Monthly Archives: March 2007

Hawaii Hotel Occupancy 75%

According to this article, occupancy rates are down in Kauai, Maui, and Oahu, but up on the Big Island. Could this be a good time to visit Hawaii and avoid large crowds?  Read More »

July Launch Still Set For Hawaii Superferry

Note: Hawaii’s Superferry system was eventually closed down. See our guide to Hawaii’s inter-island travel for alternatives for getting from island to island. Back in Novemeber, we reported about the new Superferry service between Maui, Kauai, and Oahu.  As you may have heard, there were some potential environmental studies (EIS) that could have placed a stumbling block on launching the service.  ... Read More »

WestJet extends their sale.

If you were disappointed by the news that Harmony Airlines was ceasing their service from Canada to Hawaii, then maybe you will be glad to hear this news from WestJet.  “Specifically, WestJet is extending sales to Honolulu (HNL), Maui (OGG), and Las Vegas (LAS). These discount airfares are subject to availability, and WestJet will decide – on a day-to-day basis ... Read More »

Kauai’s Indispensable Beach Guide

Wow! I am blown away by the wealth of information on www.kauaiexplorer.com. On this site you can learn about various beaches, how to access them, the facilites offered, and the best activities to do on them. With the interactive map and nice photos, it is really like taking a virtual tour of the top beaches in Kauai. You can determine ... Read More »

Zagat Kudos for Kapalua’s Plantation Golf Course

Zagat released their 2007/2008 Guide to America’s Top Golf Courses today. Zagat surveyed more that 6,250 avid golfers who played more than 560,000 rounds in the past 12 months. The survey covered 1,075 courses in the US, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Maui’s Plantation Course earned the number nine spot on the top ten list courses in the US. It ... Read More »

Which Hawaiian National Park is Most Visited in 2006?

Volcanoes National Park was the most visited with 1.6 million visitors last year.  This was a slight decline from 2005.  In second place, was the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor at 1.5 million visitors.  Maui’s Haleakala was in thrid with 1.4 million visitors.  From experience, I can say that all these parks are truly spectacular.  Read More »

Kaanapali Beach Hotel announces “Girlfriends Getaway” Deal

Girls – How does this sound for $699? - Two nights in a Partial Ocean View Room on Kaanapali Beach Hotel on Maui - Compact rental car with unlimited mileage - Lunch at the Tiki Grill - One facial and massage for each person - Chocolate dipped strawberries and sparkling cider - Plumeria scented spa amenity - Nightly turndown service ... Read More »

Maui to Get Its First Traffic Roundabout

When you next visit Maui, you may see something that would look better placed in Europe. Yep, Maui is getting its first traffic roundabout – you know, the circular traffic island that no one ever seems to figure out how to enter or leave. It must be one heck of a roundabout though, as Mayor Charmaine Tavares is seeking as ... Read More »

Kauai to Ban Short-Term Vacation Rentals?

If you’re considering buying a property in Kauai, with the intention of using it as a vacation rental, you may want to get a move on. According to Tom Finnegan, a bill has spent two years making its way through the Council Planning Committee, and is very close to getting passed. Bill 2204 would eliminate all new transient vacation rental ... Read More »

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