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6th Annual Contest to Predict the First Hawaii Humpback Whale Sighting

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Though Hawaii’s humpback whale season isn’t into full swing until mid/late December, it’s possible that the season’s first whale to arrive in Hawaii is making the journey to the islands at this moment. So, it’s time for our annual contest to predict the first humpback whale sighting of the upcoming season! To assist you with your prediction, here’s a list ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news: August 4, 2015

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* Tropical Storm Guillermo is forecast to skirt north of the Hawaiian Islands, though some of the islands may experience heavy rain, strong winds and high surf. The following image from NOAA shows the predicted path of the storm. * Henry Kapono, famous Hawaii singer and songwriter, is giving away a Hawaii vacation that includes roundtrip tickets on Alaska Air, ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news: July 13, 2015


* Travel + Leisure announced their 2015 World’s Best awards. The list of the top 15 Hawaii resorts is always interesting to review. * The brand new Courtyard Oahu North Shore just opened its doors. The resort is located inland and adjacent to the Polynesian Cultural Center. * Oahu joined the other major Hawaiian Islands in a ban on plastic ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: June 10, 2015


* Outrigger Resorts is hosting a Hawaii vacation sweepstakes for four people. This contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada with some restrictions. See this entry page and links to the official rules for more details. * Tommy Bahama and Maui Jim have teamed up for a Hawaii vacation giveaway for two. You must be a ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: May 27, 2015


– Dr. Beach announced the 2015 list of America’s best beaches. Oahu’s Waimanalo Beach took this year’s top spot. See this link to view a Google map of Waimanalo. – As we all know, it’s super important to wear sunscreen in Hawaii. EWG issued their 2015 guide to the safest and most effective beach and sport sunscreens. You can see ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: May 12, 2015


* Island Air recently announced that they will no longer fly to the island of Kauai starting June 1, 2015. (Source) Only Hawaiian Airlines provides service to Kauai. We have updated our inter-island flight guide to reflect this upcoming change. * One of Maui’s top astronomy experts is starting a new Haleakala stargazing tour. * Our partner TravelZoo is offering ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: April 7, 2015


* Travelzoo has an excellent voucher offer for the recently renovated Turtle Bay Resort on the peaceful North Shore of Oahu. There are a couple of voucher purchase options — either a three-night or five-night voucher. You can combine multiple vouchers for longer stays. The five-night voucher price starts at $1,119 which equates to an average nightly rate of $224. ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: March 10, 2015


* This TravelZoo deal ($920 total) for a three-night stay in a luxury Kauai villa plus rental car works out to an average cost of $307 per night. Each villa sleeps at least four people, so share it with friends or family to bolster your savings. You can combine multiple three-night vouchers for longer stays. * LivingSocial has a great six-night Maui ... Read More »

New giveaway: Made-in-Maui lotions, soaps & candle


Maui Soap Company makes tropical-scented bath and body care products. You may come across them when you shop for souvenirs in Hawaii as their products are stocked in many stores around the islands in addition to their online store. Maui Soap Company handcrafts a lovely selection of Hawaii-scented products with fragrances like coconut, gardenia, mango papaya, plumeria and more. The ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals roundup: January 13, 2015


*  We appreciate all the entries for the Hawaii-Themed Prize Pack Giveaway. Congratulations to Jennifer of New York for being our randomly selected winner. *  We’ve found some excellent Hawaii vacation sweepstakes open to legal US residents: PopSugar is giving away a trip for two to Oahu including airfare and five nights at Turtle Bay Resort. Enter here. The Travel ... Read More »

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