii clock time

While many of us in North America switched our clocks back an hour from daylight savings time this past weekend, Hawaii Time remained the same. Hawaii doesn’t observe daylight savings time.

Here’s the time difference between Hawaii and North America depending on time zone and whether standard time or daylight savings time is being observed in your time zone.

During standard time (roughly early November...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A dreamy view of Mokoli’i Island

Posted: November 1st, 2013 | Comments Off

photo by Dave Sturdy

Mahalo to Dave Sturdy of England for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photo.

Dave’s photo is of Mokoli’i Island, which is also known as Chinaman’s Hat, on Oahu’s eastern side. With the way Dave processed this photo, he’s created a dreamy scene that we wish we could just step into!  Sigh…

Mahalo again to Dave! Happy Aloha Friday!

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Go Visit Hawaii celebrates its seventh birthday!

Posted: October 30th, 2013 | Comments Off


This month we celebrate our seventh birthday. Seven internet years is a long time — probably equivalent to dog years!

In seven years, Go Visit Hawaii has published 1,978 articles, snapped 8,310 photos and created 112 videos. Whew! We’ve been busy.

Our site has been visited by 3,196,824 unique visitors. That’s a lot of people and families represented who were helped by our unbiased Hawaii travel advice.

What statistic means the most to us? Well, it’s not really a statistic at all....
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Kauai’s Fern Grotto

Posted: October 29th, 2013 | Comments Off

For many years, one Kauai’s must-do activities has been to take a guided boat trip up the Wailua River to see the Fern Grotto. The Fern Grotto is a shallow cave near the base of a fern-covered volcanic mountain. The area has been a famous wedding site due to its natural, cathedral-like setting and acoustics.

Kauai's famous Fern Grotto

Kauai’s famous Fern Grotto

Unfortunately the grotto ain’t what it used to be. Flooding from heavy rain has damaged the grotto over the...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Experiencing “the magnificence of Hawaii”

Posted: October 25th, 2013 | Comments Off

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Today’s featured Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Kathy Lelack-Green of Salem, Oregon. Kathy was the winner of the Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk stay that we gave away earlier this year. She sent this Waikiki Beach photo with a very neat vintage effect that she took during her recent stay.

Kathy said that she and her husband were having a wonderful time and they appreciated the “opportunity to experience the magnificence...
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What’s it like to drive from the summit of Haleakala?

Posted: October 21st, 2013 | Comments Off
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Clouds spilling into Haleakala Crater

When you visit Maui, we highly recommend a visit to the summit of Haleakala —  especially for the spectacular sunrises.

Each Haleakala sunrise is unique.

Each Haleakala sunrise is unique.

Maui’s massive...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Waikiki Sunset at the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon

Posted: October 18th, 2013 | Comments Off

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Mahalo to Mick Veljanovski of New South Wales, Australia for sharing his photo for Aloha Friday Photos. I believe Mick’s photo is the first we’ve received from beautiful Australia. Yay!

Mick took this photo at sunset by the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon on the grounds of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. He snapped this shot just before the Waikiki Friday night fireworks show. From this scene, I can almost feel the anticipation of the fireworks that will soon fill up the sky.

Mahalo again to Mick for sharing...
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