Category Archives: Big Island

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 »

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 »

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 »

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2015/2016 in Hawaii

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Hawaii sure knows how to host celebrations and this New Year’s Eve is no exception! All across the major Hawaiian Islands, you can find fireworks shows, special holiday menus, music, dancing and much more to welcome in 2016. Whether you’ll be celebrating this New Year’s Eve in Hawaii or considering a trip there for a future year, here are links ... Read More »

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel – Kohala Coast luxury for less

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On our recent visit to Hawaii Island, we split our stay between the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and their sister hotel, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Both were outstanding. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending both. We’ll discuss more about the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in another post so that we can focus on the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: November 24, 2015

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* Outrigger Resorts have a short-term cyber sale with Hawaii rooms starting at $79. You must book by December 7, 2015 for stays through November 22, 2016. See this link for more information. * Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore is offering rates from $229 for select 2016 dates. You must book between November 27 – 30, 2015 for ... Read More »

New updates on our Hawaii (Big) Island restaurant guide

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We’re fresh off a trip to Hawaii Island where we had excellent dining experiences. So, we just updated Hawaii (Big) Island vacation restaurant guide. We create our restaurant guides as if we are writing it for our friends and family. As such, we take our recommendations very seriously. We put an emphasis on restaurants with ocean views that offer both ... Read More »

Hawaii (Big) Island Weather Guide

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The diverse climates of Hawaii make this island so fascinating to visit. Within a short drive you can travel from a very arid area to a lush, tropical rainforest. In fact we describe one of our favorite scenic drives that travels through these amazing climate extremes. Temperatures on Hawaii, the Big Island Due to Hawaii’s proximity to the equator, there’s ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Kona Coffee

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Mahalo to Ralf Benayad for sharing this Kona coffee photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.Ralf noted that Kona coffee is known as one of the best coffees in the world. This photo shows the colorful coffee cherries in varying degrees of ripening. The famous Kona coffee bean is inside the cherry. A great way to enjoy Kona coffee along with ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: September 22, 2015

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* Germaine’s Luau on Oahu is offering steeply discounted tickets for the buffet and show on LivingSocial. This deal reduces the normal price of admission from $88 to $45. Learn more here. * Four Seasons Resort Oahu is now accepting reservations! This resort in Ko Olina will be the first property on Oahu managed by the luxury Four Seasons brand. ... Read More »

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