It’s New Year’s Eve in Hawaii! Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

Posted in Visitor Information on December 31st, 2016

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With 2017 quickly in view, we want to wish you a hau’oli makahiki hou, which is the Hawaiian way to say happy new year!

Hawaii really puts on big celebrations for the holidays. Special New Year’s Eve fireworks and parties plans are all set to say aloha to 2017. Here’s what’s on slate for this evening:

Waikiki/Honolulu New Year’s Eve – fireworks in multiple Honolulu locations including Waikiki at midnight.

Maui New Year’s Eve – we’ve found multiple indications...
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Aloha Friday Photo: “One of those magical days…”

Posted in Visitor Information on December 30th, 2016

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Mahalo to Joe West  for sharing this magical drone view of Maui with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Joe said about this shot:

Recent drone cam view of Olowalu side of Maui. One of those magical days when almost all the “photo wish list” boxes get checked for clouds, sun angle, and water clarity.

Sure is beautiful!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Do you have 2017 Hawaii vacation plans? (Hawaii calendar giveaway)

Posted in Visitor Information on December 27th, 2016

 

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As our thoughts start to turn towards the new year, our wish for you is that 2017 includes a visit to Hawaii. Is a Hawaii vacation in your plans and/or dreams? Please comment to let us know of your 2017 plans to visit Hawaii.

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From the comments, we’ll randomly choose a winner of this gorgeous Lana’i desk calendar...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A magical encounter with Santa on Haleakala

Posted in Visitor Information on December 23rd, 2016

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We love this incredible Santa story shared by Annie Chavez-Hollingshead. Even though we’ve shared this story years ago, we’re still amazed and feel that it’s definitely worth revisiting considering that Christmas is quickly approaching.

Annie visited the summit of Haleakala for sunrise in 2007. She said everyone was wrapped up as warmly as they could be on this frigid December morning. It was so chilly, snow flurries were dancing in the...
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Snow in Hawaii just in time for Christmas

Posted in Visitor Information on December 21st, 2016

A beautiful blanket of snow covered the two tallest volcanic peaks of the island of Hawaii this week. Mauna Kea summit (13,803 feet above sea level) and Mauna Loa (13,679 feet above sea level) are snow capped just in time for Christmas.15625619_1182084301877017_7570090874736970117_o

The above photo was taken by the very talented Hawaii Island photographer James Grenz at sunrise on December 19. The sun seems to be magically illuminating the snow atop Mauna Kea. Isn’t it an incredible...
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