Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: February 2, 2012

Posted: February 2nd, 2012 | Comments Off

Pagoda at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai Lodge at Koele

*  Congratulations to Four Seasons Resort Lanai Lodge at Koele for making the top 10 list of US hotels by U.S. News & World Report. The Lodge secured the second highest ranking. We at Go Visit Hawaii love the Lodge at Koele as you can see from our review. Pssst! Here’s a secret – it’s one of the...
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Big Changes Coming for USS Arizona Memorial Ticketing

Posted: February 1st, 2012 | Comments Off

USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

Coming soon, visitors will be able to book USS Arizona Memorial tickets in advance. This change could significantly reduce visitor wait times and help you make the most of your Oahu vacation time.

Tickets will still be available on a first come, first served basis for walk-in visitors. In this KHON report, Eileen Martinez, Chief of Interpretation for the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, says that 50% of tickets...
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Taking a Historical Sunset Cruise on the Kona Coast with Body Glove Hawaii

Posted: January 30th, 2012 | Comments Off

Body Glove boat

Body Glove Hawaii offers a very nice historical sunset dinner cruise that we had a chance to enjoy on our recent visit to Hawaii’s Big Island. The dinner, entertainment and sunset was very good, but what I especially enjoyed was learning the history of the Kona coast and, oh boy, there’s a lot of it!

Celebrating 2 Years of Aloha Friday Photos

Posted: January 27th, 2012 | Comments Off

Aloha Friday Photo shared by Dave on October 22, 2010

Today marks our second year of Aloha Friday Photos on Go Visit Hawaii. Can you believe it?

It’s my honor and pleasure to share your Hawaii vacation photos each Friday. You capture great photos, but more than that, you also share your memories that transport us back to Hawaii with a smile.

Many thanks for sharing two years worth of photos with us. Keep’em comin’! If you’ve not yet shared a photo, see how to submit yours for Aloha...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Black Sand Beach Near Hana

Posted: January 27th, 2012 | Comments Off


Today’s Aloha Friday Photo comes to us from Kathy Riffey of Baltimore, Maryland. She took this photo near Hana on Maui.

The detail of this scene really captures my attention. There’s the swirling ocean waves pounding against the eroded lava rocks. Though the black sand beach is small, it’s such a deep shade of charcoal. Another attention grabber is the tenacious shrubs and plants that thrive in the craggy cliffs....
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Chairadise Found at Hilton Waikoloa Village

Posted: January 26th, 2012 | Comments Off

Hilton Waikoloa chairadise

Though we’re right smack dab in the middle of Winter, let’s take a seat in this sunny chairadise at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii’s Big Island. Who’s the lucky person you’d have sitting beside of you?

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Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: January 25, 2012

Posted: January 25th, 2012 | Comments Off

Lantana growing on the Kalalau Trail 

* Disney’s Aulani Resort is offering a Spring special of 6th night free and complimentary continental breakfast each day during your stay. See all the details here.

* Aqua’s Kauai Beach Resort is offering rates as low as $159 including daily breakfast buffet, but you must book before January 31 and complete your stay by December 31, 2012. 

* Speaking of Kauai,...
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Top Maui, Lanai and Molokai Festivals

Posted: January 24th, 2012 | Comments Off

Maui hula dance

With some help from our friends at the Maui Visitor’s Bureau, we’re listing the top festivals and events for Maui Nui – Maui, Lanai and Molokai. As you can see, there are plenty of excellent celebrations and events throughout the year.


Hyundai Tournament of Champions
PGA Tour champions from the previous year compete in this televised, season...
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Top Oahu Festivals to Plan into Your Hawaii Vacation

Posted: January 23rd, 2012 | Comments Off

Fireworks over Waikiki

If you’re hankering to go to Oahu, but not sure when to go, perhaps you’d like to go during one of the many excellent festivals. To help you, I’ve created this handy dandy list of Oahu festivals – which mixes in input from the nice folks at the Oahu Visitor’s Bureau, plus my opinion.

Honolulu Festival 
March 2-4 in 2012
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kaanapali Aerial Edition

Posted: January 20th, 2012 | Comments Off

Ka'anapali Beach

Kris from Illinois sent in today’s Aloha Friday Photo. Kris took this photo while he was at the Maui Photo Festival last August. More specifically, he was on a photo session in a doors-off helicopter tour.

This photo gives a great aerial view of Kaanapali Beach – Kris’ favorite beach. Does this photo make you want to swoop into a...
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