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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 »

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 »

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 »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: January 4, 2016

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Aloha and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! * Hawaiian Airlines has started 2016 with a nice fare sale with roundtrip fares from the mainland to Hawaii starting at $318 roundtrip. For this sale, you must book by January 7, 2016 for travel through March 16, 2016. * Four Seasons Resort Lanai is set to welcome guests again starting February 1, 2016 with ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Wonderful Winter Sunset

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Mahalo to KaRyle for sharing this wonderful winter sunset photo with us for Aloha Friday Photo. KaRyle took this photo at Alekoko, which is also more commonly known as the Menehune Fish Pond, on Kauai. When she shared this photo she said,”Winter” weather in Hawai’i just means dramatic clouds to enhance the sunsets.” That’s one of many great reasons to ... Read More »

2016 Lana’i Desk Calendar Giveaway

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We have three 2016 Lana’i desk calendars to giveaway. Each month features a beautiful painting by esteemed Lana’i artist Mike Carroll. To enter to win one of these calendars, simply comment on this blog post (at this link: http://www.govisithawaii.com/2015/12/29/2016-lanai-desk-calendar-giveaway/) to answer this question: Do you hope/plan to visit Hawaii in 2016? Enter your comment along with your name and a ... Read More »

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