Infographic to understand Hawaiian hula dancing

Posted in Visitor Information on August 10th, 2016

Hawaiian hula dancing is very captivating, though it can be a bit mysterious. The following infographic provides some interesting insights to help us understand hula dancing.

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Infographic produced by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

Also see our top 10 facts about Hawaiian hula.

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Aloha Friday Photo: “Sun rays beaming”

Posted in Visitor Information on August 5th, 2016

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Mahalo to Michael for sending this Oahu photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what he said as he shared this photo:

My name is Michael Gonzalez, a freelance photographer currently based in Naples Florida. Just wanted to share a photo with you all. This was shot on a doors off helicopter tour in Oahu, Hawaii.

Here you can see the Sun rays beaming through the clouds, granting light to this beautiful city.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Seven-Day Maui Vacation Itinerary

Posted in Visitor Information on August 2nd, 2016

Maui Vacation Itinerary

We understand how overwhelming planning a Maui vacation can be — particularly for the first time. We feel we’ve created a very fun and practical seven-day itinerary to help you experience all the highlights while allowing you enough free time to explore your personal interests. This itinerary includes a little history, a little culture and lots of great scenery.

Note that each link provides additional information to help you plan your visit.

Arrival Day

The long journey to Maui can be very tiring...
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Aloha Friday Photo: View from the top of Diamond Head

Posted in Visitor Information on July 29th, 2016

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Mahalo to Wyman from Singapore for sharing this excellent photo of Honolulu. Wow, what a view!

Wyman took this shot from the top of Diamond Head. Though the 0.8-mile hike (one way) to the top of Diamond Head will probably get your heart pumping, the view makes every step worth the effort. See our Diamond Head hike post for tips.

Mahalo for participating and reading our Aloha Friday Photo series. Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation news & deals: July 26, 2016

Posted in Visitor Information on July 26th, 2016
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USGS photo of lava flowing near the ocean on 7/22/16

* The current lava flow reached the ocean early this morning according to Lava Ocean Tours! It’s always exciting to see lava flow into the ocean and making the Big Island bigger. Here’s how visitors can see the active lava:

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