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Aloha Friday Photo: Reflection at Waikoloa

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Mahalo to James Grenz for sharing this stunning photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. James took this photo in Waikoloa Beach Resort on Hawaii Island. I believe it was taken by one of the fishponds by Anaehoomalu Beach. Happy Aloha Friday! — Revision from the post on February 2nd – There was a glitch in the link to the Outrigger ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: February 2, 2016

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* Outrigger is hosting a sweepstakes with a grand prize of five-nights accommodation at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort (see our review), roundtrip airfare for two, two VIP tickets to Blue Note Hawaii plus dining and spa credits. Note that this sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents. See the sweepstakes details here. * The Pacific Whale Foundation is giving away ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Picturesque Polo Beach

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Mahalo to Sonia Olsvik for sharing this lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Sonia took this photo from Polo Beach in Wailea, Maui. What a pretty shot with the lava rocks in the foreground as well as the reflection of the sun on the wet sand. We’ve just returned from a trip to Maui where we stayed at ... Read More »

Amazing whale watching with Maui Sailing Canoe

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We’ve just returned from another great trip to Maui and we’re still in awe of the amazing whale watching experience we had with Maui Sailing Canoe. From Polo Beach in Wailea, we helped push out the traditional-style Hawaiian sailing canoe, the Hina, to the waters edge. Our expert guides, Donnie and Keoni, carefully watched the waves coming in to instruct ... Read More »

Snorkeling Honolua Bay with Teralani

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I had read that Honolua Bay is a great snorkeling site, but it wasn’t until my most recent trip to Maui that I got to experience it. Is it a great snorkel spot? Absolutely! I’d even go so far as to say it’s one of the best we’ve experienced. Beyond the numerous tropical fish, we also saw many honu (Hawaiian ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Powerful Makaha Beach Shorebreak

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Mahalo to Edward Michaels for sharing this amazing photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He took this photo on January 4th at Makaha Beach Park on West Oahu. Wow! The winter swell and waves must have been strong that day from this view of the powerful shorebreak. In summer months, the surf is generally pretty calm at Makaha Beach ... Read More »

Kohala Coast snorkel sail with Kohala Sail & Sea

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We love getting out on the ocean in Hawaii and when it involves sailing, it’s even more special. When we discovered the new kids on the block, Kohala Sail and Sea, we had to book an excursion for our October visit to Hawaii, the Big Island. Captain Steve Turner led us out over the silky smooth morning waters while we nibbled ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: King Kong’s Profile on Kauai’s Kalalea Mountain

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Mahalo to Laura and Marco, who are wonderful, longtime subscribers and Aloha Friday Photo contributors from Italy, for sending these excellent Kauai photos and story. Here’s the story they shared of seeing King Kong’s profile at Kalalea Mountain in Kauai. The first photo was taken during a tour around Kauai on August 2014. Driving north from Kapa’a on Highway 56, ... Read More »

Timeless Luxury at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

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When we stepped into the lobby of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, we immediately sensed the history of this elegant, fifty-year old resort. There’s something about it that’s both nostalgic and timeless. If walls could talk, we would have loved to strike up a conversation, or as they say in Hawaii “talk story”,  with the walls of Mauna Kea Beach ... Read More »

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