Category Archives: General Hawaii

Aloha Friday Photo: Upper Waikani Falls

Mahalo to Maui photographer Andrew Shoemaker for sharing this dreamy waterfall photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos Andrew’s photo is of Upper Waikani Falls off the road to Hana on Maui. This waterfall is sometimes referred to as Three Bears because of the three separate falls at the base. No matter then name, Andrew had beautifully captured this waterfall! ... Read More »

Where are the best accommodations and places to stay for family vacations in Hawaii?

The Hawaiian Islands are a fantastic place to take family vacation with many beautiful beaches, cultural activities and adventures to enjoy. As many people are turning their thoughts to the annual family vacation, we wanted to provide some suggestions for the best places in Hawaii for families to stay. Our first recommendation for families is to find accommodations that have ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Reflection at Waikoloa

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

* 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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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