When do flowers bloom in Hawaii?

Posted in Visitor Information on September 19th, 2016
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A tropical garden on Lanai. This photo was taken in winter 2016.

Hawaii’s weather is summer-like all through the year. Even during the “chilliest” months of January and February, daytime highs average in the upper 70s or lower 80s in Fahrenheit. (That translates to around 26/27 degrees Celsius.) With this lovely warm weather, the Hawaiian Islands make a great home for tropical flowers to bloom all through the year.

What kinds of blossoms are you likely to see...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Lava flowing into the Ocean

Posted in Visitor Information on September 16th, 2016

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Mahalo to Shane Turnpin for sharing this incredible lava photo for Aloha Friday Photos.

Shane runs lava boat tours on Hawaii, the Big Island, to see the flows when they’re active….and the flow is amazingly active right now! You can seem more photos from their Facebook page.

Happy Aloha Friday!

Need some help building your Hawaii vacation itinerary? See this post for links to useful island itineraries Hawaiian words to help you better...
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Take me there Tuesday: Manoa Falls, Oahu

Posted in Visitor Information on September 13th, 2016

We’d like to test out a new series — Take me there Tuesday — to highlight one of Hawaii’s many scenic spots. We’ll share a photo or two (or more) of the location plus provide a link to get more details. We’re not currently planning to run this series every Tuesday. We’re thinking of posting this series maybe one or two times per month. Frequency depends on your input, so let us know what you think.

Now, where do we start? So many amazing places come to mind. Since Oahu is Hawaii’s most popular island, let’s begin there. How about...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Stunning Rainbow from Lahaina Harbor, Maui

Posted in Visitor Information on September 9th, 2016

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Mahalo to our friend Kathy Carroll (wife of Hawaii artist Mike Carroll) for sharing this stunning rainbow photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Kathy tells us that this rainbow “happened while leaving Lahaina harbor on ferry home to Lāna’i…” Wowie! What a lovely way to end a visit on Maui!

Happy Aloha Friday!

How’s the weather in Hawaii? Learn about weather patterns and see the current forecasts on our Hawaii Weather...
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All-inclusive resorts in Hawaii

Posted in Visitor Information on September 7th, 2016

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We’ve recently had an uptick in people asking for recommendations for all-inclusive resorts in Hawaii. “Can you recommend an all-inclusive hotel on <insert Hawaiian island>?” — is the typical question. The answer that Hawaii doesn’t have true all-inclusive resorts like many resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico.

The closest resort to having an all-inclusive package is Travaasa Hana on Maui. They  have an “inclusive” package, but it’s not all-inclusive like you’d find in Mexico or the Caribbean.

Occasionally, we come...
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