Category Archives: Big Island

Hawaii vacation deals & news: April 15, 2014

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* The 2014 Hawaii Entertainment coupon book is on sale for $10.40 plus $2.49 shipping through April 17, 2014. If you are going to Oahu and hoping to take in a luau, this coupon book can offer significant savings that will more pay for itself. See our discussion on this Hawaii coupon book for more information. * Oahu’s Polynesian Cultural ... Read More »

The 5 most unexpected landscapes of Hawaii

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Thoughts of Hawaii conjure up scenes of white sandy beaches flanked by gently swaying palm trees, but the landscapes of the Aloha State are far more diverse. You know the expression not just a pretty face? Well, Hawaii’s not just a pretty beach. 1. Waimea Canyon on Kauai You may think you’ve suddenly been transported to the Grand Canyon when you ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: March 25, 2014

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* Hawaiian Airlines raised the cost of checked luggage for interisland flights. The good news is that you can avoid that increase by becoming a HawaiianMiles member, which is a free, frequent-flier membership. The fee for the first checked bag increased from $17 to $25, but the fee for HawaiianMiles members has dropped to $15. See this link for more ... Read More »

It’s snowing in Hawaii!

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Well, not all of Hawaii. It is however snowing at the top of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Here’s a photo from early dawn hours before 6am in Hawaii. Here’s another image taken later in the full daylight of morning — at 10:40 am. You can see live images from the Gemini Weather Tower here. Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: December 18, 2013

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* Our massive Waikiki Christmas and Oahu New Year’s Eve posts have been updated with quite a few additions. One point worth quickly highlighting is that Aloha Tower will not be hosting New Year’s Eve fireworks, which probably comes to a surprise to many as they have put on one of the island’s biggest shows for many years. * Travelzoo ... Read More »

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2013/2014 on Hawaii, the Big Island

New Year's Eve at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. Photo courtesy of the resort.

Hawaii, the Big Island, is an excellent Hawaiian destination to celebrate the New Year. The island’s warm tropical breezes and swaying palms only add magic to the festive evening. We’ve researched lot’s of options for New Year’s Eve dining, entertainment and fireworks. Here, we list our top picks of special New Year’s Eve events on Hawaii Island. KOHALA COAST Mauna ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: November 27, 2013

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- Hawaiian Airlines is putting winter fares on sale starting at $357 roundtrip! This Thanksgiving sale only lasts for five days starting tomorrow, November 28. You must book by December 2 for travel between January 8 through March 10, 2014. Book as soon as possible for best availability. Here’s a sampling of the roundtrip fares in this sale: San Jose ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: November 6, 2013

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Autumn is one of the cheapest times to visit Hawaii due to lower demand . If you can travel to Hawaii this fall, you’ll be able to snag some great deals that we include in today’s list. * Hawaiian Airlines is offering roundtrip fares to Hawaii as low as $380 including taxes if you book by November 7th and travel ... Read More »

Kohala Coast Luxury at The Fairmont Orchid

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We recently stayed at The Fairmont Orchid for four nights and oh how we wish we could have stayed longer!  Why? There’s lots to love as we will illustrate in the following photos and video. Located on the beautiful Kohala Coast The resort sits on more than twenty acres along the famed Kohala Coast of Hawaii, the Big Island. The ... Read More »

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