Mahalo to Hawaii Island resident James Grenz for sharing this gorgeous plumeria photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. James’ title for this photo is Big Island Aloha. What a warm and beautiful greeting it is! You can find plumeria trees throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Along with the hibiscus bloom, seeing the plumeria flower almost instantly reminds visitors of their ... Read More »
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Recent Hawaii Travel Advice
We’ve updated the list of luaus for Hawaii, the Big Island. This list includes location, days of operation, pricing, links to reviews and more. See the updates by clicking this link. Stay tuned for luau updates for the other major islands. Read More »
Mahalo to Susan Sims for sharing this photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Susan took this peaceful sunrise picture from Ma’alaea Bay on Maui. In this photo, the coconut trees appear to be reaching out to welcome the new day’s sun. What a lovely way to greet the day. Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
As you’re planning your Waikiki vacation, we want you to be able to find the best room that fits your budget. We all know that rate shopping is a major consideration, but we wanted to list other important points to consider before you book a room. 1. Location Ideally, we’d all love to book a room with an oceanfront view, ... Read More »
Mahalo to Edward Michaels for sharing this dreamy photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Edward took this photo from Pokai Bay at Makaha Beach Park on Oahu’s West Coast. It appears that Edward has chosen a perfect spot to enjoy some oceanfront views, sounds and relaxation. As I daydream about this scene, I can almost feel the sand between ... Read More »
Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach offers good value for an oceanfront hotel in the heart of Hawaii’s most iconic beach. This resort offers great amenities and complimentary cultural activities with no resort fees. Location Though there are many hotels to choose from in Waikiki Beach, only eight hotels are located on prime oceanfront property. Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach is ... Read More »
* Travelzoo has an excellent voucher offer for the recently renovated Turtle Bay Resort on the peaceful North Shore of Oahu. There are a couple of voucher purchase options — either a three-night or five-night voucher. You can combine multiple vouchers for longer stays. The five-night voucher price starts at $1,119 which equates to an average nightly rate of $224. ... Read More »
Mahalo to Cameron Brooks for sharing this gorgeous photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Cameron took this photo from Ala Wai Canal in Honolulu. The reflection of the moonlight and streetlights make this nighttime photo come alive. What a beautiful scene! Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
Due to our great partnership with the Touristy Association of Hawaii (TAH), Go Visit Hawaii has gotten an exclusive on this breaking news that an escalator will be installed to take visitors to the top of Diamond Head! Currently, to reach the top of Diamond Head for the great views, visitors must complete a 2-hour hike from the crater’s center. ... Read More »
At first glance, tidepools simply look like pockets of water in eroded lava rock, but there’s actually an abundance of marine life in tidepools. I took a guided tidepool exploration of Hulopoe Bay through Four Seasons Lanai Resort at Manele Bay last fall and was amazed by the thriving ecosystem in these small pools of water. One of the most important ... Read More »
Hawaii Vacation Tips & Tricks
- We have received comments and questions from several readers who are concerned about driving and parking in Honolulu and more specifically, Honolulu’s tourist center — Waikiki Beach. Navigating Waikiki in a rental car can be intimidating for some folks. I think it all depends on your own driving experiences — if you regularly drive in New York City, Chicago or even any mid-sized city, you probably feel confident about driving anywhere, but many folks visiting Oahu ... Read More »